Artful Blogging Magazine $100 Giveaway – Yes, I’m Featured in the Summer Edition!

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It’s been quite a while since I last wrote on my blog, and I missed it a lot! My schedule was so busy lately, photographing for my clients and shooting for a new book, that I didn’t realize that summer is already here. I love writing and capturing the images of my day to day life, with all the small and lovely details – fresh ingredients from the farmers’ market, a quick summer rain, our cozy dinner in two, a healthy dessert or fresh flowers – and I don’t like to stay….

3 Superfood Vegan Protein Powders to Upgrade Your Lattes

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Vegan or vegetarian diet is not just about eliminating meat and animal products. Learning to balance your nutrient intake, and especially the proteins, takes time, and in-between you may experience different health issues such as losing hair, a sluggish metabolism, low energy levels, frail nails, or hormone imbalance. For me, I had most of them, and while I’m still struggling with a slow thyroid, I try to nourish my body with….

The Hello Glow Book, Photographed by Me

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As you may have noticed, my postings have been quite rare lately, and this is only because this year was incredibly busy. My collaborations as a food and beauty photographer were very fruitful, and the one I am most proud of is doing the photography for Stephanie Gerber’s Hello Glow book. This collaboration taught me a lot of things, both professionally and personally. Stephanie is an amazingly talented woman who inspired me not only to be a better photographer, but also to change my beauty routine and…

The Simplest 1-Day Detox

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It’s been many years since I’ve overindulged the heavy way during the holidays because I eat healthily most of the time. I’ve learned to choose the correct food combinations and balance the quantities so that I never end up overwhelmed by my food. It’s a matter of control and it comes with practice. And with time, you learn to listen to your body and mind, and not your instincts telling you that another slice of cake won’t do you any harm. Indulging is a great thing if done in moderation, and moderation is also the reason why …

5 Eating Tips That Will Keep You Fit and Healthy Over the Holidays

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I want to enjoy the holidays, but still maintain a balanced state of mind and a healthy diet. How can I do this, when despite its magic and beautiful spirit, Christmas is actually the time of overindulgence? Family dinners, office parties, a cocktail with friends, a hot chocolate with refined sugar, airplane food, plain flour baked goodies – they all require a lot of your energy and nutrients. Extra socializing, sipping one more drink, or having one more chocolate chip cookie makes us hectic and unbalances our immune system. It’s no wonder that we find ourselves with colds or headaches during the holidays. For keeping your body happy and balancing your energy you need a bit of …

5 Things I’ve Learned From Dealing With My Breast Problems

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I see my body as a special mechanism that works permanently to keep me healthy. Over the years, I learned to listen to all its signals to know right away when something is going wrong. While inadequate nourishment, environmental estrogens, and low self-esteem are the main problems that hijack its activity, women’s bodies have their own special ways of transmitting the signals. There is a high incidence of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and breast cysts because …