Health 

Why Thanksgiving Makes You Absolutely Gorgeous

Great skin starts from within, so it’s important to nourish it with an abundance of skin-loving foods in order to keep your skin looking its absolute best.  Luckily, some elements of your thanksgiving dinner provide an array of incredible vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining gorgeous, glowing skin. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ CRANBERRIES Cranberries are a huge part of thanksgiving dinner. Whether you have cranberry sauce with your turkey or infuse your pumpkin pie with these little red berries – they are absolutely full of skin-loving nutrients. High in antioxidants, cranberries can help to…

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Lifestyle 

The Top 10 Things People Want In Life But Can’t Seem To Get

This last winter, I conducted a survey to my awesome community probing a number of critical life and career questions. 700 people have responded so far, and their answers have been fascinating to read. It’s not that I don’t ask these questions of my clients and my course members – I do. But what’s so intriguing to me is that it’s becoming more and more obvious that the things we humans desperately long for today are not only universal and timeless, but also have become even more elusive and impossible…

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Weight Loss 

Wines and Waist Lines

Sure… you’re a pro at checking labels at the grocery store, but when you hit the liquor store for a bottle of wine, nutrition facts are practically non-existent.  Luckily, armed with some basic knowledge, you can easily figure out which wines are the best buys for your bikini body as well as your palette. I found the best tips for finding great-tasting wines that won’t derail your diet. Check the ABV While there are no actual nutrition labels on bottles of wine, there is one indicator you can use to…

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Health 

Reasons to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Read below! If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and…

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Mental Health 

Surprising Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil Everyone Should Know

Lavender has unlimited amounts of health benefits including its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. Did you know the Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its particularly pleasant aroma? About Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. The flowers of lavender are fragrant naturally and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Traditionally, lavender essential oil has also been used in making perfumes.…

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Mental Health 

Trust Me, This Bad*** Quote Will Be Your New Mantra For Life.

Taking care of yourself is easier said than done. So often we put our prescribed roles first; whether that be mother, sister, wife, or friend. We’re so busy striving to be the best at each of these things, it’s easy to neglect ourselves in the process. During an Adidas women’s panel I attended, I was reminded of how important it is to think of your own well-being and to do this often. As Robin Arzon — Adidas ambassador, ultramarathoner, and Peloton instructor — passionately told us, “Self-care is the most selfless act you…

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Fitness 

The Best Treadmill Workouts, No Matter your Mood or Weather

While there’s nothing quite like running outdoors, unruly weather sometimes makes it impossible. For those rainy or blustery days, there’s the trusty treadmill. Whether you’re a beginner runner or have a few marathons under your belt, we’ve got a running workout for you. From a run that mimics going up and down San Francisco hills to another that has you ascending a mountain, you’ll swear you’re actually running outside. • Getting started: If you’re new to running, then try our 40-minute beginner treadmill workout. The workout combines walking and running to get…

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Weight Loss 

Cellulite, Sagging, Acne – Oh My!

Especially as we approach the winter months and your skin starts to dry out, you need to be taking care of your skin! One surprising ingredient that’s great for rejuvenating and revitalizing your skin is COFFEE! Crazy, right? BENEFITS OF COFFEE FOR SKIN: • Caffeine in coffee can tighten skin, smooth puffiness, fight free radicals and help fight cellulite and acne. • It firms the skin thereby reducing the cellulite. • Coffee plumps your skin and adds a healthy glow to it. • It has antimicrobial actin that keeps acne-causing microbes at bay. • Coffee…

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Health 

Natural Remedies for Healthier, Happier Skin

Every woman wants picture-perfect, flawless skin. Clear and beautiful skin is one of the main elements of a person’s beauty, but healthy skin helps you feel beautiful as well. Your skin care regimen and lifestyle habits are the primary predictors of your skin’s health. Some of the leading factors that take a toll on the quality and texture of your skin are stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, pollution, damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, excessive smoking and drinking alcohol. There are thousands of healthy skin and beauty care products…

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Weight Loss 

I Wish Someone Had Told Me These Tips Before I Started Lifting Weights

When I first started lifting weights a couple years ago, I would’ve laughed in your face if you told me it was about to become my favorite form of exercise. I had always associated weightlifting with big, bulky dudes who wobbled while they walked, but I quickly learned how rewarding (and fun) it was – no matter your gender or size. Besides, it completely changed my physique, and that was something I couldn’t argue with. Now I lift weights five times a week – which may sound excessive to some people – but it has truly become the part…

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