Healthy Holiday Treats: Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 11

I love the holiday season and all the festivities. However, it’s easy to over indulge and feel sluggish because of it. So, what better way to keep your eating in check (and impress the hosts) by bringing your own creations to share. Whether you love to cook or would rather pick a treat up at the store, here’s our holiday episode on healthy Hanukkah and Christmas inspired side dishes and desserts. Please comment and share your favorite holiday recipes or Pinterest inspired creations.

Fox CT & Healthy Holiday Gifts

I’ve always loved speaking about health and wellness, so this morning was really exciting. After I posted the Healthy Holiday Gift Guides for kids and adults, Fox CT invited me to come in-studio to showcase some of them. Anchor, Erika Arias, and I had some fun chatting about a few of my favorites for this season.

Starting a Non-Toxic Beauty Regimen, #BeautyCommunityUnite, Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 9

I can’t seem to remember my first makeup purchase. However, I have many vivid memories of embracing beauty trends ever since I was in elementary school. Many days were spent scouring the drug store for the right iridescent pink Wet & Wild lipstick. All the shops also sold Almay plum eyeliner, navy blue mascara and multi-colored Lee press-on nails, so my caboodle was filled with vibrant colored make-up. Though I spent a considerable amount of time getting dolled up with my girly friends, we only have a few Kodak Disk photos to show for it.

Today, us make-up lovers have many ways to share our experiences. Since changing my diet toward organic and non-toxic foods, I’ve also revamped my beauty routine. It took some researching and experimenting with various brands, but now, I’ve figured out how to easily shop clean for my skin-care regimen. I share with you how I started on this journey. Episode nine on Pretty Wellness TV showcases how to take small steps toward eliminating toxins in your beauty routine.

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips: Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 8

During my childhood Thanksgiving road trips, my sister and I built small forts in the backseat, hung Barbie dolls out the window, and made frequent snack stops. We typically sat in tons of traffic on our way to Chicago, so I also listened to my Michael Jackson, Madonna and Violent Femmes (yes, I had some awkward years) soundtracks over and over again while snacking on my secret stash of gummy cola bottles. In addition, we always whined for rest stop sweet treats. So, by the end of the eight-hour drive, our bodies would crash from all the carbs.

Now that I have a child, I often think about packing smart, so that whether we are traveling on the road or from airport to airport, we have healthy options available. All it takes is a few minutes of planning and a little space in your bag.

We are here to help you prepare with this week’s Wellness Wednesday episode.

Please share with us a comment or two about your silly childhood road trip memories.


Family Fitness at Home Tips: Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 5

We’re back with episode five of Pretty Wellness TV after a week of strep throat. We lounged around a lot indoors and then it got cold. So, we transitioned our workouts to indoor activities. Here, we share what we did and how we made fitness fun.

Please comment and let us know how you stay fit when cooped up inside your home.