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Expert Series: inspiring wellness, yoga, and what it means to be a mamapreneur in NYC with Randi Zinn.

Meet Randi Zinn. I am super excited to introduce you to Randi Zinn this week. Randi is the mastermind behind RZ Inspire Wellness, a movement for NYC Moms that enlivens community and encourages wellness across the board. Her workshops and

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why i don’t believe in diets.

Diets are not sustainable.They operate with a mentality of scarcity and deprivation.They force us to remove whole food groups that can actually be great for us when done right.They take too much effort: weighing, counting, thinking, stressing.They separate us from

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a thought on being healthy.

Health is not a destination. It is a means to accomplish all that we desire to do. I’m discovering this as I continue this never-ending journey towards being my best self. What I’m discovering is that our best self is

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being blissfully happy takes work. and commitment.

{I’m thrilled to share this post today from the fabulous Hope Mirlis of A More Perfect Union. While she works primarily with engaged couples and newlyweds, Hope’s unique perspective on relationships is one we can all learn from: whether they

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choose your reason. choose to change.

[I first published this post on A More Perfect Union, an uplifting blog belonging to the fabulous Hope Mirlis — check out her gratitudes and musings over at perfectunionny.blogspot.com] There are countless factors in play when it comes to how we

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‘cheesy’ roasted brussels sprouts.

Honestly, I thought I’d have to save this cold-weather recipe for next autumn… but here we are, May 25th, and it’s a little Arctic in New York! What a fabulous opportunity to share these little pockets of warmth. The sprouts

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staples and spice day 2: mexican.

Spices: Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, paprika Staples: Kidney beans, brown rice Today’s south-of-the-border inspiration requires just four spices and two staples. This healthy take on the classic rice-and-beans is not only easy to throw together, but also a

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staples and spice shopping list.

It’s coming! The Seven Days of Staples and Spice Get ready for seven days of spicy inspiration for mixing up meals at home! 20 spices. 6 staples.  The idea: adding different combinations of spices to healthy staples to create simple, time-efficient

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my ‘i quit sugar’ experience.

[this might just be the best book you’ll ever read…] I was a little dubious when a fellow health coach introduced me to Sarah Wilson’s book, ‘I Quit Sugar’. A self-professed healthy eater, I was skeptical that the forms of

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healthy fridge feature #4 [lesia].

This week’s healthy at-home fridge is courtesy of the inspirational Lesia in Toronto! It’s particularly fitting that her feature goes up today: it’s Earth Day and Lesia is one of the most eco-conscious people I know! She is an eco-pastry

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food and culture: insight courtesy of ‘the amazing race’.

Full disclosure: the Amazing Race is our guilty pleasure show.  There’s something really fascinating about watching how producers pit contestants against each other – and how the things asked of contestants change depending on where in the world they’re racing. 

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healthy fridge feature #2 [amanda].

It’s Fridge Feature Monday! I am so happy about this situation. Fabulous Amanda is our featured guest this week. We’ve been friends since the beginning of primary school (crazy, right?) and I’ve always been inspired by her healthy habits and head-on tackling

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hybrid or diesel: what does your body run on?

Like cars, our bodies require fuel. Like cars, the type of fuel we choose to fill up on greatly affect how we function. If you put diesel in a gas tank, the car will smoke and the engine will run

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healthy fridge feature #1 [meg].

Finally! Something I’ve been wanting to post for awhile: healthy fridge inspiration from some of the most nutritionally-minded people I know! I was inspired by the good people at Well+GoodNYC, who present a celebrity Refrigerator Lookbook every few weeks. I

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why cirque du soleil makes me want to be a better person.

I am riding a wave of inspiration and unbridled joy this morning. After an evening of Cirque du Soleil, it’s hard not to want to get up and do something amazing. This is not a new realization for me. I

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creativity.

Creativity is one of those things that just makes my heart happy. I find it changes form in my life depending on what else happens to be at the forefront of my mind, but that it always creates the same

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