We all have them; shoes for work, shoes for play, shoes for those occasions when you need to look at least a foot taller. Last week, I tossed my work shoes. All of them. And you should too. Face it, no one actually likes wearing those impossibly high heels, pointed flats or stiff loafers. It’s… Read More Function over form and why I tossed my work shoes
Realistically, everyone should exercise calorie control, not just those of us with a target of losing weight. Intake of calories, the unit of measurement for the amount of energy found in food, determines whether we lose, gain or maintain our weight at the end of the day. According to USDA guidelines, an average lifestyle requires… Read More The reality of eating 1,200 calories a day
Some people meditate on cushions, some meditate on chairs, some during yoga sessions, but how about inside a sensory-deprivation chamber? I promise it’s better than it sounds. I like to call a spade a spade, but these sensory-deprivation chambers may be better known as flotation pods, isopods, or isolation tanks. Basically it’s a tub of… Read More Review: Serene Dreams, Kearny, NJ
Each week we face struggles, whether it’s meeting our nutrition targets, getting to the gym, making time for a loved one, putting in those extra hours on a big project or chasing our “calling.” We all fall off the metaphorical horse. Some of these bigger decisions can make it harder to know just when we… Read More The difference between giving up and walking away
In a few days we’ll “spring forward” and gain an extra hour of sunlight in our day. If your New Years’ resolution (or theme) has stalled, this is another great to time to dust yourself off and pick up once again. About 5 percent of Americans live with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in a given year;… Read More Reboot your routine with Daylight Savings
I’ve been sweating an awful lot lately as a part of my new hot yoga regimen (I ditched the gym a while back and found a new way to be active). I’m sweating tons and I love it only because I’m still staying hydrated in the process. Unfortunately I’ve been having some trouble with breakouts,… Read More Field Test: Matcha mask
Each Monday on The Honeydew Facebook page we post a “Monday Morning Mantra” an inspirational quote to guide your work week. This week I want to tell you about an interesting little mishap that reminded me of the importance of perspective. And it has to do with a motivational quote. I was exploring author Facebook… Read More Perspective is everything
Around holidays and birthdays we struggle to find the perfect gift for our friends and loved ones. What about the perfect gift for strangers? Donating blood helps those who have lost a great deal of blood due to trauma, disease and violence. Every non-profit, political campaign and charity on the face of the earth seeks… Read More 3 benefits to donating blood + tips!
Every year hundreds of thousands of people resolve to make the new year “my year.” Every year tens of thousands of people quit the gym after the first month. Me too. When I started my planning for this post, I thought I’d talk about SMART goals. I planned to say with authority how to best… Read More Set a theme for 2017 and rock the new year
Happy Fall! The weather is finally beginning to cool off and that makes it the perfect time of year to get off your butt and head outside. Yes, this week’s post is a little more self-reflection than how-to, but I’m hoping my experience will motivate you to get out there and fall in love with… Read More Get Back to Nature!