Posts by Valerie Latona
Best. Sunscreen. Ever.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is just about the worst thing for your skin (besides smoking). The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are essentially radiation that’s penetrating your skin, right down to the deeper layers. Not only can this mess with your DNA (your genetic mapping that determines how your cells should act)—which can trigger…Read More
Staying Positive: Why It Makes a Difference
Get More Sleep…Starting Tonight!
It was Saturday morning. My toddler son was finally down for a late-morning nap —after fussing, fussing for the better part of an hour. My eyes had been glazing over as I was trying to soothe him and get him to sleep (he had been up at least three times last night—leaving me with little…Read More
Beauty Products Olympic Athletes Swear By
What do athletes know about beauty, you might ask? Plenty. These women have trained their butts off to be the best in their respective sport—and know that they have to look good for the cameras too (particularly if they’re planning on being up on the dais to win a medal). Here’s what some of these…Read More
The Best-and Worst-Cities for Your Skin
You diligently take care of your skin morning and night…but it may not be enough if you live in one of the 10 cities ranked the “worst” for your skin by the website, dailyglow.com (below). But rather than getting depressed about where you live, or packing up and heading to a “healthier” city, follow these tips to…Read More
Why You Need to Lift Weights…Starting Today
If you’re like most women, you probably head to the gym for a power workout—completely avoiding the weight floor. Or maybe you have a pair of handheld weights that you do some arm exercises with…when you get the chance (but you’ve been doing the same moves with the same weight for as long as you…Read More
No, Chipotle Doesn’t Make You Chubby
So, I was catching up on the New York Post this morning – and was amazed to come across this full page ad basically bashing Chipotle. Hmm…I thought. Chipotle has been doing extremely well and businesses like McDonald’s have been doing poorly, shutting down restaurants around the country and laying off employees. “Could McDonald’s be behind…Read More
A Gluten- & Dairy-Free Snack You’ll Love!
I’m always looking for grab n’ go snacks that aren’t too high in calories or sugar, are gluten- and dairy-free & taste good. Enter Be In Your Element Organic Dipped Rice Cakes, which I picked up today in my local grocery store. While they have a lot of flavors (Strawberry ‘N’ Cream, Sweet Vanilla Orange, Sweet…Read More
A Prayer for our Children & for Our Country
There’s an undercurrent of anger and hate rising to the surface of our American society that is pervading our hearts, our families, and our country. As a mother of three young children, this anger and hate scares me. It’s keeping me up at night as I worry for my children and for our country. Churches…Read More
Edible Seeds & Why They’re Good for You
I love this chart highlighting the benefits of seeds. We’re not conditioned to think of seeds as a food here in America, but we should. I personally love flax and chia seeds because they’re chockfull of omega-3s. I sprinkle them on my oatmeal every day. – I also love sesame seeds, which I top my…Read More