Category Archives: WELLNESS

HRT 101 WHAT, WHY, WHEN & HOW with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & special guest Dr. Avrum Bluming

May 9, 2024

Upcoming Event in Los Angeles – Truly not to be missed. 

HRT 101 WHAT, WHY, WHEN & HOW with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & special guest Dr. Avrum Bluming

From our friends at The Swell – and grab your tix here!

Navigating the confusing maze of questions surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) 

MAY 18, 2024  1 PM – 4 PM PST – BEVERLY HILLS, CA 

Join The Swell, leading menopause and women’s health expert, Dr. Mary Claire Haver, Dr. Avrum Bluming, medical oncologist and coauthor of the groundbreaking, “Estrogen Matters,” and a badass community of women for an in-depth exploration of the latest science, advice, treatments and wisdom on all things HRT.

Whether you’re curious about the basics of hormones, exploring HRT as an option, confused about when and how to start HRT, or seeking clarity on alternative therapies or health concerns, this workshop promises to be a lively and highly informative discussion. Led by Dr. Mary Claire Haver along with special guest, Dr. Avrum Bluming, our workshop aims to deepen your understanding, address your most pressing questions, empower you with knowledge, debunk myths, and foster a supportive community of women navigating similar questions, confusion and treatment options.

Topics will range from: The Basics of Hormones, Common Hormonal Issues, The Purpose of HRT, Different Types of Hormones Used in Therapy, Exploring Common Questions & Concerns, Latest Studies and Benefits of HRT, Alternative Therapies, How to Find a Qualified Healthcare Provider, Starting HRT, Timing and Duration, Forms & Dosages, Lifestyle Considerations, Considerations for Cancer Survivors and more.


Expand your understanding of (peri)menopause and HRT with advanced insights and actionable steps to help optimize your health during this transformative phase.


Gain empowering insights from leading menopausal experts, helping you navigate your journey confidently and make informed health decisions.


Understand the changes happening in your body during (peri)menopause, coupled with expert guidance on mitigating and treating symptoms.


Connect with like-minded souls collectively navigating the challenges of hormonal transitions. Share stories, insights, and resources.


Don’t miss out on this special opportunity for insight, camaraderie, and a deeper understanding of your health journey. We can’t wait to see you!

Somavedic: Harnessing the Power of Harmonious Frequencies

March 24, 2024

Meet Somavedic the most innovative solution to mitigate electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) their effects on health and well-being. A pioneering device that harnesses the power of frequency therapy to create a harmonious environment for personal and business use. 

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As someone deeply invested in holistic wellness, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring various avenues to enhance my overall health and vitality. Recently, I had the opportunity to experience Somavedic, a groundbreaking rest and recovery frequency therapy device that has truly transformed my well-being.

Upon delving into the intricacies of Somavedic, I was captivated by its innovative approach to harnessing the power of minerals and supportive frequency therapy technology. This device operates on the principle of controlled energy release from semi-precious and precious stones, creating a coherent field with therapeutic effects on our cellular health. The result? Improved sleep quality, heightened energy levels, and enhanced cellular regeneration—all without the need for therapist intervention.

Read more in FORBES

One of the most compelling aspects of Somavedic is its multifaceted functionality. Not only does it optimize sleep and energy, but it also acts as a shield against the unwanted influences of electromagnetic radiation (EMF) emitted by modern technology such as WiFis, wireless devices, and 5G networks. In today’s digitally driven world, this feature alone is invaluable for safeguarding our well-being.

Luke Storey – Writer, Lifestyle Design Expert

“I put the Somavedic devices all over my property. I have one over in my zen den, which is my biohacking meditation cottage in my backyard. I also keep one in my office near the WiFi router and use it to harmonize my water. When something restructures water it always gets my attention.”

Having integrated Somavedic into my daily routine, I’ve witnessed a profound shift in my overall wellness. My sleep has become more restorative, leaving me feeling revitalized and ready to seize the day. Additionally, I’ve noticed a marked reduction in stress and anxiety levels, allowing me to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease and resilience. Furthermore, the structured water provided by Somavedic has nourished my body, promoting optimal hydration and vitality.

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At its core, Somavedic is a user-friendly frequency therapy device that operates by releasing energy from precious and semi-precious stones. This energy forms a 360-degree coherent field with a radius of up to 100 feet, effectively aiding the body in coping with EMFs and geopathic zones. The device offers a myriad of benefits, including the reduction of mobile phone radiation effects, positive impacts on the cardiovascular and nervous systems, and enhancements in heart rate variability, circulation, and internal balance.

The genesis of Somavedic can be traced back to founder Ivan Rybjansky’s personal journey towards healing. Dissatisfied with conventional medical treatments, Rybjansky delved into the realms of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, ultimately leading to the inception of Somavedic Technologies in 2011. Motivated by a desire to offer a holistic solution to support well-being, Somavedic was conceived as a means to create a harmonious energetic environment conducive to health and vitality.

Upon activation, Somavedic initiates a process of cellular regeneration and harmonization within its vicinity. Users may experience a range of effects, from heightened relaxation and improved sleep to increased energy levels and reduced instances of headaches and brain fog. While some individuals may initially experience detoxification symptoms, such reactions are indicative of the device’s efficacy in recalibrating the body’s natural balance.

The composition of Somavedic is a blend of crushed minerals and crystals carefully selected for their therapeutic properties. With gemstones like Ruby, Carnelian, Tourmaline, and Rose Quartz among others, each Somavedic device encapsulates the healing essence of these natural elements.

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Somavedic represents a modern approach to frequency therapy that holds immense promise in addressing the challenges posed by EMFs and other environmental stressors. As more individuals embrace alternative modalities for holistic well-being, Somavedic stands at the forefront of innovation, offering a tangible solution to cultivate a harmonious and energetically balanced lifestyle.

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Beyond its impressive functionality, Somavedic embodies a powerful brand promise—to harmonize our spaces so that we can achieve our absolute best. This commitment to holistic well-being is deeply rooted in the brand’s origin story, which traces back to founder Ivan Rybjansky’s journey to overcome his own health struggles. His vision has since touched the lives of tens of thousands worldwide, with Somavedic devices making a profound impact in over 42 countries.

Under the stewardship of serial entrepreneur and biohacker Juraj Kocar, Somavedic continues to pave the way for transformative wellness solutions. With co-headquarters in San Francisco and Prague, the company remains at the forefront of innovation, empowering individuals to reclaim their health and vitality.

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In conclusion, Somavedic has emerged as a beacon of hope for those seeking to optimize their well-being in an increasingly complex world. By harmonizing our environments and nurturing our bodies at the cellular level, this remarkable device offers a pathway to holistic wellness that is both profound and empowering.

Gabby Reece – World-class volleyball player

I consider the Somavedic to be functional art. […] First and foremost, it’s key to fortify yourself against any of these potential modern threats — get good sleep and boost the immune system.

Somavedic is not just a company; it’s a commitment to redefining well-being and supporting individuals on their journey to wellness. With a blend of Eastern holistic approaches and Western technology, Somavedic offers handcrafted products designed to harmonize living spaces and promote health.

What sets Somavedic apart is their dedication to quality. Each product is meticulously handcrafted using 100% hand-blown glass, ensuring durability and beauty. The company stands by their craftsmanship with a 5-year product warranty and a 60-day money-back guarantee, allowing customers to try their products risk-free.

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At the core of Somavedic’s philosophy is scientific integrity. Backed by research from 8 accredited independent laboratories and holding 5 assurance certificates, Somavedic products are built on proven scientific data. Numerous studies demonstrate the positive effects of Somavedic on cellular regeneration, heart rate variability, and blood pressure, while mitigating the adverse effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

In today’s world, where EMFs are increasingly pervasive, Somavedic offers a solution. With over 25,000 publications highlighting the harmful effects of EMFs on humans, animals, and plants, Somavedic’s harmonization technology provides a sanctuary against these detrimental influences. By neutralizing radiation from WiFis, wireless devices, and 5G networks, Somavedic helps reduce oxidative stress, protect cellular DNA, and promote overall well-being.

Dr. Mindy Pelz – Nutrition and Functional Medicine Expert

“The Somavedic is an incredible, easy solution to recharge your body from the damaging effects of EMFs in your home. We can no longer ignore the health damage that EMFs create in the human body. Somavedic devices are a part of the new wave of healthcare and should be something every household has.”

Somavedic’s focus extends beyond EMF harmonization to the vital resource of water. Recognizing water as a carrier of energy and information, Somavedic treats water to enhance its natural energy, promoting better cell hydration and protection against free radicals.

In essence, Somavedic is on a mission to create healthy living environments everywhere, whether at home or work. By harmonizing spaces and safeguarding against the negative impacts of EMFs, Somavedic empowers individuals to thrive in a world filled with modern technological challenges. With their commitment to quality, scientific rigor, and holistic wellness, Somavedic is more than just a product—it’s a catalyst for positive transformation in the pursuit of well-being.

Dave Asprey – “Father” of biohacking and founder of Bulletproof

EMFs change cellular signaling in a measurable way […] make you weak and you’ll feel better if you block or mediate them. The good news is that blocking EMFs isn’t too difficult these days. Here’s an easy place to start: put a Somavedic by your bed and office.


SOMAVEDIC MEDIC GREEN Their most popular product and most often recommend to those new to the technology. This is the unit we recommended trying at home to reduce the effects of EMF and generally improve the energy in your most important family spaces. Again, one Somavedic covers a radius of 100 feet in all directions

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SOMAVEDIC MEDIC AMBER: The strongest unit available, specifically designed to address overwrought urban environments.


March 6, 2024

why shopIt’s wild to me that Gen Alphas are treasure-hunting Sephora stores seeking Hyaluronic Acid and anything that will prevent wrinkles on their prepubescent faces. While I appreciate their intention for self-care, I wish they’d be more thoughtful about where all their empties will end up or where their products came from in the first place. So it was incredibly refreshing to me when I learned about Robin Doyle’s online beauty marketplace, Beautyologie. Robin and I go back way before Covid times, when I was consumed in the editorial world and she was on the PR side of some amazing beauty brands and projects. 

Beautyologie is not your typical etailer hocking the latest viral Tik Tok trends. It’s a highly curated collection of 50+ beauty brands from all corners of the earth that actually give a shit about the world. Robin draws from 25 years of beauty industry experience as a writer and PR agency owner (Charmed PR). She confesses her idea to create a beauty marketplace for brands using the industry as a vehicle for soclal good came from working with clients who founded the fair trade beauty brands Shea Yeleen and Silktage. Both have been on her site since day one. 

“Once I realized that these women weren’t just making skin care products for the hell of it, but they were doing it to help the ingredient producers in places like Ghana and Morocco make a living and pay for books and food for their kids, I thought, there is so much more good that could come out of the beauty industry if people just paid attention,” she says. 

She also took a trip to India right before the pandemic which transformed her outlook on the consumer industry. Witnessing firsthand how western shopping behavior affects a developing country, she felt incredible guilt for the 20+ years she spent in PR pushing the promotion and sale of endless beauty and accessory items. 

So many of the ingredients that go into our beauty products are farmed and tended to just like the food we eat. Much of them come from the global south and are produced, not always in the best conditions by people who are not always treated or paid fairly. This topic is covered extensively on Robin’s site as well as highilghting where brands are from. In browsing the Countries tab, I can find beauty from Bangladesh to Zambia. 

What I found myself going down a rabbit hole was the Ingredient Checker, a comprehensive guide to all the ingredients used in the products she offers. “I believe that everyone deserves to know exactly what’s in their beauty products and where those ingredients come from,” she explains. 

That’s not to say you will only find crunchy Shea Butter and Argan Oil brands here. A self-admitted beauty snob, Robin looks for efficacious formulas that blend science with ethically sourced ingredients too (Moon Beings Skincare), or Zero-Waste brands (Parrotfish and Axiology). Gorgeous hair accessories and cosmetic bags from India and Guatemala are available too.

Robin dreams of opening her own beauty boutique one day, but rent in LA is ridiculous so she’s created a work around with a collections of Pop-Ups, her largest in the Valley Salt Cave in Woodland Hills on Ventura Blvd. which I plan to visit soon. I love a good Salt Cave, and I hear this one does Tarot Card Sound Baths…ahhh. 

A beauty aficionado myself, I am drooling over some of the products I found on Beautyologie that I’ve never heard of before. Here’s a sampling of my faves from above:

ABHATI Suisse Chambral Sacred Hair Oila rich, golden, healthy growth-encouraging blend of ayurvedic botanicals and Indian oils including Himalayan Wild Cherry Oil. 

Amazonian Skinfood Magic Wand: All-in-One Gentle Face Cleasner:  a travel-ready solid face cleansing stick made with Acai, Passion Fruit and Yerba Mate. 

Odylique Mineral Lipstick in Praline – it’s the perfect taupe / nude shade you dream about and it contains Fair Trade Certified Shea Butter. 

Violet Botanical Egyptian Marula Oil – Sourced from Botswana, the texture says it is lightweight and non-greasy. I just want the gorgeous blue glass bottle to have a permanent residence on my vanity. 

Nourishe Supreme Rose Invigoratin Cream – Infused with nine different types of organic roses, and Ayuvvedic herbs. The nutrients of 37 plants create this velvety cream.

Katari Beauty Argil Mediterranean Green Clay Facial Masque – Mined from the Atlas Mountains in Africa, the mineral-rich green clay helps clear acne-prone skin. Housed in a glass bottle with a cork topper. 

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Introducing Well Studio: LA’s Newest Wellness Gem

March 4, 2024

well studioNestled in Pasadena, Well Studio offers a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking holistic wellness in order to look, and more importantly, feel their best. Specializing in lymphatic drainage and body-sculpting treatments, this intimate studio has garnered attention from singer/actress Rainey Qualley, model Elsa Hosk, podcast host Pia Baroncini and more.

At the core of Well Studio’s offerings is the LED/Laser Icoone machine, imported from Italy. Utilizing gentle deep tissue massage, this patented technology stimulates the lymphatic system to facilitate detoxification and fat elimination. Providing over 21,600 micro-stimulations per minute, the Icoone machine massages the skin, targeting focus areas that may be resistant to diet and exercise. Renowned in European spas, this painless and relaxing experience is now accessible in East LA. 

Benefits of treatments (named Transcendent Revival, Core Restore and Radiant Glow) include improved blood flow and circulation, reduced inflammation and water weight, digestion support, body contouring, decreased lactic acid buildup, cellulite reduction, a boost in collagen, elasticity and immunity, and more.

Founder Colette Connor’s personal journey inspired the creation of Well Studio. Battling autoimmune symptoms. Connor discovered the transformative effects of the lymphatic system and the Icoone machine. Now, she extends her expertise to others, guiding them towards optimal health. 

Well Studio provides a haven for those on a journey towards holistic well-being. Whether you’re seeking rejuvenation of mind and body, relief from ailments or simply a moment of tranquility, Well Studio is LA’s newest hidden gem for a healthier, happier you.

Well Studio
609 E. Green St.. Pasadena, Ca 91101

Indulge While You Elevate Your Chakra Journey with MASAH Confections

February 27, 2024


As I sit here, savoring the delectable flavors of MASAH chakra-infused caramel confections, I can’t help but marvel at this deliciously innovative fusion of spirituality and sweetness. MASAH isn’t just another confectionary; it’s a spiritual journey disguised as caramel, a wellness brand that understands balance begins within.

In a world where mindfulness is becoming increasingly crucial, MASAH emerges, offering a delightful pathway to inner harmony. Their caramels aren’t just treats; they’re tools for aligning your chakras and nurturing your soul.

The journey to balance, calm, and mindfulness commences with intention. MASAH understands this fundamental truth and, in their deliciously innovative way, guides you toward it. With each bite, you’re not only indulging your taste buds but also nurturing your spirit.

High-Quality Ingredients Carefully Curated with You in Mind

MASAH takes pride in their commitment to your well-being. Their caramels are crafted with the finest ingredients, each carefully chosen to support your journey. From dairy-free to gluten-free, and infused with essential oils, MASAH ensures that every aspect of their confections resonates with your holistic needs.

Reiki Charged for Amplified Healing

But MASAH goes even further. Each caramel is infused with the healing energy of Reiki, enhancing its potency and efficacy in aligning your chakras. It’s not just about what you taste; it’s about the energy you absorb with every indulgence.

A Chakra Recap

For the uninitiated, the chakras are the energy centers of the body, each governing different aspects of our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. From the Root Chakra, representing our foundation and stability, to the Crown Chakra, symbolizing our connection to higher consciousness, the chakras form the very essence of our being.

When you delve into the world of MASAH confections, you’re not just experiencing a culinary delight; you’re embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Each flavor is meticulously crafted to resonate with a specific chakra, allowing you to explore and nurture each energy center in turn. From the comforting embrace of Apple Cinnamon for the Root Chakra to the energizing zing of Lemon for the Solar Plexus, every flavor is designed to support our holistic well-being.


  • Root Chakra – Apple Cinnamon: Ground yourself in the comforting embrace of apple and cinnamon, finding stability and security in every chew.
  • Sacral Chakra – Orange Vanilla: Indulge in the sweet harmony of orange and vanilla, awakening your creative essence and passion.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – Lemon: Energize your spirit with the zesty tang of lemon, igniting your personal power and confidence.

Bonus! Guided Meditations for Deeper Connection

And the journey doesn’t end there. With each bag of MASAH caramels, you’ll discover a QR code that leads you to a guided meditation tailored to each chakra. It’s a holistic experience that nourishes not only your body but also your mind and soul.

In a world filled with chaos and noise, MASAH stands as a sanctuary of serenity, inviting you to slow down, indulge, and reconnect with your innermost self. So why not take a moment, treat yourself to a taste of enlightenment, and let MASAH guide you on your journey to wellness?

And behind every delightful caramel lies a story—a story of inspiration, passion, and a lifelong commitment to holistic well-being.

Emily Pogany, the visionary behind MASAH (pronounced MAH-SAH), inspired by the Hebrew word for ‘journey.’  was raised in an environment where traditional western medicine coexisted with natural, holistic modalities and her journey toward wellness was ingrained from an early age. As a professional intuitive holistic healer, Emily’s work revolves around normalizing conversations and practices surrounding healing, personal development, and spiritual empowerment. MASAH, for her, is more than just a business venture; it’s an extension of her service to the collective whole. Here she aims to share the importance of self-care and mindfulness in a way that’s not only accessible but also enjoyable and innovative.

I love that with every chew we are invited to step away from the rigidity of traditional wellness routines and embrace a more playful approach to self-care. It’s about finding joy and pleasure in the simple act of nurturing ourselves, one caramel at a time.

And I could not agree more – they are absolutely delightful.