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 »
Category: Healthy Philosophies
I believe that healthy bodies require three types of activity weekly- cardio for 3-4 cumulative hours, strength training 3-4 times a week for around 30 minutes per session, and stretching daily for at least 10 minutes. So what’s the truth? Why is stretching so important to your body? Here’s a first important truth- the more… Read more »
It’s been 40 years since fitness visionary Sheila Cluff opened The Oaks at Ojai in 1977. Her healthy influence on thousands of guests and employees is truly amazing. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, staff and guests come together to describe the impact in their lives. …It’s not what you lose, it’s what you gain!
We are, at best, complicated, aren’t we? The weight of contradictions both in the way we think, feel, and behave is enough to make a sane person crazy. Or is it just me? My invitation this month is for you to fall in love with you, again. What does that have to do with health?… Read more »
In the course of learning to be more aware of when we eat, what we eat, where we eat, how much we eat and why we eat we can also examine and deal with, or rule out, the possibility of an eating disorder. Disordered eating is simply eating that on one level or another is… Read more »
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 »
Sugar is not so sweet in the way it relates to your overall health profile. It is arguably the most detrimental ingredient that has been added into our modern diet. Too much sugar and too many refined carbs affect our insulin levels, changing blood sugar levels and causing fat to accumulate, especially around the waistline. … Read more »
Rebecca Brand, a producer of TV shows and digital videos came for a visit in April 2017. Pixie Tangerines and OaksSpa adventures are captured in this fun video. Learn more about Rebecca here.
Did you ever even hear of anything called “gluten intolerance” growing up? Oh, the good old “ignorance is bliss” days when we could just enjoy our bread without a thought of gluten! But here we are in a “gluten free” world, trying to understand if or why we would be personally gluten free. What exactly… Read more »
The Process of Elimination & the value of being “pooped out” So you already have to forgive me for my play on words, but this is important! To be truly healthy, we need to “evacuate” the bowels every morning, and for many of us, more than once a day. That sounds simple, but is not… Read more »