8 Tips for Better Portion Control

8 Tips for Better Portion Control

As a holistic health coach and someone who's super conscious about what I eat (hello, gluten free and vegan, a restaurants nightmare), my biggest downfall is portion control.  The thing is, I know better, but often times, can't help it.  No matter what your eating habits or weight loss goals are, here are eight tips for better portion control.

Hoboken: Best of Beauty & Wellness

Hoboken: Best of Beauty & Wellness

When I first moved from the city to Hoboken a little over four years ago, I was convinced that I was going to hate it.  A typical New York attitude.  Today, I can't express how much I absolutely love this little city and am so proud to call it home.  Of course, I did my fair share of exploring and testing out all of the beauty and wellness offerings the town has to offer.  While I still go to NYC for many of my services (see my round up of the best salons and spas in NYC here), I found some real talent in Hoboken.  Here's my edit of the best of beauty and wellness in Hoboken.

My Favorite Motivational Books to Add to Your Reading List

My Favorite Motivational Books to Add to Your Reading List

Turning to self-help books is not always easy. When books are dubbed "self-help," it implies that we need assistance, when the truth is that we just need some motivation. Here are from of our favorite motivational books by women that are sure to leave you feeling inspired and grateful.

How to Up Your Self Care Regimen as Seen on NBC

How to Up Your Self Care Regimen as Seen on NBC

I had such a great time last week with the ladies of NBC New York Live TV.  This month, I focused my segment on how you can up your #SelfCareSunday regimen.  Of course face masks and hair masks are expected, but in this segment, we chat about new products and techniques that'll make your self-care routine even more pampering than it already is.  Click here to watch and enjoy!

Soul Candy: Connecting Through Meals on Wheels

Soul Candy: Connecting Through Meals on Wheels

I was walking through the city one day when I received a call from my grandpa who mentioned he had a great story for my Soul Candy series about his wife, Judy.  (Yes, he's very tech savvy and reads my blog!)  After learning about what she's been doing for years, I was shocked that I didn't already know this about her and of course had to share in hopes of brightening your day and inspiring you to do good in the world as well.  Here's Judy's story working with Meals on Wheels.

3 Effective Ways to Shape Your Legs

3 Effective Ways to Shape Your Legs

While we may not be getting Spring weather in NYC any time soon, the season is upon us, which means that soon enough, we'll be frolicking around sans tights.  I spoke to the owners of The Bar Method Hoboken to find out how to quickly get your legs in shape.   Here are exercises for your calves, inner thighs and hamstrings.  I do the calf raises as I brush my teeth.

Why Mushrooms Should Be Part of Your Diet & Skincare Regimen

Why Mushrooms Should Be Part of Your Diet & Skincare Regimen

A month or so ago, I attended a summit by the Global Wellness Institute where the medicinal properties of mushrooms was a super hot topic.  Turns out, research is being done to prove that magic mushrooms could be “better than existing treatments” for anxiety, depression and addiction.  Today, we’re seeing mushroom infused coffees, chocolates and skincare products.  Here, I investigated their benefits when ingested and applied topically. 

5 Inspirational Lessons from SoulCycle Instructors

5 Inspirational Lessons from SoulCycle Instructors

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've noticed in my stories that I recently got into SoulCycle.  I know, I know, it took me a while!  I used to dread spin class, but once bit by the bug, I shortly became addicted.  How much fun is dancing on a bike?  Who knew!  As a cardio compliment to my regular barre and yoga classes, it's now part of my fitness regimen.  Of course, I love how inspirational and motivational the instructors are during class.  Here are the top five lessons I learned at Soul so far... Enjoy!