I’m back from Cannes! It was an amazing trip! Completely over the top and certainly in the lap of luxury—not a world that everyone has a chance to experience.
My youngest sister had a great time, yet in some ways was a bit overwhelmed by it all. So was I! It’s great to be drinking rosé on the backs of yachts, wearing fancy clothes and mixing with the rich and famous. How can you not have a good time?
Yet, when all was said and done, I was so excited to go back to the reality of my life. There is a huge desire to have that kind of life, with emphasis put on things that are not really what makes us happy. It’s clear what is really important, and that is “livin life.” Experiencing the beauty around us and sharing it with people we love. And taking care of ourselves is part of that.
When caring for our world, we care for ourselves. As important as it is to keep things clean, we must also eliminate waste. Nature has a beautiful way of working in a natural cycle. Nothing is wasted. Waste for one is food for another. It’s this balance we must also see for ourselves. Overall we must take in a healthy well-balanced diet, as well as get plenty of exercise. Yet most of us are not perfect with our health. We like to indulge in some things that are not the best for our systems.
Therefore we must find ways to detox.
This weekend I’m so lucky to now get a sisters’ weekend with my big sister, Michelle. We haven’t had time alone together since before we became mothers. As most mothers know, it’s hard to find that time just for yourselves. But it’s so important! We have decided to have a healthy weekend to detox from it all. And I definitely need it after all the indulgences of Cannes!
Mostly we will be resting and enjoying each others’ company, but we also have plans to treat ourselves and create mini health retreat. We will spend the next few days only eating whole grains, veggies and fruits. It’s good to break oneself from meats, sugars, flower and dairy—even if only for short periods.
We are starting by waking in the mornings and making a green juice. This alkalinizes your blood, cleanses, provides minerals and vitamins, as well as prevents disease. We juice chard, kale, lemon, green apple, cucumber and parsley. Another regular thing I’ll do sometimes is to just put some spirulina powder in water to get an extra boost of chlorophyll.
Daily, we’re using the Far Infrared Sauna, which is a great way to illuminate toxins and heavy metals. Water is essential—I have a Kangan water filtration system on my faucet, which supports hydration on a cellular level, and high alkaline level.
Yoga is definitely part of the schedule. Yoga is for me, the best way to stretch, go inward and relax, as well as build core muscles. Saturday we plan to drive to Laguna to meet some other girlfriends having a retreat weekend. We learned about an amazing lymphatic drainage massage that balances our adrenals! I can’t wait!
Until then we are hitting the Beverly Hot Springs. Believe it or not it’s a real hot spring in the middle of Hollywood! Hot springs are a great way to rejuvenate, and take in nutrients bubbling from the earth. We will do a full body scrub to remove dead skin and toxins from our body.
All the rest we’ll leave to nature. Hikes, breathing and taking in the sun’s rays while reading a book relaxing on the back porch as the breeze sweeps softly.
Here are some regular supplements that I take to keep healthy and strong. My father is a retired pharmacist-turned-naturalist. He has researched some of the best quality products.
Circumin is the active ingredient in the spice Turmeric, which has been considered a “holy powder” in India for centuries.
Vita Logic are multi vitamins I get at Total Nutrition USA. They make a master blend for women and a master blend for men.
Probiotics are necessary for balanced flora. I use Health Trinity, which provides 30 billion colony forming units (cfu) of beneficial bacteria per capsule that can enhance digestion, improve nutrient absorption, stimulate proper elimination and maximize your immune function.
Digestive enzymes play a key role in proper digestion by breaking down food allowing the body to absorb nutrients. Vita Logic also carries a digestive formula.
Love & light,