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Life Lessons We Could All Learn From “The Toil Of Olive Oil”

O2
Maybe in my first life I lived in Italy? Or was it Greece? Could've been Spain... Who knows?! All I do know is my tastebuds are from the Mediterranean. I love me some fresh vegetables (especially tomatoes), wine (especially red), seafood, bread, wine, basil, cheese, all the vegetables and did I mention wine??? Oh and of course olive oil. In fact I buy the industrial size at the store even though I live alone. Why you ask? Because I obviously do… READ MORE

Traveling Solo = The New Yolo

PR1
For the record, I hate the word yolo. However I couldn't resist the pun and the fun (see, I can't help myself) it represents in relation to my recent birthday trip. 2016 has been the "year of the bucket list" yall. So when I booked my very first ever solo trip six days before my birthday I was definitely embracing this popular and annoying term. Spontaneous, yet intentional. Yep, that about sums up the sentiment behind my decision to escape these New… READ MORE

I Refuse To Go Crazy In This Crazy World

CW2
For 31 years July was my favorite month. My birthday month. But ever since my mother’s passing, July is one the hardest months to endure. My birthday is July 15th, and she unexpectedly passed on July 25, 2013. This year marks three years, but I would be lying if I said that grief still didn’t have it’s way with me. In fact, the truth is while days may get easier, grief will probably forever linger. And I am okay with… READ MORE

3 KINDa RAD Tips On How To Stay Fit #OnPurpose

RK9
Summer is here RADicals and I couldn't be more excited! I feel good about what I've accomplished the first two seasons of 2016 and I'm ready to welcome the sun with some major fun. Speaking of fun and this sunny season ahead, I had the honor to start summer solstice with my KIND® family at the Athleta Flatiron store in honor of the first ever International Day of Purpose® this week. Created by my sister, friend, neighbor and overall RAD girl boss Jovian Zayne - on Monday,… READ MORE

Baked Falafel & Israeli Salad [RECIPE]

FI1
If there is one thing (after pizza) that I could eat every single day and never get tired of, it would be falafel. Served with tons of Israeli salad! A little joint on my block has the best falafel pita sandwich my tastebuds have ever met, however after blowing my "eating out" budget last month there I thought I would start making my own (healthier) version. The falafel is baked instead of fried and the Israeli salad recipe is the… READ MORE


10 Tips On How To Be A RAD GFI (Group Fitness Instructor)

GFI5
I can't remember what happened 10 minutes ago, but I'll never forget what happened 10 years ago. I was a graduate student getting my MFA in Acting at The University of Texas, Austin, handling some Shakespeare with 11 other RAD artists by day (and night...and weekends and every other time you can imagine). However in between theatre classes I was hitting up fitness classes. The Division I school had physical activity on lock so the fitness centers (yep there was more than one)… READ MORE

“Completely” RAD: 7 Gems From My 7th Half Marathon

BK5
People always ask me if I ever run out of town races, and I’m like, "Yeah I run the Airbnb Brooklyn Half!” Inside joke for New Yorkers. No but seriously, I love traveling from my Harlem Central Park trails to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some 13.1 fun. The energy is so RAD in Brooklyn and the course is by far my favorite. However the best part about running half marathon #7 on Saturday was I PR’d!!!!! Running a sub 2:00 half… READ MORE

How to Stay Dedicated When You’re Not Really Motivated

Dedicated1
First I thought it was winter blues (spring where in the world are you in NYC), or maybe just too much on my plate with this budding fitness fashion line, full roster of clients, Equinox classes, RAD Live! parties etc. But then I realized while it is probably a combination of all the above, the truth of the matter is I’m not really motivated. Sure inspirational quotes are plentiful on social media and I sweat daily, however I still find… READ MORE

Meet Me At Ivy Park: 7 Fit Tips Inspired By Beyoncé

Slay1
Happy Slay Day! The wait is over ladies, our favorite girl is now officially a fit girl... Many across the nation unleashed their inner Sasha Fierce all in the name of sweat today thanks to the drop of Bey's co-owned athleisure collection Ivy Park. I was in that count (more on this "fierceness" below)... However since skin baring season is upon us, and I know you're looking for some fun ways to “slay," I figured why not let our girl Beyoncé lead the… READ MORE

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