The candle dilemma. 

The global Candle Market was valued USD 6.8 Billion in 2021. WOW. Right?

Have asthma? Allergies? You might want to read this article.

In 2001, United States Environmental Protection Agency posted a report about potential sources of indoor pollution, including candles and incense.

A candle may look snazzy but at what price to your overall well-being?


(Real) Butter is Better.

With all the butter alternatives out there, it seems there is a quest against real butter.

But Is butter actually bad for you?!
Did you grow up with margarine, or butter? I grew up pulling a glorious tub of creamy yellow spread from the fridge and slathering it all over my toast. “I can’t believe it’s not butter,” was the theme of my upbringing and we hailed margarine for its angelic charm and forgiving nature. 

Modern margarine is made by highly processing and refining “vegetable oil” and water– and it is not a friendly oil.

Read on to get the scoop.


Is all protein created equally?

Protein, or amino acids, are a critical component to life, so we often associate eating protein with health, regardless of the format we consume it in. 

Unfortunately, many protein and snack bars available are loaded with highly processed protein “isolates,” sweeteners and inflammatory ingredients, additives and oils. While these protein bars and powders may be tasty and temporarily satisfying, they can wreak havoc on the digestive system, create inflammation in the body and are not an ideal source of nourishment for the brain, or active muscle recovery.

Get the full scoop…


Spin for a Cause.

If you step into a Terlingo Cycle class with John Terlingo, you quickly realize this is not an ordinary spin class.

It is no wonder Terlingo has a cult following of riders. The candle lit studio holds 42 bikes and the class we went to was packed with jazzed humans, excited to mount their ride. For 45 minutes, the music pulsed and we forgot to think about anything other than the ride and the music.

This Saturday (10/15/22), Terlingo opens its 42 bikes on a donation only basis, to support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, preceeding the Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s fundraising event on Oct 20th which benefits both Hope Lodge and Stand Up to Cancer. 


Bloated? Try these 13 simple hacks.

Feeling bloated is physically uncomfortable.

The intestines are a whopping twenty-five, to thirty feet long. Meaning, meals have a long way to travel until they meet their exit. Feeling bloated is such a common occurrence, that we often chalk it up to being “human” but it is actually a signal from the body that something is not right. 

Check out this article for 13 tips for axing bloat.


The Esthetician that Invests in You.

Regardless of your skincare woes, if you are looking for an excellent esthetician that will be incredibly invested in your skincare journey, I’d highly recommend traveling the distance to McKinney and working with Allie Nicole.

Allie’s knowledge, attention to detail and careful consideration is like no other esthetician I have worked with. Each time I leave her space, I feel rejuvenated, glowing, hydrated, depuffed and hopeful.

“My goal is to help you understand why you’re experiencing various skin conditions and provide long term solutions, not just “band-aid solutions,” Allie says.

We believe it.
She’s worth the drive.