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Are You Taking Care of All Your Parts?


  Long ago, Plato said (in his dialogue named The Charmides) “The cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Hellas, because they are ignorant of the whole, which ought to be studied also; for the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” He then adds: “And therefore if the head and body are to be…

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Let’s Go to Sleep, Shall We?


How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Did you watch television a little later than intended? Surfed the internet until your eyes were hurting? Only to find yourself with a “second wind” around 11:45pm? How do you generally feel upon awakening? Tired and groggy? Or refreshed and peppy? When You Don’t Sleep Well + Enough… Lack of adequate sleep has…

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France + A New Yoga Class on the Upper West Side!


I wanted to wish you a wonderful 2014. I hope this year will see you get out of your comfort zone to expand, connect, love and live each moment with full awareness and a sense of humor too! I recently came back from France, where I visited my family. The photo above was taken near St Rémy de Provence. Such a beautiful area. I got to…

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A Healthier You = A Healthier Planet


As the year draws to a close I am feeling contemplative. Even though Stress-Free in the City is a young company, it is the manifestation of a life-long passion I’ve had to empower women around their health. And so I cannot help but ponder the bigger implications, when more and more women begin striving for, and reaching greater physical, emotional and spiritual…

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What You Probably Never Schedule for Yourself. (and need most!)


With the Holiday Season in full swing, I bet your schedule is filling up quickly. Attending holiday parties, getting gifts for loved ones, sending pretty cards with heartfelt notes, maybe giving some of your time to those in need, baking gingerbread cookies…All those should theoretically be a lot of fun. After all isn’t “‘Tis the season to be Merry” !?…

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The Secret to Feeling On Top Everyday (+ Dec.11th Special Event)


Do you sometimes get overwhelmed with everything you think you SHOULD be doing everyday to stay in shape? Like, wake up early, have a full morning practice that includes some kind of cleansing, breathing, meditation, perhaps also exercising and journaling. And how about inspirational reading? Yeah, that one can really shift your mindset positively. Then of course there’s food, got to be healthy,…

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Drink to Detox?


Hot water that is. Sorry. Doesn’t sound very exciting right? Well, it’s not really meant to be. But gosh, How much more simple and inexpensive does it get than drinking water!? And if you knew how beneficial it can be for your health, you might become an adept like me. Hopefully by the end of this article. Water Stabilizes Your body is 60% water. Water…

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Goddess On The Go Oct. 20th 2013: A Full Day of Self-Care, Fun and Inspiration!


Greetings! I am so happy to share with you that I will be presenting at the next Goddess On The Go event, happening October 20th in NYC. This is a full-day event for women to remember what it’s like to feel good in every possible way (and if you are reading this and are NOT a woman then this is for the women…

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How to Improve Your Health Using Ayurveda


Using Ayurveda to Improve Your Health In part 1 of this article I went over the basics of Ayurveda: the 5 Elements, the three doshas and their qualities. Figuring out your constitution (prakriti) and following the appropriate diet and lifestyle recommendations should go a long way to keep you healthy. But that’s not it. You see, the thing is most of the time we are in a state…

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The Fire of Transformation


In Ayurveda the energy of transformation is known as pitta. And summer is considered pitta season. The fire element predominates in the atmosphere, and will consequently increase just as much within ourselves, especially if we don’t adjust our routine accordingly. • The pitta dosha (or biological force) is a combination of the fire and water elements. • Its qualities are: hot, sharp, oily, light, liquid, spreading. •…

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