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Category: BE WELL

Write Yourself A Love letter

Write Yourself A Love letter

When is the last time you said “I love you” to yourself? Lately at the end of my yoga classes I have been asking my yogis to give themselves a big hug and say these 3 words to themselves before we head into savasana. I […]

Fall Tablescaping

Fall Tablescaping

Every season brings a new opportunity to freshen up the house but something about the Fall makes me want to add décor that can last from October straight through the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Table décor is my favorite thing to do and this year I am […]

Honor Your Body

Honor Your Body

Last week I collaborated with Eileen Fisher, Taila Skincare and Bravissimo for our “Honor Your Body” event.  It was lovely to see so many incredible women taking the time to honor themselves by joining us for the evening. The most important thing I’ve learned during this […]

Summer Fitness Motivation

Summer Fitness Motivation

Staying motivated to keep a fitness routine during the summer months can prove difficult.  The heat, the vacations, the rooftop drinks can easily add up to  less time spent on fitness.  But, what’s even more difficult is trying to start over when the Fall hits. Here’s a few tips […]

“What you seek is seeking you”-Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you”-Rumi

Recently I received life changing news that I had been hoping for since I was a child, not until halfway through my yoga teacher training did the universe feel I was ready to receive it.  Often, I have said that wellness is not just about […]

What is your relationship with your stomach?

What is your relationship with your stomach?

What is your relationship with your stomach?  This is the question that my friend and wellness guru Khadija at Life Wellness Center asked me the other day as she massaged my belly in preparation for an acupuncture treatment.    It took me a minute to answer […]

Step off the scale and step into your life!

Step off the scale and step into your life!

One of the worst habits I’ve had to break during my fitness journey has been weighing myself ALL the time. My entire life (especially during the times that I was intensely “dieting”) I would allow the number on the scale to determine my mood for […]

What is Your Fit?

What is Your Fit?

During this weight loss journey, I have encountered people who will say “You look amazing… keep going”.  It is such a back handed compliment because it it implies that they think you are not yet an acceptable size in the eyes of society.  We, as a […]

The Journey

The Journey

Growing up on the North Fork of Long Island this field use to be filled with potatoes.  When I was 13 the vineyards started to take over the farm land, and I worked in this vineyard picking grapes to have extra money on top of […]

July is Minority mental health awareness month

July is Minority mental health awareness month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.  Anyone can experience the challenges of Mental Illness regardless of their background.  Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services.  We need to work together to […]