November 7, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Hi Friends & family!!!
Three years ago today I started my 14 day launch for the Brenda Swanson website. I wanted to share things I learned being a fashion model all over the world starting in 1980. Through my trials, to see if I had what it took, tribulations, to see if I could withstand the rejections. It wasn’t easy and sometimes not fun at all, the modeling part was the least challenging. It was the acting and the BS that goes along with it, that almost put me in my grave a couple of times if not more. Depression and rejection are something we all go through in life, I know, but try telling that to a young girl/woman where how I looked got you a job, that was hard not to take personally.
So for the next 14 days I’m going to share some very personal yet important things everyone, not only women should know. It’s not about being a model, actor, and producer in “The Biz” it’s about you and your life. If I make a difference in one person’s life by sharing my personal, private story I will of done my job! My mission in life is for everyone to have “Optimum Health” mentally, emotionally and physically. The freedom to know you cannot FAIL at anything you try. My Q for you is… What would you do, be and try if you knew you could not fail?”
With love, grace and gratitude… until tomorrow.

October 12, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


I always wondered about essential oils and back in the day I thought they smelled good but never would of thought them as being medicinal? I also thought that even if they were medicinal they probably don’t work…

That was 20+ years ago and I’m here to tell you that DoTerra’s oils are definitely therapeutic and work, I know because when everyone else is sick or getting sick I don’t. I use On Guard, it fights against toxins by defusing, kills germs rubbing it in your palms (I also put it just under my nose above my lip as it smells great and cleans out the lungs and it’s ingestible. I carry the beadlets in my purse and when I’m out ex: shopping, airports, flying or in an enclosed area for any length of time bite into a beadlet to help keep my immune system happy and healthy. If you start to feel a sore throat coming on or a heavy chest use the ON GUARD BEADLETS or 1 drop under your tongue. These are THERAPEUTIC OILS, you don’t need more than a drop. Using ON GUARD in combination with BREATHE ESSENTIAL OIL will help you rid yourself from getting that cold or flu everyone else around you is getting. These oils are great for your children too.

For more information please contact me at 310.951.0002 or email me at BRENDASWANSON.COM ~

Be well stay safe and healthy through this holiday season and be sure to keep your kids healthy too. It’s usually the kids that bring home the colds and viruses… You know how that goes…


August 6, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Being happy is the cornerstone of all that you are! Nothing is more important than that you feel good! And you have absolute and utter control about that because you can choose the thought that makes you worry or the thought that makes you happy; the things that thrill you, or the things that worry you. You have the choice in every moment.
One of the happiest times experiences of my life… My trip to Mother Africa on this was a water safari above the Okavango Delta where pure reverse Osmosis water is underneath. 


Zanzibar, Africa

August 1, 2016
by Brenda Swanson

Mother Africa I wanna go home

I cant believe the way I fell in love with Africa, or no I do believe it. I have always wanted to go to Africa and somehow always thought I would live in Kenya one day. I never wanted to come home, I want to live on a game drive, discover the Masi and more countries in Africa. There’s a feeling in this place like no other. Some pics from Hwange National Park Zimbabwe.

Linkwasha, Wilderness Camp Zimbabwe



April 14, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Palm Beach Athletic Wear and YOGA! What a wonderful studio to bring ‘Body by Brenda*’ method, sculpting, toning and lengthening muscles. Losing weight through yoga asanas with a twist on strength, flexibility and added cardio bursts.Not only is Body by Brenda* exclusive to Palm Beach Athletic Wear & Yoga no one else specializes in this practice.

Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Yoga is also the only studio in the Palm Beaches that has an anti gravity practice. Owner Kristen Lemoine has been challenging her students ages 4-74 to be kinder to their joints and any injuries by being suspended in air. This anti gravity, ariel style yoga invented by the renowned Christopher Harrison and his special hammocks will strengthen and bring more flexibility without any pressure on your hips, knees, ankles, wrists and shoulders. Come hang with us…Literally!

 Last day of anti gravity teacher training at Zero G studios in Orlando, Florida. 


Palm Beeach Athletic wear and Yoga studio in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Kristen Limone, owner Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Yoga is the only Anti Gravity studio in Palm Beach County. Kristens eye for on and off the mat yoga wear is a must for any athlete, not just us yogis!  
Body by Brenda* features in NUE MAGAZINE this month! Come on down, lose weight and inches. Burn off fat deposites build the body you’ve always hoped for at Palm Beach Atheltic Wear and Yoga TODAY!!! You’ll never look back and it’s soooo much fun!!!

April 5, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


STOP judging and evaluating yourself ~ STOP comparing yourself to other people it causes feelings of pride or inferiority. Enjoy who YOU are and share that with the people you love and those you don’t even know. When you share this kind of love and compassion for self you automatically change your brain waves AND your body sensations change along with that thought process. In Life we create patterns, some learned some not, we tend to forget that everything we tell ourselves is what we then believe and carry out.

JUST FOR TODAY or even the next TWO HOURS, every time a negative thought passes through your mind start reconditioning it to a joyful, loving thought. NOW you start the magical process of changing your patterns. The same thoughts/patterns programed in our heads have been repeated for so many years now rerouting them to the joyful, loving thoughts need practice and will take time. Make the time, start new thoughts, start new healthy habits…

JUST FOR TODAY, FRIENDS… Watch how you grow into the peaceful happy warrior you really are, the real YOU, not someone else’s idea of who you should be.




February 22, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Polo fashion, hats and all… If you’ve never been to to see a polo match I suggest you do. 

I’m always saying do something new especially on full moons. The full man in the moon guided me to the Wellington Polo grounds here in Palm Beach county, FL.

Super fun game, beautiful and funky people just being themselves on a beautiful day in the sun. 

Go do enjoy your life each and every day, it’s so important. Go inward and ask yourself what one thing is that is tangibil in the next couple of weeks, full moon or not, DO IT! You’ll be so happy, you gave yourself the gift of doing something new and accomplishing one thing you alway wanted to do.


“Don’t just LIVE your life, CREATE it” 

Brenda* Swanson


February 22, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Gratitude by unknown
I am grateful for my limits that teach me patience and pace

I am grateful for challenge, defeat, and loss

They teach me hope is not a light at the end of the dark tunnel

It’s the ember burning within me that I forgot to fan

I am grateful to my teachers for introducing me to myself

I am grateful for my past that has delivered me to my present

I am grateful for all I have found and all I have lost. Both remind me I can live with and without

I am grateful for silence and for laughter And for my ears that can hear both

I am grateful to my heart that beats and breaks and heals

I am grateful for the fullness of my life. For the brief, heartbreaking, heartwarming fullness of life.

In the end by Tara Mohr
In the end you won’t be known for the things you did, or what you built, or what you said.

You won’t even be known for the love given or the hearts saved, because in the end you won’t be known.

You won’t be asked, by a vast creator full of light: What did you do to be known?

You will be asked: Did you know it, this place, this journey?

What there is to know can’t be written.
Something between the crispness of air and the glint in her eye and the texture of the orange peel.

What you’ll want a thousand years from now is this: a memory that beats like a heart– a travel memory, of what it was to walk here, alive and warm and textured within.

Sweet brightness, aliveness, take-me-now-ness that is life.
You are here to pay attention. That is enough.

January 11, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


What a way to start 2016 with a new body, new you and a yoga practice. If your in Palm Beach Gardens or in the surrounding area join me at Palm Beach Athletic Wear and Yoga. LOSE WEIGHT, build long lean muscles and free your mind of negative patterns. Sculpt YOUR body into your dream body, relax your mind with restorative meditation classes. Set & keep your intentions on track this year! 

I teach heated power sculpt classes Monday,  Wednesday and Friday’s at 7:30am. I also have a meditation restorative class Monday mornings at 9am. to sign in and check upcoming classes. 


January 10, 2016
by Brenda Swanson


Wow, Sunday brunch without the eggs! If and when you come to Palm Beach, FL. be sure and visit The Breakers Hotel! Along with being one of the most beautiful and different hotels in the world their Seafood Bar is just as exquisite. I always say I will do the brunch, without failure I end up eating giant colossal stone crabs… Have a look. Those are just the top of the claw!!!


One is all you can it! Don't forget the kale, beet and goat cheese salad.

One is all you can it! Don’t forget the kale, beet and goat cheese salad.