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Drink Your Greens! Simple Detox Smoothie

Want to do a little detoxing without doing a full-on cleanse? Try this smoothie from Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist to the stars, author of The Beauty Detox Solution, and all-around detox queen. In essence, all you do is combine: Greens of your choice: kale, spinach, a little watercress, anything you have around. Blend that up with a […]

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Go Hear Someone Speak (Especially If It’s Deepak Chopra & Arianna Huffington)

The other night I had the good fortune of scoring a pass to a very special event: A book launch event for Agapi Stassinopoulos’s  Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, And Unconditional Love. Agapi, of course, is Arianna Huffington’s baby sister, and the two of them joined none other than Deepak Chopra […]

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Don’t Be a Martyr On Valentine’s Day

If you’re not in hot, sweaty love at the moment, in the relationship of your dreams, or in a relationship at ALL, it’s easy use today’s date as another reason to do a self-loathing pile on and beat your esteem to a bloody pulp. Let’s not do that. The temptation is there, I grant you. […]

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Pull the Plug on Stress with the 4-7-8 Breath

Recently, Dr. Andrew Weil appeared on Dr. Oz to share some of his expertise into the field he has arguably pioneered in this country: holistic and integrative medicine. I’m a fan of Weil’s, of course–having worked with his staff at the now-defunct Self Healing newsletter, when it was a sister pub of Body+Soul (now Whole […]

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3 Reasons to Be Single on Valentine’s Day

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day. Good for you. Fear not–I won’t patronize you with ridiculous advice that 1) presumes you need pity, 2) insults your intelligence, or 3) suggests that you need a bubble bath and a new pair of shoes because you don’t have a boyfriend. Ok, so maybe some ladies LIKE to […]

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Refill Your Green Tea

I hesitate to even tell you to drink green tea because you may fall immediately asleep out of boredom because you’ve heard people touting this beverage for at least a hundred years. Or so it seems. But I’m sorry. Some things are just worth repeating. The research keeps piling up. What you may know already […]

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Eat Slower With Friends (or Eat Alone)

Did you know that you eat way, way more when you dine with other people? Funny, because so often I hear people say they honestly think they eat LESS when they’re out with friends or colleagues because they’re “so busy talking.” Well, I’ll tell you right now that’s a load of bull. Most of us […]

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Don’t Hit Send (Trust Me)

So…you’re mad. You got an inexcusable, dismissive, or disrespectful email that you are ready to smack right back across the digital fence. It’s easy, right? Too easy. And THAT perhaps may be one of the most temptingly dangerous fruits that instantaneous communication lays at our feet. Because it’d be a whole different story if you […]

You'll Like Him Even More If He Goes Away for a Bit

Romantic getaways have their place. But let me ask you this: When's the last time you actually went away without him for a bit? If you haven't booked a vacation solo or with friends, you need to do that. Plan to be away, for at least a weekend,…

Are You F'n Kidding Me? The Iced Coffee Incident

Living in New York City, you're going to get a heaping dose of crazy on an almost daily basis. It's just how it is. It's inconvenient, annoying, but it usually doesn't get violent--especially if you don't engage. For the past three years,…

Lose Weight Before You Date? Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

If you’re holding off on dating until you’ve lost the weight, bought better clothes, or are awaiting the arrival of a brilliant future version of yourself, you’ve set the worst goal ever. Because it’s not a goal. It’s a slippery slope…

"I'm Going to Just Focus on Myself" & Other Lies

If you’re thinking of taking a break from dating “to focus on yourself,” you’re doing yourself a big disservice. You’re also lying. Why? Because this is little more than fear dressed as empowerment. Sure, it sounds like a well-thought…

How to Get A Guy to Commit (If That's What You Want)

You think that the man (or woman) you like will never commit to you, because he can’t or won’t, or both. And that you’ll never, ever be able to find a man who will commit to you, because men suck and then you die. Ok. Rewind. A woman…

Why You'll Love Dating an Older Woman

Dating an older woman is hot. Ask any man who dates one. And as a woman over 35, I’ve never felt more desired by men in their late 20s and early 30s than I do now—moreso even when I was that age. So if you’re only seeking women in the…