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Local vs. Organic: What’s the Difference?

by Marissa on January 10, 2018

  More than ever, people are becoming aware of our food supply and where it comes from. That’s a good thing! But with that awareness, comes buzz words like “organic” and “local.” While helpful, for many people, these terms can be confusing in the produce aisle. One question I’m often asked is “What’s the difference […]


The Best of 2017 … Year In Review

January 5, 2018
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Happy New Year! I’m back from an extended trip to the UK and Dubai and what’s a new year without a 2017 year in review post? I acknowledge this is slightly delayed, but better late than never! I think we can all agree that 2017 had its own challenges. From a personal and professional standpoint, […]

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Blogging Lately

January 5, 2018
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Almost ten years ago I started this blog to share about health and wellness out of my passion for what I was learning as a student at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I knew relatively little about blogging, but over time I’ve learned more. Although this blog is somewhat different than most of today’s blogs, […]

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Four Weeks to a 15K with Mizuno Wave Rider 21

December 15, 2017
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Inspired by the New York City Marathon as I am every year I don’t run it, this year I decided to take action and sign up for the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K. The 9.3 mile race would be the longest distance I’ve run in some time – maybe even all year. Aside from the distance […]

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The Best Matcha Lattes in NYC

September 29, 2017
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  It’s no secret that I love a good matcha latte. After discovering so many matcha bars serving up this satisfying green tea drink last summer, I’ve been all over the city sampling the best matcha lattes in NYC.    But, why matcha? A Japanese tradition, matcha is the highest quality powdered green tea available.  It’s […]

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Highlights from Expo East

September 18, 2017
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After a whirlwind week, I spent this past weekend in recovery mode from The Natural Products Expo, also known as Expo East. As a part of the health and wellness industry for the past 10 years, I know all about this conference, but this year I finally took the plunge and experienced it. I was […]

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I’m a Certified Barre Instructor!!

August 30, 2017
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  If it seems like I’ve been a little quiet around the blog for awhile, I have a good reason. Actually, several good reasons, but this is the one I’m focusing on today: Since January, I’ve been training to become a Certified Barre Instructor at The Bar Method in SoHo and as of last month, […]

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How to Plan Your Week

August 14, 2017
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If you’re someone who experiences a sense of dread or overwhelm about the week ahead every time Sunday rolls around, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Monster, the job site, 76 percent of Americans experience anxiety on Sunday night – also known as the Sunday Blues or Sunday Scaries. I, myself, am no […]

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Amsterdam in 24 Hours

July 19, 2017
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Growing up in Kentucky, I never traveled a ton. My dad was fairly well-traveled so he tried to instill an appreciation of it in us by taking the family to California, Italy, Paris … but I mostly preferred to stay comfortable at home. In my twenties, I caught the travel bug and decided I wanted […]

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