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How This Fast Casual 2.0 Vegetarian Restaurant Is Changing the Future

As the New York Times mentioned, the hippies have gone mainstream. Vegetarianism and wellness are the “it” word these days. The poster child of a healthy, happy, beautiful girl sipping on green juice, eating organic kale, doing yoga and meditating seem to be the “ideal” to strive for these days. ;) While some of you may secretly think that green juice tastes crappy and that raw salads are ...

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Adaptogens: Better than Caffeine? (Part 2)

Last time around, we learned what adaptogens are, and how they work in balancing our body. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why adaptogens can increase our energy without leading to a crash, and how they work in balancing our body. You might think that adaptogens may only cause a short term effect, if any, but this may not be the case – in fact, drugs and caffeine are ...

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Adaptogens: Secret to Better Mood, Sex, and Health? (Part 1)

There are lots of talk about adaptogens in the wellness world these days. It's the new "buzzword", well at least in the "West." Adaptogens have gotten particularly popular these days. Examples include GOOP's collaboration with Moon Juice's Amanda Chantal Bacon on their $30 adaptogenic "Dusts," and Nootrobox's use of nootropics. Actually, adaptogens have been used in centuries in China and ...

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How A Near-Death Car Accident Taught Me About Self Love

It was midnight. I remember when I looked out to the right car window, I knew I was near death because there was nothing we could have done to avoid the collision. I had only two seconds to react, and then the other car struck my friend’s car. My friend and I were extraordinarily lucky we walked out of that accident with minimal injuries. A year after the accident, this got me thinking—how did I ...

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How to Reclaim Your Femininity and Be Vulnerable

I had a terrible dream last night. I was a little girl, and I felt betrayed by my mom. She jeopardised my brother’s safety, as well as mine?—?we too, could face imprisonment by speaking up. My mom plotted to kill the patriarchal symbol of control and suppression, standing up to patriarchal values that haunted me when I was growing up. But my mom submitted herself to authority because she was too ...

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8 Steps to Heal From a Heartbreak

I'm not a breakup expert, but I thought you may resonate with this post. From flying to a new city in a suitcase for a conference that was cancelled the last minute to falling in love with the city, surviving the near-fatal car accident (and still recovering from the neck pain), and more, my journey last year has been quite intense. While I thought I could finally chill out over the ...

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What a Near-Fatal Car Accident Taught Me

I have been thinking of you, and I want to share with you an update, as well as a transformative lesson I've learned in the last few weeks. While I loved sharing recipes and interviews with wellness experts with you, I'm going to get a bit up close and personal in this post. One Friday night at 12:30 AM a few weeks ago, a friend invited me to go on a night car ride with him. The adventure ...

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Colon Hydrotherapy: Overlooked Way to Detox & Recharge?

Do you know the #1 obstacle you face in achieving your desired weight and health? You might be tempted to say, “Lack of discipline to workout 5x a week,” or “Bad genes,” or “Long working hours.” And all of those could be obstacles. But there’s one obstacle that exacerbates everything above and makes it much tougher to fix: A sluggish digestive system and toxic body, full of decade-old ...

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