3 Wellness Lessons I Learned at Canyon Ranch + A Travel Diary

3 Wellness Lessons I Learned at Canyon Ranch + A Travel Diary

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts for the first time. My best friend, Adrienne, and I found the experience exceeded our expectations and we came back to NYC energized, restored and inspired.  If you follow me or Canyon Ranch on Instagram (I took over their account), then you saw that I had the recent opportunity to go back for round two.  With work out clothes and notebooks, Adrienne and I eagerly hopped in the car.

Must Have: ShortList Skincare

Must Have: ShortList Skincare

One of the biggest trends I've notice throughout the past few years is the merger of the beauty and wellness industries and I couldn't be happier about the shift.  It's changed not only the content I cover, but also, just like you, my personal shopping habits.  We now care, drastically, about what each ingredient is doing for us in our skincare. I love that part of my job is to help you cut through that clutter, which is why I wanted to introduce you to ShortList, a new skincare brand that landed on my desk and is now part of my regimen.

Help Clear Animal Shelters with NBC

Help Clear Animal Shelters with NBC

If you watch NBC, then you might have already seen the promo commercial I'm hosting about "Clear the Shelters," a campaign where animal shelters across the country will be offering low cost or waived adoption fees on Saturday, August 19th. When the email came in asking me to host and I saw that they wanted me to interview a veterinarian and help promote animal adoption, I was over the moon.  You guys know how I feel about helping animals and hosting with NBC is a career dream.  As an animal activist and supporter of the campaign, I have to fill you guys in on how you can participate.

How to Rid Excuses & Meet Your Goals

How to Rid Excuses & Meet Your Goals

I finally listened to Tony Robbins' podcast and it's just the pick-me-up I need to keep myself in check.  Have you guys listened to it yet?  I'm curious to hear your thoughts. This one was titled, "How to Rid Excuses and Meet Your Goals."  Both my husband, Joe, and I found it informative and inspiring and appreciate the fact that he's a straight shooter.  Here are his three steps to getting out of your own way.

Beauty's New Hero Ingredient: Almond Milk

Beauty's New Hero Ingredient: Almond Milk

We're used to seeing moisturizing ingredients like shea or cocoa butter in our skin and hair products, but Almond milk is becoming a key ingredient in the beauty industry because of its long list of skin benefits.  here are three of our favorite buys embracing the trend.

Real Benefits of Isometric Exercise for Detailed Toning

Real Benefits of Isometric Exercise for Detailed Toning

Throughout my life, I've taken part in various workouts to keep myself fit.  Dancing, cardio kickboxing, spinning, circuit training, yoga, pilates and of course, barre classes were always in the rotation.  There was even a point in time where I obsessed over P90X videos in my own living room.  Since moving to Hoboken, I've been dedicated to yoga and barre classes and find that they work best for my body type.  In Bar Method classes, we don't sweat, we glisten, but the fine-detail toning is thanks to isometric movements.  Here's how it works.  Bye-bye burpees!