This will be the last time Iâ€™m ever pregnant (God-willing). Though in my current state Iâ€™m doubting to the debts of my soul that Iâ€™ll actually miss it, maybe thatâ€™s not completely true. In an effort to â€śenjoyâ€ť this pregnancy (and I use that term very lightly) Iâ€™m trying to find a few things to embrace. More
You know how celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson sometimes has appearances from Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna in her videos? Hilaria had the same idea when she inserted her famous hubby into a few frames to help her stretch. Something about his presence feels totally weird though. It’s like someone’s uncle showed up for yoga class and is now watching you in downward dog. More
I was a few months postpartum when my husband bought me a month of unlimited yoga. It sounded great, but my initial thought was â€śhow can I possibly leave my baby to go do this?â€ť But I knew I had to.
I had been to yoga a few times before and nothing about it really stuck. I was more accustomed to running off my problems. Sitting with them was never something that seemed desirable. More
It was my own experience with infertility that led me to create a program like Longbottom’s regimen. I consider myself extremely lucky — after two years of trying to conceive, I did so without medical intervention. More
I used to think the practice of meditation was so “out there” and definitely not for the uber-competitive like I was as a new lawyer. I was so wrong. Not only does research show students who meditate score higher on tests, but my own experience shows the practice makes my toddlers more focused and well-behaved. More
Pregnant ladies among us already know that their fetus has quite the personality. He or she “waves” during the fetus ultrasound. You wave back! Suddenly you’re craving foods you previously couldn’t stand, need to pee round the clock, and can’t even sleep at night. You would think that little baby has mind and schedule all of their own. And, most likely, he or she does! Among other things. More
Doesn’t a nice trip to California with airfare, hotel fees, and a bunch of extra perks completely paid for sound really good right about now? I’m sure many of you have little to no time to get a manicure let … More
When I watched a YouTube video of Lena Fokina performing “baby dynamics” â€“ or baby yoga â€“ on kids as young as two weeks old, I literally gasped. For starters, it should be illegal for anyone â€“ doctors, parents, teachers, spiritual gurus â€“ to fling a baby above their head and around their back like they’re performing some kind of amateur basketball trick. But that’s exactly what Fokina specializes in and, I have to say, it looks like glorified child abuse. More
Here we are at the start of a new year, ready to keep our resolutions: get in shape, eat better, finally finish reading War and Peace and be able to casually compare our tumultuous love lives to those of Natasha and Prince Nikolay with anyone who’s there to listen. Mostly to exercise. But then we go outside, and it’s cold, too cold to go all the way to the gym, and we’re tired, that mac n’ cheese in a box is looking like the perfect no-fuss meal, and we feel short, and that book would make a great 1,500 page booster seat while we eat our macaroni.
Luckily, there’s a someone to keep you going, no matter where you are. Yogi and “Blissologist” Eoin Finn leads an engaging and powerful Yoga, Meditation and Lifestyle Program that streams online, so you can exercise without having to leave the house.
Try four of Eoin’s vinyasa yoga classes for 30 days for only $10, and receive his Blissology Project Handbook that helps you stick to your resolutions as the months go on. Watch the classes at home, or where ever your laptop can travel, and learn about fitness, nutrition and nature without breaking your New Year budget. More
Only one work week of 2012 is done (though for many of us not even a full one), and we are already stressed. The backaches are here from sitting all day, the tenseness in our hands is back and our eyes are tired from looking at the computer screen already. This is the time of year when we need to take care of ourselves the most and you know one of your resolutions was to get in better shape. That is where the Blissology project comes into play.
The $10 pass gets you access to four streaming vinyasa yoga classes led by Eoin Finn: yoga teacher, TED talker, and founder of the Blissology project, whose happiness and calm is contagious (even through streaming video). You also get access to the Blissology Project Booklet, which outlines Eoinâ€™s mission as well as the principles of his 30-day â€śCommit to Blissâ€ť program. More
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably resolved to lose weight, diet, or work out more this year…and every year for the past few years. But if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then that’s just crazy. Which is why we think you should rehab your resolutions. Instead of taking your tenth stab at losing those last few pounds, or throwing hundreds of dollars at an expensive detox cleanse, try Eoin Finn‘s Blissology Project: We bet you’ve never done before, and we swear it can do a lot to help you get your health back on track after an indulgent holiday season. More
The other night at dinner, a couple of girlfriends and I were laughing about how stressed out we used to get over putting in a full day at the office and working out. For me, personally, I used to go straight from work to the gym, where I’d do a 60-minute spin class followed by weights, then out for dinner and drinks with friends. If only I still had the time!
Now that I have kids, the gym has become somewhat of a luxury. More
One of my Facebook friends, a new-ish mom, wrote the following status update earlier today:
My exercise class made me contemplate if my personality is good enough not to lose the baby weight.
I died! She’s being tongue-in-cheek, of course, but this pretty much sums up how all moms feel at one point or another. We want to shed the baby weight but suddenly hitting the gym five times per week (post-work, pre-cocktails) is virtually impossible. Even eating healthily can be a challenge with little ones running around and endless birthday cakes calling out your name. (I’m the queen of ordering a salad with dressing on the side, then devouring my child’s entire plate of french fries.)
So what’s a mom to do? More