12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE


Foodie Friday! Bone in Food

2015-07-15_11-39-54This week’s Foodie Friday is shining the spotlight on Jersey City’s own Bone in Food.

Started by  Ron Mirante & Virginia Dimaio – Mirante, the concept is simple –  deliver delicious, organic, healthy 3-course meals right to your doorstep. You could also pick-up at  their store.

A different 3-course meal is available each week and you choose day, time, and # of meals to be delivered. Delivery times are between 12-2pm & 5-9PM / Mon – Fri and are currently only available in Jersey City. They also cater small parties and gatherings at your home or business.

From their site:

Bone In is a knowledge based food service. We provide simple, delicious, nutrient dense food options to the local community. Promoting the health benefits of both bone broths and an all-natural, organic diet, all servings are also accompanied with a bit of food knowledge to help create awareness of the major influences behind the influx of health epidemics effecting many.

Photo: Joel Maffei

Photo: Joel Maffei

Ron & Virginia are also great neighbors, recently beautifying their Lafayette nabe with this lovely mural!

This week’s menu is making my mouth water!