5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Growing herbs on a fire escape can be a bit of a (fun) challenge. Here’s what I learned: 1. Leave a clear path. When I first started my little herb garden, I bought basil and dill from the Union Square Greenmarket, and I thought they looked really pretty on the steps of my fire escape. This only lasted a short time before I realized this is … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

The Perks of Waking up Early

Waking up before 6 am can be a challenge. At this time, you probably still want to rest your head on your soft cushiony pillow and lay beneath the covers just a few more minutes. Soon those minutes turn into hours and it’s already 8 am. You have to get ready fast, smear some mascara on your lashes, inhale your breakfast, and run out the … Continue reading The Perks of Waking up Early

The Healing Powers of Yoga: Eleonora’s Personal Journey

After taking Eleonora’s Yoga Flow class at a local studio in my area, I was intrigued by her style and approach to yoga. Within the first two minutes of class, I found out she is a native from Milan, Italy. Beyond her obvious grace and beauty, she has a wide range of fitness certifications. She has even created workshops that are in harmony with her mission and goals in … Continue reading The Healing Powers of Yoga: Eleonora’s Personal Journey

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Low Carb, High Protein Breakfast & Brunch

As a family, we had a lot to celebrate this weekend. Birthdays, good news, and the end of a brutally cold mid-winter race. So, of course, we ate brunch. A lot of it. Side note: This post is all about brunch. If you don’t like brunch, then, I’m sorry but we really can’t be friends. After the Manasquan mid-winter beach run/walk, we ran even faster to a breakfast … Continue reading Low Carb, High Protein Breakfast & Brunch

Yoga is More Than a Workout

Yoga is a practice that I feel so strongly about, but many people just don’t believe that it’s a good workout. I’ve overheard, “yoga isn’t really a workout” or “what did you do in class today, stretch?” Whenever I hear this, I try to explain that yoga can be as strenuous or as relaxed as you want it to be. Why Everyone Needs to Stop Saying Yoga Doesn’t … Continue reading Yoga is More Than a Workout

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Smoothie

If you’ve ever wanted dessert for breakfast, then I have a treat for you! Maybe I’m longing for the cookies from my Healthier Desserts after Your Next Holiday Party post, or maybe I’m just over the New Years Resolutions craze (because we should strive to be healthy everyday?!) Enter – Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Smoothie. This recipe was inspired by Amanda’s Oatmeal Cookie Dough Smoothie over at … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Smoothie