March 2017

Lessons from James Altucher on divorce

General by Liz Eustace

James Altucher is someone whom I follow. I like his brain. 

The way he writes is like a roller-coaster - it's uplifting and soaring and then it can crash. If you follow him long enough – it’s kind of like the way, he describes his life.

When I lived in NYC, I had the chance to meet James in person. He had to run but I often regret not pushing the envelop and asking a little more assertively, if he could spare just a few minutes more. You can feel his brain moving at an incredible pace and it makes you sit on the edge of your seat.

Make time to meditate

General by Liz Eustace

"I don't have time to meditate" is often the response when I ask people if they practice. And almost always the words are said with stress and anxiety.

I recently read a few lines in Wherever you go there you are by Jon Kabat-Zinn that frames this question of available time with such simplicity, that I wanted to share. 

4 ways to boost your metabolism this spring

Yoga Lifestyle by Liz Eustace

Kick up your metabolism this spring with these tips from Dr. Natasha Turner for Blisstree.

With spring officially here and summer on the horizon, there’s a certain level of excitement to ditching the winter clothing and getting your mojo going for the sunny season. Here are four sure-fire ways to boost your body’s thermogenic rate so you can burn more calories and get your metabolism working like a fine oiled machine.

6 yoga poses that are perfect for travel

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Have mat will travel: a yoga sequence that's perfect for those on the go.

Chrissy Carter: 5 tips to update your home for spring and summer

Yoga Lifestyle by Chrissy Carter

New York yoga teacher Chrissy Carter has spring fever and she’s sharing simple ways you can make your home feel just as bright, airy and cheery as sunny day.

It's finally feeling like spring! I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that the beautiful weather makes my spirits just a little bit brighter. But while I'm prancing around outside in the gorgeous spring sunshine, my home is still in dreary hibernation. Heavy fabrics, dark colors, that musty "can't put my finger on it" odor, and not a sign of nature in sight . . . it's time to bring spring indoors! 

Alone time?

General by Greatist.com

Those reading this article alone might want to grab a buddy. Over the past few days, a certain study on loneliness has gotten a lot of hype. According to the research, lonely people are actually less physically and mentally healthy than their social butterfly peers. But here’s the good news: Preferring to spend some time solo doesn’t automatically mean a trip to the doctor’s office.

Natural Pick Me Up: 22 ways to boost your energy without coffee

General by Greatist.com

Most of us have been there: a super-productive morning finishing projects, working towards inbox zero, and fighting the urge to tweet at co-workers. (Just us?) Then the clock strikes two and we might as well pull down the shades, throw on pajamas, and hop into bed.

2017: Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

General by Liz Eustace

From Environmental Working Group - the list is out of fruits and vegetables that contain the highest level of pesticides as well as the ones considered "clean".

"Strawberries remain at the top of the Dirty Dozen™ list of the EWG Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, with spinach jumping to second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues.

International Women's Day

General by Liz Eustace

#IWD2017 -- I'm never a big fan of the word "should" in life. It feels forced and in a weird way, judgemental. Why do I get to tell you what you 'should' do? Since taking SHOULD out of my vocabulary, I find myself looking for another word to replace this nudge. Yet, interestingly by the time I find the word to replace 'should', the need to tell someone what to do has dissipated.