Must Have: Laurel Facial Mask

Must Have: Laurel Facial Mask

If you're looking for new effective, yet natural skincare, listen up.  I first discovered Laurel at the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC last year and after talking to the founder, knew the skincare collection was something special.  The flower and herb based line is crafted mindfully using 100% organic ingredients (you won't even find water or alcohol in their ingredient list).  After testing a slew of products, I fell in love with the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask.

Energy Boosting Yoga Poses

Energy Boosting Yoga Poses

Whether it's beating the 4 o'clock slump or just trying to wake up, I'm sure you can use an energy boost at some point during your day,  Believe it or not, I don't drink coffee.  After eliminating caffeine a few years ago in order to help keep my migraines at bay (see article here) I've taken to new techniques to boost my energy.  Here are yoga poses that really work.

Soul Candy: The 'Unadoptable' Cat

Soul Candy: The 'Unadoptable' Cat

I'm picking up the Soul Candy series again and to kick off the new year, I thought I'd tell you about a very special story that touched my life personally.  I volunteer at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City and often find myself in the cattery cleaning cat cages and making friends with all of them as I go.  Nothing makes me happier than helping at the shelter.  Throughout the past few months, I took special notice to one cat in particular named Pepper who thanks to her age, spots of missing hair and cone around her neck, seemed what some would say, "unadoptable."

I Started Eating According to My Dosha Type and Here's What Happened

I Started Eating According to My Dosha Type and Here's What Happened

This summer during a visit to Canyon Ranch, I met with a nutritionist who introduced me to the idea of eating for your dosha type.  As a yogi, I was famliar with my dosha type (Vata-Pitta) and the chacteristics, but never really looked into lifestyle decisions I should be making because of it.  Now, I practice living according to the needs of my dosha type in order to feel my best.  Here's why.

The Truth About Laser Tattoo Removal

The Truth About Laser Tattoo Removal

Throughout the past two years or so, I've been undergoing laser tattoo removal.  It hasn't been two years of consistent treatments as I've taken breaks – some out of frustration and some to allow my skin to heal – but after seven treatments, it's still there.  Here's a breakdown of the process, stories of all three of my tattoos (I'm only trying to remove one and you'll see why!) and before and after pictures.

10 Reasons to Become A Barre Babe

10 Reasons to Become A Barre Babe

You guys know how much I love The Bar Method and I'm psyched to start the new year putting 100% into my classes.  After all, summer bodies are made in the winter.  Throughout my Bar Method Fitness Series, you'll find info on breathing for flatter abs, proper form and the importance of stretching for leaner muscles.  Here, I sum it all up by giving you my top X reasons to become addicted.

Zen Fashion as seen on NBC

Zen Fashion as seen on NBC

Right before the holiday weekend, NBC New York Live ran my "Zen Fashion" segment.  Since I predominately focus on beauty and wellness, this was different for me and a lot of fun!  Seriously, when not in athlesiurewear, these are the types of outfits I live in – comfy yet chic.  Check out the segment and let me know what you think of the looks.