My intentions were true, my goal was clear, and I still didn’t complete the 30-day yoga challenge at my yoga studio…or did I? The studio proposed to its yogis to take classes, post an image performing the pose of the day, a positive quote on Instagram, and take a few workshops offered during the month.
When I was younger, I wanted the perfect nose — one of those small, indistinctive noses that blend into the background of the model’s face on a magazine cover. My Italian genetics, however, gave me another type of nose: a little long, a little bumpy, not terribly unpleasant, but definitely ethnic. I’ve thought about changing
Rosalidia demonstrates sun salutations and explains why they’re so beneficial!
We’ve been hearing about the green juice trend for a while now, but celery juice has recently been all the rage when it comes to maintaining your health. Everyone has been swearing by this vegetable and the numerous benefits it has for our bodies, but why? While celery has many known benefits, the main one
I once had the pleasure of being one of the first inductees into the Happiness Hall of Fame, an organization that honors people who are advancing happiness in the world. I was thrilled to be among other inductees from all walks of life such as athletes (Bubba Paris), film producers (Roko Belic) and Stanford professors
First time blood donation can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what to do before, during and after your appointment will ease any fear you may feel. All you have to do is sit back, relax and be a hero! On the day of your donation, expect to spend about one hour
Having bad knees can be a huge obstacle to maintaining your fitness goals through a consistent workout routine. People who suffer from chronic knee pain due to joint, ligament damage, or previous injury tend to struggle when lifting heavy weights and when performing essential lower body movements like squats, lunges, step ups, and leg presses.
We think about our eating habits, sleeping habits, drinking habits all the time…but when is the last time you thought about your breathing habits? It’s something you normally do without giving it any thought, but if you made a conscientious effort to improve the quality of your breathing once in a while, you would notice
Summertime. Everyone wants to show off a “summer glow” but after spending hours getting your makeup just right, heat and humidity can really rain on your parade. Here are a few tips for keeping that pristine look intact. Read more here!
Most of us have a tipping point when we realize we need to change our lifestyle to be happier and healthier. For Lita Lewis, this happened while she was depressed, overworked and in desperate need of an overhaul. Deciding to return to the gym was exactly what she needed, and becoming physically fit helped her
With our busy lives, quite a few of us find ourselves feeling puffy and looking exhausted when we wake up in the morning. By using a face roller, our skin can quickly feel tighter and appear less inflamed. Recently, face rollers have become the new “it” beauty tool. These small, handheld devices are used in
Weight management is not about weight loss or diet. It is about taking steps every day to help make a difference in the long run. The goal is to be at our healthy weight and maintain it. Read more here!
I work with many women who say they want to find their voice. They want to have input at the table. They want to appear confident and competent. Read full article here!
What to Eat for a Healthy Brain and Better Focus. The foods we eat not only power our bodies but also provide the nutrition to power our bodies but also provide the nutrition to power our most important organ – our brain. What we eat has an enormous impact on mental clarity, memory, processing speed
You’ll be successful every minute of your life if you’re doing something you love whether you’re creating music, producing a theatre production or building a legacy company. Perhaps, you’re already doing something you love. If so, congratulations! Pat yourself on the back and carry on. Read more here!
Juice bars and smoothie stands are popping up at every street corner while commercial juicers and blenders are offering more variety and features. All of these are encouraging signs of consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. We’ve been told for ages that fruit-based vitamins are missing from our diets. So what’s really the best
The recipe below requires using the entirety of the beet (greens, stalks, and all). Most people might not consider eating anything but the beet root, but the greens contain an astonishing amount of Vitamin K, calcium, iron, and magnesium, so don’t throw away those greens the next time you buy a bunch of beets! Sauté
Our body is about 70 percent water, our brain 70 percent, our skin 80 percent. Proper hydration is essential to a healthy and strong body. Many times our choice of beverage dehydrates us. That is why 75 percent of us suffer from chronic dehydration, and most of the time we are not aware of it.
“Jab. Cross. Hook. Uppercut. Bob. Weave. Block. These are the basic moves of boxing. Beyond body conditioning benefits like toned arms and tight core muscles, boxing is a therapeutic and empowering practice. Somewhere between the sound of a punch making contact and the rhythm of dancing on the balls of your feet, instincts and reflexes
Now that spring is showing its colors, it’s time to show some leg, slip on sandals and hide that puffy winter coat. Be prepared to feel the sun again! Your legs are shaved, and you’ve done your spring shopping, but have you awakened your complexion from the winter months? Here are 3 essential oils that
Incredible easy to make, these flavorful eggplant slices are perfect as a light dinner with salad and bread, or can be served as an appetizer. They could also be served as an hors d’oeuvres if you use Japanese eggplant (of which you’d probably want to use 2 for this recipe), which are much thinner than
“What’s all the hype about turmeric? Turmeric is a spice from the turmeric plant and gives curry its yellow color. The turmeric root contains a chemical called curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with many scientifically-proven health benefits. It has shown potential to prevent age-related chronic health conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of collagen, but do we actually know what it is? Collagen is a structural protein that is the main building block for our skin, which is the largest organ in our body. Collagen makes up about 75-80% of our skin, which is a considerable amount! It has been proven that
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Do you want to get in better shape the year, but aren’t sure how to work fitness into your schedule? Group classes may be the answer for you. You’ll find classes scheduled at regular times, so you can plan for them on your calendar, ensuring you dedicate time for exercise. They’re affordable and are often
I came up with the recipe below a few nights ago. Sometimes those made-up meals can be a huge flop, but sometimes you can surprise yourself with something super tasty. These eggplant rolls definitely fall into the latter category (at least in my opinion – try them and let me know what you think!). I’ve