I used to think of aromatherapy as potpourri at Grandma’s house or menthol sticks to help me breathe when my nose was stuffy. But now ‘essential oils’ are everywhere and going far beyond aromatherapy. Since I didn’t think I was alone in being unsure what essential oils are all about (correct me if I’m wrong!), I brought in an expert to fill us in.
I first met Evgenia Ilienko in the early days of Ketanga, when I visited Core Pilates NYC to take a class and talk about hosting one of our first Ketanga Fitness Krawl events there. She was working at the front desk and teaching classes in the studio where she also received her teaching certifications. Fast forward a year+ later and she is living in Greece, teaching Pilates, and is an expert in essential oils! Needless to say a Yoga, Pilates, & Natural Wellness retreat is already on the calendar!
Now back to those oils… I asked Evgenia to break it down for newbies, and here’s what she said:
I love goodies and getting gifts - who doesn't?! So when the subscription gift box trend hit, I got pretty excited! But for someone like me who doesn't wear much makeup (Birchbox), and doesn't have a dog (Bark Box), I quickly passed on the craze thinking there wasn't a box for me.
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Read on to find out what's in this month's box, why I'm such a fan of this company, and how to save 10% on your subscription!
Imagine being a Division I college athlete with nothing but opportunity ahead of you. Then imagine having your routine, hobbies, and goals abruptly put on hold due to a serious diagnosis: cancer. This is what happened to Alex Niles, a 32-year old from NY & PA who has been battling stage IV gastric cancer since 2013.
But this is by no means a sob story. In fact, it is a story of strength, ambition, and care. Upon starting the process of receiving treatment, Alex saw an opportunity to enhance the confidence and comfort in his fellow patients. Instead of having to undress, put on a hospital gown, and redress after treatment, patients with ports or PICC lines are now given the opportunity to remain clothed throughout the procedure, thanks to Alex's thoughtful invention.
There's a new athletic shoe in town... and you're getting the exclusive sneak peek here!
Whether you're into running, rowing, or rugged warrior races, there's one thing that can truly impact your performance: your footwear. Have you ever tried running a 10K while feeling a blister form with each step, or wearing sneakers that feel like cement blocks weighing you down? Not fun. In fact, as I sit here writing this, I feel the back of my worn out running shoe digging into my heel.