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JUNE 03, 2019

O Canada! We've Arrived!

June 03, 2019

O Canada! We've Arrived!

Hello, Neighbors to the North, I’m taking the show on the road this summer — this week, I’m in Toronto for my first time ever. As part of our plan for Kari Gran to go big or go home, we’ve gone international, first in Hong Kong and now with The Detox Market stores in Canada.  Seriously, we are beyond excited that we’ve come this far.  It’s kind of a big deal for us, especially as I remember the early days when it was just Lisa and me, a tiny workspace, and a nugget of an idea. It’s humbling and thrilling,...

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APRIL 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!

April 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!
We just spring cleaned the KG Headquarters. It took a couple days but, in the end, a clean space is the best feeling.  But what doesn’t feel good is looking at a pile of paper towels soaked in harsh chemicals. Definitely makes you second guess that good feeling.  Learn more about green and homemade alternatives that can effectively clean without harming our earth. 
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JANUARY 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

January 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

WE’RE EMBRACING OUR INNER MINIMALIST. FIND OUT HOW HERE. Streamlining, simplifying, making smarter choices – these are our dreams for 2019. So how, exactly, do we make that happen?  This inspired us to host a fun workshop (with a little party mixed in) with a few of our favorite, super-smart friends last Saturday who shared their best tips for doing just that. Many long-time Kari Gran customers, newbies, and a few social influencers came to the workshop. We noshed on nutritious, delicious bites, learned about the essential vitamins every woman needs and had a wardrobe makeover maven help guide us...

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JANUARY 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

January 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

Is this the year you’re going to be more organized, get more done, and be more cheerful about it all?  If that’s your goal, consider this:  many studies suggest that trying to do more than one thing at a time can actually diminish productivity and performance. About 30 years ago, an article in Vanity Fair captured my attention titled  “Acceleration Syndrome: How Life Got Much, Much Too Fast”.  This was before everyone had cell phones, before texting, before we all had a personal computer and a million distractions. If life felt busy and pressured all those years ago, how are...

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APRIL 10, 2018

“The Woman I Wanted to Be”: by Diane von Furstenberg

April 10, 2018

“The Woman I Wanted to Be”:  by Diane von Furstenberg

In her irresistible memoir “The Woman I Wanted To Be”, Diane von Furstenberg recounts the story of her remarkable life. This what I knew about DVF (as her friends call her) before reading:  she married a European prince at a young age, created the famous “Wrap Dress” that became a fashion icon, and lived a glamorous life as part of the jet set, frequently seen at Studio 54.  She epitomized the 70’s.  What I learned from reading her book is that she is a woman of great strength,  empathy, and vision. Independence, freedom, and self-reliance were touchstones for Diane's life...

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FEBRUARY 25, 2018

"Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life" - Gabrielle Bernstein

February 25, 2018

"Judgment Detox:  Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life" - Gabrielle Bernstein

How would it feel to let go of judgment in your life? In her book, “Judgement Detox”, Gabrielle Bernstein explores this question. She defines judgment as separation from love and believes it’s the number one reason we feel blocked, sad and alone. Her theory is simple: judgment is our defense against fear, feeling unsafe, vulnerable or inadequate. Naturally, all of us judge, frequently, every day. In this book, she outlines a series of six steps and practices to help you detach from judgment and return to your natural "sense of oneness, peace and inner harmony.” (After the divisive, turbulent events...

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017

AGING GRACEFULLY

November 13, 2017

AGING GRACEFULLY

Aging gracefully is a topic of conversation among my friends these days. We are all late thirty or early forty-somethings who are either paying for our youthful sun folly (yes, tanning beds are bad) or just realizing it takes about an hour for our face to settle into an acceptable shape in the morning. I was aging gracefully until my eye doctor told me I needed glasses. After putting on my new frames, I actually SEE my lines, wrinkles, and what looks like the feet of a thousand crows who have danced around my eyes. So who is this Grace...

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AUGUST 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

August 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

The Tough Part -- Step 1: Pitch and Toss  If you were going to eat those last few pretzels, you would have by now. Or that last scoop of freezer-burned ice cream. Or that pumpkin pie filling from two Thanksgivings ago. Your pantry, fridge, and freezer are not repositories for forgotten foods. Start cleaning by tossing anything that’s beyond its expiration date. Next, throw away anything that’s been in a storage container all winter. And if you’re taking this time to clean up your daily diet, toss out the temptation. Remember my favorite healthy eating tip: you can’t eat it if it’s not...

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JUNE 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

June 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

Most of you guys know the basics of a healthy lifestyle: eat more fresh organic foods, don't smoke, exercise, and get an annual health exam. But there's more to being a healthy, desirable dude than choosing organic beef and hitting the gym a few days a week. Below are some great tips for boosting your vitality, longevity and sex appeal. Chill Out and breathe. Breathing deeply reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases energy, and improves memory and immunity. A relaxed man also has better sex. Slow down for just 10-20 minutes a few days a week: try deep, belly breathing, get outside for a walk, take a yoga class, or...

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MARCH 31, 2017

JUST THE ESSENTIALS BY ADINA GRIGORE

March 31, 2017

JUST THE ESSENTIALS BY ADINA GRIGORE

Author of the “Skin Cleanse,” Adina Grigore takes a down-to-earth, witty and humorous approach to essential oils in her latest, “Just the Essentials.” Adina cuts through the exaggerated marketing claims and confusion to bring science, history and practical uses of essential oils to light. With numerous oils available, it’s easy to be overwhelmed before even getting started. Adina makes it easy by offering her list of top ten must have oils and a few bonus extras to start with. Even better, she gives us easy and practical recipes to try. From skincare, perfume, personal care, home care and aromatherapy, there’s...

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