Best Self Magazine5 min read
10 Skin Care Tips for Healthy Aging
— Aging is inevitable but it isn’t something to be ashamed of since it happens to all of us. However, making minor adjustments to our daily routines can help us preserve our youthful glow. Just by tweaking your lifestyle or introducing new strategies
Best Self Magazine5 min readTime Management
7 Productivity Tips that Can Change Your Life, at Work and at Home
— Did you know that mindfulness has a lot to do with productivity? I didn’t get the connection at first. I started doing yoga when I was in between jobs, so I had a lot of free time on my hands. When I started working and I had to fit the practice wi
Best Self Magazine4 min read
Destruction and Regrowth: A Spiritual Awakening of Career and Self
— It’s been over a year of waking up in Los Angeles. And by waking up, I mean the spiritual kind — a gradual shift from focusing on my external world to being guided by my inner one and a higher power far greater than myself.  I wish I could say it’s
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
A God Box: A Practice For Surrendering Worries & Fears
________ Recently on the phone with my Aunt, I told her about my ‘God Box’. What’s a God Box you ask (and so did she)? Well… Let’s face it, we reach life saturation points from time to time, perhaps more often than we like. For myriad reasons we hit
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Discovering the Real You (Spoiler Alert: There’s More to You than You Think)
— This might be different advice than you are expecting to hear about discovering the real you. My first questions are: which ‘real you’? Who you are now? Or who you were ten years ago? Or the person you will be ten years from now?  I believe you mus
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Is Everything Ok? A Call to Be Vulnerable, for Your Child & You
— Most children are like walking talking radio receivers! They pick up on everything and are extremely (sometimes irritatingly) aware of what goes on around them, spoken or unspoken. And in contrast to all of us, children have not yet learned to pret
Best Self Magazine4 min read
You Can Store It, But You Can’t Hide: Embracing Your (Whole) Past
________ This summer, clicking through the channels on TV with my son, I came across a series that CNN was airing; The Eighties, The Nineties, The 2000’s, etc. It highlighted everything from world politics, music and film to celebrity, fashion and tr
Best Self Magazine4 min read
The Wild Inside: The Importance of Imagination and Nurturing Your Creative Spirit
— When I was a little girl, I had a wild imagination. I didn’t live where bears wandered the streets, but in my mind, they were everywhere. My parents were puzzled by my fantasies, so at the age of three, they tried to set me straight after I had awo
Best Self Magazine3 min read
A Guide for Non-Techie Parents to Keep Your Children Safe Online
— Kids today live in a technology-driven world. To them, the Internet is a magical entity capable of answering doubtful questions and streaming endlessly-repeatable videos of their favorite tv shows. As tech savvy as they may be, they don’t tend to k
Best Self Magazine4 min read
Something Broken, Something Beautiful: A Family Bond Strengthens Through Crisis
— I’ve been married to my husband Chris for eleven years. That is eight years longer than my own parents were married and ten years less than my husband’s parents were married. Both of us come from divorced families; mine ended their marriage after t
Best Self Magazine3 min readPsychology
Keeping It Simple: Single Tasking Is the New Black for Mindfulness & Productivity
— As long as I can remember, I’ve prided myself on my ability to multi-task. There is not much I can’t combine into one task if called to the challenge. For instance, I’m able to get my dinner to a simmer, then run up the stairs to transfer the cloth
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Eye Care: Tips for Healthy Vision This Fall and Winter
— No matter the time of year, your vision health should maintain a priority. Most people believe that once the long, sunny days have passed you no longer have to worry about your eyes. However, I’m here to tell you that that’s very far from the truth
Best Self Magazine7 min readSelf-Improvement
The Inner Game of Weight Loss: How to Shed Bad Habits and Unwanted Weight
— Food is love. Food is happiness. Food doesn’t judge, and it’s always there for you. Whether you’ve had a bad day at work, your children are out of control, or you’re dealing with personal loss, food can be a reliable and soothing constant in your l
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Dispelling 3 Myths of Motherhood that Sap Your Joy, Your Work & Your Children
— What happens when a career-driven, ambitious entrepreneur becomes pregnant and starts a family? Oftentimes, she becomes a ‘mompreneur’ or ‘supermom’ and sometimes both. Once she becomes a mother, the same fire that was lit still burns inside her, o
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Celebrating The Life Ride: An Ode to My Old Car (and Some Attachments)
_______ I’m probably the only person who would burst into tears on the way to pick up a new car — and then come home and write about it. Yep, that’s me. I literally had tears streaming down my cheeks as I pulled into the car dealership. And of course
Best Self Magazine3 min read
I Can’t… or Maybe I Can: Releasing Our Limiting Beliefs of Our Potential
— We’ve all been there. Standing in the yoga or fitness class of your choice preparing for an hour-long break in your routine. The instructor starts with some basic breathing, maybe a sun salutation. You are feeling good. You move to some more diffic
Best Self Magazine2 min read
7 Esssential Healthy Living Tips for College Students
— How healthy is your lifestyle?  With all the rush and stressfulness of campus life, students rarely ask themselves this question. Most young people neglect their health in pursuit of success until they finally realize that they are on the wrong pat
Best Self Magazine4 min read
10 Longevity Tips All Women Need to Know for a Healthy Heart
— Most women take a healthy heart for granted. When they hear the words “heart attack” they probably think of their spouse before themselves. They don’t know that heart diseases kill more women than breast cancer. Yes, you heard it right! Breast canc
Best Self Magazine8 min read
Your Body, Your Choice: Confessions of a Female Doctor
________ You may trust me because I have an M.D. That may mean, to you, that I have information that you don’t have. I know things about your body — about bodies — that you are not privy to by virtue of your non-expert station in life. You may trust
Best Self Magazine3 min read
CBD Oil and Its Effects on Mood, Depression and Anxiety
— According to the National Institutes of Health’s 2005 National Comorbidity Survey-Replication study, approximately 9.5% of American adults aged 18 or older suffer from some sort of mood disorder. These mood disorders include major depressive disord
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Want to Succeed? Stop Planning to Fail
— Are you an expert at anticipating and avoiding obstacles, problems, and potential risks in business and life? This ‘talent’ may actually be the exact thing that is holding you back from being truly successful!  It’s really not your fault; we are ta
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Movement for the Mind: How Running Reduces Depression & Anxiety Symptoms
— For many people I know, running is meditation. It soothes and calms their mind, keeping themselves focused only on the steps they’re taking and the challenges they’re trying to overcome. Feeling their breath and their muscles and being aware of the
Best Self Magazine4 min readSelf-Improvement
Hello, Sun! Sun Salutations to Help Children Wake Up and Greet The Day (and Life)
______ Mornings are such a special time of day. The sun rises. The earth warms. It’s a new day, with new challenges and new experiences to be had. However, in reality, mornings can be filled with chaos, anxiety and frustration. More often than not, w
Best Self Magazine8 min read
A Holistic Approach to Creating Wealth for Entrepreneurs
— Creating sustainable wealth is a target many business owners strive to attain, yet only a few are able to achieve with ease. The most common reason why people fail to achieve sustainable wealth is due to a lack of knowledge about how to create weal
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Off The Mat, Into The Kitchen: Bringing Mindfulness to Our Plate
______ Yoga teaches us to examine and question life, to search our hearts and minds regularly, and to use our intellect for spiritual study and growth. And what better place to start than with the food we eat? The information and advertisements we re
Best Self Magazine4 min read
Creating Crafty Fun: DIY Projects to Do with Your Kids
— Many adults love spending their evenings and weekends on DIY (Do It Yourself) projects, but often don’t consider bringing their kids in on the fun. Children love to create things with their hands and doing a DIY woodworking project with them is a g
Best Self Magazine3 min read
Be a Meter Feeder In Parking Lots (and Life): Finding Extraordinary in Ordinary
______ I’ve recently been thinking a lot about striving. Doesn’t it seem like we’re always hustling for something bigger, brighter, shinier, more — more money, more followers, more likes, more love, more stuff? Sometimes we simply need to take a brea
Best Self Magazine3 min readSociety
How to Avoid Pitfalls When Seeking a Long-Term Caregiver
— At some point in life, especially during old age, you may find yourself in a situation that necessitates additional assistance or long-term care — and hopefully, you’re loved one(s) will be well-equipped to find you the support and environment you
Best Self Magazine8 min read
From #MeToo to #WhatNow: A Former Fashion Model Puts The ‘Self’ Back In Self-Empowerment
______ I don’t talk a lot (if ever) about my former modeling career. It feels as if it’s a distant and closed chapter, long tucked away like the heavy portfolio I used to tote around on ‘go-sees’ as they were called, which were appointments to see cl
Best Self Magazine4 min read
Spiritual Sustainability: So You Want to Change the World? Start Inside
— Our planet needs healing. Yes, it’s true. The tragic imbalance of our Earth is evident daily. Our forests, oceans, animals, and climate require people who care and people who will advocate for change. But how? Politics, laws, and protests aren’t cr
…Or Discover Something New