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The Best Matcha Lattes in NYC

by Marissa on September 29, 2017

  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

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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Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy?

July 14, 2017
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Because I often get questions like “Is the Mediterranean Diet healthy?”, I’ll be spending some time posting here more often about different diets, or ways of eating. I believe that no one diet works for everyone because we all have different biochemical make-ups. That said, the more you’re informed, the better you can piece together […]

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Nick and Jonathan’s Holistically Hot Transformation

July 12, 2017
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  Several months ago, I had the honor of discussing my book with Namaste Book Shop’s Spiritual Book Club. Each month, the book club is assigned a spiritual book to read and the January book happened to be Your Holistically Hot Transformation: Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle Free of Dieting, Confusion and Self-Judgment. About a month […]

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What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

June 30, 2017
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Because I often get questions like “What is a low FODMAP Diet and should I be on one?”, I’ll be spending some time posting here more often about different diets, or ways of eating. I believe that no one diet works for everyone because we all have different biochemical make-ups. That said, the more you’re […]

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Should You Count Macros?

June 28, 2017
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If you pay any attention to the world of health and fitness, it’s very likely you’ve heard the term “count macros”, know someone who counts macros or perhaps you’re considering counting macros yourself. Counting macros is a newfangled way of counting calories in a world of processed foods where not all calories are created equal.  […]

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