Events, stories, and shared life experiences from The Bikini Chef

Long Beach Joins Farm Sanctuary Meatless Monday Cities


Long Beach Joins Farm Sanctuary Meatless Monday Cities In another win for Farm Sanctuary, on Tuesday, May 19th, the Long Beach City Council voted 7-2 to pass the Meatless Monday proclamation in an effort to reduce meat consumption for both health and environmental reasons. Farm Sanctuary is a national organization dedicated to changing the way … [Read more...]

8 Positives of Discipline


8 Positives of Discipline - A little goes a long way Wednesday mornings bring my favorite workout class at the gym. The class is called Strictly Strength and it starts at 8am. I hate being late because the warm-up track is all legs and butt and what woman doesn't want to benefit from that?! Each week after class I go straight to Women's Bible Study. … [Read more...]

Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of Getting Your ZZZs

Homer sleeping

Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of Getting Your ZZZs Our beloved pets often get more sleep than we do. It has been said that cats sleep as much as 19 hours a day. While 19 hours is extreme, studies show we are getting less and less sleep on average. It's no surprise that Women's Health Week kicked off on Mother's Day, May 10th. Mom's are among the … [Read more...]

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Chef’d – The Bikini Chef recipes

Bringing It Home   THE EASIEST WAY TO COOK LIKE THE PROS Get ready because I am bringing my recipes into your kitchens! I'm very excited to announce that I'm partnering with Chef'd! Remember those times you wanted to cook my recipes at home but didn't have time to pick up the ingredients? That's where Chef'd comes in! They will … [Read more...]

Run Your Best – Marathon Essentials

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Run Your Best - Marathon Essentials whether you are a marathoner or not. Avid runners know that running in comfort is key to your endorphin running experience. From the tip of your toes to the top of your head, the shoes, sports bras and other clothing, running accessories such as pedometers and heart rate monitors all make a difference in how you feel, … [Read more...]

Greg Norman Golf Academy Summer Camps

Greg Norman Golf Academy

What better way to improve your health and your golf game than at Greg Norman Golf Academy this Summer. Training, discipline, ethics, and of course, some of the best golf technique training in the world is what students will find at the Greg Norman Golf Academy during Summer Camps... The Greg Norman Golf Academy is now enrolling for Summer 2015 … [Read more...]

Wild Blueberries May Help Metabolic Syndrome

Wild Blueberries in the barrens

Wild Blueberries May Help Metabolic Syndrome New research studies show that Wild Blueberries May Help Metabolic Syndrome... read more, here: Portland, Maine - March 30, 2015 - Two University of Maine studies reveal that a diet containing Wild Blueberries may positively impact certain characteristics of metabolic syndrome, including lipid status and … [Read more...]

FATflammation by Lori Shemek, PhD


FATflammation by Lori Shemek, PhD Shrink the body's fat cells for quick, lasting weight loss... I am proud to announce my friend and colleague, Dr. Lori Shemek, has a revolutionary new book from Harper Collins going on sale April 28th that addresses what so many of us struggle with on a daily basis - weightloss. Through her many years as a coach and … [Read more...]

Today’s Meditation – “I Will Not Hurry”


Today's Meditation - "I Will Not Hurry", a simple prayer of meditation reminding us to see the beauty all around us. Scientists have proven that regular meditation slows the heart rate, promotes a positive spirit and helps relieve stress. This prayer of meditation came from the pocket prayer book that my mother gave to me on my birthday in 2007. It was a … [Read more...]

Healthy Food Tips from Dr. Andrew Weil

Karen Rasmussen, Dr. Weil, and Susan Irby

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Andrew Weil after a cooking demonstration at his Newport Beach restaurant, True Food Kitchen, where he shared some of his key healthy food tips.  He, along with Executive Chef Michael Stebner, highlighted recipes from their cookbook, True Food. As a Certified Food Healer and specialist in Fitness … [Read more...]