Wellness

Hydration Tips for Health & Glowing Skin

I'm 35 years old and what makes me a strikingly different person than my 20-year-old self is that I care a lot more about my health. With the exception of an ocassional late night Insomnia Cookies order, I take waaaaaay better care of myself now. God, if I could go back and undo all the terrible things I did to my body and skin in my 20's I'd be in a time machine in a heartbeat! And I'd smack myself silly before getting into all those damn tanning beds! If I had only known to do what works for me now. Oh well, stupid 20-year-old self, good thing you no longer run the show! One of my best pieces of advice for women in their 30's is to always stay hydrated. It really doesn't matter the time of year or season, we need water for our bodies to function effectively, to lubricate our joints, revitalize our skin and have good poops. There are more reasons but these are my favorites. In fact, I'm going to share 5 hydration tips with you that never fail me. But since I like to tell...

Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo in Brooklyn, NY

As if speaking for Cornell University and Fitness Magazine last month wasn't enough, I've been invited to join the Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo as a panelist! This is so exciting for me because it will be my 1st time speaking at a health expo. For years I've been attending them as a trend spotter and all around wellness "sponge", but now I get to be the expert on stage and that's a HUGE HONOR! Clearly I want you to be there. Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo Saturday, November 22nd from 10am-2pm 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11243 If you're local to New York or want to take the drive in, stop on by! This year the Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo is happening in Brooklyn, New York at Skylight One Hanson. Dr. Oz is our headlining host and you can expect to get lots of info on healthy living and eating, fitness regimens, as well as health insurance options. Since this event is being provided by several popular radio stations, you'll see...

Fighting Breast Cancer with Komen, Cake Boss and Bethenny

You couldn't ask for a girlier, PINK-er event! New Balance brought together Komen Org and Girls' Night Out to celebrate 25 years of support for breast cancer awareness and fund raising for the cure. I could tell you that I hosted the event, that it was fun with an incredible turnout, and leave it at that. But I'd be neglecting the story that deeply connects me to the breast cancer cause. My great grandmother died of breast cancer and my great aunt was blessed to survive it. Since the disease runs in my family on the maternal side, I'm at risk of getting it and have endured all the tests to mitigate concerns. I know all about mammograms and MRI's, and how it feels as you wait to get your results. I take my health seriously but I think experiencing the loss of 2 close friends to cancer really hit home. I know I'm not alone when I say I hate the C-word and that I'm not the only person who's lost someone, but some people are luckily unaffected by it while others get hit...

Passion Box Revealed!

Having fire-ry passion is responsible for all of my success. That's why PASSION was the theme of my 4th Quarterly box. Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling myself Steve Jobs here, but I do take pride in my accomplishments. For example, I created a business and brand back in 2009 out of nothing but a love for fitness.  Nearly 6 years later, I'm happily making a living out of that business...and to think it all grew out of the small passion seed I planted is pretty cool. I want everyone to experience this because being passionate about your chosen path is thrilling. But it can also be confusing. I'm an Ivy school graduate but I sure as hell didn't go to business school and didn't know a thing about running a biz until I tried to teach myself...or ended up learning by trial and error. Doh! Finding your passion and acting on it are 2 of the greatest challenges in life. You'll shed blood, sweat and tears doing it. The sweating part is KEY in my opinion because...

Ultimate Guide to Wanderlust Festivals from a Pro

It's crazy how much Wanderlust Festivals have grown! They're no longer a summer thing, but rather an open-ended opportunity to travel to some of the most amazing destinations in the world year-round while immersing yourself in good vibes and wellness. If you're reading this it's because you're a professional Wanderluster (like me) or about to become one and you're looking for more information. Well, you've come to the right place because I'm going to attempt to share the most info I can about the 3 festivals I've attended, which were all very different. I never thought I'd get so hooked on a yoga lifestyle festival (even though I'm a yogi) but the minute I experienced the nature, music, holistic, artistic and social sides of Wanderlust I couldn't help but go back. The first festival I went to was at Copper Mountain, the next was in the North Shore of O'ahu and the most recent was a lot closer to home in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. I'm going to tell you about each of these...

A New Way To Think About Social Workouts

When you hear the words "social workout" you probably think "group fitness". But I'm going to make you think something entirely different by the time you finish reading this article. Social workouts are on the rise and extremely popular among women. They go beyond group fitness. They are experiential events where people actually socialize, network, exchange goods/information and get inspired. In many cases, the workout is only a small part of the bigger social workout picture. Why is this important? Because women are redefining what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. A happy, healthy life is a balancing act of exercise, work, love, family, friendship, passion, inspiration, travel, food, drink and a million other things. Even shopping! So why not bring these things together especially when it comes to fitness? The Girls' Night Out New Balance (NBGNO) events that I host in New York City aim to ahieve this...and I think we do a pretty good job! NBGNO events...

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