powerful documentaries

This week, Beautycounter released our first documentary exposing the lack of transparency in the sourcing of mica, a raw material commonly used in the beauty industry. The documentary is only 11 minutes long, and sheds light on the unethical and unsafe labor practices along the supply chain, particularly involving children.  Most importantly, the piece highlights…

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Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved clothing.  I loved clothing so much that for the good part of my 20’s (and on into 30’s), a very large chunk of my paycheck went towards my closet.  And so much that most of those clothes landed up in heaping piles throughout my room.  And…

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Here are a few of the things I’ve been loving lately. Blue Light Glasses I shared these glasses a few weeks ago in my IG stories and got A LOT of comments asking about them – I’m clearly not the only one who has suffered from headaches and sleepless nights from too much screen-time.  Every…

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In the wellness world, clean living and cocktails are rarely used in the same sentence.  Sure, drinking heavy amounts of alcohol on the regular isn’t doing any favors for your health.  But a fun night with friends celebrated with cocktails- yes, please! So when I heard my friend and fellow IIN Health Coach, Tara Roscioli,…

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Incorporating Collagen in your Diet

Collagen has been receiving quite the buzz in the health and wellness world over the past year.  But is it worth the hype? What it Is and What is Does Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, found in our muscles, bones, skins, blood vessels and digestive system.  When it comes to skin…

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One of the highlights of my past summer was attending Annemarie Ahearn’s Salt Water Farm Cooking School.  I found the school when we were planning our trip to Maine and it had been recommended in Goop’s Maine Road Trip Guide.  When I saw that the classes use fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare simple, nourishing meals,…

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Simple Swaps to a Healthier Home

When I first became a health coach, my primary interest and focus was food and nutrition. I never gave too much thought as to how our external environment impacted our health – pesticides on the food we eat, harmful ingredients in products we use daily and even pollutants in the air we breathe. To be…

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I first became weary of sunscreen on a trip to Miami with an ex-boyfriend’s family.  The sun was crazy hot on the beach and my boyfriend’s father, a chemist, never put on sunscreen.  Curious, and a bit humored by his quirkiness, I wanted to know why.   He responded “I don’t put that crap on my…

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Warning that this post may sound slightly melodramatic. I was on the phone with my friend Stacey last week, talking about some of my food choices, and she laughingly asked if I still eat syrup.  Stacey knew that my love for Aunt Jemima syrup ran deep.  Growing up, “syrup toast” was my breakfast of choice…

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, revel in our abundance, and show gratitude for our many blessings.  To me, this means being fully present and engaged with those we love, and NOT having a hangover of guilt from over-indulging and “ditching our diet”. Like any other day of the year, my philosophy for…

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