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The Best Oils for Your Daily Commute

Let's face it, there's usually not that much to look forward to during your commute. From standing on hot subway/train platforms or sweltering bus stops to crowded public transportation and all the pushing and shoving that comes along with it, it can definitely suck. I've had times where the public transportation I'm taking has been so delayed that it causes...

Co-Parenting Actually Sucks

Sometimes I get sick and tired of listening to all the people out there talking about co-parenting and the beauty behind it and making it all seem so kumbaya for everyone. I mean, if you're in a situation where you're co-parenting, then you're probably divorced - and let's face it, that kind of sucks. Or at least it probably sucked when you were going throug...

From TV News to Relaxation

In the past two years, I have made such a major shift in my life. A lot of you know my story - or part of it - and how/why I literally did a complete 180 turn from launching, running and producing network news shows to working on my own terms in an essential oils business. Surprising? For sure. Satisfying? Beyond. I completely get that my path isn't for eve...

How I May Be Setting My Son Up to Fail

Yes, I’m back, as a repeat contender in the Worst Mom Ever category. So if you’re thinking that you’ve done one thing or another to your kid(s) and you’re feeling guilty about it, I’m here to make you feel better about yourself. You may recall my story from this time last year about why I told my daughter she’s smarter than my son – and if you thought that ...

The Lash Lift and Tint

OK, so you know how everyone and their mother (literally) is getting eyelash extensions? Well, it’s something I've thought about, but just couldn’t quite get myself to do it. For one thing, my sister has been getting lashes for several years, and honestly they scared me a little bit. She spends a lot of time speaking and giving presentations in f...

My Most Favorite Thing

Ok, so one of the most common questions I get when people want more info on how to use essentials oils is, “how do I know what I need?” Well, my friends, there’s actually a pretty easy answer, and I generally go one of two ways. One is, let’s start with whatever it is that made you think about using oils in the first place. I mean, d...

Just Fl*sh It (Lessons Learned After Flushing My License Down the Toilet)

Yes, it happened. How, you ask? Well you’re only asking that if we haven’t actually met. Because for most who know me, I’m not sure they were really all that surprised. Which I personally think says more about them than me. Or at least that’s what I’m going to keep thinking. Just let me have that. Anyway, since you probably still want to know how, here’s ho...

My New Frontier - CranioSacral Therapy

So for almost two years now, I've had something wrong with my jaw. It came on gradually, in the form of a clicking sound when I chew. Honestly, for a long time, I didn't think anyone else could actually hear it - I thought only I could hear the sound in my own head. But then, in a very short period of time, both my dad and husband said something to me abo...

Toning Up with Tone-y-Bands

Isn’t part of enjoying any activity having cool stuff that can make it more fun? Well, in the case of working out, that cool stuff includes accessories...like cute, colorful weights. Am I right? So in the name of helping you all, I recently bought these arm weights called Tone-y-Bands , to test drive them and see if they’re really worth it (and yes, I paid ...

How I Got Over Myself and Fell in Love with Essential Oils for Absolutely Everything

Ok people, brace yourselves. This is a semi-love letter from a diehard city girl with the aptly cynical mindset that comes from being a hustler as a network news TV producer in NYC for 20 years. You may be wondering what this semi-love letter will be written to…well I can assure you that probably any guess you make is wrong. Because…would you have guessed…...

Drink Up!

People, do you give a lot of thought to the kind of water you drink? I mean, are you someone where you’re just glad that you actually drank a decent amount of water each day, or are you very particular about the brand or type of water you drink? It may not be something you’ve really thought all that much about, but I have been – all because of a growing wate...

Top 4 Ab Exercises (for people who don't like ab exercises)

So, many of you know that back in the fall, I earnestly started incorporating regular exercise into my routine. And it hasn't been easy. I hate exercising. I've pretty much always hated exercising. But you know what I hate more? My flabby stomach and arms. I don't need a six pack, believe me, but I wouldn't mind being more toned and seeing some definit...

A Life Lesson from the Kardashians

I'm turning 45 in a few days, and I'm still wondering inside when I'm going to feel like a grown up. I mean, I know that technically I AM a grown up - I've been married (twice), have kids, had a successful 20+ year TV career, and now have my own business and own my own home. Plus, like I said, I’m going to be 45. So I get that I'm most definitely, offi...

10 Totally Awesome and Easy Tips to Cut Calories – Even if You Hate Dieting (and Love Candy!)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re very much like me – want to get in shape, want to try and make some healthy changes, but aren’t really willing (or able) to cut out every single vice. I’ll admit, I’m a candy lover (and I may drink Diet Sunkist on occasion – if by “occasion” you know I mean regularly) , and I bet I’m not the only one living large. A...

From Taco Bell to quinoa?

Hi, my name is Jessica and I love Taco Bell. Yep, I do. And judge me all you want, but I know you secretly have your own fast food fix of some kind (McDonald's fries anyone?). Well anyway, I've been on a quest to make healthier choices. And I admit, it's not always easy. Especially for a candy/Diet Sunkist addict like myself. Does this sound familiar ...

Why I Told My Daughter She's Smarter Than My Son

Yes, you read that right. And you may already think I’m a terrible person and a horrible mom (get in line, people). But before you make a final decision, hear me out. I’m in the middle of the anxiety-provoking, nerve-wracking process of applying to middle schools for my 10 year-old daughter. And no, she doesn’t go to private school. Both of my kids go to...

Working It

Alright, it’s been almost 6 weeks since our very first training session, and I’m still in it. That’s pretty huge, people. Not only am I still in it, but I’m still (kind of sort of) having fun with it, and still proactively looking for new ways to do it. Thus bringing my daughter with me as my accountability partner (above). So fa...

Becoming a Believer

So it's been over a week and my head is still spinning. Have you ever gone to an event where you felt so impacted, so inspired that you could barely even express yourself? Yeah, that's about where I am now. I've thought a lot about whether to write a blog post about this, and a lot of my reluctance was because I knew it might come off as too much of a co...

If You Hate Exercising...

Then you and I should be BFFs. Because I hate it. I mean, I love all the accoutrements - the cute leggings (hello? picture above?), fun sneakers, witty t-shirts and all that stuff, I just really dislike the actual exercising part. This is not new. I've pretty much been like this my whole life. I remember in college having friends that began going to th...

What I Learned from Bobbi Brown

I love makeup. Like I can spend hours at a beauty counter or even a drugstore just perusing the shelves and finding a million things I never realized that I need right now. I’m just not so great at the application part, and unfortunately with makeup, that’s kind of all that counts. I happen to be a gigantic Bobbi Brown admirer and have been ev...