Coconut oil: healthy or not? Is virgin better?
Coconuts by Michelle Ramírez

Coconut oil: healthy or not? Is virgin better?

Coconut oil: healthy, beneficial and better if virgin? This week, we will swing back to our health topics and learn about fats: what’s good about them, what’s bad about them and what kinds of fat we should be eating. Additionally, we will talk about coconut…

Need strategies to help you deal with rude behavior? Come on over!
Manhattan night during fall by Michelle Ramirez

Need strategies to help you deal with rude behavior? Come on over!

Rude behavior is, unfortunately, very much a part of daily life. Particularly when you live in the city. I don’t think this is a phenomenon specific to city life, I think it’s mostly due to the higher population density that you are just likelier to…

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?
Lunch in the garden, Urubamba, Peru By Michelle Ramirez

Do you feel too busy to eat healthy and wish you had easy healthy recipes?

Whether you are a busy professional or a busy mom, we all struggle to find time to prepare healthy nutritious meals. Often times we may end up choosing unhealthy snacks or meals just because it is faster and easier to get these. Many of you…

Looking for answers on how to get more deep sleep naturally?
Girl in the garden, Santa Monica, California By Michelle Ramirez

Looking for answers on how to get more deep sleep naturally?

Last week we spoke about why sleep is so important and all the health issues that may come about from chronic sleep deprivation (read about it here). Now, You may be longingly looking out the window trying to find some sleep. Don’t worry! Help is…

When you are lying in bed…
Model of Incan house ceiling, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru Michelle Ramírez

When you are lying in bed…

When you are lying in bed and   you look at your clock for the fifth time. It is now 3am, but you are still awake. You have been tossing and turning all night. Sound familiar? It probably is at least vaguely familiar. We’ve all…

All the leaves are brown
Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California

All the leaves are brown

When all the leaves are brown   Ahhh, yes. It’s that time of the year again, when the leaves start turning a beautiful brown, orange and yellow in the northern hemisphere. Like the song says: “all the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray.”…

Healthy Eating and Kids: Sugar junkies and greens lovers
Abuela’s House, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Perú

Healthy Eating and Kids: Sugar junkies and greens lovers

Sugar versus greens: let’s talk about healthy eating in our kids   My dear friend Christina suggested I write a post about healthy eating. She said she had always been impressed by how “healthy” my daughter’s diet was. The first thing I thought was: What?!…

When mamas leave before their time

When mamas leave before their time

What to do when mamas leave?   I feel the need to get something off my chest this week. I recently received an email from a mother who has a terminal illness and her time on this earth is coming to an end. It was…

Mama Guilt
Southern California, USA

Mama Guilt

As I pondered on what to write this first post about, the issue of maternal guilt came up. As someone who went to a catholic school for eight years, I am quite familiar with the concept of guilt. However, the mama guilt is a whole…