Ah, resolutions. A wonderful way to set goals for ourselves as we close one chapter of our lives, and hit refresh to start a new year. Goals are also an easy way to fail, if you set ones for yourself that are lofty and unrealistic. Nonetheless, I'll take any excuse to think about how I can get/feel/be better, so I always write resolutions. I normally do them before the clock strikes twelve, but this year, I couldn't figure out what I wanted in time. I decided to wait, and I am happy that I did. A couple (okay, like six) hours in bed and some quiet time yesterday really brought some clarity to me, and I was able to hear my inner voice. I know what my intentions and goals for the new year are.
I find that the best advice is always tactical. Someone doesn't tell you "eat" but instead they say "ask your catering manager to pull you away for 10 minutes during the cocktail hour so you can quickly eat." They don't say "be in the moment" but instead, they remind you what your wedding is about, and how you can actually be in the moment. This is what my MOH, Sofya, did for me.
Ok guys, the other day I went to Mecca AKA Whole Foods and spotted a beautiful package of tortillas I’d never seen before. They were paper thin and carried ubiquitous char spots. They appeared to be blistered and shiny, even in the package. I was shocked by the $7 price tag, considering how cheap tortillas normally are, but I was intrigued by the description: "We produce tortillas the same way it is done throughout the towns, villages and cities of Northern Mexico."
As soon as the weather gets chilly, I consume hot liquids en masse, moving seamlessly from my morning coffee to lunchtime soup to afternoon tea and back again. Nothing comforts me more on a brisk, New York day then a huge bowl of hearty broth with all the fixins, and a lot of slippery noodles to fortify that winter body we're all working towards.
For me, a travel blowout will only last a few days. And yes, I've heard of dry shampoo, and I know about the baby powder trick. Yet after 4 days, my head is SCREAMING for me to wash it. So what then?
a creamy, autumnal vegan soup made with cauliflower, chestnuts and porcini mushrooms!
a collection of memories from our incredible honeymoon doing a road trip through Northern Italy
Ok so here's the thing: I generally hate cleanses. But it was the week of my wedding, and I got my period, and I was all red and blotchy and just generally feeling MEH. I really wanted to have a lot of energy and feel great, and just have that bridal glow on the wedding day, so I decided to go big or go home. I've done a juice cleanse two times before in the past and when I came out of it, I felt energized, re-charged, and well rested.