Olivia Caputo is a beauty and lifestyle influencer based in NYC who shares only her favourite brands, techniques, experiences, and tips with her followers. Her curious and wild spirit is what has led her to the most memorable adventures worth sharing. As an educated consumer and well-versed traveler, Liv inspires her followers to ‘Liv to the Max’. “Work hard, care hard. Can that be a thing? Sometimes we get so caught up in our work that we neglect our mental health and well being. Over the years, I have learned how important it is to give myself a break and take care of myself. I have implemented little things into my daily routine to make sure I am taking care of myself — while staying as efficient as possible when it comes to working on my business. Here are some little things that you can add into your daily work routine to help you stay focused and relaxed at the same time.
A new year is the perfect time for reflection, goal-setting and visioning all we want to achieve in the coming 12 months. The first few months can be a flurry of resolutions, best intentions, and dreams! In the constant push to better ourselves, to advance, to improve and live our best lives, it’s good to remember that we are already good enough. While it’s great to focus on fitness plans, new nutrition goals, career wishes or leisure pursuits, there is a place for gratefulness too. Often, we can get caught in the trap of seeking more and more. In this cycle, we are actually running away from the present moment and from who we are right here and now. We are seeking, the new improved version of ourselves, but what’s so wrong with the current one?
Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to stay fit and healthy in this new year. “With the start of the new year, we are always very busy: getting back to work after many festivities, setting up new routines,… That means you will have less time to focus on yourself, keep in shape, attend fitness classes, seeing your personal trainer, eating clean and healthy… But it doesn’t mean you have to stop! Even 20-30 minutes a day can make big difference to your come back in the New Year, 2019.
Sisy Garza is an awesome instructor certified in Pilates and functional training since 2003. She is the mother of 3, wife of a great photographer and passionate about promoting well-being. Through her blog, she shares exercises, collaborations and challenges, which are aimed at women and men who want to workout without having to leave home.
María José is the founder of Mujer Holística, an inspiring and spirituality website for women. She is Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, yoga and meditation teacher, lecturer, and digital entrepreneur. Through the platform Mujer Holística, MJ inspires women to live their life with passion, love and to attract abundance. In this article she shares a comprehensive overview about chakras. “Our body is surrounded by an energy field that extends all along our anatomy and can even expand several meters around you. This energy field is like an information center that helps us communicate and interact with our environment. We are constantly transmitting and receiving energy that helps us process information about the world in which we live in and thus, understand it better.
It was when she discovered the teachings of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui’s Pranic Healing in 2009, a non-touch energy healing modality, that Kassandra Scardino began her journey to self healing and self discovery. Since then, she dedicated her life to developing her skills as a healer and teacher. She shares with us a daily ritual that she created to develop mindfulness. “It is so important to connect with yourself daily through mindfulness meditation. It can be the difference between survival and thriving in our busy modern lives. The act of mindfulness is about being aware of what is happening to you in the present moment, and not living in the past or future. Too often we dwell on the past, where we ate that doughnut for breakfast and beat ourselves up for breaking our diet. Or we could be anxious about that deadline that is awaiting at the end of the week. Either way if it is somehow linked to a negative, that could be creating stress in our body and mind.
Inge Sengelmann is a somatic psychotherapist and certified ParaYoga teacher, initiated in the Himalayan Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya. ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient traditions of yoga, meditation, and tantra. “Once we engage on a spiritual path, and connect with the lofty ideal of enlightenment, it is easy to interpret our human emotions as representative of our lower mind and animalistic impulses. While, indeed, they are sourced in our desire to survive, reproduce and thrive, simply ignoring or suppressing our emotional nature can lead us to engage in what psychologist John Welwood termed “spiritual bypassing.” This can lead to disturbing, if not dangerous, rearrangements in our psyche that can lead to self-destructive, impulsive/compulsive behaviours, and even to psychosomatic disease and chronic illness.
Cynthia Landa is a mum, she practices meditation and yoga. She shares with us the importance of self-love. “What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you being kind to yourself? Did you know that 9 out of 10 women don’t like looking at themselves in the mirror? Advertising, marketing and fashion trends have created an unrealistic definition of “the perfect woman”. This false standard of beauty puts enormous pressure on us to try and conform. Our efforts to be something we are not affects us physically and emotionally, and can lead to nutritional imbalance, depression and anxiety. We judge ourselves harshly and become our own worst critics. Now let’s put these judgements aside. Take a moment to observe nature: a flower, a tree, a lake… Take time to notice all the details.
Aine McAteer is an International personal chef, food educator and cookbook author. She has travelled the world in her work as a personal chef for many leading Hollywood actors and music icons. Her clientele includes Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford, Marisa Tomei and Ringo Starr and she was a featured food and health writer for Oprah Winfrey’s website. Aine is not a believer in a “one diet fits all” approach and tailors her cooking to the nutritional and health needs of her clients. She has studied food and health extensively with leading teachers around the world. “I started my journey as a chef/food educator in my late 20s. At the time I had been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and told by my doctors that I would be dependent on medication for the rest of my life. In my attempts to find a natural solution, I discovered macrobiotics. It was a very empowering time of my life, as I began to discover the powerful impact my food choices had on my general …
Cat Woods is the founder of Ballet Sculpt. She’s also a vinyasa yoga, barre and mat Pilates teacher in Melbourne. Cat has been blogging and writing for local and international media on health, fitness, arts and lifestyle for over 8 years. She presents on plant-based eating and fitness for community and corporate groups also. Discover her five minute routine to fire up your core muscles at the start of the day. “Whether I’m teaching a few classes, or whether I’m going to spend hours of my morning at the laptop, I always start my day the same way.