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2018 FITNESS-CENTRIC BEAUTY GUIDE

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1. SMITH COSMETICS MAKEUP BRUSHES they make my favorite eyebrow spoolie and they feature antibacterial coated makeup handles. They also make one of my favorite finishing brushes that I like to blend out edges with. // 2. ELLIS FAAS COSMETICS eyeshadows & lipsticks in various colors. The cream to powder eyeshadows last all day and come in an amazing shade range. The lipsticks have some gorgeous neutrals in a variety of textures. The packaging is also some of the most unique to ever hit the market. Every time I take the collection out of my kit I’m always asked about them. // 3. BEAUTY BLENDERS I use these to apply, blend, diffuse; I’m partial to the black ones. // 4. SURRATT BEAUTY eyelash curler  it doesn’t pinch and is the perfect shape for curling. // 5. MAY LINDSTORM PENDULUM POTION COMPLETE CLEANSING OIL: Thoroughly removing your makeup is an integral part of any skin routine and it’s the backbone to creating a perfect canvas on which to apply makeup. I’ve been a firm believer in the usage of cleansing oil for years; it gently removes every trace of makeup and leaves skin feeling super soft and not tight (yep, even on oily skins). This one is a favorite. // 6. PATYKA YOUTH REMODELING CREAM THIN TEXTURE I discovered this stuff in one of my favorite french pharmacies. Its super lightweight yet still moisturizing and its packed with tons of anti aging ingredients; Though its perfect for all skin types, I find that oilier skins really like the thin texture. This entire line has quickly become a fast favorite and I use this in most makeups for skin prepping. // 7. SUNDAY RILEY Good GenesIt really brightens the complexion; its such an integral part of my skincare routine that I definitely notice a difference in my skin the moment that I stop using this. // 8. PATYKA Huile Absolue Skin Booster Serum // 9. SUNDAY RILEY I came across this stuff several years ago backstage and have been hooked ever since. It’s my favorite facial oil for skin as it plumps, nourishes and provides a nice glow while helping to smooth out any textured areas. // 10. HOLLYBETH ORGANICS Rose Geranium facial moisturizer my new favorite moisturizer with an amazing scent and lovely velvet texture. (drier skins)  // 11. SURRATT BEAUTY Expresioniste Brow Pomade Holy Grail! THERE IS NO OTHER BROW GROOMING PRODUCT THAT COMPARES! /12. PATYKA  Creme Absolue Hands & Nails – I wash and sanitize my hands so many times a day that I am addicted to hand cream.  // 13. VAPOUR BEAUTY Replenish Organic Nail & Hand Oil Though I always have a pedicure, its rare that I have and can keep a manicure. Its critical that I keep my cuticles looking their neatest and this does the job beautifully. // 14. SURRATT BEAUTY makeup brushes: The most luxurious makeup brushes with some of the best crease shape offerings. *Not cruelty free // 15. ELLIS FAAS COSMETICS eyeshadows // 16. LESPORTSAC COSMETIC BAGS Love the variety of sizes and more importantly, they’re durable and easy to clean!

LASER RESULTS BY DR. ERIC BERNSTEIN, EXFOLIATING & HYDRATING CLEANSER, $39 // VANITY PLANETS’S ULTIMATE SKIN SPA – FACIAL CLEANSING SYSTEM, $129.99, USE TAGLOW AT CHECKOUT FOR 70% OFF.

 


TIP #1 
Towel dry your hair as much as possible before you start using a blow dryer to eliminate over heating to the hair.  Also rough dry as much as possible before using a round brush to relieve the hair from unnecessary heat and the tension. – Korey

TIP #2 My all time favorite purse size brush is SHEILA STOTTS mini brush.  It’s so important to brush your hair during the winter when it’s dry and your hair gets tangled around beanies and scarves.  – Korey

TIP #3 If your hair has a ton of static from all your winter sweaters R&CO FOIL FRIZ is the best product to eliminate the winter static for hair. – Korey


TIP #4 
Invest in a good blowdryer!  Saves you half the time and eliminates heat damage. – Korey


TIP #5 
For dirty hair try doing a tight low bun using Oribe Rock Hard Gel and a boar bristle brush to get a sleek chic look.  No one needs to know your hair is dirty. – Korey


TIP #6  
Use colorful bobby pins around your part for a fun easy look that takes seconds to put in. – Korey

TIP #7  A silk pillowcase will keep your hair from tangling  while you sleep and prolong your blow dry.  It’s also great for your skin. – Korey

TIP #8 Lush’s NO DROUGHT dry shampoo is the best after workout dry shampoo because it can absorb large amounts of moisture. – Korey


TIP #9 
When working out or sleeping ALWAYS use a scrunchie, Goody ouchless hair tie, or invisible hair tie to eliminate breakage. Letting down your  ponytail or bun is the number 1 cause of breakage. – Korey

TIP #10 If you HAVE TO use a flat iron… use a GHD North American one, and make sure you turn the heat down if you have fine hair!  The hottest setting is only intended for coarse thick hair that can take the heat. – Korey


TIP #11 
Remove all of your makeup before any serious workout; This toner from L’occitane or these Cranberry toning pads from Arcona that also come individually wrapped are great to keep in your cosmetic case or gym bag. – Kim

TIP #12 Incorporate ‘Double Cleansing’ into your skincare routine, specifically at night. – Kim

TIP #13 Try using a night mask as the last step in your nighttime skin routine; it really works on your skins hydration as you sleep. – Kim

TIP #14 I use my workouts as the time to put a deep conditioner in my hair and put it into a bun. Aside from helping to deep condition it, it makes my curly hair easier to detangle. – Kim

TIP #15 To elaborate on the previous tip, if you have a steam room and/or sauna, take advantage and use that time to use a face/body mask, or other special skin treatment. – Kim

TIP #16 I know many women skip this step but never underestimate the effect that using an eyelash curler has on your eye; Especially if the only makeup that you wear is eye makeup. – Kim

TIP #17 Depending on your makeup preferences, always carry a transitional item in your cosmetic case for quick changes: for example: an eyeliner pencil to create a quick smoky eye, a deeper shade of lipstick, or a cream color to use on both cheeks and lips.  – Kim

TIP #18 Change your pillowcases and washcloths often! – Kim

TIP #19 Try to use bluetooth or handsfree when talking on your phone as often as you can. It can help cut down on the amount of germs that you expose your skin to.  – Kim

1. GHD NORTH AMERICA FLAT IRON, $199 //  2.  MINI MASON PEARSON, $120 (GOOD FOR SHINY LOOKS) // 3. DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER, $399 // 4. KITSCH MATCHBOOK GOLD AND SILVER BOBBY PINS, $12 // 5. SLIP PILLOW COVER, $79 (GREAT FOR TANGLES IN HAIR CREATED DURING SLEEP AND ELASTICITY ON FACIAL SKIN) // 6. DAVINES NOURISHING VEGETARIAN MIRACLE CONDITIONER, $34 (NATURAL INTENSE HAIR MASK) // 7. SHEILA STOTTS BRUSH, $31 (BEST DETANGLING BRUSH)

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KAREN SHAPIRO @karensshapiro  //   KIM WEBER @kwmakeup // KOREY FITZPATRICK @koreyfitz

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GIFTS THAT GIVE | 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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1. SEE SCOUT SLEEP, VARIOUS PRICES  |  2. WOODZEE SUNGLASSES, VARIOUS PRICES  |  3. WARBY PARKER GLASSES, VARIOUS PRICES  |  4. INDEGO AFRICA VARSITY KEYRINGS, $48.00   |  5. RADIANT COSMETICS, VARIOUS PRICES  |  6. ONEHOPE WINE, VARIOUS PRICES  |  7. PHILANTHROPY HARLOW DISTRESSED BFF TEE, $72  |  8. LENNY’S WOMEN’S HEALTH TEE, $35   |  9. STATE LORIMER BACKPACK, $45-$445  |  10. LOVE BUTTONS, $14.99 – $89.99  |  11.  SNUZNLUZ, $40

GIFTS THAT MAKE YOU MOVE | 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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1. VISITOR ON EARTH VELOUR TRACKSUIT, $675  |   2. APL SNEAKERS, $140-$495  |  3. VARDAGEN BEAR TALK TOP, $42  |  4. T3 BOXING GLOVES, $99.99  |  5. TRACY ANDERSON STREAMING MEMBERSHIP, Monthly (3 month min commitment): $90/mo, 6 Month Auto Renew: $403.75 ($67.29/mo), 6 Month: $475 ($79.17/mo), (1 year): $808.50 ($67.38/mo)  |  6. IC3 BASKETBALL SHOT TRAINER, $349.99  |  7.  STAR WARS KETTLEBELLS, $199.95  |  8.  APL SNEAKERS, $140-$495  |  9.  HAN SOLO YOGA MAT, $64.95  |  10. IVY PARK LOGO FUNNEL NECK CROP TOP, $40  |  11. STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS SHIRT, $35  |   12. HEROINE RACING BODYSUIT, $125  |  13. THERAGUN G2PRO, $599  | 14.  IVY PARK COLORBLOCK LEGGING, $75  |  15. DEATH STAR SLAM BALL, $74.95  | 16. IVY PARK VELVET SANDALS, $50  |  17.  TRACY ANDERSON LEGGING SUBSCRIPTION  |  18. CARDIO FLY SUPER G FLOOR, $2,800-$6480

HEALTH IS THE GREATEST GIFT | 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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PHOTO  BY: MIRANDA TURIN

I know from years of experience that many of you are looking for tips and tricks to get through the holidays without losing yourself physically. And some of you are probably hoping to find a miraculous quick fix from an expert like me hidden inside this newsletter. But if you’re smart, you know there is no such thing as a quick fix. And if you’re even smarter, you’ll keep reading.

During this time of year I tend to sit back and not distract you with how you are going to get “your best body ever!” on January 1st. The fitness and wellness industries are crawling with weight loss and quick fix plays to make you feel the urgency to “fix” yourself. Entering the holidays with the mentality that you are going to enjoy them (in a self-sabotaging way) and then be rescued (by some boot camp or cleanse) is the wrong way to show up for yourself.

Leaving 2017 behind, and looking ahead into 2018 with the most clarity, I would like to offer you the choice to simply stick to 30-60 minutes of beginner, intermediate, or advanced master classes with TA Real Time. That’s because it’s most important this time of year that you stay connected to yourself, your #tamily and focus with complete presence on your family and friends. Everything is connected in your body and in this lifetime. Taking care of yourself also means taking care of other people. And we must find enough caring to never lose energy for how we affect ourselves and others.

OK, so here’s the part you’ve likely been waiting for (plus the goodies in my gift guide below. I mean, who doesn’t want a dinosaur chocolate mold?). You don’t need a quick fix. You need a consistent self-awareness. The body takes time to reposition itself. If your current assessment of yourself is that you don’t feel optimized in your position, then we need to gain perspective. Ask yourself: what got me here and what am I doing to focus to truly earn a better position? Lead with a place of honesty and presence for yourself one day at a time, and I promise that next year your position will be even stronger and well-earned.

As you know from my Fireside Talks and Rockstars for Your Health newsletter profiles, I am very careful with the teachers that I choose to lean into. While there are many lessons to be learned from many different kinds of teachers, there are a few that I consistently lean into over the years. If you are a goop-y girl, you may remember the incredible Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes as an original contributor. Gwyneth recommended her to me over a decade ago, and I am as in love with her today as ever. Luckily for all of us, she has written a brilliant message for the holidays. The message stems from a recent conversation that we had where she brought this word to my attention: ‘othered’. How we can make ourselves, those we love, and even people on the street feel this lonely feeling of being ‘othered’? This word brings forward a vital awareness that can help guide us all into 2018 with the extreme healing that the world so desperately needs. So I send you through this loving essay from Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes and a very merry gift guide! 

Sending each of you much love and support!

A big, warm, holiday hug,


ABOUT
DR. KAREN BINDER-BYNES

Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes is a leading Psychologist with a private practice in New York City for the past 15 years. Her practice consists of older adolescents and adults. She provides Individual as well as marital, family and group psychotherapy. In addition, Dr. Binder-Brynes is a leading expert in the field of posttraumatic stress.

VISIT DRKARENNYC.COM

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The holidays are here. We should be filled with good will and hope. This season is a time for reflection, connection, and celebration as we look forward to the coming year. However, holidays often bring   a mixed bag of conflicting emotions for many people.

Although I believe that friends are the” family we choose”, most of us will spend the holidays with our given families, and not always with relatives we feel “in sync” with. If we go into our celebrations with realistic expectations or what I call, “giving up the wish that things will be different”, we start out ahead of the game. Move toward those who reflect you well and whom you feel good around. Minimize encounters with those you struggle with. Don’t forget the “pause” button. Take a breath when you feel the stressful emotions rise before you react.  Find humor wherever you can and if there are children around, see the wonderful, “untainted” world through their eyes.

The holidays are a time for reflection, which may include thinking about those people in our lives whom we are estranged from. When we become estranged from someone we were close to, we feel a sense of having a “missing piece”. During the holidays, we often reflect on these lost relationships and struggle with ideas of reconciliation. I feel we have to examine carefully whether the missing person is someone who we need to make amends with or whether in fact our well-being is more important than re-connecting to a toxic relationship. If we look deep into ourselves and trust our gut, we usually know the answer. Trust yourself.

This past year has been particularly challenging on many levels. We have seen natural disasters unlike any before. We have watched terrorism abroad and at home. There have been mass shootings and a political climate not paralleled in history. Famous and respected figures in all areas of professional life have been “outed for abusive behavior”  and have fallen from their powerful perches. Climate change is roaring forward and science is being threatened. Additionally, social media has caused a tsunami of new problems, personally and publicly. Through the web, we are continually bombarded more and more with unwanted judgments and opinions. The constant flow of information can be maddening. People need to pause and examine the consequences of the negativity they are promoting from their social media presence.

A great thinker, Jean Amery (In the Mind’s Limit-Indiana University Press, 1980) describes alienation from each other as being “othered”.

I found this simple term to be profoundly meaningful both in our relationships and in the world today. Being “othered” is the sense that we are separate from another, be it from an individual or an entire people. If we are “othered”, we are alienated. If we are different looking, different politically, different by race or religion, or different in any way, how do we remain connected and empathic to the other?  These are volatile times both home and abroad. It is essential that humankind stop “othering” each other and realize that we are all on this earth together, each trying to live our lives in the healthiest and happiest way possible. We have to protect each other and the environment by accepting that we are the opposite of “othered” from each other, rather we are profoundly connected on every level.

We need something I call ‘radical hope” during this holiday season. Hope is an amazingly powerful motivator. It is hope that keeps us going even in the most trying of times.  Being a trauma specialist for the past 25 years has taught me about human resiliency. I have great respect for our ability to heal and grow no matter what the circumstance.  As we reflect on the past year and anticipate 2018, lets remain radically hopeful, connected to each other and not “othered”. Let us find love, peace and solace in our collective humanity.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes

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TALKS ON WELLBEING | ISSUE NO. 1

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PHOTO BY: MIKEY DETEMPLE

Let’s get clear! On October 2nd at 5pm in Los Angeles, I will launch my first Fireside TAlk. I am looking forward to giving it my all to communicate what is nearly ineffable. There is no better way to launch this series of events than with the multidisciplinary genius, and @behiveofhealing founder Dr. Habib Sadeghi. If you have read Within you will understand my excitement that he is releasing his next book, The Clarity Cleanse. The link for pre-order is available below. It is my honor to have him at my studio for this special event. In anticipation of his new book we begin an Instagram celebration with a little fun loving contest.

 

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Q:  I FIND THAT WHEN PEOPLE FIND CLARITY THEY FIND RELIEF, SELF EMPOWERMENT, AND A GREAT DEAL OF HEALING.  WHAT MADE YOU TITLE YOUR NEXT BOOK THE CLARITY CLEANSE?  

There are moments in our lives when we are presented with situations that leave us dumbfounded, perplexed, completely unsure of what to do. Often we are thrown into a panic, our days and nights spent anxiously worrying about what action to take. Maybe we just learned that our spouse has been having an affair, that our job is being terminated in an already tight jobs market, or that we have a life-threatening illness.

Since we can’t avoid such times of trauma, wouldn’t it be of immense value if there were some way we could know the right course of action when faced with a decision we have to make and yet simply don’t know which way to go?

When I was diagnosed with cancer over twenty years ago, like that of most my first reaction was sheer terror. It felt as if I’d been handed a death sentence. That there might be a path to a robustly healthy future was the furthest thought from my mind—until a friend pointed me in a direction that had simply never occurred to me.

Flying in the face of pretty much everything my doctors told me I needed to do, other than the barest minimum of excising the tumor, I went in a direction few would think of going at such a time. Instead of looking outward to authorities who were certain of what I should do, I looked inward to a deeper part of myself than I had ever accessed before. It was from this place within that clarity came, in the process not only freeing me of cancer but transforming every aspect of my life.

The essence of my discovery is that our core being contains all the clarity we require in any situation that arises and threatens our peace, stability, and happiness. When we access this clarity, our fear is spontaneously ousted, replaced by an incredible sense of empowerment that has never left me.

Whatever difficult decision or trauma we may be facing, the clarity we need is there in each of us. It’s simply a matter of sweeping aside all that obscures what we already know deep within. This is why my new book is entitled The Clarity Cleanse.

Q: YOUR LAST BOOK ‘WITHIN‘ WAS AN INCREDIBLE SOURCE OF HEALING FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. WHAT IS ONE TAKE AWAY YOU HOPE PEOPLE WILL DISCOVER FROM READING THE CLARITY CLEANSE? 

The aim of The Clarity Cleanse is to restore power over their lives to my readers.

We live in a culture that likes to do our thinking for us. Anywhere you turn in modern society, someone is trying to tell you “the way things are” and therefore what you need to do, how you ought to think, and the way you need to live. My own profession is particularly good at this, warning of dire consequences if we don’t heed everything they tell us.

I’m all for professionals who research and are experienced in the many walks of life that affect our wellbeing. We need thorough study, double-blind trials, peer reviews, replicable experiments. But as important as these are, their purpose should be informational. In any situation, we need to be equipped with the facts as they are presently understood. What we don’t need is someone dictating to us.

On one doctor’s website, the statement is made that a particular procedure is safe and the correct course of action, in line with all the facts. But the author then adds that they will follow this procedure “until the facts change.”

Right there is a problem.

In my new book The Clarity Cleanse, I cite various cases of where physicians were certain of the science—until they weren’t. Because they had been practicing the established protocols unquestioningly—and more than unquestioningly, with huge resistance to even the suggestion that they might be mistaken—countless people died unnecessarily. If you think this has changed, you are mistaken.

I want my readers to learn to question. I want them to question the doctors, the standards established by government agencies, the pronouncements about health in the headlines, and the advice anyone offers them in any aspect of their lives. Only by questioning can we begin to take back our power from those who would rob us of it, misguidedly believing they “know best.”

My readers will find specific examples of the kind of questions we all need to be asking in this new book. They’ll see how asking the right questions has changed the course of many a patient’s life, in no small number of cases plucking them from the jaws of death. As they increasingly learn to tune into their own intuition, they will find that they have the ability to sift the information society presents them with so definitively, discern the facts, and make wise choices that will empower them in every dimension of their lives.

Q: WHAT IS ONE THING WE CAN DO TODAY TO BEGIN LIVING UP TO OUR FULLEST POTENTIAL?

With the discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton almost 400 years ago now, the older mystical ways of viewing reality began to lose their grip on the human mind, with the result that we found ourselves increasingly inhabiting a mechanical universe. Creation was seen in terms of a clock that God wound up and that, well, had been running like clockwork from then on.

Not only was the universe and the world of nature viewed in this mechanistic manner, our own bodies also came to be understood as machines. It’s of course true that there are certain machine-like elements to the universe as well as the human body. Within the body are pumps, electrical circuits, chemical exchanges, all of which function quite without our conscious intervention.

The problem with this view of our humanity is that as our researchers have dug deeper, we have become more and more aware of the amazing complexity of both the universe and the body as a part of that universe. For a start, we now know that our bodies aren’t separate entities with distinct boundaries, but that they particular expressions of a quantum field in which an exchange of particles and energy is occurring continuously—a quantum soup, as it’s often referred to as. Instead of being the distinct individuals we imagine ourselves to be, on many different levels we are part and parcel of the world around us, influenced and affected in countless ways by the whole of reality.

As a simple example, even our skin—which appears to form a clear boundary to who we are as a person—is constantly absorbing and giving off particles. We don’t think of the makeup we put on, the fabrics we wear, the mattress and sheets we sleep on, the furniture and flooring we are in contact with, or the liquids that touch our skin as infiltrating us through our skin and affecting our mood and health, and yet the process is ongoing day and night.

What i’m getting to is that no part of our lives is separate from the other parts. The human body is now known to be intricately connected to its environment. More than that, our physical wellbeing is powerfully affected by our mental state and emotions. There’s no separation between the physical body and our mindset, with the two in an ongoing interchange. Our thoughts and viewpoints, our emotions and our deeper currents of feeling—every aspect of who we are as sentient beings affects our physical state, even as the chemistry and electrical systems of the physical body affect how we feel, often dictating our mood and consequently our happiness.

If we are to reach for our potential, we must do so with our whole being. It isn’t just a matter of thinking the positive thoughts or taking appropriate action. It’s drawing on the whole of who we are, so that we approach everything in life holistically. This is fundamentally different from the centuries-old view of the body as a machine in a mechanical universe.

What I came to see long ago is that such a holistic approach is only possible when we are grounded in our essential being, or what’s often referred to as our spirit, our soul, or our authentic self. All such terms are pointing us to the hub within us to which all the spokes of our everyday lives need to be connected and from which the energy we invest in our various projects and relationships needs to flow.

The Clarity Cleanse doesn’t stop with cleansing our body of toxic wastes, nor with cleaning out false beliefs and poisonous emotions. It takes us to our essence, our core self, where we are one with the consciousness that undergirds the entire creation. Linked to the creative energy, wisdom, insight, and inspiration that birthed what one scientist referred to as “the whole shebang,” we are at last equipped to reach for our potential.

Find your essence, align your life with this center, and begin to experience the empowered state that alone can reveal who you are in your true magnificence.

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DR. HABIB SADEGHI
 

@behiveofhealing