Be Gentle: Well Summit 2017

If there is anything I have learned in my 20-some-odd years of life, it is that you have to be gentle with yourself. The tweens will say I’m “old”, and the old will say I’m “too young to know anything”, but I say that I have experienced a hell of a lot, good and bad, and am always learning to be gentle with myself.

I think being gentle means taking time for myself: waking up a little earlier to make myself an elaborate smoothie bowl, going to a morning barre class, sitting on the couch while listening to music and sipping some tea, forgiving yourself if you make a mistake; or maybe even going on a weekend trip to NYC for the Well Summit Conference. In my opinion, being gentle is part of the foundation of wellness.

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to attend Boston’s Day of WELLness hosted by the amazingly inspiring Gianne Doherty of Well Summit and Organic Bath Co. Sitting in a room filled with like-minded individuals was everything that I needed. One day was definitely not enough for me, so I am super excited to announce that this year I am a Well Summit Influencer! What does that mean exactly? Well, I will be in NYC November 3rd-4th among some of the countries most influential figures in the health and wellness field, as well as people just like me who have a passion for living naturally.

It’s true what they say: Your vibe does attract your tribe. Tag your tribe and those your grateful for below. ❤ #WELLSummitTribe

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Tickets are on sale now! I will have a discount code for you soon! Follow me on Instagram for more updates. You do not want to miss out on this meaningful weekend.

Need more persuading? Check out scenes and clips from last years weekend in NYC.

 

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Sweet Soul: A Balanced Life | Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly

As a verb, balance is defined as: “to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall”. As a noun, balance is defined as: “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” When it comes to my new series “A Balanced Life” I have chosen a few lovely ladies to feature that I believe embody what it means to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. These women inspire me to keep buying organically (even if it is more expensive and some people just don’t get it), to keep working out (even if it is the first time in my life I am getting fit in a healthy way) and to keep up the positive attitude and energy.

If you’re heavy into the health and wellness sphere, then you know or have heard of Kelly LeVeque aka Be Well by Kelly on Instagram. A holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach to people like Jessica Alba, Sanaa Lathan, and Marianna Hewitt, Kelly knows a thing or two about leading a balanced life. You can find some of her expert knowledge on ways to live your healthiest life via her frequent articles with websites such as Chalkboard Magazine, E!News, and Vogue! Without further ado, get to know Kelly LeVeque a bit more below!

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Sweet Soul: A Balanced Life | Cate Brinch of Recycle Studio

As a verb, balance is defined as: “to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall”. As a noun, balance is defined as: “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” When it comes to my new series “A Balanced Life” I have chosen a few lovely ladies to feature that I believe embody what it means to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. These women inspire me to keep buying organically (even if it is more expensive and some people just don’t get it), to keep working out (even if it is the first time in my life I am getting fit in a healthy way) and to keep up the positive attitude and energy.

When you run multiple locations of Boston’s original indoor spin studio, developed and implement an intensive spin instructor training program, are a wife, and are a mommy to a human baby and fur baby, then you can only imagine how full your plate must be at all times. Cate Brinch, the owner and operator of Recycle Studio, knows very well how to manage the aforementioned plate as it is her day-to-day and reality. With many accolades such as “Boston’s Best Cycling Studio” from publications like Improper Bostonian and Boston Magazine, we would say that Cate is balancing things pretty well.

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Sweet Eats: Welcome to Boston by CHLOE!

As a non-vegan, the fact that I nearly died and went to heaven while trying some menu items at last night’s by CHLOE Grand Opening party should be a testament to how amazingly delicious vegan food can be. The food is 100% vegan/ plant-based, 100% GMO-free, organic,seasonal and locally sourced whenever possible, and they offer nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free options as well. Talk about a health food mecca. All food is made in house and the folks at by CHLOE are doing just what they set out to do: “redefining what it means to eat well”. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no neophyte when it comes to the vegan lifestyle or healthy foods in general, I just never knew it could taste this good! I tried mac + “cheese” with shitake “bacon”, “lobster” rolls made out of the inside of bamboo shoots (who knew that was a consumable thing), out of this world pesto pasta and double chocolate “nice” cream that is decadent on it’s own with no help from a cow, goat, sheep or any other animal whose milk humans shouldn’t be digesting in the first place(but that’s for another post). There were mini meatball subs that I had to triple check weren’t real beef meatballs, vegan cupcakes and cookies and 100% organic wine! (phew, did you get all that?). Check out their menu here to see some other things they offer. 

I constantly keep telling myself, and those around me, that I want to eat more plant-based foods, so thank goodness that by CHLOE is here to eliminate any excuses and setbacks to my pending lifestyle.

Thanks to Boston Common Magazine for setting up such a beautiful event last night, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things that by CHLOE does here in Boston! (opens to the public on Thursday, 2/23/17)

mac + “cheese” with shitake mushroom “bacon”

 

pesto pasta
double chocolate “nice” cream

by CHLOE

107 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

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