Wellness Series

What Does “Recovery” Even Mean?

“Recovery” is a buzz word in the fitness and wellness communities - what we do after a workout is just as important as the workout itself!

“Recovery” is the new buzz word in both the fitness and wellness communities.  In fact, there is a studio in NYC devoted just to that concept called ReCOVER. Most of us think of recovery as a very passive process, like sitting around and watching TV. While taking mental downtime and physical rest can certainly be…

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4-5-6 Breathing

Holistic lifestyle coach, Emily, is teaching guided cool-down breathing during PFP Power Hour. She calls this one “4-5-6 Breathing.”

I love a good workout. No really, I do. The way your body feels after giving your all. The rush of endorphins. And the release of that day’s acute stress. But there’s one part, in particular, I love most. And that’s getting in tune with my breathing when I’m cooling down and stretching. I do…

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Sweet Valentine’s Smoothie

Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly our most beloved holiday as a society. But no matter what your relationship status is today, you can always show yourself a little self-love. Curl up with your favorite book or movie. Treat yourself to a home cooked meal or your favorite take out. Dabble in a face mask or take…

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What is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach?

Could a holistic life coach help you reach your goals this year?

Most people have goals that they would like to achieve, yet they have not met their goals for a variety of reasons. Receiving general life coaching is a great way to work through unmet goals. Holistic life coaching is specifically useful for health-related goals. These include feeling better overall, increasing energy, improving sleep quality, finding the…

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Ginger Hot Cacao

ginger hot cacao

I love to drink hot chocolate, especially in the winter after coming in from shoveling the snow or a cold winter run.  This ginger hot cacao version with ground ginger is delicious. And packs the added benefits of ginger with its anti-inflammatory and digestive health effects. Note that I’m recommending CACAO powder instead of regular…

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Mindful Baking: No-Fail Peanut Butter Cookies

mindful baking

Christmas is truly upon us. Only a few days left to finalize holiday shopping, family gathering, and work event details. For most of us, it’s overwhelming and feels chaotic. And for some, this time of year can bring out our worst frustrations and lack of patience. Essentially everything we don’t want to be during the…

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Ginger Tea for the Holidays

ginger tea

Ginger tea for the holidays? Last week, we talked about the wonderful properties of ginger. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. And in my opinion, one of the most delicious! It comes from a flowering plant originating in China. And is closely related to turmeric and cardamon. It is loaded with nutrients and…

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