Feng shui (pronounced "fung shway") is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging your personal space in a way that promotes positive energy. The idea is that the placement of objects in your personal space can affect your mood and motivation, foster creativity, and calm the flow of energy. Feng shui can also be applied to...

by Lori Leifer There are many great things about living in NYC. We have great parks, tasty restaurants, and fun events. City living can also mean more toxins. A toxin is something that can get into our bodies that isn’t good for us. Toxins can get into our bodies through things we eat and drink, the...

Dear Team – Earlier this week the Trump Administration released its proposed federal budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. As in past years, the budget proposal will be “dead on arrival” in the Congress, and actual federal funding for the next year will depend on upcoming negotiations between the House and the Senate. Dead on...

Working out a few times each week and staying in shape can be hard. Gym memberships can cost a lot, and workout classes are not always at the best times. A great way to fit exercise into your busy schedule is to do it at home! This can also help you save money and feel...

By CHN Nutritionist: Karin Arias RDN, CDN Often known as the month of love-related matters, February is also American Heart Month. There are many things we can do to help with heart health. One superstar veggie that can help with that is the beet.   Why Beets are Good for You: Beets are a great source of potassium,...

In our modern world, we often spend a lot of time on our cell phones. Screens like TVs, tablets, and phones can strain our eyes. They also cause us to sit for a long time and change our sleep and mood. To limit screen time, try these tips: Reframe your thinking. Spend less time on your...

Mindfulness is a tool that you can use to know about your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Practicing mindfulness can help you feel relaxed, creative, and focused. People talk about mindfulness and being more mindful, but what does it look like and how do you do it? Mindfulness IS: Being fully there and aware of what you...

Most of us eat more sugar than is good for us. Added sugars include high fructose corn syrup and white sugar. These can be found in almost anything. Added sugars can also trick you into wanting more food. Eating less sugar doesn’t mean eating won’t be fun. Eating less sugar lets you find new eating habits...

As we get older, this can lead to memory loss, trouble with problem-solving, and having trouble understanding. But don't worry! There are many ways to keep your brain healthy as you age. Try these brain-boosting acts each day to keep your brain healthy and strong. Read. Try a book, magazine, newspaper or blog! Reading is...

By Ashley Koff RD, CEO, The Better Nutrition Program www.ashleykoffapproved.com Trick or treat?! This Halloween learn these tricks to enjoy your treats and still get the lasting benefits of better nutrition. Halloween happens, but chemistry projects shouldn’t. Trans fats, artificial (fake) flavors, fake colors like Red 40, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame, offer only “tricks” to your body. Try...