New Years Resolutions Come Early with Dawn Christie

Okay, Okay…so any of you who know me and talk to me on a regular basis know that 2009 has been a year of challenges, changes and growth. I have started a new business doing eyelash extensions. It’s still in it’s infancy (but doing amazingly well! Thanks all!!), but the time I have been able to spend with my daughter and refocusing on the health of my mind and body have been a welcome shift in energy for me- the consumate work-a-holic.

 In the last few months I have become more open, and I have redoubled my efforts to be healthy on all levels. I am now seeing   my extra weight as more of a holistic issue – believeing that perhaps Eastern philosophies that every ill in the body is caused by and energetic or emotional issue- I have explored some other approaches to losing added pounds that I gained since I had my daughter….or should I say, this new weight loss approach fell into my lap. That’s probably more accurate.

Several months ago, I came to know one of my clients. She is glamorous and exotic. A pint sized ball of energy who’s always dressed in cute body hugging dresses and chic jackets.  She has the body of a buxom Barbie doll, a long, thick mane of gorgeous black hair and  a quick, hearty laugh that implores you to join in the fun. Usually traveling with a small entourage consisting of her charming husband Johhny (a one time pro body builder and actor now  a talented personal trainer) and an interesting friend or two- it is impossible to imagine this woman ever alone. She found out we were neighbors- she being in the posh Westlake Village and I in Thousand Oaks. She invited me to come in and see her spiritual retreat and spa. I was happy to oblige, I’m always up to a social call…

So I arrived at the gates of the exclusive North Ranch Estates in Westlake Village. Sprawling mansions layed out on an expansive golf course…as soon as I entered my cell phone stopped working and I felt like I was in another world. I pulled up to the gate of the Christie home, the Spiritual Retreat, and parked my car, and rang the door bell. Johhny greeted me, along with Simba- Dawn’s adorable dog…and I started to see what I was dealing with…Dawn Christie was NO JOKE and this woman was larger than life in every way. The resident “singing” chef, stepped over to ask me if I wanted anything to drink. Cappucino please!. Haha. She presented me with the most delicious cappuccino I have had in a very long while.

Dawn Christie greeted me with open arms and a warm hug. She is full of love and graciousness. With Christmas songs playing throughout the palatial home (complete with unique Egyptian themed architecture in the livingroom and bathroom, a sprawling multi-level back yard with pool and cabana), Dawn led me from room to room, showing me the dance room with  mirrored wall sand poles where she teaches private clients various styles of dance, kick boxing- all depending on the individual needs of the client as part of her retreat offerings. I am led into the Spiritual room where she does spiritual readings and biofeedback. Then she leads me into the esthetician room, where she has her LPG (body contouring machine for weight loss treatments), boom blast equiptment (for high heat body wrap treamtments, also for weight loss), a non-surgical face-lift machine and shelves and shelves of amazing organic, pure Parisian body products that are used in the treatments.

Dawn then shows me the ethereal, all white guest room where clients stay while enjoying a spiritual retreat of 1, 3, 7 days or more. She tells me of some of the more notable celebrities who she’s worked with, and some of the fascinating client stories…relationships healed, financial successes and personal growth that she’s helped bring about. Dawn next shows me the enormous bathroom where she does spiritual baths and aromatherapy bubble bath. I am breathless and amazed. Totally floored by the peaceful opulence that resides in this space. Wow. It feels like heaven on earth. She then asks me to shake my hands and put my hands in hers. She looks at me and tells me that she can see that I really want to be in a loving relationship, and she sees how she can do that. Wow. Yes, she is RIGHT with that…and the rest of the day is amazing. She asks me if I’d like to start doing some treatments that day to get a taste of what she does at the Dawn Christie’s Spiritual Retreat. I discuss payment arrangements, and we get started!

She does the LPG on me, and I can see that this equipment is top of the line, and she’s very skilled at what she does. I become excited by the idea that I am going to work with her to clear away the emotional, physical and spiritual garbage and emerge as a new girl for 2010. Over the course of 6 more weeks, I get to know Dawn Christie and . They are a wonderful cast  of characters.

I notice within days of the first series of treatments I am glowing, feel as though I am walking on clouds. Other people are noticing too. Strangers stare at me in a new way, seemingly drawn to a new aura that I am attaining. I am feeling emotionally “softer” and more open. Truly happy and peaceful.  I stop being untruthful about anything, not even white lies. And I am seeing that I look thinner!

I do the Boom Blast, LPG, non-surgical facelift and spiritual baths every day. I spend time with Dawn at the retreat. I enjoy the amazing fish, vegetables, chicken and scrumptious desserts the Mia serves up at the retreat. I am pampered with delicious drinks, my senses are engaged with the smells and tastes that are true simple joys. I drink Sunrider Cali tea, as Dawn is a Sunrider distributor,  and feel nourished from the inside out. Nurtured in soul and body.  I feel truly “mothered” by Dawm in the best sense of the word.  My cravings for bad foods begin to disappear as my inner peace and personal esteem grow. I start to feel peace and love in all areas of my life. I start cooking more. I feel motivated to go to the gym because I want to take care of myself, and show myself love. I clean my house and car more often. I start to take better care of myself…and it’s effortless. And it’s Dawn Christie. And I keep  on losing weight, and feeling better and more healthy spiritually than I ever have. Amazing. Nothing short of a miracle.

During one of my baths I have the joy of reading the manuscript for Dawn’s first book. She talks about discovering her gift, working with clients and healing people, and then she channels universal truths and words of wisdom to better help the reader understand the the true purpose of life, how to live it and how to live it in love. This is going to be a groundbreaking book that will make Dawn Christie a household name.

Dawn only claims to be a faithful messenger. The way she works is that she can see how we come into this life, what is going on, and what the true desires of our heart are. Her gift is to help her clients achieve those goals by very specific direction and using her healing energy to cleanse and fortify out sometimes sick and depleted souls and help lift us up and give us direction. I am so blessed to be working with someone who is not only helping me lose weight, but also healing my mind, body and soul at the same time.

If you want to change your life and make 2010 the best year ever, talk to Dawn Christie. She’s the woman to do it!

Ohhh, yes, I am 15 lbs lighter than the last post I placed on this blog, but I have GAINED so much more. Most definitley gained so very much more!  Thank you Dawn. I love you!

And check out this teaser that was done for a reality show…we’re still looking for interested networks!!


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Fergie Drops 17 Lbs

After putting on 17 pounds for the movie Nine, Fergie learned it takes a lot longer to lose weight than it does to gain. Yes, it’s very true. Apparently, Fergie really has been “working on her fitness”….after a free for all with Salma Hayek on the set of Nine. Fergie says, “We were eating our brains out. We ordered everything fried and full of fat and salty.”

At the Allure Shoot

At the Allure Shoot

The extra poundage is nowhere to be seen on Fergie’s gorgoeus bikini cover shot, and the singer credits working out with her hot husband’s trainer for getting her super-toned body back. In her interview for its May issue of Allure, Fergie said,”If I don’t do sit-ups, my stomach sticks out. Legs are easy for me. That’s my lucky spot.”

Well, it’s a little reassuring to know that taut tummy doesn’t come without hard work. Do you have one area that you can count on to look good without much effort, like Fergie and her stems? And gifted gams they are….




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The Runaways Features Twilight Star

Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett

Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett

I am super psyched to see that Kristen Stewart is playing Joan Jett in the new movie, The Runaways, a coming of age flick depicting the band of same name.

 Dakota Fanning is slated to play Cherie Curie. This promises to be a real bag of fun.

The film features the raucus group of 16 year old girls that comprised the original band.

The Runaways was Joan Jett’s first band, and featured singer Lita Ford, played by Alessandra Toressani. Hits like Cherry Bomb made this band an iconic punk band of the 70’s.


The movie will definitley rock. As will the music. I have been a fan for over a decade. Yay! Film is scheduled to release in 2010.


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LOVE Kathy Griffin!

“It turns out that I have a way hotter body than she does, and that’s been tough for her.” So says Kathy Griffin of Paris Hilton. You go Kathy for being a total cougar. Word up.

Kathy sports an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini

Kathy sports an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini


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Sandra Bullock Diet and Exercise

Looking chiseled, as usual

Looking chiseled, as usual

Sandra Bullock, always charmingl-y candid and real, reveals her reasons and methods for staying in shape, and gives us insight to what her cheat day looks like.  Always one to be honest, it sounds like, just like everyone else, there is no magic pill or secret weight loss miracle. Being extremely active with lots of cardio and weight training, and a super clean diet is the key to her amazing figure, even in her 40’s!

Highlights of the interview:

I read once you have a “cheat day” once a week when you eat whatever you want. Do you still follow that rule?


How do you stay in shape?


What do you tell a girl who feels ugly because she’s not blond or doesn’t have a thin nose


“Welcome to my broken nose! [Her sister accidentally broke it while lifting a garage door when they were younger.] …I was rejected in school because I didn’t look like the big-breasted, beautiful girls. I was awkward and sad. My mother always said, “Be original!” but I didn’t understand until I changed to be like everyone else. Once I fit in, I was like, What have I done? I realized that my friends before were much cooler, with a great sense of humor and a way of looking at the world that was more fun. But if I hadn’t gone through that, I wouldn’t have been driven to make my oddities cool. It’s what made me have a sense of humor and thick skin. It’s like in All About Steve—I’m making fun of everything people have judged me for and put it into one character.”

“People ask, “How do actresses do it?” Um, they pay us to do this in order to look good on film. I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training. When I’m in Austin, I run or ride a bike. If I can work out every day, I will. But there are times when I won’t do anything for two weeks, and I’m, like, you know what? I talk enough to burn calories.”

“I start Friday night and I end Saturday night. But it is not so regimented. I’ll make lists of what I want to eat this week or next week. I was in the store Marfa and they had this dark chocolate with bacon in it so I’ve gotta try that! I eat really well because I can afford to. Like last night I had brown rice and black beans and some steamed vegetables so today I’m going to have all kinds of good stuff! I love sweets, like Viennese pastry, raw cookie dough, or a nice bowl of Lucky Charms with milk that I eat in bed watching SNL. That’s heaven right there!”


Slim and Sporty Sandra

Slim and Sporty Sandra

Once again, refreshing to know that even girls like Sandy break down and scarf cookie dough every once in a while. Just so long as it’s once a week, and in reasonable moderation. I am looking forward to my cheat day already. Haha


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Urge Overkill

Ahem, welcome to a new obsession. The Edge of Urge, and online boutique offers hipster fashionistas a new muse. Something both chic and slightly crass in nature, the way fashion should be. It’s a fun little online boutique that carries a range of his and her clothing, accessories, swimwear and other kitschy schtuff. It’s like a cooler Urban Outfitter, where if you buy your clothes here everyone won’t know EXACTLY where you purchased it.

Dara Bohemian Shoes by Frye

Dara Bohemian Shoes by Frye

Case in point, these seriously sexy, stylish and up to the minute chunky high heeled sandals. There are so many other cute selections, too, you will flip out. They’re seriously fun. The website takes forever to load the images, but I think it’s worth it.





 Another case in point, this super cute, flirty and uber-flattering dress, Balloon by Industrial.

It’s a pretty shade of blue/grey that makes it work for any season, and the lines are both sassy and sweet. This is definitley something I would wear to a fun Hollywood party.cutedress Check out the site yourself and find you favorites at the Edge of Urge

Check out the sale selections for up to 50% off regular prices.

Happy Frock Hunting!!!

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Well defined brows were the rage on runway for Spring '10 DKNY

Well defined brows were the rage on runway for Spring '10 DKNY

We don’t want to beat this issue to death, but ladies, it’s time to face it…the full brow is back and not going anywhere!

It was a frequently seen make-up trend in the Spring 2010 shows. This is a model in the DKNY show featuring a beautiful, face framing brow line that is full, arched and well manicured.

For a real brow boost, try Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum for $36 at Sephora ( and grow in a full set of brows. Shape and keep them in place with Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel ($12)


Leave a comment for a chance to win a brow boost, brow gel and brow powder gift bag from Billion Dollar Brows.

Brow Babe Kit

Brow Babe Kit


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