Energy Boosting Alternatives to Keep You Going this Busy Holiday Season + Beyond

Loved sharing some #coffee alternatives which deliver a healthier energy boost without the caffeine crash LIVE on @pix11news 📺

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For a very long time, health care experts have suggested that you replace your morning cup of coffee with other drinks that will give you the energy boost you crave. While we know it’s tough to do that, if you know the reason behind it, you’ll think twice before you reach for your next cup of Joe.

1. Honey + lime in warm water. The benefits of each of these three ingredients have been talked about in the ancient medical texts, and are backed by science. This delicious and zesty combination not only perks you up but also does a lot of good for your health:

  • Reduces  inflammation
  • Clears up your skin, detoxifies
  • Helps build immunity so important these days to ward off colds + keep allergies at bay

Capresso rapid boil kettle for faster results.

2. Matcha Latte. Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found In green tea.

  • Protects the liver
  • Promotes heart health
  • Aids in weight loss

Roesle Dual speed frother for best results.

3. Turmeric Latte. Turmeric contains Curcumin which is the ingredient filled with health benefits. It’s best to consume it with a meal that’s high in fat. In this case, with a teaspoon of coconut oil to get all the benefits.

  • Aids as an Anti-inflammatory
  • Increases brain function

Capresso automatic milk frother for best results as it heats, mixes and froths milk automatically.

4. OWYN (stands for Only What You Need) offers multiple plant-based protein drinks – one of my faves is its Cold Brew Coffee protein shake. Not only does this taste just like a cold brew with the same amount of caffeine, but it also is SUPER low in sugar (only 5g), provides you with 20g of plant protein with all allergen-friendly ingredients (Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten- and Dairy-Free). PLUS it has superfood greens, and vegan omega-3s. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast!

5. Green, white + black Teas. Studies have found that some teas may help fight cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. The Tea Disc is a new type of tea experience, by iLOLA, designed to bring the luxury and eco-consciousness of loose leaf tea to the convenience of your lifestyle. It is the first ever, compact Tea Disc made of artisanal loose leaf tea, pre-portioned and bound with a probiotic cellulose binding for the perfect steep, without the tea bag. The binding contains your daily dose of probiotics that dissolves as the tea leaves and botanicals unfurl in hot water – providing more nourishment for the body, as well as the soil when composted after use.

  • Prevent different types cancers
  • Prevent clogging of the arteries
  • Help burn fat
  • Counteract stress on the brain, reducing risks of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Improve cholesterol levels

Capresso iced tea maker as an alternative for hot tea.

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In Between

You Are Not My Enemies But My Greatest Teachers

To sadness
Thank you for allowing me to feel
And to be connected to all that surrounds me

To anger
Thank you for reminding me of my strength
And my capacity to defend myself
And speak up for myself and others when necessary

To fear
Thank you for alerting me to potential danger
And for caring about my safety and security

To guilt
Thank you for revealing to me
What is in need of changing, fixing and mending in my life
So that I may respond accordingly

To dissatisfaction
Thank you for empowering me
To grow and evolve
And reach for greater heights
Beyond what I could previously do or be

To confusion
Thank you for showing me
Where I am in need of gaining greater understanding and clarity

And to regret
Thank you for providing a roadmap
To redirect me toward a greater destination
Through showing me what I don’t wish to do or repeat.

I see now
That you are not my enemies
But my greatest teachers
Guiding, assisting and uplifting me.

By Tahlia Hunter

In Between

My Pepe, My Old Man, I Love You Forever 🦴

You gave me the best 17 years a dog mom could’ve ever asked for 💛 as hard as it is to let you go, I am at peace knowing you’re no longer in pain 🐾

Thank you to the team of Dr.’s at GSVH for making Pepe’s transition so peaceful + letting me love on him until his last breath 💛

Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way 🐾💛
He was just the sweetest 🥹 If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am 💛 until we meet again mi viejito 🐾


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BELLA 360º + Highwater Rooftop Media + Influencer Event

That’s a wrap on @highwaternyc’s Media + Influencer Private Opening by ✌🏽

Thank you @novemberroseboutique @makar_collections for helping me look FABULOUS tonight ✨

We cute + we killed it tonight 💪🏽🎉 @highwaternyc 🥂


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The feedback + praises are still pouring in. Can’t thank everyone who joined us enough 🙌🏽 thank you @davidwarrenimages + Rob Kim @gettyimages for capturing these special moments at @highwaternyc 💛


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You don’t need permission to:

• Say no without guilt.
• Ask for what you want or need.
• Take care of yourself.
• Do things out of personal interest or desire, not out of obligation or to please others.
• Feel safe to express difficult emotions and have disagreements.
• Feel supported to pursue your own goals.
• Take responsibility for your own happiness and not feeling responsible for someone else’s happiness.
• Be in tune with your own feelings.
• Know who you are, what you believe, what you like.
• Feel energized by your choices.


There’s No Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the (Yellow) Stairs ⬆️

Rodrigo, we did it! Excelente mañana trabajando con @ro54d fundador de para la próxima edición de @bellalatinamag 🤟🏽

That’s a wrap 💪🏽 fabulous morning in NYC working with @ro54dfounder of for @bellalatinamag’s Wellness Issue 🙌🏽 stay tuned!


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In Between

The Most Precious + Important Thing You Have In Your Life Is Your Energy

Maybe if you stop showing up, you’ll be less wanted.

Maybe they will forget you completely.

Maybe if you stop trying, the relationship will cease.

Maybe if you stop texting, your phone will stay dark for days and weeks.

Maybe if you stop loving someone, the love between you will dissolve.
That doesn’t mean you ruined a relationship. It means the only thing that sustained a relationship was the energy you and only you put into it. That ain’t love. That’s attachment.

The most precious and important thing you have in your life is your energy.


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In Between

You’re Not For Everyone

When you start showing up for your life completely and completely, with joy, interest and commitment, not everyone is going to be ready to find you there.

The truth is, you’re not for everyone, and everyone isn’t for you. That’s what makes it so special when you find the few people with whom you have a genuine friendship, love or relationship: you’ll know how precious it is because you’ve experienced what it isn’t.

In Between

Thank you Dr. Bushra + Welcome To the BELLA Family

I took a punch during a kickboxing class + I’ve been nursing a terrible shoulder injury since February. I could barely lift my right arm for weeks. Tried PT, got a bit of motion back, but the pain has been constant. So bad some nights it would wake me up.

Through, I found @beautyandbodynyc founded by @b_helmandi + after 1 visit, I can -after 7 months- fully raise my arm. The pain is minimal + what’s constant now is the relief I feel 🙌🏽 something as simple as opening a drawer, brushing my hair or putting on a T-Shirt was excruciating 😖 not today.

Thank you Dr. Bushra 💪🏽 excited to also welcome you to the BELLA family 💛


To my 13 year old self, “Your dreams were never too big!”

Thank you @handbagdesigner for inviting me to speak to your class at @fashioninstituteofny 👩🏻‍🏫 so grateful + honored to speak about entrepreneurship, fashion, branding, media + my immigrant journey 🙌🏽


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In Between

Only Accepting Blessings

When you’re not attached to praise or criticism, freedom is yours ✌🏽
Cuando no estás apegado a los elogios o las críticas, eres libre ✌🏽