Get Well at WELL Loft
By Michelle Ebbin   |   October 13, 2020

I believe that the ultimate goal of all fitness, wellness, and beauty routines is to not only make you healthier but to help you become, literally and figuratively, more comfortable and confident in your own skin. Your skin is the face you present to the world and just as the eyes are windows to the […]

Mind and Body in Sync, While You Walk
By Michelle Ebbin   |   September 3, 2020

After nearly 16 years living in Montecito, not a day goes by when I don’t think how lucky we are to live in such a special place. Since quarantine and now as my kids have started three different schools online from their bedrooms, never have I been more appreciative of our precious beaches where I […]

Throwing Clay: A Mental, Physical & Spiritual Well-Being Workout
By Michelle Ebbin   |   August 6, 2020

It seems apropos to be writing about one of my newfound loves, pottery, on the 30-year anniversary of the movie Ghost, in which a clay-splattered Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze share the pottery wheel in one of cinema’s most famous romantic scenes. As inspiring as that movie scene was, after months practicing how to “throw […]

Needle Stress Away
By Michelle Ebbin   |   July 2, 2020

Believe it or not, I’m afraid of needles. In fact, I used to faint every time I had blood taken. Yet despite my fear I’ve turned to acupuncture for decades to help with many common problems, including anxiety, stress, to boost my immune system, and yes, even for “facial rejuvenation.” Acupuncture has been my go-to […]

We Can Dance
By Michelle Ebbin   |   June 4, 2020

I love to dance but I know that dancing does not come naturally to everyone. However, as the world is reeling from all the terrible news and people are suffering from cabin fever (and WildCat remains closed!), dance of any kind, from ballet to break dancing to drunk dancing, is something that everyone can do […]

Energy Flows Where Attention Goes
By Michelle Ebbin   |   May 7, 2020

If you’re finding it difficult to stay calm and not be completely overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts every realm of your life, you are not alone my friends. I’m right there with you and nearly everyone I know is feeling the collective anxiety and mental anguish of this challenging time. […]

Get Off the Couch!
By Michelle Ebbin   |   April 2, 2020

Hello, my social distancing, hand washing friends out there! How are you coping amidst all this mayhem? Does anyone even know what day it is? As the apocalyptic pandemic of COVID-19 intensifies and our collective anxiety increases exponentially each day we remain under quarantine, I think it’s remarkable that any of us can peel ourselves […]

Sound Bathing (No Water Required)
By Michelle Ebbin   |   March 5, 2020

Nothing has the ability to transport us to another time and place quite like the resonance of pure sound. From Aboriginal tribes who used the didgeridoo as a sound healing instrument to ancient Tibetan singing bowl ceremonies, for centuries people have used sacred vibrational sounds to quiet the mind and heal the body. Today the use of […]

Just Breathe
By Michelle Ebbin   |   February 6, 2020

Are you stressed out? Is your heart racing, your breath shallow, and your mind scattered and unfocused? If the answer is yes and you’d like an effective, drug-free way to calm yourself down, I have a simple remedy for you that’s scientifically proven to work and literally right under your nose. Every Wednesday at Physical […]

A New Year, New Decade, New You
By Michelle Ebbin   |   January 9, 2020

For years, I’ve traveled far and wide to try new wellness products and now there’s something available in our neck of the woods that can help you power up your wellness and self-care routine. This miracle machine, offered at Aesthetics Montecito, is called the HOCATT, which stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone & Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy.” […]