March 21, 2018

It's that time of the year again: we are celebrating Persian New Year and the beginning of spring. It's definitely my favorite New Year, because of all the beautiful offerings to symbolize the beginning of something new, good health, fertility, and prosperity. It's suc...

March 19, 2018

I don't think you can read or listen to someone in the wellness space without hearing that we should all be meditating all the time. I have written about the benefits of calming down our nervous system with the help of meditation before. However, I don't think you...

March 16, 2018

It's Friday, which means a new video is up on the YouTube channel. Today we are going back to the basics: Barre basics. If you have been with me for a while, you know that I take from many different fitness methods, and I take everything I love to make it my own - and...

March 16, 2018

I am playing around with delicious chocolatey goodness for Easter at the moment - as you can tell by last week's coffee chocolate cakes. These muffins are so easy to whip up, and really hit the spot when you have a chocolate craving. Baby Zand goes crazy for them, and...

March 15, 2018

This is one of the most confusing topics most of us face. Should we be taking a multivitamin? And how do we make sense of all the products on display in the vitamin aisle? 

What is a multivitamin? 

Let's begin with a short definition of a multivitamin, so we all know wha...

March 13, 2018

This soup is not going to win you any awards in presentation, but the taste is fresh and delicious. Chard can often be rough and bitter. By pairing it with slightly sweet coconut aminos and sour lemon juice, the chard suddenly gets turned into a super delicious vegetab...

March 12, 2018

“[…] if you want your child to be gentle, kind, and thoughtful, you must be a parent who hugs instead of hits, who demonstrates compassion and comforting actions instead of impatience or retribution, and who listens instead of lashing out in anger. Your skills will bec...

March 10, 2018

It's YouTube Friday, which means a new exercise video is here! Today we are tackling one of the most beaten up areas of our body: the neck. In the era of smartphones, our necks are constantly out of alignment. Looking down at screens for the majority of the day means t...

March 8, 2018

Who are the most important people in your life? Your partner? Your children? Your parents? Your best friends? For me, that list includes our baby sitter. She is a big part of our family. Baby Zand is in love with her, and often randomly asks if auntie can come over to...

March 7, 2018

Many times when we suffer from high blood pressure, our doctors tell us to lower our salt intake. That can be difficult when we are so used to the salty taste, and often crave chips, popcorn, and other salty snacks. Without salt, all of our food would taste bland, and...

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