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The Benefits of a Bar Method Workout

by Marissa on May 22, 2018

I was planning this post several weeks ago, before knowing that the franchised barre studio where I’ve been teaching for the past year and a half was closing. The New York City Soho studio closed its doors last night. I thought about holding back on posting this, but this seems like the best time ever […]


7 Ways to Create a Gentle Spring Detox at Home

May 14, 2018
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  Spring is a time of renewal and refreshment, it signals new beginnings and for many in the wellness world, that means embarking on a detox. You’re probably familiar with detoxing or “cleansing” in some way, but hold up: I’m not talking about anything drastic. Why not try a gentle spring detox?   Why would […]

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How I Practice the 90/10 ‘Diet’

May 3, 2018

Having been a Health Coach for eight years, one of the most common misconceptions is that people assume my diet is perfect. Not true! Sure, my diet is very clean and I stay on track with it fairly easily, but I don’t believe in restriction so there are indulgences here and there. The difference for […]

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6 All-Natural Skin Care Essentials for Spring

April 27, 2018

The seasons are changing – so it (finally) seems- and warmer weather calls for a new skincare regimen to shed those winter layers. Just like you replace down and fur with silk and cotton, soups and stews with salads and smoothies, it’s time to trade thick moisturizers for lighter serums. I’ve rounded up a few […]

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Our Struggle with Infertility

April 23, 2018
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  Earlier this year when I returned to blogging after a hiatus, I mentioned there were some personal issues that had kept me away. It has always been difficult for me to open up fully in this space, but when I do, I know it’s something my readers appreciate and the fact that I wasn’t […]

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Napa Valley Travel Guide

April 10, 2018
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Last week David and I traveled to Napa Valley to celebrate our three year anniversary. It wasn’t our first time to wine country. We’ve made as many as six trips there in our nine years together. Each time we go, we experience a different part of the region in a different way. After a half-dozen […]

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Four Simple Ways to Save and Spend Money Consciously

April 2, 2018
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This is by no means a personal finance blog and I’m certainly not an expert on the topic, but many of you told me you’re looking for more conscious living tips from me and since I was once a reckless spender who took it upon myself to reform destructive spending habits, today I’m sharing some […]

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How to Eat More Seafood + Why You Should: A Comprehensive Guide

March 30, 2018
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As a pescatarian who also doesn’t eat dairy, I tend to eat a lot of seafood, but if you don’t have the same restrictions or preferences, eating seafood might not be top of mind. However, new dietary guidelines confirm it should be. Earlier this week I went to an event at Crave Fishbar hosted by […]

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Three Lessons from Three Years of Marriage

March 27, 2018
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  Today David and I celebrate three years of marriage and this week we’re going to Napa for a celebratory getaway. I couldn’t have hit the jackpot any better with my husband, but no relationship is perfect. We have our ups and downs like any other couple, but I truly feel we were made to […]

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