Thursday, June 21, 2018

Category Archives: Wellness

Hey Seattle, Let’s Talk About Mental Health
For me, June began on an extremely sad note. First, we lost the iconic fashion designer Kate Spade. A couple days later, Anthony Bourdain, beloved chef and storyteller extraordinaire was found dead in his hotel room. There was an outpouring of grief from all over the world. (more…)
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Wellness: Modern Pilates at Pilates ProWorks South Lake Union
Local entrepreneur Kate MacDonald, former president and co-founder of Julep Beauty opened up the boutique fitness studio concept Pilates ProWorks in South Lake Union last month. (more…)
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Top 3 Lash Lounges in the Greater Seattle Area
The only drama I enjoy is in my lashes. Lash extensions can make every day a good lash day. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions have been trending for the past few years and its popularity isn’t slowing down. There are more lash salons and nail, hair, and other full service salons are also offering lash extensions as an additional service. So where should you go? Here are my top picks, but first, a few pros and cons for those new to the world of lash extensions.  (more…)
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Wellness: Q+A With the Founder of Vibe Elevated
Sharing good vibes with a local energy intuitive and Reiki master. New Year, new explorations. To follow up on some self-care tips offered last fall, we’ve connected with a wonderfully kind and wise Seattleite who does meaningful work that may just resonate with you, too.  (more…)
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Fall + Beyond Self-Care Guide
Seasonal prep for the mind, body + soul. As the days grow shorter and the evenings darker, we’re doing everything we can to take care of ourselves in preparation. Here are a few ways—from “sun” bathing at City Sweats to oyster shucking at Scout—you might lift the spirits and get rejuvenated as we transition into the new season.  (more…)
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10th Annual Cycle the WAVE to raise awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence
Celebrating the 10th Annual Cycle the WAVE event! Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) is a fully supported, non-competitive, deluxe all-women’s event. It is a spectacular bike and walk event for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility, and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State. (more…)
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Kennedy Skincare: An Urban Spa Studio
Owner and Esthetician Erika Kennedy provides an array of services including waxing, tinting for brows and lashes, custom facials, lash extensions, and microblading. Erika recently welcomed Rebecca Reali who is a massage therapist trained in Swedish, Ayurvedic, deep tissue, aromatherapy and bamboo massage. Located in downtown on 5th Avenue, street parking is hard to find and nearby parking garages are pricey—walking, busing, or taking a Lyft might be the easiest options.  (more…)
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Pampering on Purpose: Why Treating Yourself is Healthy, not Frivolous
Women traditionally are often caregivers and nurturers and sometimes care for everyone else’s needs before our own. However, recent studies are indicating that self-love needs to be a high priority. Stress and negative emotions have damaging effects on the body, both physically and mentally. Our immune systems can be weakened and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammation throughout the body. This can cause headaches, nausea, and inability to sleep. We may be left feeling incapable of accomplishing routine tasks, feeling emotionally unsteady, or suffering from more serious levels of anxiety and depression. (more…)
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