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FitnessFriday: Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

Often when it comes to working out or fitness we’ve been ingrained with the belief of “go hard or go home.” We force ourselves to push ourselves looking for ‘feeling the burn’ or the idea that the more we do

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Three Vegan Ice Cream Brands You Should Try

We are finally getting the spring weather we deserve and what better way to keep cool than with some ice cream. Vegan ice cream that is! Going to a vegan ice cream shop can either be out of the way

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Should McDonald’s Bring the “McVegan” Burger to America?

  When McDonald’s recently announced the introduction of a vegan burger in Sweden and Finland, Twitter responded with a mix of enthusiasm, a little disgust, and a touch of curiosity from those who swore they’d never even go near Mc Donald’s after

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#WellnessWednesday: The Importance Of Healthy Iron Levels & How To Get Them On Point

A couple of years ago, I was feeling super low and groggy. I didn’t understand what was going on with me but I knew that I wasn’t myself. I am usually a bubbly go-getter but every morning I woke up

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#WellnessWednesday: Natural Deodorant

Sometime last week a coworker of mine was raving about a natural deodorant that she’d been using. She had been using a natural deodorant trying to vet out a deodorant that would be able to withstand New York’s summer. According

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#Selfcaresunday: Raise your vibration with newly launched Flower Bodega

Blooming Spring flowers make me want to pick up a bouquet because flowers have the power to bring positive vibrations into your home. For example, roses bring healing and love. But in New York City, I struggle to find a

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#FitnessFriday: 5 Reasons Why You Should Try AcroYoga

We know you’ve seen people in the park on a beautiful Sunday practicing AcroYoga poses or came across an IG video or post. At first glance, the practice can seem intimidating especially for yogi beginners or people have not done yoga

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 4 School Districts In Brazil Plan To Go Vegan By 2019

For most of us, school lunches were not all that. If you were lucky you got to go off campus for lunch in high school and grab some fast food instead of eating the mystery meatloaf prepared by your favorite

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#SelfCareSunday: Visit a Sound Bath

In New York City, there are so many options for holistic healing and relaxation in 30 minutes or less. Yoga, Himalayan salt beds, reiki healing or aromatherapy are among the options one could choose to shed any accumulating anxiety, doubts

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#VeganVittles: Candle Cafe

Normally when I go out to eat I have to look at the menu for a while and decide on approximately two dishes I can actually eat, well that wasn’t the case with Candle Café. As a vegetarian dinning at

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Humm.ly Launches a Music Therapy App

Music has the power to change one’s mood. When someone listens to a song that he or she loves, dopamine is released in the brain. Streaming services like Spotify are completely aware of this. That’s why playlists are offered that

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#SelfcareSunday: Sephora Almond Foot Mask

Like most people I spend a lot of time on my feet. I spend a number of hours at work on my feet and I’m always walking somewhere, plus city blocks seem endless. The only time I think about my

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#SelfCareSunday: New season, new healers to try for the Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox inspires a variety of celebrations around the world. In India, they celebrate Holi or the festival of colors. In Japan, Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday. The commonalities in all of these is a celebration of

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 21-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Opens a Vegan Restaurant

Let’s be real, while it’s important to maintain a nutritious diet, it isn’t always the easiest to purchase healthy foods, especially for those living in neighborhoods that fail to provide grocery stores and restaurants with fresh and whole foods. Well,

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#SelfCareSunday: Having A Healthy Gut Is Important: Here’s How You Can Get One

Growing up we were told to keep our heart, lungs, kidneys, and teeth healthy but were you ever told to keep your gut healthy? The only thing that most of us remember about a gut is the fact that people

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#DoingItWell: Red Wine Is Good For You: Here Is A List Of The Best Red Wine’s For A Healthy Lifestyle

National wine day has passed, and we were lit over here at Vashtie.com for a multiple of reasons. We love a great cocktail and a good time but we are even more obsessed with being healthy and treating our body

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Broccoli City’s 5k Race and Fitness Day is Key During BC Weekend

By now, you know that the Broccoli City team does more than just throw your favorite concerts. The non-profit organization is committed to educating and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. Through festivals, charity events, and educational movements, BC

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What A Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Like?

“Why don’t you just eat a salad?” “You going to eat rabbit food?” “When you going to eat real food again?” “You don’t miss meat?” “So you just eat soy and lots of beans?” These are just some of the

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5 Foods You Should Stop Eating, According to Nipsey Hussle Approved Dr. Sebi

There was once a man who had asthma, diabetes, impotency and obesity, which was causing him to be depressed. He decided to seek out an herbalist in Mexico to help relieve his pain. He learned that a plant-based diet could

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Fitness Friday: Can A Hot Bath Burn As Many Calories as a 30-Minute Walk?

Finding ways to burn calories in between your daily routines can be a bit demanding, but there may be a glimmer of hope! Researchers are saying that relaxing in a hot bath and doing absolutely nothing may be just as

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#WellnessWednesday: 5 Ways to Avoid Travel Sickness and Jet lag

With all of the traveling currently going on, whether it be to your favorite music festival or Miami Beach for Spring Break, it is important to remain healthy. Traveling can be loads of fun, but also exhausting and take a toll

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#SelfCareSunday: A Spring Energy Cleanse for Your Home

This winter has teased us with some days closely mimicking Spring. But it won’t be official until March 20th. In preparation, some start packing up cold weather clothes and hanging up spring outfits in their place or may do some

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#SelfCareSunday: Can’t Beat the Stress? Try A Mind Cleanse

In the age of technology and with so much going on in the world, it can be difficult to put your mind at complete ease. Setting aside time to meditate each day can be extremely beneficial, but what do you

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#SelfCareSunday: Kehlani’s Flora app is the key to going green

Kehlani is one girl who is very vocal about her spirituality, health, and wellness journey. She has mentioned wanting to create her own sustainable garden and has always been an advocate for clean eating, mental health awareness, and just having

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#FitnessFriday 7 Podcasts To Listen To For Your Wellness Journey

Keep your mind, body, and soul at ease with these 7 wellness podcasts. Podcasts are the ‘It thing’ right now and there are so many to choose from. Whether you are a sports fan, a music lover or just like

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#FITNESSFRIDAY: It’s Getting Hot (Yoga) In Here

When I hear the word fitness my mind immediately starts playing that part in “Fergalicious,” “ My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym working on my fitness, he’s my witness” but truth be told I’m never in

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday Meghan Markle: Royal Fitness Guru

As Meghan Markle prepares for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, we can imagine the pressure that she will endure for her big day. As the daughter of a yoga instructor, Markle lives by the routine of a working hard

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#SelfLoveSunday: How To Naturally Deal With Insomnia

How many of you are that late night tweeter up until 3, 4, sometimes 5 in the morning when you know damn well you have responsibilities to handle the next day or technically the same day? Does it seem as

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The Importance Of Nature’s Gift Vitamin D & How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Proper Amount During The Winter Season

Summer isn’t around the corner and if you haven’t been feeling like yourself due to lack of energy, anxiety, or even sudden sadness know that you aren’t alone. During the winter we spend most of our time indoors because the

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#SelfCareSunday: Stepping Away From Social Media To Detox

As we finish the second week of 2018, our goals are still in the forefront of our minds. We’ve mapped out ways to conquer these goals, but social media continues to be a distraction of choice.  The average person spends

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Is Today’s Music a Reflection of Our Generation’s Mental Well Being?

Since the very beginning of time, music has served as a means of therapy for people all over the world. Whether it’s in relation to celebration, grievance, or plain ol’ partying, we all listen to music to enhance an experience

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New Year, New Me…Really?: 3 Ways to Actually Follow Through With Your New Years Resolutions

With 2018 just getting underway, I’m sure we have all witnessed someone (maybe even ourselves) proclaim “new year, new me!” Over the years, this self proclamation has not only become a meme, but a resented quote that is thought to

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#SelfCareSunday: My Favorite Facial Mask Costs $80 & the Importance of Wellness Routines

Around this time last week, I was preparing for my Black Friday splurge on what is now the most vital purchases in this current stage of my life – beauty, hair and skincare products. Although I am not a firm

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5 Winter Detox Soups to get you Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season can take a toll on what you eat and how you eat. From Thanksgiving to the various holidays in December, there is not much time in between for recovery from all the pot roast and happy hours

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Facial Serums 101 : What you need to know

As if formulating a skin care routine was not hard enough due to the wide range of choices of just a face wash, we are starting to see a rise in the (marketing) use of facial serums. And while facial

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Getting to and through your New Year’s Resolutions!

We’ve been at this moment before. Thanksgiving leftovers are finally done and you can’t seem to escape the sound of Mariah Carey bellowing that all she wants for Christmas is you. The atmosphere has a certain je ne sais quoi

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Doin’ It Well: Scented Candles to Boost Your Mood and Productivity

There’s more to fragrance than scent: It’s a gateway to memories, experiences, and emotions. A walk past a florist can evoke a fleeting memory, while a whiff of coffee can cue your mind to focus at the start of the

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The 5 Health Benefits of Waking Up Early

I would be lying to you if I said that every New Year, I make the resolution to myself and the promise that I will be get more sleep. Then the year actually begins and I am thrown into work

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6 Steps to Maintaining Natural Hair in the Winter

Maintaining the appearance and health of naturally curly hair can be a task. Knowing when to moisturize, how often, washing it enough or washing it too little, all can be less than ideal. Especially in the winter, where the weather

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The Pink Ribbon Turns 25: The Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Campaign

Breast cancer is more common than some of us think – according to statistics, around one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. The Estée Lauder Companies honors the 25th Anniversary of

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