I have a simultaneous, and conflicting desire to stay youthful looking—which more and more commonly involves toxic chemicals like Botox and injectables—with being healthy and toxin-free. As I move into my 40’s, my desire to look youthful has intensified. After all, I still feel like I am 28, and would like the mirror to reflect that. But as I move closer to pregnancy, I also have a fierce desire to live a cleaner, healthier life, one which doesn’t allow substances on or in my
This flu season is shaping up to be the worst in over a decade, according to reports from the CDC. The vaccine has been ineffective against the most recent strain, and there have been over 54 pediatric flu-related deaths in the US alone. For comparison, at this same point in 2017, there were only 16 deaths. All the discussion surrounding it made me reflect on my last close encounter with the virus. In August of 2016, Simon, my then-fiancé, his three young adult children and
It is the dawn of 2018. On this quiet morning, I sit by the hearth, mesmerized by the dance of a crackling fire. There is something soothing, almost meditative about the way the flames work around and through the logs, something cleansing about it. I decide to do a bit of my own, internal cleansing, and visualize throwing the negativity of 2017 into that fire, the upsets, the sadness I have been dragging around for far too long. Time to say goodbye. Each flick of the flames r
Announcing the Launch of JK Zen Wellness!!! Juliet's personal and professional commitment is to live a healthy, happy and vibrant life. Keeping inline with this mission, the studio will be offering workshops, programs and coaching in a many different areas of wellbeing. Here is a sampling of what will be offered: January 24th Create Your 2018 Vision! If you don’t know where you are going how will you get there. Join Juliet in a fun evening of creating your 2018 vision. During
Reverse Leg Lifts These reverse leg lifts are great for lifting your butt and toning your hamstrings. But here is the really cool part, as you work the backside (butt and hamstrings) you’re are subtly stretching out your hip-flexors (the front side of the hips). Your hip flexors get tight from sitting, especially if you are stuck at a desk for most or your day. Exercise Setup Come down on to your mat on all fours, with your knees right under your hips. Now lower down onto you
Turmeric Root Tea I am in love with drinking turmeric tea! Here is way maybe you should be as well! Turmeric has been used in recipes and for medicinal purposes for thousands of years throughout Asia, and especially in India. In recent years it has grown in popularity in the West due to numerous scientific studies showing unbelievable health benefits. Click here to read Healthline for 10 scientific proven health benefits of using turmeric in your diet, including; improved bra
The Essentials Name: Laura Blaise Konz Birth Place: Plainfield, New Jersey Raised: Allentown, Pennsylvania Birth Date: January 7th Happy Birthday Laura!!!! Education: B.S. in Marketing from Smeal College of Business at Penn State University Laura's Pilates Life Pilates Training: Certified here at JK Zen Fitness by our very own Juliet Kaska! Laura's Pilates Love Story: I had come to Zen Fitness as a student number of times. I was even a "practice body"