June 2014

Weighing In: Advocare Results

I survived the 24 day challenge! Thanks to an amazing coach Raffaella, I stuck to the Advocare 24 day challenge. For me, it wasn’t about losing a ton of weight in a short period of time. It is about changing my lifestyle and a healthy lifestyle becoming natural to me- not just a fix every time I mess up. Advocare is amazing because it essentially teaches you clean eating. You

Massbliss Brings Mindfulness Festival to Parks in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Free Yoga, Performance, and Art July 12th, 2014, 10am-7pm Barretto Point Park, Bronx Grand Ferry Park, Brooklyn Prospect Park Music Pagoda, Brooklyn   On July 12th, Barretto Point Park, Grand Ferry Park, and Prospect Park will host the first annual MassBliss Breathing Booth Mini-Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event promotes NYC Parks and Mindful Living. Free programming will be offered in yoga, meditation, Pilates, music, dance, capoeira, and performance. Join

Weighing In: Miracle Suit

If you read my last post about starting the 24 Day Challenge with Advocare- then you know I am serious this time around about a lifestyle change. I’ve tried diets before, but I have never actually been focused and ready- this time I am. Most people start on their journey around the new year and plan on looking great for summer. I didn’t start my lifestyle change until the end

Summer Cocktail Ideas

We love get togethers in the summer with friends. Whether its a small family get together, or a brunch with girlfriends- it’s always fun to try new recipes and impress your guests. Take a look at some recipe ideas using Sparkling ICE zero calorie naturally flavored water, VOGA Italia Wine and RealBeanz ready-to-drink iced coffee.   Cherry Lime Mojito Ingredients 4 oz.  Cherry Limeade Sparkling ICE 1.5 oz.  White Rum 10 Mint leaves

Bronx Girl Scouts take trip to Hudson Valley

Last week the Hudson Valley was home to 35 7th graders from South Bronx Academy for Applied Media Arts and on 45 6th grade girls from Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School. The girls had a chance to spend a day at Camp Kaufman, which is part of the Girl Scouts’ Career Exploration Program curriculum and a year-end event that will include a lot of “firsts” for these girls The Council launched the

Outdoors in NYC Summer Edition

Besides canoeing, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and special programs for kids and families, the Rangers are featuring favorite Ranger’s Choice programs, such as a Hike and Paddle Excursion Adventure in Alley Pond Park or Island Hopping by canoe at Orchard Beach. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed. Download the guide here!


It’s summertime, it’s beautiful weather, and it’s National Sunglasses Day! To celebrate, we want to share some important information we learned at a recent webinar with The Vision Council. When the sun is shining and it’s super hot, we all usually know to wear sunglasses and to protect our eyes. But we learned just how many people harm their eyes on cloudy days because they believe there isn’t any risk.

Local Fun: Circle Line Kid's Cruise

School’s out and it’s officially summer for the kids! Whether you’re staying home with the kids or just finding things to do on the weekends- remember that there are only 10 weekends in the summer- so be sure to make the best out of them! NYC is an amazing place to be in the summer. Even though some choose to spend their summer’s away from the big apple, that just