The Lower Ab Exercise I Swear By

The Lower Ab Exercise I Swear By

Sculpting abs is hard enough as it is, but sculpting your lower abs is by far the most challenging.  I was first introduced to this exercise, leg up taps, years ago in pilates and when the Bar Method started including it in their workout I was pumped.   It targets your transverse abdominals and is extremely efficient.

The Truth Behind the Biggest Meditation Misconception

The Truth Behind the Biggest Meditation Misconception

Despite popular belief, the goal of meditation is not to clear the mind.  Surprised?  I can't tell you how many times I've been asked about meditation and people say, "I could never do it, because I could never erase my mind."  Obviously!  I don't think it's humanly possible to clear your mind, which is good news, because meditation then, may just be for you.

Join Me for A Cocktail and Fragrance Event at Annick Goutal

Join Me for A Cocktail and Fragrance Event at Annick Goutal

I'm really excited to host an interactive fragrance event at Annick Goutal's Upper East Side boutique next Thursday, February 22nd.  The event is open to the public (but you must RSVP) so if you love reading my blog, are a beauty fanatic or just want to come have a few cocktails, grab a few friends and join me!  Here are details along with the RSVP email.

I Tried Sakara Life's Food Delivery Service and Am Obsessed

I Tried Sakara Life's Food Delivery Service and Am Obsessed

If you haven't heard of Sakara Life yet, let me introduce you.  The vegan meal delivery service encourages a lifestyle that goes way beyond food – think physical, mental and spiritual enhancement.  After trying the service out for a few weeks, I have to tell you, I can't contain my excitement each time it shows up at my doorstep.  And when I finish a meal, I legit get upset that it's gone.  The food is that good.  

Soul Candy: Help for the Homeless

Soul Candy: Help for the Homeless

It's been insanely cold out this winter and I always provide the homeless in my area with what I can to keep them as warm as possible, but the thought of them being out in the cold on frigid days and nights never leaves my mind.  I noticed my friend April shared the news that her sister Jamie Marie and her boyfriend Anthony Pierro assembled and handed out care packages to homeless individuals in freezing cold New York City earlier this year and was touched.  I reached out to Anthony to find out more about his experience and he shared this touching video.

Does Edible Collagen Really Help Your Skin?

Does Edible Collagen Really Help Your Skin?

How do you guys feel about eating your skincare?  Into it or pass?  As with most nutraceuticals, the ingestible collagen trend has me skeptical of its efficacy, yet intrigued.  I've been receiving pitches from publicists about the hot topic for a while now and after getting hooked on Sakara Life's Beauty Chocolates, decided it was time to dig in and find out they really work.  Here, Dr. Mona Gohara gives an honest answer.  

6 Inspirational Women Share What Brings Them Joy

6 Inspirational Women Share What Brings Them Joy

When I rebranded and launched Joyfully Me, I thought deeply about the content I've been creating and my mission for the platform.  After all, having an audience is a responsibility and I wanted to make sure I was using mine to the best of my ability. Throughout the content, you'll find what brings me joy and I hope it acts as moments of pick-me-ups and inspiration for you, too.  Here, I interview some of the women I most admire in the wellness community. From Mallika Chopra to my favorite yoga teachers, meditation gurus, authors and athletes, they all dish on what brings them joy.  Enjoy!