La meilleure arme d'un leader, c'est de savoir se relever. 🔥🚀
La meilleure arme d'un leader, c'est de savoir se relever. 🔥🚀
CHERRY SEASON | if i could describe the sweetness of these #finnish locally grown #organic cuties i would! ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: #cherries contain #antioxidants known as anthocyanins and cyanidin which may have anti-inflammatory effects and initial research has shown that these antioxidants could be beneficial in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis 👌🏻🍒
GRASSFED | in case you forgot what it looked like....🐮🐄****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: · 6 Grass-Fed Beef Nutrition Health Benefits: 1. Less overall fat and unhealthy fat. 2. Lower levels of dietary cholesterol. 3. Higher levels of heart-healthy 4. omega-3 fatty acids. 5. More CLA. 6. More heart disease-fighting antioxidant vitamins, like vitamin E. #KEuro #kbebexplorations
#CELERYJUICE | my top of the morning empty stomach juice...why? ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: well celery, or coriander 1. contains 8 types of anti-cancer substances that can heal #cancer in a number of ways. the acetylenic content of the juice prevents the tumor cells from growing, the phonolic acid content makes the hormone-like prostaglandins (accelerates the growth of cancerous cells) inactive, the phyto nutrient content stops free radicals from destroying the DNA of our cells 2. lowers #cholesterol 3. is a diuretic 4. a single serving contains 1050g/22% of your daily #potassium 5. a single serving of celery juice contains 162mg/16% of your daily calcium 6. it’s high in fiber. 7. is low in calories. 💚 @goop @medicalmedium #diy
SUPPLEMENTS | this day & age we do not receive the appropriate amounts of vitamins via food or sunlight unfortunately. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: it is advised women take at minimum the “basic 4” which are #vitamind #fishoil #multivitamin #magnesium then add or adjust to what makes you feel ideal. i personally also take #triphala #ashwaganda & two unique to my #ayurveda #dosha given to me in india at a #panchakarma which help with sleep (que forte) & anti-arthritic (gokshuradi guggulu)
#GINGER | #superfood alert! making your own ginger tea is so simple (and less $$$). i wash & cut a 2 inch chunk then boil it in a quart of water for 15 min. then enjoy my #diy ginger #tea alllll day long, i especially love it cold/room temperature. that extra zing is everything. ****#lifestylepurification *** TIP: recent research from food revolution shows that among its many other health promoting qualities – ginger may be up to 10,000 times more effective at fighting #cancer than #chemotherapy . now that’s cool! 😎
🏃♀️ | sunny morning waterfront jogs @gantrygram ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: wear appropriate sneaks 👟... issues to consider when choosing running shoes include: •don't wear your old sneakers. poorly fitted shoes are a common cause of injuries. •the running shoe should bend easily, feel comfortable and have a wedge of shock-absorbing material in the heel. •the fit should not be too snug. your foot will splay as it impacts with the ground. •when buying the shoes, wear the socks you intend to wear while running. •have your shoes professionally fitted.
LICORICE ROOT | these “candy” sticks are nostalgic to me because my beloved brother used to chew them when we were kiddos in #holland . low & behold there are many healthy #benefits ! #illbedamned ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: in africa the nama & san bushmen use the chew sticks as a #toothbrush because of the #antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties. the chewing action helps clean/whiten teeth, soothes tooth aches, freshens the breath & prevents #smoking urges. move on over #oilpulling !! (in #ayurveda it is used for rejuvenation.)
BEAUTY | i’m a big proponent of a skin #routine (i love my diy EMBs trio afterall) but do love finding new additions. ****#lifestylepurification ****TIP: #marula oil - have you heard of it? it has 60% more #antioxidants than #argan oil (bye, #wrinkles and sun damage!) and is even more skin friendly, even if you have #acne .
SUPPLEMENT | the everyday 4 fab. at minimum i recommend women take these essential health boosters daily: * #multivitamin * #vitamind3 * #fishoils * #probiotics ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: look for probiotics with both lactobacillus & bifodobacteria in them. the daily dose should be 20-30 billion, yes with a B, viable units of bacteria.
🛴 | when the restroom is a city block away from the office & you consume 3 liters of water daily 💦 must. have. scooter. @razorworldwide ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: ill preach again. when in doubt drink #water . when you think you have appetite most likely it’s actually thirst. hydrate hydrate hydrate. benefits of drinking water are countless but here are a few reminder: Promotes #WeightLoss . ... Flushes Out #Toxins . ... Improves #Skin Complexion. ... Maintains Regularity. ... Boosts Immune System. ... Natural Headache Remedy. ... Prevents Cramps & Sprains ...
SNAPSHOT | don’t just have frig goals, attain them. here is a look of staples always on hand. care to see the pantry & freezer? ****#lifestylepurification **** TOP: i aim to have everything is glass, #sugarfree , #organic & #nongmo where possible...kimchi & sauerkraut (#probiotics ). @traderjoes nut butters (#healthyfats ). & pre-squeezed 🍋 for my daily am hot water stored in a @ballmasonjars. MIDDLE: pre-boiled eggs for a quickie grab, a giant jar of @ancientorganics ghee. countless raw 🥚 , lean #proteins , @thrivemkt @miraclenoodle (the name is self explanatory), & #vegan @lovvelavva coconut yogurt. BOTTOM: @califiafarms almond milk, 🍏 sauce, giant containers of @wholefoods mixed greens & spinach, @bragglivefoods apple cider vinegar (daily shot diluted with water), & olives (healthy fats). DRAWERS: zucchini for #zoodles , 🍅 , kale & 🥕 . *not pictured in the door is my collection of hot sauces that i top everything with 🌶.
🥑 | avocado, you are lovely son of gun #avocaderia #healthyfats #avocado #avomash ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: avocados are a super way to get your nutrients, healthy fats & contain 54% of your daily fiber...just one avocado typically contains: 53% Vitamin K 41% Folate 33% #VitaminC 28% Pantothenic Acid 28% Potassium 26% Vitamin B6 21% #VitaminE 19% Copper
ZZZs | TGIF. you hear it alllll the time, sleep is so important. well it is. sleep happy this weekend friends. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: there is a cortisol production peak at 6am and valley at 10pm. #cortisol is the hormone that controls your metabolism. 😴 try to make those your bedtime and rise times every day, yes including weekends 😳 as you will get adequate dream-rich and restorative REM cycles as well. who doesn’t love great dreams!? ❤️
“BREAD” | 🎼 my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun 🎼! #lifestylepurification paleo-keto #glutenfree rolls are officially perfected! the top guys are coconut flour based with thyme & rosemary🌿; the bottom are almond flour based with @traderjoes everything bagel seasoning. perfect for burgers, a smear of nut butter or brekkie egg sammies #ilovebread #cleaneating #keto #paleo #traderjoes
TEXTURES | loving our new living room canvas addition by @kbarbina #closeup #popofred ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: keeping your mind & body sharp becomes more important as you age. although doctors recommend regular exercise to stay physically fit, finding a creative outlet keeps your mind strong while expanding your horizons. here are six great benefits of painting that promote mental health and improve your overall quality of life: 1. fosters creative growth 2. strengthens memory 3. builds problem-solving & motor skills 4. offers stress relief 5. promotes an optimistic attitude & 6. nurtures emotional growth 🎨
INFUSION | i’ve patiently waited 3 weeks for my gotu kola herb essence to extract into a coconut oil/jojoba oil combo & it’s finally time to try out my new skin ointment. #ayurveda #skincare #herbalism . ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: gotu kola as of recent has become my secret weapon. it does wonders for dry skin, aging skin, vericose veins & cellulite. it’s known to help thicken and toughen delicate skin. you can ingest capsules or apply topically for results.
ROUTINE | body brushing & nightly epsom salt baths #thisisthelife . i change my essential oil additions according to what my body is needing. today it’s lemongrass & texas cedarwood: reducing muscle pain & minimizing joint stiffness respectively. dm me for more specific blends & their remedies. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: these days our bodies are deficient of magnesium due to changes in agriculture and diet, a nice long #epsomsalt soak helps boost what should be the second most abundant element in our cells. not to mention it’s been studied that a 30 minute hot bath can burn ~130 calories. grab a good book & enjoy!
NOTES | i came across a note my sweet beloved father had written many many years ago. it used to hang on our refrigerator. i’ve kept it all these years because a. handwritten notes are so underrated yet a dying breed and b. the message is an important one. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: handwritten notes results in an increase in knowledge, retention & learning. they aren’t easier. they aren’t faster. they aren’t as legible but who doesn’t love stationary & opening an envelope for a real deal letter? close the computer, pull out a notepad and work the muscle of your brain. your friends & family will thank you 😘
PEARLY WHITES | non-gmo organic whitening #diy toothpaste. so simple, it’s really silly not to try it at least 😜. you know i’m not a fan of plastic so i use a cute little 4oz @ballmasonjars and my @woobamboo toothbrush ****#lifestylepurification **** RECIPE: 1 part of activated charcoal powder, 1 part organic virgin coconut oil (i use @drbronner), & 1 part aluminum-free baking soda (i use @bobsredmill), then add a few drops peppermint essential oil to taste (i use @auracacia which you can find on @thrivemkt)- voila! it lasts for an eternity too. one last thing, don’t get it on your bathroom grout - it will stain. #allblackeverything
HERBS | my happy place. today i picked up gotu kola.... ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: gotu kola is regarded as the most spiritual herb in india. it is said to develop the crown chakra. steeped as a tea it’s properties help with fatigue, anxiety & memory; applied topically it reduces varicose veins & cellulite. hello upcoming bikini season 👙! #flowerpower @flowerpower_nyc #ayurveda #india #eastvillage
MOOD | sundayzzz #yogi #namasteinbed . @kbarbina 🙏🏻 for the very fitting pillow case. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: sleep is an important function for many reasons. when you sleep, your brain signals your body to release hormones and compounds that help: 1. decrease risk for health conditions 2. manage your hunger levels 3. maintain your immune system 4. retain memory. but you can’t catch up or make up loss of sleep. in fact, consistently sleeping more than six to eight hours a night can negatively impact your health.
GREYS | so in love with my new #fairtrade @ahalife himalayan #saltlamp ! here’s to cleaner air and calmer sleep. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: a few benefits of the beauties to mention 1. neutralizing electromagnetic radiation (hence perfect to place near your electronics to help block exposure) 2. purifying the air. 3. reduce asthma and allergy symptoms 4. improve breathing. 5. increase energy levels. 6. helps better sleep.
DARIEN | the stinky (and not so pretty) fruit. #kingoffruits #foodasmedicine #chinatownfinds ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: Like other tropical fruits such as banana, avocado, and jackfruit, durian is rich in energy, #vitamins , and #minerals . other benefits: 1. it offers phytonutrients, water, #protein , and beneficial fats. 2. very low in cholesterol and sodium, it is rich in dietary #fiber and is a good source of antioxidant vitamin C, which helps scavenge harmful free radicals and assists in your body’s resistance against infection. 3. considered an excellent source of B vitamins, including niacin, riboflavin, B5, B6, and thiamin (essential vitamins, meaning you have to replenish them in your body through external sources) 4. good amount of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, and #magnesium . 5. contains #potassium and the essential amino acid tryptophan, which the body converts in two chemical steps to serotonin and may help in the treatment of depression.
KITCHARI | a meal prep go to, an easily digestible cozy warm dish. it freezes well too. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: the term "complete #protein " refers to amino acids, the building blocks of protein. there are 20 different amino acids that can form a protein, & 9 that the body can’t produce on its own. one of the simplest, cheapest, and vegan-est meals in existence is also one of the best sources of protein around. most beans are low in methionine and high in lysine, while rice is low in lysine and high in methionine. put ‘em together, and whaddaya got? protein content on par with that of meat. boom! 💣
MOTTO | food as medicine is not just a fringe idea, healing with healthy consumption is a REAL thing ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: i could go for days but a few examples: 1 buckwheat honey for a cough 2 pickled foods for diarrhea 3 ginger for menstral cramps 4 peppermint for ibs 5 hibiscus tea for high blood pressure 6 turmeric for arthritis 7 salmon for inflammation 8 chia to lower cholesterol & 9 cinnamon for weight loss aid #foodismedicine
🍣 | when you are that girl at the restaurant....****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: i could live off of #sashimi , but unfortunately not soy (93% of which is GMO!) or green food coloring/fake horseradish wasabi so i bring my own real #wasabi powder to mix with water to form a paste & #coconut aminos as my sauce. 💁🏼♀️ both available @wholefoods. #noshameinmygame #cleaneating #sushi 🍣
DETAILS | mixed not matched #leather #suede #velvet #cashmere ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: make your house a true home. 1. laugh in it. 2. embrace your own style. 3. use your valuable fancy things. 4. make messes and out-of-the-box fun. 5. choose what & who you let in wisely. 6. celebrate in it, everything. 7. live in the present, prepare for the future. and 8. smile at the little things.
LIFE | all day. every day. #ilovepilates ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: if you are looking to strengthen your abdomen and pelvis as well as maintain good posture, then #pilates is for you. it also has a strong mind/body connection, so you may like it if you enjoy #yoga but need a more intense core workout.
NUTS | almond three ways 😳🌰🌰🌰 #almondmilk #almondflour #rawfood ***#lifestylepurification *** TIP: almonds boast an incredibly impressive nutrient profile. 1 ounce (28 grams, or small handful) serving of almonds contains: Fiber: 3.5 grams. Protein: 6 grams. Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated). Vitamin E: 37% of the RDA. Manganese: 32% of the RDA. Magnesium: 20% of the RDA. they also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus. this is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates.
MEDICINE | pick up your prescription in the kitchen #youarewhatyoueat #absaremadeinthekitchen ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: i am one for always trying new things (hello gemini🙋🏼♀️) but just remember a DIET consists of temporarily changing your eating habits to promote a certain outcome -- commonly weight loss -- before returning to your previous eating habits. on the other hand, a LIFESTYLE change consists of adopting healthy overall habits that promote long-term weight control and health. i vote lifestyle change!
TOYS | #nflplayoffs snack prep = dehydrated 🥕, green bean and beet chips for the win! not pictured the guac i’ll be dipping these babies in 🏈 ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: don’t get suckered into the convenient & within reach processed garbage at game watches; whole food snacks are more delicious, simple and easy to make but just take a bit more time. dehydrators and slow cookers are two of my go to tools for this.
🍜 | spicing up to our insides because it’s subzero outside @chrisliek ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: i am a big lover of 🌶 and always ask for extra heat & spice because of its benefits for health on top of flavor. to name a few: 1. lowers blood pressure 2. boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin 3. cancer preventions (especially turmeric) 4. chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol) and capsaicin fights inflammation 5. weight loss #wholefoods #ramen
COZY VIBES | hot ccf tea & a good book type of 12 degree day #polarvortex #homesweethome #shelfie ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: enjoy ccf tea and stay warm and rested as preventative measures for this cold that is going around. ccf tea: 1 teaspoon each of cumin, coriander and fennel steeped for 15 minutes.
VIBES | fireside 2017 memory lane discussions with brandy filled glasses. @ugg slippers compliments of the hosts with the mosts @ctartara & @ashleyfnp 😘🙏🏻
🎄| when street easels hit home. have you felt this before? I made the switch to adding ashwaganda to my natural beauty/health routine ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: #ashwaganda is one of the most highly regarded and commonly used adaptogens in the #ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. maximizing the body's ability to resist stress, it enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day while promoting sound, restful sleep at night. it maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscle and bone, while supporting proper function of the adrenals.
SEEDS | subzero temperatures call for warm soothing teas. today is my old faithful a blend of #coriander , #cumin & #fennel seeds with a squeeze of #lemon . ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: brew an entire pot in the am to last throughout the day. it is delicious at all temperatures.
POACH | need a surprisingly easy yet always impressive holiday dinner dessert? try #poachedpears . 🍐****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: #pears can help lower #inflammation , which is the root of most diseases, plus they're one of the best sources of dietary #fiber of all fruits and provide high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K and boron. in addition, pear nutrition helps reverse copper deficiency and low potassium. wine, well that needs no explanation - it’s delicious!
🌻 | happiness is an inside job but fresh stems sure do help
MEALPREP | homemade #vegan #paleo #glutenfree sugar free ketchup in the making ****#lifestylepurification **** RECIPE: just 8 ingredients...12oz @pomi_kitchen tomato paste, 1/4tsp garlic powder, 1tbsp mustard, 1/2tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp salt, 1/8tsp cloves, 4tbsp @braggsacvhealth apple cider vinegar, 1/2cup water. blend. enjoy.
LUNCHING | sidewalk salmon sushi 🍣****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: it benefits to step away from the office/desk at lunch time, even if it’s a brief moment. not only will it save your keyboard from crumbs and spills, you eat more mindfully, get fresh air, move, and enjoy your food more. plus it’s a great time to spend with friends or network. 🍣
PICKMEUP | 5 ingredient no bake #vegan bites, the perfect little #friday arvo snack. side of @califiafarms almond milk needless to say. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: these cuties are so simple to make it’s not even considered cooking. 1C old fashioned oats (fiber rich), 1/4c ground flaxseed (omega-3s), 1/2C peanut butter (protein) or almond butter (healthy fat), 1/4C cacao (antioxidants). mix, roll, chill (i prefer the freezer), enjoy!
CAFÉ | yes I WOULD like something with my morning tea, i WOULD. #treatyourself #ouioui #lifestylepurification **** TIP: one way cheat meals can boost the metabolism is by increasing levels of leptin, the “anti-starvation” hormone responsible for sending hunger messages to the body. when your body senses a calorie deficit, leptin levels drop; metabolism slows down to conserve energy. throwing a calorie-rich cheat meal into the mix tricks your system into thinking food is plentiful and that it’s ok to burn through fat stores. cheat meals can aid weight loss by temporarily boosting leptin. so go ahead and treat yourself🍰. #frenchpastry #cafebilboquet
💜 | beet it thursday, bring on the weekend!!****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: sauté, steam, bake or even simply raw, enjoy these guys as they boost your stamina, fight inflammation, have anti-cancer properties, support detoxification and are rich in fiber & nutrients. #unionsquarefarmersmarket
#ROMANCE | tonight’s reading: i came across my parents’ love letters & telegrams from the 1960’s. the motion picture coming to a theatre near you. #rip #truelove #1960s ❤️****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: please don’t abandon the handwritten note. they create lasting memories, make every word count, spark creativity, are timeless and require undivided attention. disconnect to connect.
DAY DATE | admiring the @roylichtenstein #femalehead gem before it’s auctioned tonight & hidden behind private walls forever ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: take someone special to @sothebys; the auction house has amazing art on display at all times and the entry is free! #sothebys #lichtenstein
WINDING | no sense taking the elevator with this gorgeous #spiralstaircase @davidzwirner as an option. ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: a person burns approximately 9 calories per minute of walking up stairs. the perfect excuse for a post museum dessert!
🍇 | you learn something new everyday, moon drop grapes, who knew? 🤷🏼♀️ #farmersmarket #cleaneating ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: the moon drop is a good source of antioxidants, flavonoids and vitamins A, C and K. my favorite thing is they are large enough to be split in half and stuffed with a salty cheese to complement their sweet flavor. they are also excellent roasted with salt and lemon or blistered over high heat and paired with sautéed bitter greens or sharp brussel sprouts.
#DETAILS | @grandcentralnyc, you amaze me every time ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: chandeliers lift chi. light is one of the most auspicious feng shui activators. the prisms of the crystals throw off rainbows. they also represent the earth’s purest and highest form of energy. #lookingup #architecture #chandelier
BREW | one of my favorite parts of coming home after trips is trying all the goodies picked up along the way. here we have a turkish rose, vietnamese star anise, indian spice blend tea brewing in my @williamssonoma #copper pot.... ****#lifestylepurification **** TIP: rose makes your skin young and healthy, anise decreases bloating and settles the digestive track, the remaining blend of cumin, fennel and coriander aids in weight loss #homesweethome 🌷⭐️
SAYŌNARA | tokyo, you officially have a special part of my heart. until next year. heiwa ✌🏻
COTTON CANDY | the sweetest ending to an incredible vietnam-india-japan tour. of course a special thank you to my foodie explorer fashionista sidekick @jtran124 for all of the laughs! xx
SENSŌ-JI | temple wish
GEISHAS | in asakusa, tokyo's little kyoto, beautifully ornate geishas still dress in their traditional kimonos and glide around sensō-ji temple
ALLEYS | lantern strolls & noodle bowls 📷: @jtran124
SOBA | slurping with the locals