Orangetheory New Orleans Fitness Review

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Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) recently opened a studio in Mid-City near the Winn-Dixie shopping complex. I’d read a few great reviews on this 1-hour workout before and was excited to try it. The schedule has a good amount of offerings, but it fills up pretty quickly, so it took me a few weeks before I could get in for an after-work time…

10 Questions with Kathleen Currie of Smoke Perfume

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Kathleen Currie is the creator of Smoke Perfume, a New Orleans-based company offering natural products like body oils, salt and sugar scrubs, candles, and perfume. I love the products and clever packaging, and the scrubs are the perfect gift for anyone. Kathleen is a massage therapist by trade, studied holistic health in college, and runs one of my favorite Instagram…

3-Day City Greens Juice Cleanse Review

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If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you may remember that a few years ago I did a 3-day Blueprint Cleanse and wrote about my experience. This was my first ever juice cleanse and while I did feel refreshed and motivated afterward, shortly after that something changed the game entirely: I got into a serious relationship. And you…

Blogs I Follow

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Catching up on the blogs I follow is somewhat of a morning ritual of mine, and at this point, I’ve got a good handful of sites that inspire me in different ways. I use Blogger to organize the blogs I follow, so that when I go on the site, I just have one central feed to look at that shows…

The Path to Yoga Continues + Giveaway!

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[photo by Jana Powers] My only exposure to yoga before 2011 was an occasional class in college, but that year, a turbulent emotional time pushed me to pursue yoga in a more purposeful way. I signed up for a monthly membership and went five times a week for an entire month, and then I wrote about what happened here. In…

DIY: Holiday Manicure

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I don’t consider myself a particularly ‘arts & crafts’ type person, but after spending a few hours doing some Christmas projects at a friend’s party last weekend, I felt inspired to try some things on my own.  (I also returned home after the party weekend and promptly broke 2 things while unpacking, both of which had to be super-glued back…

Just Like Candy

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I have been on a (mostly successful) regimen of cutting out simple carbs & all forms of sugar during the work week, and splurging/being more relaxed about my diet on the weekends.  It actually has not been as bad as I would have imagined, but the other day I came to a startling realization that I have effectively surrounded myself…

Motivation.

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is to master the P90X workout routine by the end of the year.  I have been following the routine (mostly) religiously for the last 3 weeks, and while I feel great after I finish a workout, I can’t say that I particularly enjoy exercising in the moment. My motivation to choose this as one…