Strong is the New Pretty

by Kate T. Parker | I am a mom of little girls….which is alternately the most amazing and the hardest job in the world. Society gives young girls and women a lot of ideas about what is acceptable for how they act, look and even feel. I want to make sure my girls know that […]

How I Got Back on the Spring Wagon

It’s true. I fell off the wagon. With as much as I know about staying well and living to support my well-being, I did it. I fell off the spring wagon as the winter in New York wore on and on – and despite the fact it was officially spring. Instead of eating lighter, I […]

Eat Breakfast Before You Drink Coffee

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with this month’s tip from Alisa Vitti, women’s health, hormone, and fertility expert. “If I could get more women to stop drinking coffee in the morning on an empty stomach, it would be game changing for their health,” says Vitti, who’s the author of WomanCode: Perfect your Cycle, Amplify […]

Year of the Horse Energy: 5 Tips to Rein It In

2014 is the Year of the Horse in Chinese Astrology, which sounds like fun, right? Beware, because Year of the Horse energy has the tendency to take you galloping frantically in all directions. Combined with springtime energy, when all of nature is budding with new life, these two energies can make you feel out of […]

The Body Speaks

Recently, I went on a long weekend retreat at a respected yoga and health center here in Massachusetts. I was there primarily to support my mom, who was attending a grief management workshop that she found enormously helpful, possibly even life changing. I was tempted to join her in the workshop, but worried that if […]

How Busy Women Make Their Workouts Happen

Whether you’re obsessed with CrossFit WODs, cardio dance, or spinning classes (or anything else)–you’ve got to leave your desk, laptop, and piles of work and responsibilities to get your workouts. And not all of us have the muscle. It turns out that virtually no one, except the Olympic athletes who just wrapped up in Sochi, […]

From Fitness to Fertility

The year of 2012 had me completely in the zone. I had been dancing, running and Pilates-ing my way through the past 11 years of my life, I was the head of my successful Pilates studio and had began to reach a larger audience through blogging, online classes and professional presentations. My husband and I […]

Forgive Yourself Daily

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with the help of spiritual guru, best-selling author, and Kundalini teacher, Gabrielle Bernstein… Of the millions of thoughts running through our minds at any given moment, many of them are the opposite of loving, points out Bernstein, who’s spoken and written about self-love in her three best-selling books. Let’s […]

Start Before You’re Ready

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with the help of renowned business and life coach Marie Forleo… “There’s a secret you need to know: the world’s happiest and healthiest women never ‘feel ready’ to make a bold move—they just go,” Forleo says. And she should know, she’s helped launch the careers of thousands of women […]

5 Ways to Go Forward After a Setback

With the passage into the New Year, my Facebook news feed has blown up with words of inspiration, suggestions of resolutions, and details on how to chase progress and perfections. As a yoga teacher, I love that people want to try something new and that yoga is on their list. The symbolism of a fresh […]