People tend to think that I have some kind of skin regimen. (I don’t.)

Strangers tell me all the time, “You look so healthy.” (I am.)

Now, some of that could be genetics. And there’s the fact that I take care of myself by eating well and moving my body. But I genuinely believe that beauty comes from a deeper place. (Even deeper than you think.) (more…) read more →

“This recipe was a favorite and top seller at my restaurant Soul in Philadelphia. I have always had a love of seafood and growing up every summer in Cape May, NJ further encouraged it. I am so grateful to call the Jersey Shore my summertime home and will continue to be inspired by its beauty, history and local fruits of the sea that contribution to our diverse food culture.” –Samantha Carrie Johnson (more…) read more →

In case you haven’t noticed, stress has reached epidemic proportions. Research reported by the American Psychological Association found that one third of Americans feel they’re living with extreme stress, three quarters experience physical or psychological symptoms related to stress in a given month, and half lie awake at night because of stress. These are alarming statistics—especially since they appeared in 2007, a year before the economic downturn drove stress even higher by forcing foreclosures, reducing incomes and savings, raising unemployment, and undermining job security. (more…) read more →

Have you been steadily gaining weight no matter how much you diet or exercise?  Do you deal with insomnia, depression, mood swings or fatigue that you can’t shake off?  Are you struggling with infertility? Your thyroid could be the link between these symptoms.

January is Thyroid Awareness Month and I’ve got to be honest, I was never aware I even had a thyroid until mine stopped working.  My “adventures” with thyroid disorder began a few years ago after giving birth to my son. (more…) read more →

Fall is such a perfect month to get back to basics. This might be why so many of my clients have been asking me lately about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and in regards to that, I have a surprising beauty tip to share with you today.

Apple Cider Vinegar is becoming more and more popular by the minute it seems, and there is a great reason why. This product is originally made from apples and fermented twice to produce raw enzymes, gut friendly bacteria and nutrients. It promotes alkalinity in the body to help maintain its pH balance, lowers glucose levels and has been known to aid in weight loss. (more…) read more →