Tag Archives: energy

Keeping The “I” In ValentIne’s; Self Love, Going Beyond The Chocolate

As we enter the dimension of Valentine’s Day and the frenzy of gift giving and proclamations of love, we at O&N Collective can’t help but start first at the notion and awareness of self-love.  We asked O&N Collective VP, NYC Yoga Teacher, LivWell Editor and friend, Michelle Barge, to talk about self love and how [...]

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Join O&N Collective’s Project Hydrate: 30 Day Challenge; For A Healthier You & Planet

by: Organic Contessa Spring’s the time for cleansing and renewal. This is also a time when we begin to take stock of the resolutions/intentions that some of us made on New Year’s Day, mostly having to do with our health and treating our bodies better. Spring is the season of rebirth and may just be [...]

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2014 Food Revolution Summit; Heal Your Body & The World With Food

by: Organic Contessa   “The planet is under pressure and our choices have never been more important. The Food Revolution Summit is an informative and empowering platform which highlights ways to set a new pattern for the future of the planet.”  – Paul McCartney April, 26th 2014 marked the launch of The 2014 Food Revolution Summit. [...]

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Earth Day 2014: DIY Composting Conquest

by: Rachael Richardson As a whole, we are becoming more informed about the evils of factory-farmed foods, and in that countless communities and individuals have begun cultivating home and communal gardens. If you’ve already done so- keep it going/growing! If you haven’t yet started, it’s never too late to get growing! There are amazing reasons [...]

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‘Sex in the Kitchen; Lexicon of Love Menu’, revisited by Nutritionist:Rachael Richardson

I am someone who loves sensuality in all areas of life.  After all, what is life without connection, love, hugs, and food that supports our ability to enjoy these beautiful expressions of light? The Organic Contessa has really shot up the standards for a not only an aphrodisiac meal but one which layers flavors and [...]

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Start Your Engines Athletes; by Rachael Richardson & Austin Win

Similar to many drivers, I’ve found that far too often gym aficionados tend to improperly fuel up their “tank” (body), which can be costly to the results they hope to see.  Running on empty or not fueling up until the last possible moment can cause issues and problems for the body. Proper maintenance of your [...]

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Understanding Immunonutrition by Rachael Richardson

During my dietetic internship at Vanderbilt, I did my major research project on a topic new at that time- “Immunonutrition”. It’s is the science of how nutrition fuels or hinders your immune army. Through personal reading, I recount true stories from some renowned cancer survivors.  Through this and personal experience, it’s crystal clear that nutrition [...]

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Steps for Finding Your Way Out of The Slumps by Debby Stone

  We all have slumps.   Baseball players have hitting slumps, the stock market has slumps in growth, retail chains have slumps in their sales, and you and I have slumps in our lives as well.   A slump is one of those things that is hard to define but we sure do know one when we’re [...]

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Benefits of The Sun & A Revolutionary Approach to Sun-Care; Coola Organics Plant UV Protection by Organic Contessa

Here comes the sun – spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. Now is usually the time when articles and post come out on the dangers of sun exposure. As someone that loves the outdoors and yes, the sunshine, luckily I graduated years ago from being a total sun worshiper (scary moments of being drenched in [...]

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Spring Wellness (Part 2) Cleansing & Living Clean by Rachael Richardson

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, it is a beautiful and informative passage by my personal beauty mentor, the Organic Contessa. I especially relate to the end of the article, when she talks about treating yourself with more love and care, and how that imparts beauty not only for yourself, but stretches [...]

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