Tag Archives: love

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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It’s Not Too Late: Top 10 Valentine Picks To Save The Day

by: Organic Contessa “Where there is great love, there are always wishes” ~ Willa Cather Yes, Valentine’s is just around the corner, and if you’re feeling as I am … mid-February has swiftly arrived. Are you fretting it’s too late to buy something heart-felt for this love filled Holiday?  Well, think again … here are […]

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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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Organic Contessa’s “Sex in the Kitchen” Lexicon of Love; Valentine’s Menu

As a professed foodie would have it … nothing much can compare to a finely laid out, sophisticated menu. Food is art, especially when being prepared with love and in honour of a day that celebrates those in love; Valentine’s. Instead of battling the crowds, pre-fixed choices and noisy establishments, how about a sexy night […]

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What Your Deepest Self Desires, by Kirsty Greenshields

Whether you ‘believe’ in astrology or not, there is loads of cosmic movement currently, which is offering us the opportunity to release past conditioning and old belief patterns that no longer serve you. We all have these patterns. They are those excuses we use to tell ourselves we ‘can’t’ do something when we really want […]

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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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What Do You Do The Moment Your Values Are Turned Upside Down? by Kirsty Greenshields

In a 2010 a study called “The Moment That Turns Your Values Upside Down”, a group of women and men were studied over a lifetime, and surveyed about their life values, before and after experiencing a ‘Quantum Moment‘. The results of the women’s case study group were very revealing in relation to the common internal […]

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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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My Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Spring by: Organic Contessa

  Awaken sleeping beauty, the time for rebirth & renewal is here. Spring is such a magical season filled with color, life and anticipation. Spring breathes light into the past season of darkness and chilly weather – and with the light there comes strength. Coming up from the earth you’ll find lilacs, tulips, and daffodils […]

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Relationships & Money, How They Fit Together by: Mary Williams

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.”-Calvin Coolidge The responsibility lies within each of us to be respectful in our relationship with money … I was raised by very conservative parents, and like many of us whose parents lived through the depression, we were taught not […]

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