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Take Five: 3 Steps to a Calmer and Healthier You

Take Five: 3 Steps to a Calmer and Healthier You

It’s been a few months since I started a new habit: instead of immediately turning the TV on in the morning, I spend some time in silence to just sit in silence (occasionally while sipping my morning coffee). I would spend five minutes, or sometimes longer, depending on how early I wake up on that day. After a few days, I started noticing that this new habit helps me stay calmer and more focused during the day. Meditation or contemplation – regardless of what you choose to call it – it is simply a way to be with yourself, to…
Homemade Guacamole + Chocolate Banana Soft Serve

Homemade Guacamole + Chocolate Banana Soft Serve

Ok, so I hopped on the Vitamix bandwagon. I've been on the juicing kick for a while now, thanks to my lovely super star friend Kris Carr who sent me a juicer in the mail. I took it as a sign that I should start juicing already! I've had Vitamix envy for a while now, and hadn't gotten around to convincing myself to go out and get one, when my birthday came along and a friend gave it to me as a gift! Super awesome gift of health! I've been making smoothies in the am, but this is my first…
Salad For Breakfast!

Salad For Breakfast!

Salad for breakfast has been a revolution that (when I prepare and eat this way) sets up my entire day for the better. Some of you have asked about what a normal day looks like for me. Every day is so different, depending on what is on the schedule, but here is a typical day when there isn't a shoot or an outside-Strala-NYC event happening. A great energy level (food and otherwise) day for me is: 1. Wake up at 6am. Make and drink my favorite protein smoothie 2. Do a little yoga and meditation at home. Shower and get…
Full Wheel

Full Wheel

Opening up the body feels pretty darn nice. Making space in the body and mind frees us up to have a little more room for ourselves. How to Lie on your back Bring the bottoms of your feet on the ground next to your hips. Place your palms on the ground next to your ears. Press your hand and feet into the ground and lift your chest up. Lengthen your spine evenly. Don't push or force yourself into a certain shape. Go where your body can move easily. Breathe a lot. Stay for 5 deep breaths. Tuck your chin and…
Wild Curry Crisp Pepper Surprise!

Wild Curry Crisp Pepper Surprise!

One of my favorite simple, quick, & healthy dinners! You'll need 2 cups wild rice (prepared before hand) 1 red organic pepper 1 jar organic curry (dairy free) 2 handfuls organic kale 1/2 fresh lemon Now What Steam kale In cast iron skillet combine wild rice, curry, and chopped pepper Add kale and stir Squeeze lemon and stir Enjoy!
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