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Plants Could Help Make You Happy and Healthy (Says Science)

April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments April 25, 2019 |

MY FITNESS PAL—Overheard at a Trader Joe’s the other day, two young women were eyeing the beautiful and affordable plant selection, discussing their deep desires to turn their homes into lush green sanctuaries. Then one...

20 Overlooked Countries Not Enough Americans Visit

March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments March 13, 2019 |

THRILLIST—One of the Middle East’s safest destinations brims with antiquities and otherworldly vistas Unlike its headline-making neighbors, Jordan gets less press and here’s why: it’s largely a peaceful and welcoming Arabic country with a government...

How Floating Down a River Helped Me Learn How to Go With the Flow

February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments February 1, 2019 |

YOGA JOURNAL—Thousands of bare feet march on the paved and dirt paths along the Aare riverbank every summer in search of the perfect entry point into bright turquoise waters. The Aare River cuts through the...

YOGA JOURNAL—“Wait, what? Why?” is often the response I get when people discover that I belong to a gym on the Upper East Side, a 45-minute commute—each way—from my Brooklyn home. It makes no sense....

The Coolest Six-Figure Job You Never Thought You Wanted: Nannying

January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments January 14, 2019 |

MARIE CLAIRE—A spoonful of sugar has got nothing on these sweet adventures: Eating fresh calamari in Portofino, swimming with Navy Seals in Fiji, backpacking through Montenegro and Croatia, dining with a former U.S. President. The...

How I Converted from a Cycling Purist to an E-Bike Enthusiast

January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments January 11, 2019 |

SHAPE—Most die-hard cyclists would jump at the chance to go on a bucket-list bike tour cruising through the idyllic rolling hills and medieval villages of Tuscany…but on an electric bike? Psh, that’s not even real...

How to Pack Light Without Sacrificing Any Essentials

June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments June 25, 2018 |

SHAPE—I’m a chronic over-packer. I’ve been to 30+ countries, across all seven continents, schlepping way too much stuff that I don’t always use or need. I often turn into a fairy godmother for travelers, sharing...

SHAPE MAGAZINE—Who knew that refusing to do something as natural as breathing could be a hidden talent? For some, it can even be life-changing. While studying in Sweden in 2000, Hanli Prinsloo, then 21, was...

My Fitness Tracker Addiction Almost Ruined the Trip of a Lifetime

March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments March 20, 2018 |

SHAPE MAGAZINE—”Seriously, Cristina, stop staring at your computer! You’re gonna crash,” any one of my six cycling sisters in NYC would shout whenever we’d go on long training rides across the George Washington Bridge to...