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DECEMBER 26, 2016

FITNESS HACKS FOR COMBATTING WEIGHT GAIN

December 26, 2016

FITNESS HACKS FOR COMBATTING WEIGHT GAIN

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things to go out the window for me during the busy holiday season is my workout routine. I justify filling the time I would have spent exercising with all of those extra tasks that haunt us between November and January. Heck, I’m lucky if I can get enough sleep to feel rested and energized, so fitting in a workout can seem like a luxury I can’t afford at this time of year. But sadly, skipping my workouts means I feel even more tired, stressed and disappointed with myself. I even...

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DECEMBER 13, 2016

Global awakening defines true self: Cyndi Prince

December 13, 2016

Global awakening defines true self: Cyndi Prince

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom and self-acceptance. Cyndi Prince is the environmentally conscious proprietress behind LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls. She started making the domestic wool balls in 2010 as an alternative to toxic dryer sheets. In 2014, Prince was recipient of the Eileen Fisher Woman-Owned Business Grant, recognizing her commitment...

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DECEMBER 06, 2016

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION.” OSCAR WILDE

December 06, 2016

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION.” OSCAR WILDE

People often cringe when they strike up a conversation with me this time of year and I tell them what I do. Simply uttering the word “nutrition” triggers thoughts of hunger, deprivation and the certain ruin of all holiday fun. I laugh a little inside because I remember feeling like that too and thinking that eating healthy meant chewing on celery and carrots all day. No thanks! But the truth is, you DO NOT have to deprive yourself or miss out on the holiday fun to make good choices and feel your best! By practicing what I call “Strategic Indulgence”,...

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DECEMBER 01, 2016

Do you wanna dance?: Elizabeth Wray

December 01, 2016

Do you wanna dance?: Elizabeth Wray

This article was shared with permission from Next Avenue as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* The movement flows from shoulder to elbow, to wrist and hand, our raised arms propelling us like mythic birds in flight. In the Brooklyn community center, we are warming up before our Cuban salsa class, following our...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2016

INTRODUCING OUR “SKIN CHEF” JEANNIE OLIVER!

November 22, 2016

INTRODUCING OUR “SKIN CHEF” JEANNIE OLIVER!

Meet our resident “skin chef” Jeannie Oliver is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer and classically trained chef.  She develops individualized strategies for her clients, empowering them to reshape their relationship with food, feel great about their bodies and transform their lives – deliciously!  

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NOVEMBER 22, 2016

SPILLING THE BEANS ON CAFFEINE

November 22, 2016

SPILLING THE BEANS ON CAFFEINE

Be  Kind to Your Skin…From Within!    Tip #1:  Never Have Caffeine On an Empty Stomach For years I drank my morning latte in lieu of breakfast because I was either in a hurry or just didn’t feel hungry. I didn’t realize it but my beloved morning coffee was contributing to my anxiety and insomnia and hijacking my hormones, skin and metabolism in the process. But don’t worry, coffee doesn’t have to be the enemy! Read on to learn a simple strategy for avoiding the dark side of coffee without giving up your favorite cup of dark roast goodness. One...

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NOVEMBER 13, 2016

Making peace with aging and its luxuries: Debra Music

November 13, 2016

Making peace with aging and its luxuries: Debra Music

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. After spending many years spent juggling various passions and honing her marketing acumen in a variety of roles, Deb took a 3,000 mile leap of faith and moved from her home in the northeast clear across the country to Seattle, to help her...

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NOVEMBER 04, 2016

SUPRISING NEWS ON SUGAR AND FAT

November 04, 2016

SUPRISING NEWS ON SUGAR AND FAT

With Halloween just behind us, some of us may be suffering from a sugar hangover.  I’ll confess:  I love a sweet treat.  But I also know sugar has been revealed to be one of the least healthful things we can put in our bodies.  In fact, it’s hard to think of a good reason to eat any kind of processed sugar. One of the biggest surprises for me this last year is learning that more and more medical professionals say sugar is far worse for us than saturated fat.  I say Hooray to that.  Julia Child – who never met...

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OCTOBER 03, 2016

Leaving space for me: Amy Pennington

October 03, 2016

Leaving space for me: Amy Pennington

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom and self-acceptance. Amy Pennington is a cook, author, and urban farmer. She has been featured in Bon Appetit, Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, GOOP.com, and Apartment Therapy, in addition to writing “Urban Pantry,” “Apartment Gardening,” “Apples from Harvest to Table,” “Fresh Pantry” and “Salad Days,” which...

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

September 15, 2016

VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

Let’s stir up our bowl of alphabet soup of healthy foods and vitamins and see what pops up. Today it’s all about Vitamin A. Why is it important for your skin? Vitamin A protects against UV damage, which can help slow signs of aging. It encourages healthy skin by stimulating cell production and turnover to keep skin firm and healthy. This also aids in conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema).  Without enough Vitamin A, skin can become itchy and dull. Hmm, so exactly which foods are rich in Vitamin A. Glad you asked! Kale  Dark leafy greens: red &...

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