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Much to my chagrin, I’m not getting enough sunshine in NYC with this whole Polar Vortex nonsense—the only sign of spring is that the last of the dirt and trash glaciers have melted (if you live here, you are well acquainted with these nasty little suckers). Okay, I’m being cynical…it is meant to be 55 today (but 20 again next week!). Argh. Isn’t it the first day of spring? Click to read more!
I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about New Yorkers is the overt friendliness and smiling faces you encounter on the street. Um, yeah. Anyway, I’ve been experimenting with smiling at random strangers (what normal people do in CA) and guess what? They smile back. Click to read more!
When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? Did you sign up for a half marathon? Did you jump out of a plane? Did you start a new job? Did you embark on a new way of eating? How did you feel? What were the emotions going through your brain? Opportunities to enhance and engage ourselves are ever present, but it’s up to us to make things happen. If you don’t step on the gas, the car isn’t going to move. Click to read more!
Across the board we’ve had a lot of fitness and dietary trends this year—CrossFit, SoulCycle, P90x, yoga, gluten-free, the Paleo diet, juice cleansing, to name a few. Did you drink the kool-aid? Or did you miss the memo? If you’re the type to make resolutions (now’s the time, of course), pay attention to what makes your body feel fit and healthy, instead of following the herd. Sheep are so 2013, anyway. :-) Click to read more!
Every year we see the same trend of holiday parties, celebratory drinks, and indulgent gifts. Did you know that typical holiday weight gain from Thanksgiving to New Years is 8 pounds? It's easy to have that extra glass of champagne, another foie gras quiche, or piece of chocolate...even thought we've already had five. But hey, you're gonna hit the gym in January, so it's all good, right? Click to read more!