4 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

4 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

During my stay at Canyon Ranch a few years ago, I attended a variety of lectures each day and found them all to be incredibly enlightening and motivating.  My favorite was a motivational speech who spoke about creating miracles by a man named Jerry Posner, who was just as entertaining as he was practical.  The fact that it was practical was my favorite part.  I often attend spiritual lectures and appreciate the thinking, but Posner made spiritual teachings a practical practice.  Here are his four ways to create your own miracles.

8 Tips for Better Portion Control

8 Tips for Better Portion Control

As a holistic health coach and someone who's super conscious about what I eat (hello, gluten free and vegan, a restaurants nightmare), my biggest downfall is portion control.  The thing is, I know better, but often times, can't help it.  No matter what your eating habits or weight loss goals are, here are eight tips for better portion control.

My Favorite Motivational Books to Add to Your Reading List

My Favorite Motivational Books to Add to Your Reading List

Turning to self-help books is not always easy. When books are dubbed "self-help," it implies that we need assistance, when the truth is that we just need some motivation. Here are from of our favorite motivational books by women that are sure to leave you feeling inspired and grateful.

What Clean Eating Really Means

What Clean Eating Really Means

When I coach clients into healthier lifestyles, I always emphasize eating clean – minimal processed foods that offer maximum nutrition.  It's not a diet, but a lifestyle. Personally, when I decided to go vegan over ten years ago, it's because I wanted to eat as clean as possible.  Here's what that really means and how eating clean will help you jumpstart weight loss, clear up your skin, increase energy and get better sleep.  It's a sustainable lifestyle shift and once you reap the benefits, you'll never go back.

Energy Boosting Yoga Poses

Energy Boosting Yoga Poses

Whether it's beating the 4 o'clock slump or just trying to wake up, I'm sure you can use an energy boost at some point during your day,  Believe it or not, I don't drink coffee.  After eliminating caffeine a few years ago in order to help keep my migraines at bay (see article here) I've taken to new techniques to boost my energy.  Here are yoga poses that really work.

Soul Candy: The 'Unadoptable' Cat

Soul Candy: The 'Unadoptable' Cat

I'm picking up the Soul Candy series again and to kick off the new year, I thought I'd tell you about a very special story that touched my life personally.  I volunteer at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City and often find myself in the cattery cleaning cat cages and making friends with all of them as I go.  Nothing makes me happier than helping at the shelter.  Throughout the past few months, I took special notice to one cat in particular named Pepper who thanks to her age, spots of missing hair and cone around her neck, seemed what some would say, "unadoptable."

I Started Eating According to My Dosha Type and Here's What Happened

I Started Eating According to My Dosha Type and Here's What Happened

This summer during a visit to Canyon Ranch, I met with a nutritionist who introduced me to the idea of eating for your dosha type.  As a yogi, I was famliar with my dosha type (Vata-Pitta) and the chacteristics, but never really looked into lifestyle decisions I should be making because of it.  Now, I practice living according to the needs of my dosha type in order to feel my best.  Here's why.