Category: BE WELL

Summer Fitness Motivation

Summer Fitness Motivation

Staying motivated to keep a fitness routine during the summer months can prove difficult.  The heat, the vacations, the rooftop drinks can easily add up to  less time spent on fitness.  But, what’s even more difficult is trying to start over when the Fall hits. Here’s a few tips […]

“What you seek is seeking you”-Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you”-Rumi

Recently I received life changing news that I had been hoping for since I was a child, not until halfway through my yoga teacher training did the universe feel I was ready to receive it.  Often, I have said that wellness is not just about […]

What is your relationship with your stomach?

What is your relationship with your stomach?

What is your relationship with your stomach?  This is the question that my friend and wellness guru Khadija at Life Wellness Center asked me the other day as she massaged my belly in preparation for an acupuncture treatment.    It took me a minute to answer […]

Step off the scale and step into your life!

Step off the scale and step into your life!

One of the worst habits I’ve had to break during my fitness journey has been weighing myself ALL the time. My entire life (especially during the times that I was intensely “dieting”) I would allow the number on the scale to determine my mood for […]

What is Your Fit?

What is Your Fit?

During this weight loss journey, I have encountered people who will say “You look amazing… keep going”.  It is such a back handed compliment because it it implies that they think you are not yet an acceptable size in the eyes of society.  We, as a […]

The Journey

The Journey

Growing up on the North Fork of Long Island this field use to be filled with potatoes.  When I was 13 the vineyards started to take over the farm land, and I worked in this vineyard picking grapes to have extra money on top of […]

July is Minority mental health awareness month

July is Minority mental health awareness month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.  Anyone can experience the challenges of Mental Illness regardless of their background.  Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services.  We need to work together to […]

Tips for Creating a Meditation Practice

Tips for Creating a Meditation Practice

Mediation always seemed like some new age thing and I never really understood why people did it.  After reading an article about the life changing benefits of meditation it became clear, since studies show that the benefits of mediation are numerous with a long list […]

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I’ve joked most of my life about how I was an “all or nothing” kind of person.  If I was eating I was eating, if I was drinking I was drinking, if I was smoking I was smoking.  Every couple of years  I would get […]

10 tips to help get you started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

10 tips to help get you started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

Since Ron and I have worked toward making changes to lead a healthier lifestyle we learned some things that have helped us to not only of let go of weight (135lbs between the 2 of us), but the habits that run counter to our objective. […]