If you want to watch behind the scenes of beauty blogging and TV segment prep, tune into my Facebook Live segments every Sunday at 11:30am. There, I'll be unboxing the week's mailings and dishing on what I'm working on for the week to come. Unedited. No makeup. Just #werk. I'll also be doing Facebook Live's randomly with experts and brands to showcase new treatments, campaigns and products. Follow along to get pop-up notices when I go live!.
Turmeric is more than a flavorful cooking spice. It's also a powerful nutritional supplement, containing bioactive compounds with effective medicinal benefits. For starters, Curcumin, the most desirable extract of turmeric, has major anti-inflammatory benefits. Here are seven health benefits of turmeric. Get ready to sprinkle.
Summer may be over, but I have to share my summer reading list. In the beginning of the season, I asked for book recommendations on Facebook and was flooded with responses. Here's what I read and highly recommend. Most of them are thanks to my good friend, Lauren.
I'm excited to share that I'm now a columnist for AhaLife's The Good Guide. As a beauty and wellness journalist and expert, I partnered with the brand to create an "Ask Jeannine" series and will be answering all of your questions monthly. From skincare ingredients to fitness routines and acaí bowl recipes, bring it on! Check out my interview here and first column in response to the question, "What Anti-Aging Ingredient Should I Be Looking Out For?" Stay tuned for more of "Ask Jeannine!"
Bar Method just celebrated their 16 year anniversary, but I've only been taking class (religiously) for two of them. During that short time, I've been inspired, made new friends and learned the technique that keeps my muscles lean and toned. The community alone at The Bar Method Hoboken is reason enough to go daily. Meet the ten teachers who encourage me to "get lower" and tuck with purpose.
The tragedy in Texas has been unbearable to even watch on the news. Each day that passes, I sit and wish I could be of more help, and even though I've donated, I still feel helpless. I'm sure if you're reading this, then you feel the same way. Besides the misplaced people and animals, looting is happening and the entire situation seems to be out of control despite all of the relief efforts. It's going to take a long time for the community to rebuild and get their feet back on the ground. There are many ways you can help through donations and here are the ones that caught my eye.
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.
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.
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.
When I put out a call-to-action on Facebook asking friends and family to share heart warming stories of compassion for my Soul Candy series, I received an overwhelming response. This one comes from my friend Arlene who lives in Florida and witnessed how one simple gesture could make someone's day.
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!
Summer is in full swing! The days are longer and there's an abundance of sunshine, which makes the perfect recipe for summer adventures. Whether you're lounging in the sand, hiking some trails or just taking a walk on your lunch break, make sure you're setting yourself up for success in the snack department. After all, we work hard for our summer bodies! These five vegan-friendly snacks have been our go-tos.
I recently had the opportunity to hear spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson speak at the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC and have to tell you, it was the most powerful lecture I've ever heard. As a follower and fan of hers (her book A Return to Love changed my life) I couldn't wait to see her live. Her teachings inspire many in hopes that those listening will begin to make a shift in order to create a ripple effect in the world. Here's the scoop. It's important.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I partnered with The Bar Method in Hoboken to bring you unique barre-inspired fitness tips each month. First up, let's talk about our core. Back in the day, I used to crunch every chance I got in hopes of toning my abs, but it wasn't until I discovered barre workouts, that I understood the true secret – it's all about your exhale. Game changing. Here's the deal..
Pair this with gluten free bread and it's a dream appetizer for us. Full of vegetables and flavor, this white bean hummus and mushroom bruschetta is easy to make and a healthy appetizer for any summer bar-b-ques.
The beauty industry tends to define beauty as ‘confidence’ and through advertising and the media, explains how by using the right products and learning a few tricks of the trade, confidence can be easily enhanced. Yes, that’s true, having my brows shaped to properly frame my face, having silky smooth skin and rocking a nearly flawless self tan all definitely make me feel more confident and therefore, more beautiful, but I’ve recently come to find that beauty is so much more than just that. This new understanding through self discovery changed not only my career path, but also my entire perspective on life and in this moment, I couldn’t be more fulfilled or grateful. Read about my transformation and new definition of beauty here.
One of my very good friends and colleagues, Emily, experienced an interaction with two homeless people last fall that was incredibly touching. In NYC, we walk past the homeless time and time again and for some, they become invisible. Let's remember that they too, are people who are capable of love and need compassion. Next time you encounter a homeless person, acknowledge them when they speak to you. Even if you don't have a dollar to give them, let them know. Trust me, they appreciate just a simple answer. This story will touch your heart.
I just left yoga class and was super inspired by something my teacher, Julie Pasqual, said so I felt the need to share it. Her theme throughout class came from this saying, "When you complain, you're signing a contract for sadness." Wow. The reminder that we can control our level of happiness hit me hard.
Piná Coladas are a summertime fan favorite and we've found an even better and healthier way to enjoy them. Condensing what would normally be a 425 calorie drink down to just 115 calories by the substitution of coconut water. And we think they taste even better this way! Here's the how-to:
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I'm fitness obsessed. Working out, whether I'm in a yoga or barre class, is a form of meditation to me. When the Bar Method opened in Hoboken two years ago, I found myself immediately addicted and began attending classes four to five times per week. As someone who, loves to focus on technique, the isolated movements work for my mind and body. Bar Method is always my answer when people ask me why my arms are so toned. Fast forward to today, and I'm proud to announce that I'll be partnering with the Bar Method Hoboken to bring you barre inspired, monthly fitness tips.
I don't typically cover brand campaigns on my site, but Philosophy's latest spoke to me in a way that made it seem natural. Their new campaign, 'How are you, REALLY' focuses on the honest state of our mental health. How many times do you answer "How are you?" with "fine" or "great?" I'm guilty of it all the time, because that's the expected answer. No one asks to create an honest conversation. In honor of Mental Health Month and with the help of Philosophy, that's all changing.
I've been volunteering at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City as of late and absolutely love the animals. true love and care are given to the animals and tons of the hard work goes into getting each and everyone of them adopted. Adoption success stories make my day and this week, I'm proud to share this story from my friend, Alexis Farah of RandomActsofLipstick.com, who has opened her LA home to fostering dogs. I couldn't be more proud of her!
Since receiving my health coaching certification, friends and family are constantly asking me about healthy breakfast ideas. It seems all anyone eats are eggs! If you follow me on Insta, you already know that I love making bowls and smoothies that are full of nothing but nutrition. Here are five well-balanced breakfast ideas (including my yogurt bowl and chocolate, banana smoothie) to begin incorporating into your mornings.
This week in Miami, Joe and I were able to enjoy the Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau for a few hours. Typically, when we get spa treatments on vacation, we always opt for deep tissue couples massages. This time however, something else caught my eye on the spa menu and I'm glad I tried it. After all, it is part of my job! With an open mind and spiritual interest, I tried an Ayurvedic massage called Abhyanga, which is an ancient Indian massage therapy that uses a combination of oils according to your Dosha type in order to unblock your chakras and relieve stress. Dosha? Chakras? Allow me to explain. Here's everything you should know before trying an Ayurvedic massage.
Last week I was in LA for work and a little play and couldn't have felt more alive. I just love it out there. I was so happy about the gig I was working on, so happy to take a break with Joe and so incredibly happy to be in the sunshine. And now, back to the grind in NYC. Reality sets in. I once read that there's a formula to our happiness by Deepak Chopra, MD. Here's how it works.
One of my favorite parts of teaching yoga is that I can cater the playlists to each class. My favorite type of music to play and choreograph to is by far rock and roll. I get just as high from opening a flow to John Mayer's cover of Free Falling as I do when inviting my students to join me in a closing OM at the end of Dave Matthews' Crash Into Me. Chills. However, Pearl Jam's Release and Just Breathe take the cake. Here are some of my favorite playlists to teach and practice to.
Teaching people how to navigate the grocery store in order to eat their healthiest is one of the most rewarding parts of being a health coach. Once you show someone once, they'll never look at the food store the same again. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are 5 simple tips for success at the grocery store.
In need of a re-energizing, midday snack or a morning pick me up? You're going to want to try these bite sized protein balls. Delicious, healthy and great for on-the-go!
There's nothing more heart warming than receiving emails from you guys about random acts of kindness. This story proves that even the smallest, selfless acts make a huge difference. If we all act out of kindness always, we can contribute to making the world a better place.
I'm excited to announce that I partnered with natural beauty brands Jason, Alba Botanica and Avalon Organics to teach a free yoga class at a their event in NYC tomorrow night and you're invited. In collaboration with Care.org, the brands are celebrating women's empowerment in order to raise awareness and funds for their work in supporting Qach'Umilal Girls' Education and Leadership Project, which helps to give indigenous Guatemalan girls access to education. Read on for details.