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Strong Ones Stay Young

Wonder Woman Nancy @OaksSpa

Last month I talked about the value of stretching, this month I want to talk about the importance of including a muscle fatiguing strength training session three to four times a week, for at least 30 minutes. What does strength training do for you? Quite a bit, actually! Strength training, aka toning, muscle conditioning, etc.,… Read more »

Fabulous after 40 – Cosmetic Application

Looking fabulous after 40 with international, eco makeup artist Kristen Arnett’s Green Beauty Team sharing her tips using Jane Iredale cosmetics! Big thanks and love to Kristen Arnett’s Green Beauty Team for joining up with Jane Iredale cosmetics to create this awesome tutorial! Cosmetic application is not the same after 40! Check our Kristen Arnett’s… Read more »

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchilada-Recipe-OaksSpa

Ingredients 1 ¼ pounds chicken breast, cut into ½” to 1” pieces 1 ¼ cups onion, diced 2 tsp. garlic, minced 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. chili powder 3 roasted green chiles, (canned work fine) split, seeds removed and chopped 3 cups enchilada sauce (we… Read more »

Defying Gravity

Have you seen the play, “Wicked”? Great show, with the apex being a song called, “Defying Gravity”.  Love it. Worked for her, but for us 50 to 70 something gals, it’s not as simple as a catchy tune. Aside from nipping, tucking, and lifting surgically, let’s face it, just like Newton’s apple, breasts, underarms, bellies,… Read more »