You might not believe this when I tell you, but I was actually dragged to the Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within seminar by Joe. Joe’s been a fan of his for a little while now. He frequently listens to his podcast, which he introduced me to, and has read some of his books. While I’m very into self improvement, I found Tony to have a bit too much masculine energy for me. As a spiritual person, I always appreciated the tone of people like Gabby Bernstein, Marianne Williamson and Oprah. That’s who I am. That’s who I resonate with.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already saw the new addition to our family, Jimi! We rescued him at 11-weeks old from a shelter in CT, who rescued him from a kill shelter in South Carolina. He’s mostly black lab, but also a mix of terrier and pit. To say we love him is an understatement!
I first heard of “Beauty Acupuncture” over lunch with a publicist friend. She wasn’t actually pitching it to me, but telling me of her personal obsession. Of course, visited the woman who coined the term, Dr. Sarah Sajdak at Aquarius Acupuncture in NYC try it. What is beauty acupuncture you ask? Read on to find out how it works.
Last week I had the pleasure of talking about the cruelty free beauty trend on NBC’s New York Live with Jacque Reid and Sara Gore. California is the first state in the US to put a ban on the sale of beauty products tested on animals starting in 2020. I can only hope it catches on sooner than later. Check out the segment for the 411 and some of my favorite brands who already found other means of testing.
You guys know that I’ve had it rough lately and anger has played a huge role in my grief process. Remember when I went to the rage room (see blog post) to “safely” smash things and get it out? Well, I took my friend Joelle Garguilo from NBC’s New York Live there recently for a segment and it was so much fun. Check out my latest on “Un-Zen Ways to De-Stress in NYC.”
Have you noticed? more and more beauty brands are becoming cruelty free. According this Allure article, California became one of the first states that passed a law banning the sales of any products that are tested on animals to be effective starting January 1, 2020. We’re so excited that more companies are taking part in this movement against animal testing and that’s why we’ve gathered some of our favorite cruelty-free brands with some of their latest products.
Postpartum, I wanted nothing more than to lose the baby weight I gained since my new body was a horrible reminder of our tragedy (see post). I aggressively started taking SoulCycle classes just two weeks after I gave birth in hopes it will help me get back to my normal weight and it did, however, I learned that cardio like spinning and running only allows your body to burn calories during the exercise where as strength training on the other hand, keeps your body burning calories at a higher rate for hours post exercise. I spoke with my personal trainer and CEO of M.O.V.E FIT NJ, Jarrett Hahn for the 411.
Joe and I recently escaped to California for eleven days to take an adventurous road trip down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Monica in a convertible. He perfectly planned stops all along the way and left room for spontaneous activity in-between. It was fun, healing and exactly what we needed. Many of you asked for our itinerary over on Instagram so here it is! Safe travels!