Real talk.

I’m back after what seems like forever. A major situation had happened the weekend before last, which nearly took all of my strength, patience, and expertise to deal with. A close family member had been struggling with depression and anxiety to the point that she had given up on life. A powerful moment of desperation…

Get back up and dust yourself off

Today I decided to share some of the “dark side” of my journey… My eldest daughter just turned 15 last week, and in lieu of a Quinceañera (think debutante ball, but for 1 girl, it’s a Mexican tradition), she asked for a car when she turns 16. Because 15th birthdays are a major milestone in…

Alone time

Today was Thursday, and on Thursdays, I drive to SF, usually work a few hours, then back. Today, after my drive, I decided to take a “me day” and go see a mid-day movie (Pacific Rim, for those wondering). I’m always hopeful when glancing at the menu at the concession counter while I buy my…

Yummy Gummies

Inspired by recipes posted in Dea’s Facebook group, for Valentine’s Day I had experimented with my own recipe for IP gummies, and would like to share with all of you. Tips for making gummies: I use the packets of Knox Unflavored Gelatin, and each packet is equal to 1 Tbsp of gelatin. To make “creamy”…

T.o.m. (A blog for the ladies)

T.o.m. for those unaware of what it stands for, is Time Of Month. I have been struggling with “hormonal imbalances” for a few years now. This has caused me to have irregular periods, sometimes lasting 3 solid months without a blood-less day, and often so heavy I can’t make it through an hour without needing…

Lemon matcha cake

I had a strong want to make a little cakie today, and I was really hoping to have a green tea cake. I tried two different recipes, which gave two very different tastes (and densities), but were both very delicious, and looked nearly identical. Pictures below show both cakes. The picture showing two slices shows…

Surprise visit

I started the day out with a solid plan: an IP Pancake for breakfast. A pre-made IP Strawberry-Banana drink for my mid-morning snack. I had an IP chicken noodle soup and bell peppers planned for lunch, an IP Dill Pickle Zippers for afternoon snack, and a turkey breast zucchini and mushroom “stir fry” for dinner……

Journey to find “me”

Good day! My name is ErikaRaquel, and I am a client at Reformation Body Solutions. I will be a new blogger here, so this time I would like to introduce myself and share. I am a married mother to 4, a (mostly) stay-at-home-mom, who also picks up work on the side. I am currently on…