Business Advice Only A Woman Can Give

2018-02-25T16:04:21+00:00January 8th, 2018|Ann Arbor Interest, Inspirational|

Photograph By: Art By Roxanne We spoke with Erin Cantrell, creator of Erin Cantrell Fitness in Ann Arbor. She opened two boutique studios in the last three years that focus on inner and outer strength-training. All while raising her two boys and welcoming her newborn daughter this year. What advice does Erin have about business and life? Here’s what she shared. Don’t be afraid to change your mind. To be honest, I never thought I’d have my own fitness studio, even though I spent my whole life in the gym. I trained as a gymnast and dancer since I was three and then I [...]

Being Fit at Any Size

2018-02-25T16:05:20+00:00January 8th, 2018|Ann Arbor Interest, Fitness|

It turns out there is a reason why many of us don’t follow through with the ‘new year, new you’ resolutions we make each January. You may think that if you lose weight or exercise more, your entire life will change, and when it doesn’t, you may get discouraged, and then you revert to old behaviors. The truth is, you need to make many life changes to lose weight or to incorporate more exercise, and it goes deeper than just making a New Year’s Resolution. We tend to see a lot of people starting out on fad diets this time of year. They [...]

Time For A Change

2018-02-25T16:06:55+00:00January 7th, 2018|Hair|

Let me start by saying, Happy New Year! We made it through another holiday season. Now that its resolution time lets face it, the majority of us are ready to focus on getting back to our normal routine. Personally, my resolution is to get back to the gym, which usually takes a back seat during this time of year. What better way to jump-start your new year resolution than with a new look! A ‘new look’ doesn’t mean chop off your hair or go from dark brown to platinum blonde. A subtle change can be huge. One of my favorite quick changes this [...]

Roasted Vegetable Salad

2018-02-25T16:09:51+00:00January 7th, 2018|Recipes|

As temperatures continue to drop, it’s natural to begin to crave comfort food. Like a big bowl of salad…WAIT, what? Yep, I said it, and I meant it. This is no ordinary salad. I admit a salad is not the first thing most people think of when they think of winter meals. Although, when your days are filled with work and an endless list of chores; a hearty salad is exactly what your body needs. Giving you lasting energy to make it through the long days and reducing bloat, so you wake feeling lighter in your clothes. Don’t worry; this is no ordinary [...]

Banana Milk Chia Pudding

2018-02-25T16:10:53+00:00January 7th, 2018|Recipes|

Prep time: 5 minutes, then refrigerate overnight Serves 6 The flow and tone of your mornings have the potential to make or break your day. Sometimes mornings are a blur; you are lucky to get out the door and off to work on time. It’s so easy to scoot out without breakfast. Before long, your concentration suffers, and you will most likely end up grabbing anything and everything available to eat. The food sitting around the office isn’t usually of the healthiest variety. Taking a few minutes on a Sunday night will make your mornings run smoothly (at least the breakfast portion) by [...]

Closets The Secret Clothes- Killer

2018-02-25T16:12:25+00:00January 7th, 2018|Fashion|

Some closets are organized like a shiny department store; some look like a tornado of early-morning struggle just whipped through; both, however, are quietly capable of ruining your wardrobe. Why do cardigans and knits stop lying right and stretch out? How come dry clean garments smell strange and end up discolored? Hangers, bags, boxes, and hooks are all helpful tools in keeping things orderly, but they’re also our culprits in the clothing-killing spree. Of course, we’re not getting rid of these elements, they’re essential in any closet, but we’re going to make sure we use them all the right way because there’s definitely [...]

Finding Your Inner Wisdom This Year

2018-03-08T20:18:32+00:00January 7th, 2018|Spirituality|

With the new year, it’s an open possibility. A blank slate. A mystery to the unknown. A new seed that we get to nurture and grow. If we were diligent in the fall, releasing what no longer was serving us (mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual levels) then the ground this new seed will be planted is rich. No worries though, if one wasn’t diligent in letting go in the fall season, as we can still ‘weed’ anytime to create more viable space. This primed spaciousness allows the seed of our desires to grow and flourish. I know for me, looking ahead of the [...]

You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once

2018-02-25T16:15:00+00:00January 7th, 2018|Ann Arbor Interest|

How one woman grew a $2.3M training company (hint: it wasn’t alone) Maggie Bayless is the creator of a company called ZingTrain at Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in Ann Arbor Michigan. While Zingerman’s is a food-based business with several restaurant and event locations in Michigan, they’re unique in their approach to customer service and leadership. ZingTrain, (co-owned by Ari Weinzweig, Paul Saginaw, and Maggie Bayless) makes this unique approach available to the world. During Maggie’s 23-year tenure at Zingerman’s, she created the leadership and customer service training company called ZingTrain based on Zingerman’s internal best-practices, made applicable for other organizations. This is the story [...]

Resolving Inflammation – Bring In The Cleaning Crew

2018-02-25T16:16:13+00:00January 7th, 2018|Health|

The New Year is upon us. Did you make a resolution for 2018? Why not do something that will help you for the rest of your life? Resolve to resolve inflammation in your body. You may have heard that inflammation is the bane of our existence in this modern society. But not all inflammation is bad. Acute inflammation is a good thing; it helps our bodies heal. But if left unresolved or uncontrolled it can wreak havoc on our systems. When inflammation is ongoing, it becomes chronic, and this is the root of many debilitating disease processes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, [...]

Raising Inspired & Self Motivated Kids

2018-02-25T16:17:22+00:00January 7th, 2018|Parenting|

As parents, we recognize that our world has changed in many ways from the good old days when we grew up. Who remembers unchaperoned days at the neighborhood pool ending in shriveled fingertips resembling raisins? Or a mom that barely knew your teacher’s name and only showed up at school if there was an actual call from the nurse reporting a barfing episode…and you better be running a fever above 100 too. These days, our kids’ reality is vastly different, I’d say! Many of the “new age” child raising philosophies can leave modern parents feeling confused about “best parenting practices.” As we aim [...]

Woman On The Street: Party Of One

2018-02-25T16:18:58+00:00January 7th, 2018|Inspirational|

On her fortieth birthday, my friend Marcia pinned a dollar bill to her shirt and walked around New Orleans by herself. She’d flown in with a group of friends for the weekend, but by Sunday (her actual birthday), her entourage had reached their fill of meals, cocktails, and social time, leaving Marcia on her own. Earlier in the trip, she’d befriended a local ride-share driver, who, upon learning what Marcia was in town to celebrate, let her in on the local tradition. “Pin a dollar to your shirt,” the woman driving her car as a side gig said. “Sounds weird, but it’s a [...]

It’s a New Year! Why Not Redefine Your World?

2018-02-25T16:20:39+00:00January 7th, 2018|Relationships|

Redefining your world is an inside job. The word redefine is a verb which means “to give new definition to” or “to determine the essential quality of.” To redefine one’s world, you must begin by learning to embrace and honor yourself in new ways. As you master the art of honoring yourself, you move into living and expressing your essence. The results are magical and life-transforming. Your vibration rises, your energy increases, and your world changes! HONOR YOUR DAYDREAMS As a Life Coach, I guide clients through a growth process that allows them to get to the heart of what matters to them. [...]

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