Let your Feet Do the Talking: Giveaway with Toe Talk Socks (7 winners Total!!)

It’s official – Winter is here! To help you cozy up this winter, as the weather turns colder and the sky’s a little grayer, I have teamed up with an brand new company called Toe Talk.

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Toe Talk was created by Jan Beresford after struggling through her Pilates class one day. She was looking to her toes for proper alignment  and realized, if her toes could speak, they would be able to give her the motivation she needed. So Toe Talk socks were created. Each sock features a mantra or motto to help keep you inspired whenever you glance at your toes. They also have grips on the bottom, so they are perfect to wear during your yoga/barre/Pilates classes, especially if your toes get chilly. And even if you aren’t heading to a class anytime soon, these socks are soft and cozy for your toes. Perfect as winter rolls full speed ahead. Continue reading

2015 Jumpstart Bundle: Health, Wealth, and a Happy Life

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I know, I know – Hanukkah is still going on, Christmas hasn’t even happened yet, and New Years seems like it is still months away. But 2015 will be here before we know it.

While I am not one to set resolutions, I am one to grab a vision board, make some intentions for the year ahead, and really look at what I would like to bring about in the year ahead. I find a new year to be refreshing and a fun way to jumpstart new adventures and dreams, where maybe they may have started to fade in the busy holiday hustle and bustle.

This year I have teamed up with a ton of other coaches – life, health, and business – to bring you the 2015 Jumpstart Bundle. This bundle is the best of the best, featuring all of our top notch programs (over $1300 in value) at a super discounted price (96% off!). You’ll have everything you need to live your dreams and conquer the year ahead. Continue reading

The Ultimate Health-Lovers Gift Guide: A Few of My Favorite Things

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If you are like most of the people we saw out and about this weekend (including us!), you haven’t quite finished your holiday shopping yet ;) I still have a gift or two to pick up, and many, many more to wrap, including a few gifts for the health-nuts I know. To help you out, if you are in the same boat, I have a few items for the most health conscious people of your list. Continue reading

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Cooked: Mushroom and Onion Gravy

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This is not the recipe I was planning in sharing today. I was going to share a new baked pita recipe or a stuffed kabocha squash recipe. Truthfully, I didn’t planned on sharing this before, because it wasn’t around until last night. But I couldn’t wait to share this with you, because it is honestly the very best thing I have ever cooked. It took me by complete surprise. For one, I just kind of threw it together. Also, I was never a fan of brown gravy when I ate meat, so for this to be the best recipe I’ve cooked, well, it had to be good. Continue reading

Detox 101: Everything You Need for Your New Year’s Cleanse

Detox 101 CoverWe right in the middle of the Holiday season – which means warmth, coziness, indulgences, a bit of stress, a bit more of love, and perhaps some traveling. During the holidays it is easy to let your routine go and to give in to a more indulgent lifestyle – which is perfectly fine! – as long as you know you can return to your healthier lifestyle soon after. The return back to normal life can be difficult, which is one of the main reasons we choose to “cleanse” at the first of the year. It’s a fresh start, a new year, and time a good time to get back to healthy habits. How you go about it (or if you choose to at all) is up to you. Continue reading

Pumpkin Leftovers: Black Bean and Pumpkin Quesadilla

Black Bean Pumpkin QuesadillaThe tree is up, our house is decorated, nog has been drunk, and we even exchanged a gift (because big ones are hard to lift and hide and sometimes Christmas comes early). The fridge has been restocked with normal food, as has the pantry, which means all Thanksgiving recipe leftovers (cranberries, pumpkin, nuts) are being used or stored. And I’m sure you can relate. Continue reading

Ana Caban: My Interview with the Pilates Pro

Once upon a time, there was a young dancer in NYC who like many former ballerinas hurt her back in a rehearsal one day…

And that is how Pilates Pro Ana Caban’s story starts.

While I was at the Pilates Empowerment Summit, I had the honor of sitting down and chatting with Pilates Expert Ana Caban. I first heard of Ana about 10 years ago while browsing through the workout dvd section of Target. I was looking for a new Pilates workout (I had previously purchased one on QVC and was looking to freshen my routine a bit) and stumbled upon Cardio Pilates. I bought it, used, it , and realized right away, this lady knew her stuff! Over the next few years, I saw her name on most Pilates dvd’s and home practice routines, including the Gaiam monthly streaming (affilitate link here) program. Continue reading