Slow Beauty 101

How I Found Slow Beauty My relationship with Slow Beauty came through my own practice. About eight years ago while I was going through the motions of checking multiple emails, voicemails, and social media accounts, I realized that the world had changed forever. To a certain extent, the changes are positive. We are becoming more connected (virtually), and [...]

By | October 14th, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

The Throat Chakra: Aromatherapy and Techniques to Speak your Truth

  Practicing yoga and meditation can help us to become more aware of the connections between our body, our mind, and our emotions. This awareness is amplified when we combine asana with meditation, affirmations, conscious breathwork, Polarity (and other energy exercises), attention to the chakras, and aromatherapy with essential oils. Integrating practices serves to restore [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Chores Not Required: A Farm Stay as a Retreat Destination

  Sometimes you just need to get out of town. A change of scenery is a beautiful thing, and spending downtime in an environment you don’t typically find yourself can be especially beneficial. Thoughts of getting away from it all can conjure images of digging your toes into the sand, reading an entire book in [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Shinrin-Yoku: The Practice of Forest Bathing

For as long as I can remember, the forest has been a place of healing for me. As a child I would gravitate to the woods for hours. As an adult in this modern multi-tasking world, it has been harder to keep up the habit regularly. I mean, really - if you go outside, you [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Sacred Mala, A Mystical Tool for Meditation

  Aside from the latest eco-friendly yoga mat, a popular accoutrement of the modern yogi is a strand of prayer beads called a mala. A mala is often worn draped around the neck or wrist.   While for some people a mala is just a trendy accessory, for others, a mala represents a link to [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Self-Care Surrounding Surgery

  When scheduling surgery is necessary, then planning wellness-based pre- and post-operative self-care should be non-negotiable in ensuring a healthy recovery. Having recently undergone surgery, I found that surrendering to my situation, resisting the urge to fast-track life, and cultivating compassion helped keep me at ease in mind, body, and spirit.   Today, I’m fighting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Open Doors: La Maida Institute

  “Listen to your inner teacher” is a common refrain among yoga and meditation instructors. In this busy, fragmented world, how do you tune in to that internal frequency? Where do you identify, strengthen and practice the tools that empower you to be your own best teacher?   La Maida Institute, contained in a historic, [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology October 2017

The cycles at play this October signify some emotional intensity. At the same time, we benefit by relaxing into the expansive nature of our own hearts and allowing ourselves to tap into our devotion to whatever is larger than our individual selves. Connect to your source of inspiration regularly. Astrology October 2017 October 1 - [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Skincare for Runners

Yoga Teacher and Runner Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff.    Whether you are training for a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or even the full 26 miles, skincare is vital. Running the trails outdoors leaves your skin exposed to the elements. Both sun and wind can create challenges for the skin.   Maintaining healthy, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

Fitness Pro Sierra Scott Shares Fashion Trends and Fitness Tips

  Fitness Fashion Trend: High Neck Bra Tops In terms of my full fitness workout, I do about an hour-and-a-half to two hours of arms, legs, and abs four to five days a week. For one specific workout, my favorite go-to are 15 squats.   They consist of doing 15 squats (I use a 15-25 [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments