New Year Health & Fitness Guide 2021 ! Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

92 minutes, 36 seconds Read

President-Elect Biden Driving Tour

Dover, DE (January 19, 2021) – Delaware, as President-Elect Joe Biden has recently said, is “a place of hope, and light, and limitless possibilities.” And to celebrate recent historic moments, you can now take a driving tour through the state where Biden’s journey to Washington began and discover the places and people that define “the very best of who we are as Americans.” So, pack your aviator sunglasses and hit the road with the President-Elect Biden Driving Tour that’s filled with presidential pit stops, from the hope filled artwork found on the Chase Center in Wilmington to the sunrises found on the Junction Breakwater Trail.



While President-Elect Biden called the Queen Theater home during his transition to the White House, it was Wilmington’s Chase Center that caught national attention during Biden’s acceptance speech in November. To commemorate the joy and hope felt in that moment, the Delaware Discoveries Trail has added a new addition, it’s 10th overall, to its tour of interactive street art. With a bouquet of Delaware-centric balloons, visitors can stand in front of the artwork and become immersed in a hopeful and celebratory moment.


Junction Breakwater Trail

Cape Henlopen State park
36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

With Biden set to take office in Washington D.C., Rehoboth Beach is poised to become the next Presidential summer retreat. The Junction Breakwater Trail, which runs between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes with its photogenic pit stops of scenic coastal landscape, holds some of the best views of ocean front sunrises, signaling the start of a new day on the horizon. And if you haven’t already, be prepared to see photos of Biden biking along the looping 15 mile trail.


Biden Welcome Center

530 JFK Memorial Highway
Newark, DE 19702

The first stop on your trip as you enter the northern part of the state on I-95 is the Biden Welcome Center, named for Biden, his family, and their spirit of hospitality. After you stop for a quick refresh, a bite to eat, and information on statewide attractions, events, and activities be sure to take a picture with the Welcome to Delaware sign.


UDairy Creamery

46A Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Since Biden’s journey to the White House began in Delaware, just maybe his sweet tooth for ice cream began here too. And while we all know that Biden famously steered President Obama to the Charcoal Pit in 2014, Biden’s alma mater University of Delaware, has the UDairy Creamery, which is well worth a stop for a scoop or two on your tour of Presidential moments.


Air Mobility Command Museum

1301 Heritage Rd.
Dover, DE 19902

Just South of Dover and its Air Force Base you’ll find the Air Mobility Command Museum, which is home to over 30 retired Air Force aircraft. Take an outdoor tour and you’ll find a VC-9C, which acted as the Air Force Two from 1975 to 2011 and was responsible for transporting Vice Presidents and First Ladies. And if Delaware is, as Biden describes it, “the very best of who we are as Americans”, then this museum is a true insight into to those who flew for and served this country to represent those values.


Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station

100 South French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

All aboard the Amtrak at the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station. Formerly the Wilmington Station, it was renamed in 2011 after President-Elect Biden, who took the train nearly every day for 36 years during his time as Senator and up to the start of his Vice Presidency. Biden launched his first bid for presidency from this station, and now, as it acts as a hub for every major Mid-Atlantic metropolis, it represents the limitless possibilities Delaware offers as the state is cast into the national spotlight.


For more information about places to explore safely, go to Be sure to share your experience on the driving tour with #Delagram.

Real Bread Week, British Pie Week, Mother’s Day AND Pancake Day! Celebrate with Recipes from Carr’s Flour

Carr’s Flour are delighted to share a handful of their tasty recipes to accompany the upcoming awareness days that we’re looking forward to over the coming weeks!

With everyone spending more time at home, why not have a go at producing some tasty bread, pies and cakes for Real Bread Week, British Pie Week and Mother’s Day to spoil your loved ones?

I’ve included the following recipes and a credit line below, ideal for these upcoming awareness days:

Real Bread Week 20th-28th Feb: Large Wholemeal Loaf. A healthy loaf made with Carr’s Wholemeal Flour, perfect for making in a bread maker or by hand, this hearty bake is big enough for the whole family to enjoy.

British Pie Week 1st-7th March: Lamb & Pumpkin Rough Puff Pie. A rough pastry made with Carr’s Strong Plain Flour, once baked you are rewarded with a beautifully crisp lid to your tasty lamb and pumpkin mix beneath.

Mother’s Day 14th March: Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake. A tart and citrusy recipe, made with Carr’s Self Raising Flour. This delicious and moist sponge recipe is a classic combination of spring flavours, topped with a lemon curd icing.

Finally, Carr’s Plain Flour is a key ingredient for celebrating Pancake Day on the 16th February, whether you prefer a thin crepe or fluffy American style pancake, Carr’s Plain Flour is perfect for the job so let me know if you’d like me to send you a bag for your pancakes.




500g Carr’s Wholemeal Flour

1 tbsp Sugar

1½ tbsp Skimmed Milk Powder

1½ tsp Salt

25g Butter

1 tsp Fast Action Dried Yeast

350ml Water



1. Mix together the flour, sugar, skimmed milk powder and salt. Rub in the butter and then stir in the yeast. Gradually mix in the water to make a soft dough.

2. Knead well on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Shape the dough and cover with a clean, damp tea towel to stop the dough drying out and leave in a warm place for about an hour to rise.

3. When it has risen, tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead well for 3 minutes.

4. Place in a greased 1½ / 2lb loaf tin, cover loosely with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for about half an hour.

5. Uncover and bake in a preheated oven at 230°C (Fan 210°C, Gas Mark 8) for 30-35 minutes.

6. Remove loaf from tin and allow to cool before slicing and enjoying!



Follow manufacturers’ guidelines on the order of liquid/dry ingredients and set your machine to the whole wheat/wholemeal setting, large loaf, medium crust.





250g Carr’s Strong Plain Flour

1 tsp Fine Sea Salt

250g Butter at room temperature, but not soft

150ml Cold Water



450g Lamb Shoulder, cubed

1 Red Onion, roughly chopped

½ Small Pumpkin or Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed (about 350g prepared weight)

1 Large Carrot, peeled and cubed

400ml Lamb Stock

2 tsp Ground Cumin

2 tbsp Carr’s Plain Flour

Salt and Pepper for seasoning

2 Sprig Rosemary

1 Egg and a splash milk mixed together for glazing



1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Roughly break the butter in small chunks, add them to the bowl and rub them in loosely – do not rub into breadcrumbs, you need to see bits of butter.

2. Make a well in the bowl and pour in about 100ml of the cold water, mixing until you have a firm rough dough, adding extra water if needed. Cover with cling film and leave to rest for 20 minutes in the fridge.

3. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead gently and form into a smooth rectangle. Roll the dough in one direction only to about 20 x 50cm, keep edges straight and even. Don’t overwork the butter streaks – you should have a marbled effect.

4. Fold the top third down to the centre, then the bottom third up and over that. Give the dough a quarter turn (to the left or right) and roll out again to three times the length. Fold as before, cover with cling film and chill for at least 20 minutes before using.



1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (Fan 180°C, Gas Mark 5).

2. Place the chopped pumpkin/squash, carrot and sprig of rosemary onto an oiled roasting tray and season. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

3. Whilst the vegetables are roasting, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan, add the onion and brown slightly.

4. In a bowl mix together the flour, cumin, salt and pepper and dust the cubed lamb. Add the lamb to the pan and brown well.

5. Remove the vegetables from the oven and add to the pan along with the stock. Place a lid on the pan and allow to simmer gently for about 30 minutes. Turn the oven up to 220ºC (Fan 200°C, Gas Mark 6).

6. Remove from heat and ladle into a pie dish or four individual pie dishes. Reserve a little juice, if there is quite a lot, and save this for additional gravy.

7. Take a rolling pin and roll out the pastry to fit the top of the pie dish/dishes.

8. Place pastry on top of the pie dish/dishes, brush with egg and milk glaze, and place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the pastry has risen and is golden brown.

9. Serve with seasonal green vegetables and any leftover gravy.






175g Softened Butter

175g Caster Sugar

175g Carr’s Self Raising Flour

½ tsp Baking Powder

3 Eggs

100ml Milk



4 tbsp Elderflower Cordial

4 tbsp Caster Sugar

Juice of 1 Lemon



Lemon Curd


55g Icing Sugar

Elderflower Cordial and Lemon Juice (just enough to mix with the icing sugar)



1. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with a strip of baking parchment.

2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Fan 160°C, Gas Mark 4).

3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixer, add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.

4. Spoon into the loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven for 50 mins until golden and a skewer comes out clean.

5. Make the drizzle by placing the sugar, cordial and lemon juice in a pan and melt over a low heat until dissolved into a syrup.

6. Remove cake from the oven and prick all over with the skewer, whilst still warm drizzle over the syrup and leave to cool in the tin.

7. Once cool remove from the tin and slice the loaf in half, spread one side with the lemon curd and replace the top.

8. Decorate by mixing the icing sugar with a small amount of cordial and lemon juice until smooth and has a spreading consistency. Finish with a little lemon zest.

Slice and eat!



Credit Line: All recipes shared belong to Carr’s Flour, you can find out more information on their website. The full range is available to order from their online shop >

Authentic, Inexpensive Yoga Direct from India:Give Real Namaste for the Holidays

A guide that can bring you calm and peace in a tumultuous year.

My Yoga Teacher is an app that connects some of the most experienced yoga teachers on the planet – direct from India – to students here in the U.S. for authentic, inexpensive group and 1-on-1 classes in the comfort of their own homes. (During COVID, they’re also offering free group classes)

Your readers can choose from dozens of teachers who are doctors of yoga, a course of university study in India that results in teachers with over 900 hours of training and decades of experience. Students can also choose nearly every type of yoga and schedule 1-on-1 sessions that fit into their schedules.

My Yoga Teacher is available for download at the App Store and Google Play. Classes are taught live via streaming video and the app lets students track their progress with a personalized roadmap.

Unlimited group classes start at $29/mo and weekly 1-on-1 sessions start at $89/mo but My Yoga Teacher is offering a special gifting discount for you of up to 20%.

Health and Fitness Promotion

Continue with those good intentions for 2021 with a focus on health and selfcare. Keep your pillows and mattresses clean and fresh by fitting mattress and pillow protectors. Take some time out to relax; take a long soak and pamper yourself just a little. Invest in some new fluffy towels or a luxurious bathrobe to really indulge. Mediterranean Linens are offering 30% off all of these products from 20.1.21 Until 6.2.21. Visit and insert SELFCARE30 at the checkout to receive your discount on these products.

Harlequins announces Head of Rugby Paul Gustard is to leave the Club

Harlequins confirms that Head of Rugby, Paul Gustard, will leave the Club. Having reached this decision it has been mutually agreed between Paul and the Club that he will leave with immediate effect to enable him to pursue other opportunities.


Paul, who joined the Club in the summer of 2018, has overseen a major transformation of the playing squad and departs with Harlequins competing for the second consecutive year in the Heineken Champions Cup. Having narrowly missed out on qualification for the playoffs of the Gallagher Premiership in his first season, Harlequins has continued to develop over the last two years. The Club finished sixth in the interrupted 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign and it reached the Premiership Cup final, narrowly losing to Sale Sharks in the COVID-19 delayed match.


The Club thanks Paul for his tireless energy and commitment over the last two and a half years. His passion and drive to succeed have been evident throughout his time at the Club. Everyone at Harlequins wishes Paul and his family all the very best for the future.


For the remainder of the current season, Billy Millard, General Manager of Rugby, will oversee the existing experienced coaching team of Jerry Flannery, Nick Evans and Adam Jones. Billy has overseen management of the coaching team and all of our rugby operations since joining Harlequins in 2018. He is hugely experienced having coached the Australian Sevens team for four years, been Head Coach and Director Rugby for Sydney University, Head Coach for Melbourne Rebels, Attack and Backs Coach at Cardiff Blues and Connacht, and Backs Coach with the USA Eagles National Men’s team.


The Club will determine the optimum future structure for its coaching team and will confirm any further changes and appointments in due course.


Create a Zen Interior with Industville

Now more than ever, we could all do with a little bit of peace and tranquillity in our lives – and our homes. A Zen interior is the perfect solution to escaping the stresses and strains of work, home schooling and all the worries of everyday life. With some careful planning and key lighting effects from Industville, you will soon have the ultimate retreat in every room.

Pictured above: Sleek Edison Wall Light in Brass. Available in Brass, Copper or Pewter, £29.00 – Image Supplied by @fixingupfarnley.

As we all spend more and more time indoors and our homes become a multifunctional space that needs to be adapted for home working, home schooling, extra meals and more, it’s so important to carve out a space or two for rest, relaxation, calm and contemplation. Not only is it essential for our mental and physical well-being, but a Zen Interior can also help with creativity and productivity too, as well as promoting a good night’s sleep so that you are refreshed and invigorated ready to tackle the day. “Every room can be planned and designed to enhance a Zen-like feeling,” says Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director at Industville Ltd. “It is so important that our homes are not only adapted for all the new demands on them, but that they can offer some respite from all the current concerns as well. A calm, uncluttered Zen approach is the perfect antidote to the outside world right now and, as well as colour schemes, soft furnishings, plants and art, your lighting can play a big part in making your home feel like a soothing sanctuary each and every day.”

Pictured above, left to right: Brooklyn Dome Pendant 13 Inch Pewter & Brass, £99.00 each – Image Supplied by @arcadiainteriors. Brooklyn Glass Dome Wall Light 8 Inch, £79.00 – Image Supplied by Chris Snook Photography, Design by @lunaslittlehouse. Sleek Edison Wall Light in Brass, £29.00 – Image Supplied by Rachel Capon @no_9_the_bungalow.

Pictured above: Sleek Large Edison Pendant 1 Wire Brass, £39.00 – Image Supplied by @oakappledecor.

The Art of Zen

So what is a Zen Interior exactly? Well, Zen itself refers to the school of Buddhism which originated in China and is renowned for promoting practices of meditation and self-restraint. When we think of Zen today, it can mean so many things and in the world of interiors, it’s all about creating a space that represents you, your emotions and your well-being. It’s a way of creating a calming home where we can feel relaxed and cocooned; a place where we can be ourselves and leave all our worries at the door. By choosing your interior design and in particular, your lighting, with care and consideration, it’s easy to introduce a Zen-like ambience into your home.

Pictured above: Brooklyn Dome Pendant 18 inch Pewter, £139.00 – Image Supplied by @RoomsWithAView. Sleek Edison Wall Light Pewter, £29.00 – Image Supplied by @our_cornish_life.

Minimalist Interiors

We’re all familiar with the term minimalism and as one of the key foundations of a Zen interior, it’s important to take some time to clear your home of clutter. Less is definitely more and this mantra will help make space and a pathway to a clear head and mind. “A minimalist interior definitely does not mean you need to sacrifice style however,” adds Marketa. “The most successful schemes will only include items that you absolutely need or are totally in love with. By freeing rooms of unnecessary distraction, the focus will fall on areas that are of genuine interest and value. Lighting can create the perfect statement piece as well as providing ambience, task lighting and feature illumination. Seek out industrial, vintage pieces as these will complement all styles of design, from classic through to contemporary and everything in between.”

Pictured above: Brooklyn Cone Pewter Wall Light, £79.00 – Image Supplied by @the_house_acc.

Bedroom Bliss

In the bedroom, create a sense of calm by decorating in a neutral colour scheme and selecting practical pieces of furniture for plenty of storage that will keep the room clutter-free. “Where space allows, try to include a cosy corner for reading or listening to music,” suggests Marketa. “This may be the only room you can escape to when you need some time alone, apart from the bathroom, so it should be really personal to you. Layer your lighting with task lighting next to the bed for reading and a good overhead pendant for all-round ambience. Add a floor lamp or table light for that reading corner and relax.”

Pictured above: Globe Collection Pendant in Brass, £69.00 – Image Supplied by @thewandefullife.

Pictured above: Brooklyn Glass Dome Wall Light 8 Inch, £79.00 – Image Supplied by Chris Snook Photography, Design by @lunaslittlehouse.

Culinary Masters

“For kitchens, different layers of light are key,” confirms Marketa. “It’s hard to think of these rooms as being Zen-like, as they are often a hectic space where the whole family congregates and comes together to cook, eat, chat, perhaps even do their home schooling or homework. Try to define different zones with your lighting such as efficient task lights over the worktops, sink and hob; pendants over an island, breakfast bar or dining table and then wall lights or spots overhead to add further illumination. Having your lighting on different switches or dimmers will also allow you to choose which lights to turn on when and how bright or dim you want them to be.”

Pictured above: Brooklyn Flat Pendant 8 Inch Pewter, £69.00 – Image Supplied Inglis Hall & Co.

Pictured above: Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Pendant 8 Inch Brass, £119.00 – Image Supplied by @adventures_of_a_newbuild.

Laid-Back Living

In living areas and open-plan spaces, again creating different zones with pools of light is key for a calming environment. For many of us, working from home has now become a permanent thing so if you are looking to create a desk area within your downstairs space, try to look for a self-contained unit with drop-down desk and doors that can be closed at the end of the 9-5, leaving you free to enjoy the calmness of your surroundings without that work guilt following you around. Make a statement with an outsized or unusual shaped overhead light and combine with various wall, table and floor lamps for instant atmosphere after dark.

Pictured above: Office Sleek Cone Pendant 7 Inch Pewter, £69.00 – Image Supplied by Jade Grayson.

Soothing Sanctuaries

Bathrooms are the ultimate chill-out zone for rest and relaxation so indulge yourself with the design and create something that really relaxes body and soul. Choose lighting that allows for applying make-up and shaving in the wall mirror as well as lighting that enhances a long hot soak in the tub. “The bathroom is also a room where keeping clutter at bay is key,” adds Marketa. “The room should always be as clean and as organised as possible. It’s true that a neutral colour scheme will enhance a Zen-like state but you can also add personality with pattern and pops of colour too.”

Pictured above: Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Pendant in Brass, £75.00 – Image Supplied by Bulkhead Bathroom Oval Light 6 Inch Brass, £99.00 – Image Supplied by Chris Snook Photography, Loft Installation by

Harmonious Home

Achieving a Zen Interior is not always easy, especially when you have to balance the needs of other family members. Yet by introducing a few simple touches to begin with, you will soon start to create calm throughout the home. “Think comforting textures for depth and warmth,” advises Marketa, “as you don’t want your Zen space to feel cold or stark. This can then be paired with a soft lighting scheme to enhance the look. Bring plenty of plants inside to connect you to your outside space and, above all, make your home your own with items and styles you love.”

Industville are currently offering 10% off first orders with the discount code INDUST10. Please visit to see their exciting lighting collections.


Three quarters of UK indulges almost nightly in bad bedtime habits that they know will stop them getting a good night’s sleep
A third of us have made improving our sleep a New Year’s resolution for 2021; knowing that in turn improved sleep can benefit overall health and wellness and make bad habits less appealing

Three quarters of all Brits self-sabotage their sleep by indulging in bedtime bad habits – behaviors they know will impede their ability to get to sleep – from four to seven nights per week.

The data, compiled via research by Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection found that 73 per cent know that habits including scrolling on social media, drinking alcohol, smoking and shopping have a negative impact on their sleep, mental and physical health – but proceed to do them anyway.

With bad bedtime habits rife across the nation, it’s perhaps unsurprising that a third of Brits have made ‘to sleep better’ or ‘improve my bedtime routine’ their 2021 New Year’s resolution.

A spokesperson for Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection, Hayley Chaytor, said: “It’s interesting to see that while so many of us are looking to improve our sleep, the majority of us know that our pre-bed evening routines are impacting our ability to get a good night’s rest. What’s more, scientific research shows that better quality sleep has benefits for overall health and wellness, meaning sleeping well can make achieving other resolutions simpler too.

“Our research data helped to influence our new wellbeing collection of pillows and duvets, which have been especially designed to make achieving a great night’s sleep – and in turn generating those overall health and wellness benefits – simple.”

Silentnight also asked its survey respondents what worries kept them awake at night and unsurprisingly Covid-19 related worries featured heavily; money worries (35 per cent), family worries (34 per cent), job worries (26 per cent), children’s health worries (11 per cent) and concerns about children’s education (seven per cent) all ranked highly. However, worries about appearance (15 per cent) and around worries about others’ perceptions (13 per cent) were also common amongst those surveyed.

Another finding from the research included 43 per cent stating that they have to watch a minimum of five vlogs or YouTube videos before they can nod off.

Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection includes a full range of bed products that have been specifically designed to ease the stresses of modern-day life and encourage a relaxed, restorative night’s sleep. The products include weighted blankets in a variety of weights to suit all sleepers, including children. These blankets are designed to ease stress and anxiety by relaxing both the body and mind with deep-touch pressure stimulation. They are joined by Silentnight’s Re-balance Pillow Pair, which feature carbon threads that restore hormonal balance by reducing the stress hormone cortisol, to ease anxiety and allow for a deeper, more restorative sleep.

The collection also features a lavender-scented and cooling pillows that each make nodding off a doddle and a copper infused pillow that promotes more restful sleep whilst also helping to reduce skin imitations, acne flare ups and puffy eyes, for true ‘beauty sleep’.

Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection is available from a wide range of retailers, including Silentnight, Amazon, Argos, and Sleepy People.

The top 10 bad bedtime habits, as identified by Silentnight Wellbeing Collection’s research, are:

Streaming a TV show or film in bed (16 per cent)
Drinking a beer or glass of wine (15 per cent)
Watching videos and vlogs on YouTube or Instagram (14 per cent)
Scrolling social media feeds (12 per cent)
Having a snack (10 per cent)
Watching the news (9 per cent)
Shopping online (8 per cent)
Playing an online game (7 per cent)
Eating chocolate (6 per cent)
Smoking a cigarette (5 per cent)


Enhance Energy Levels and Power Your Workout with Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract is now available at IdealFit, providing a dose of highly concentrated green tea in convenient tablet form.


Each serving contains 60mg of caffeine, promoting energy levels and supporting a healthy metabolism, allowing you to get the most out of your workout. Meanwhile, also rich in antioxidants, green tea is known to help reduce oxidative stress, associated with skin aging, and a range of health conditions, with implications for brain and heart1.


Priced at $23.99, each tub contains 120 servings, to be taken once or twice a day.

IdealFit Green Tea Extract

MSRP: $23.99

Balance Water Levels and Boost Wellbeing with Water Balance from IdealFit

IdealFit has launched new Water Balance, designed to help maintain the body’s natural water balance, boosting overall wellbeing, while helping reduce bloating and water retention2.

Formulated with buchi leaf, uva ursi and juniper berry, IdealFit Water Balance is now available for $5.99, with 60 servings per container.


IdealFit Water Balance



MSRP: $5.99





Three quarters of UK indulges almost nightly in bad bedtime habits that they know will stop them getting a good night’s sleep
A third of us have made improving our sleep a New Year’s resolution for 2021; knowing that in turn improved sleep can benefit overall health and wellness and make bad habits less appealing

Three quarters of all Brits self-sabotage their sleep by indulging in bedtime bad habits – behaviors they know will impede their ability to get to sleep – from four to seven nights per week.

The data, compiled via research by Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection found that 73 per cent know that habits including scrolling on social media, drinking alcohol, smoking and shopping have a negative impact on their sleep, mental and physical health – but proceed to do them anyway.

With bad bedtime habits rife across the nation, it’s perhaps unsurprising that a third of Brits have made ‘to sleep better’ or ‘improve my bedtime routine’ their 2021 New Year’s resolution.

A spokesperson for Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection, Hayley Chaytor, said: “It’s interesting to see that while so many of us are looking to improve our sleep, the majority of us know that our pre-bed evening routines are impacting our ability to get a good night’s rest. What’s more, scientific research shows that better quality sleep has benefits for overall health and wellness, meaning sleeping well can make achieving other resolutions simpler too.

“Our research data helped to influence our new wellbeing collection of pillows and duvets, which have been especially designed to make achieving a great night’s sleep – and in turn generating those overall health and wellness benefits – simple.”

Silentnight also asked its survey respondents what worries kept them awake at night and unsurprisingly Covid-19 related worries featured heavily; money worries (35 per cent), family worries (34 per cent), job worries (26 per cent), children’s health worries (11 per cent) and concerns about children’s education (seven per cent) all ranked highly. However, worries about appearance (15 per cent) and around worries about others’ perceptions (13 per cent) were also common amongst those surveyed.

Another finding from the research included 43 per cent stating that they have to watch a minimum of five vlogs or YouTube videos before they can nod off.

Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection includes a full range of bed products that have been specifically designed to ease the stresses of modern-day life and encourage a relaxed, restorative night’s sleep. The products include weighted blankets in a variety of weights to suit all sleepers, including children. These blankets are designed to ease stress and anxiety by relaxing both the body and mind with deep-touch pressure stimulation. They are joined by Silentnight’s Re-balance Pillow Pair, which feature carbon threads that restore hormonal balance by reducing the stress hormone cortisol, to ease anxiety and allow for a deeper, more restorative sleep.

The collection also features a lavender-scented and cooling pillows that each make nodding off a doddle and a copper infused pillow that promotes more restful sleep whilst also helping to reduce skin imitations, acne flare ups and puffy eyes, for true ‘beauty sleep’.

Silentnight’s Wellbeing Collection is available from a wide range of retailers, including Silentnight, Amazon, Argos, and Sleepy People.

The top 10 bad bedtime habits, as identified by Silentnight Wellbeing Collection’s research, are:

Streaming a TV show or film in bed (16 per cent)
Drinking a beer or glass of wine (15 per cent)
Watching videos and vlogs on YouTube or Instagram (14 per cent)
Scrolling social media feeds (12 per cent)
Having a snack (10 per cent)
Watching the news (9 per cent)
Shopping online (8 per cent)
Playing an online game (7 per cent)
Eating chocolate (6 per cent)
Smoking a cigarette (5 per cent)

Ready to challenge the players of Paris Saint-Germain?

By taking part in the “Limitless Challenges”, members can share their personal passion with the players of the Parisian club and be in with the chance of challenging the player of their choice in what will be a fabulous, memorable experience.


A lightsaber fight, a dance lesson or even a karaoke competition: the players of the Parisian club are busy training to be ready to take on any challenge thrown at them! It is through this video that ALL – Accor Live Limitless is announcing this incredible opportunity putting its members’ passions in the spotlight.


Internet users can log in to their ALL – Accor Live Limitless account now or become members of the loyalty programme. They will then be asked to specify which passion they want to share and the player they would like to challenge in relation to this passion. The three lucky winners, selected by a jury that will meet on 1 February and contacted by ALL – Accor Live Limitless, will be able to enjoy a memorable experience, reflecting a vision of hospitality that goes beyond accommodation.

MENTIONS: @all and #LimitlessChallenges

Sweet Bee Organics (, is a high-vibe producer of organic wellness and self-care products.

For anyone who has sleep issues, their Sweet Sleep Magnesium Butter works wonders at getting a high-quality night sleep. And they have several detox products, including a lovely Sweet Detox Bath mix that also eases the brain and body into a great night sleep. They have a luxurious Sacred Skin Bundle for all skin types. And they also have a really powerful mushroom blend to boost immunity and regulate hormones – Inner Wisdom, which is a delicious tonic that women especially in menopausal ages truly benefit from. They also have immunity bundles and the likes. Here’s a link to their product book:–nAqD7pHNr5WGMhKwJjYAK6fhE/view

Liz Isenring

For those looking to step up their Mindset, Nutrition and Fitness we are releasing SYNERGY: a comprehensive online mind, body and life transformation. Designed and facilitated by world leading nutritionist, Dr Liz, and Master Trainer, Rance Hayes, check out the free training here

Dr Liz from LINC Nutrition is on a mission to help the world be healthy. She is a professor of Nutrition and Dietetics with over 20 years experience, 150 scientific publications and has received 4 million dollars in research support. Dr Liz is passionate about helping people to be healthy via nutrition that works and so is offering free gut and immune health resources available here

For those interested in signing up for Dr Liz’s nutrition newsletter or finding out about her programs please check out her website here

Niraj Naik , a qualified pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert recommends to practice breathing exercises for overall health, becoming highly efficient at creating energy, stronger and happier.

It’s free.
No additional equipment is required.
There are lot’s of studies backing up the power of breath for health improvement.

Here is the SOMA Cleansing breath which you can use throughout the day as a way to relax and relieve tension in the body. It works by improving oxygen absorption into your lungs, then promoting uptake into your cell tissues by raising carbon dioxide levels, which in turn also promotes vasodilation and improved blood circulation.

Here is how to practice it.

1. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight.
2. Inhale through your nose.
3. Purse your lips and gently breathe the air out of your mouth very slowly as though you are breathing out through a straw. At the same time, deeply relax all of the muscles in your body.
4. As you exhale, imagine a wave of relaxation flowing down your body from the top of your head to the soles of your feet.
5. Repeat the process for 5-10 minutes, several times a day if you like.
6. Once you have exhaled, you can also hold your breath for a few seconds before inhaling and repeating.
Official website –
Official website –
Facebook –
Instagram –

In 2020 we learned that people became more united and inclusive during this time of global uncertainty and lockdown and how extremely giving they were towards their communities in the UK and globally. It also gave us an understanding of how we might be able to best support them despite being a very small social enterprise. In this process we were able to:

· Support 20,000 people during the first lockdown

· Create an Amazon bestselling COVID-19 anthology that continues to donate money to NHS Charities Together, and continued our service by

· Setting up a volunteer-led training system that is upskilling all of those students who have been pushed out of their classrooms and remain there in less advantaged nations like Palestine, Iraq, etc (Including in a UN camp).

In 2021, inspired by this, we wish to scale our work, by increasing access to our free services in at least 2 other countries globally, raise an additional £40,000 for NHS Charities Together, and we have already increased our volunteer numbers to continue our digital learning and teaching service from January 2021 for students who need it most and cannot yet access their schools and education. I have included more details about these 3 unique projects we were able to execute to help our community during the 2020 pandemic.


We reached out to writers/contributors from 4 continents (majority from the UK) to record human experiences from the pandemic in the first comprehensive global anthology called Together: An anthology from the COVID-19 pandemic where we had celebrity contributors like Benjamin Zephiniah, Annabel Leventon and Bappi Lahiri and even 7-year old student from Bromley, a monk from Hertfordshire and 91-year-old artist and marathon runner Biman Mullick and his wife late Aparajita Mullick (who passed away without seeing the final edition of the book). The 444-page anthology which includes 75 pieces of prose and poems coupled with 75 unique art pieces contributed by global artists continues to sell today to raise funding for NHS Charities Together. Sir Richard Sykes, the chairman of the Royal Institute, wrote the Foreword to the book.


Amazon E-Book:

Physical copy supplies to resume in December which were halted by the lockdown.


To help people who were suddenly incarcerated by the lockdown announcement we created an online learning series called Lessons for humanity. This was used by approx. 20,000 people during the lockdown. The lessons were designed by us and with the help of global supporters who shared key lessons from their expertise (including a data scientist from Amazon, a dutch marketeer, a sustainable energy researcher from Solar botanic, employees at BT, and academics from UK Universities like Cambridge and Brunel University London, among others). The simple bite-sized lessons were built to encourage all members of the family to practice the skills learnt from each lesson. Users reported a significant boost to their mental wellbeing through these family exercises (or doing these exercises and activities with those they spent their lockdowns with) and this is now being researched for its long term utility by researchers at Brunel University London.



Schools in many countries in Asia remain closed today and have resulted in millions of students losing access to teaching and learning. Based on the success from Lessons for Humanity (Point 2) we again reached out to students and researchers of UK Universities and Colleges to volunteer and train such students in Asia digitally. This resulted in several volunteers coming from Birmingham City University, Roehampton University, University College London, Brunel University London, Birmingham City University, Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College, and others. Today they are training students in India, Palestine, Iraq and BCF United Nations Refugee Camp in Kurdistan Iraq.

In all of the above cases which we organised, we realised the givingness people have within them and their willingness to share their time and expertise to support both UK organisations like NHS charities and also for students, young people and learners affected by COVID-19 globally.

We sincerely hope the above was useful and look forward to hearing from you if you find it interesting. We can both schedule a Zoom call or send you a draft writeup as you may feel is beneficial.

Finally, we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year.

Dev Aditya and Dr Pauldy Otermans

But what happens when people overdo it with their fitness resolutions and are feeling a few aches and pains, stresses and strains, or worse?

Here’s a new product that will interest your – and a cool story with interesting ties to rugby about the entrepreneur that developed it.

The PULSE Vibrating Massage Ball relaxes, relieves, and recharges the body by creating its own unique combination of deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy.

Deep tissue massage improves circulation, pliability of muscles, and mobility of joints – while scientifically calibrated vibration helps to eliminate aches and pains by reducing the amount of pain signals that are sent to the nerves.

Similar products are bulkier and have an outer shell made of hard plastic that can be uncomfortable when rolled over certain bones or under the back. The PULSE is a waterproof device surrounded by eco-friendly silicone edges, so that muscles can absorb the pressure more effectively.

And the price is significantly lower than other devices – making it affordable for youth athletes and weekend warriors.

The PULSE was developed by King Holder. He’s a former Division I college football player that kept playing with two serious injuries.

After college, King was convinced to try playing rugby by his friend, Olympian Carlin Isles. So he began training, learning the game, and joined a local team in San Diego.

Holder came very close to earning a spot at the U.S. Rugby National Team training camps – and he was chosen as a top Team USA prospect and appeared in the NBC Sports special “The Next Olympic Hopeful” with 100 other elite athletes.

Now he’s a stretch therapist and sports performance trainer in L.A. – and he’s an entrepreneur as founder of Procussion, LLC at

The PULSE already is being used by 75+ NFL players, along with athletes throughout MLB, the NBA, MLS, and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Original Vintage Posters – January Sale

Our next live online auction on Saturday 30 January features a wide variety of over 500 original vintage posters from around the world, including travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters. Worldwide delivery.

The auction catalogue is available on:

– Live Auctioneers
– The Saleroom
– Invaluable

This live auction will start online at 2pm (UK time) on Saturday 30 January.

The auction preview opening is subject to UK government guidelines. More information and updates will be posted on our auction page and on our social media (links below), along with our popular Lot of the Day features nearer the time.

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ

☆ We wish you a very happy, healthy and safe New Year! ☆

Israeli start-up announces breakthrough in Covid-19 treatment using formula of natural compounds

A new Covid-19 treatment developed by an Israeli start-up and tested by scientists could cure people with the Covid-19 virus.

The treatment, developed by Tel Aviv-based Novel Concepts Medical, is a combination of natural compounds and was proven in lab results to show a significant decrease in the amount of the Covid-19 spike protein, (the protein which connects the virus to the cell), within a few hours of incubation.

Dr. Rachel R. Alkalay, company founder and serial entrepreneur and PhD graduate of Queen Mary University London, said that she was delighted with the implications of the results.

“The spike protein is the part in the virus that connects the virus to the cell. All the research in the world is focused on this spike protein. We managed to decompose it. Essentially, this is the equivalent of taking the fuel out of a car.

“Our invention is safe to use because we are repurposing compounds that have already been tested on millions of people safely for other purposes. Our findings show that it is very possible to have an immediate effect in inhibiting the virus in people who have been exposed.”

“WHO chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, acknowledged on December 28 that it has not yet been established that any of the proposed vaccines offer protection from the virus. And since any immunity conferred may not be as long-lasting as hoped, our formula is a cost-effective treatment which we can potentially offer as an important part of the solution.”

The Novel Concepts Medical formula was tested at the renowned Smart Assays Lab in the Weizmann Science Park run by founder Dr Raphael Mayer.

Dr Celeste Weiss-Katz, an expert in proteins at Tel Aviv University, confirmed that the lab reports demonstrated that the formula decomposed the Covid-19 spike proteins.

“It is clear to see from the Lab results that the Novel Concepts Medical formula causes a significant reduction in the S1 and S2 Proteins,” she said.

“It has been a challenging but exciting journey to get this far,” said Alkalay. “We have encountered some resistance to the formula incorporating only natural compounds but the lab results speak for themselves and we are happy to be able to publish and share them in full. We are now looking for collaboration with hospitals to roll out clinical trials.”

Novel Concepts Medical is approved to start clinical trials in early 2021 of another patented treatment in the Oncology department at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre (part of the Ichilov hospital), following significant success with randomized case studies with Basal Cell Carcinoma.

The Happiness Club is an app based mental health and wellbeing support service.

We provide the members of the club with daily proactive strategies for them to use to look after their mental and emotional wellbeing. They also receive monthly webinars on a range of topics such as anxiety, grief, confidence, motivation, mindfulness and so on. Plus they get direct access 24/7 to qualified therapists for ad hoc, in the moment support and advice. We’ve talked people through panic attacks at 10pm via messenger, relationship issues at 6am via WhatsApp and work stress at 2pm via email. Whatever issues our members are facing we are there to help and support them through it, their virtual hand to hold through life.

There’s more info here:

Introducing Zen Care Box, the First-Ever Wellness Subscription Focused on Integrative Medicine and Wellbeing
The Uniquely Tailored Self-Care Box Is Equipped with Tools and Advice to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Oahu, Hawaii, December 17, 2020 – Modern life tempo leaves little time for self-care, so it is no wonder that, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults every year. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Now, Americans have a convenient new tool to combat their anxiety and stress levels. Newly launched Zen Care Box is the first-ever wellness and health subscription box focused on integrative medicine created by an accredited, clinical acupuncturist and Eastern Medicine practitioner. Aside from expertly chosen tools and ingredients to combat stress and anxiety, the Zen Care Box comes with professional guidance on starting or elevating your in-home self-care.

From auriculotherapy, acupressure, essential oils to natural herbal products and professional tools, each Zen Care Box entails highly curated therapeutic and soothing selfcare items, along exert guidance and helpful techniques, to help relieve anxiety and stress. Zen Care Box is available online at, starting at $69.99 per box.

The Zen Care Box comes with unique, expertly picked tools and ingredients to help combat stress and anxiety

“Even before the pandemic, Americans have been suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety. This year, I saw my clients struggling to cope with the added layers of uncertainty. I wanted to find a way to help them even if they could not come for in-person therapy due to the pandemic lockdowns,” said Thu Yen Mac, the creator of the Zen Care Box and owner and practitioner at the West Oahu Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. Thu Yen Mac is an integrative medicine and acupuncture expert. She earned her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture, the country’s first and oldest acupuncture school. It is a three-year long program consisting of over 3,000 hours of academic training and clinical practice.

Created out of inspiration and necessity, the Zen Care Box draws from years of experience practicing Eastern Medicine as an integrative approach to healing anxiety. Aside from more widely known items such as essential oils, the Zen Care Box introduces subscribers to other simple tools and techniques anyone can use at home, with some guidance to alleviate stress levels. The inaugural Zen Care Box includes:

1. A 30-day Supply of Xiao Yao San Herbal Tea
· Xiao Yao San is a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been extensively studied by modern researchers for its effects on gasotransmitter pain signaling and anxiety/depression. This special blend of Xiao Yao San included in your Zen Care box was created using premium, wild-grown herbs from farmers in Tibet and China.
2. Acupressure Guide
· A form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure is widely used as an alternative anxiety treatment. In your box, you will receive a guide to how to use self-acupuncture to elevate your self-care.
3. Dietary Suggestion Guide and Recipes
· What we eat and drink has a major impact on how we feel. Thu Yen curated delicious recipes that incorporate superfoods into your diet; these will be tailored to each individual upon filling our quick questionnaire.
4. Jade Gua Sha Tool
· Gua Sha, meaning “to scrape away illness,” is an ancient medical tool. This simple device is scrapped across the skin to relieve tension, treat disease, and even relieve temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). You will receive your tool along with a guide.
5. Auriculotherapy Set
· Auriculotherapy, or Ear Acupressure, is an adjunct to traditional acupuncture, and over the last 60 years, has developed into a distinct treatment system of its own. It is based on a set of anatomical maps superimposed onto the ear. Stimulating a point on the map is proposed to affect the gross anatomical organ associated with that point. Included in your Zen Care Box is a guide to usage and a month’s supply of press balls to help treat Anxiety and Stress. These are low profile, adhesive metal balls that you can set and forget!
6. 4 Piece Cupping Set
· Cupping therapy is an alternative, ancient treatment that increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are applied in order to reduce muscle pain and tension that can be done at home with some guidance. You will receive a set of four of our favorite silicone cupping cups. Easy to use and clean, silicone cups are a great way for beginners or seasoned veterans to include this therapy into their de-stress regiment.
7. Essential oil
· Drift away as you experience total relaxation with our unique blend of essential oils that relieve stress and tames tension of everyday life. The Calm Relaxing Blend Essential Oil featuring Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lavender, Sweet Almond, and Grapeseed oil.

“As you can see, this is no regular wellness box with the usual items such as face masks and slippers. We truly want to share the best tools, proven by ancient and alternative medicine practice and my own experience, to provide stress and anxiety relief. So much can be done at home, with some guidance, to elevate the in-home self-care and we want to be at the forefront of shifting the healing power back to the patient,” said Mac.

The Zen Care Box aims to shift the healing power back to the patient and set subscribers to their own unique healing journey, a journey that now starts right at ones’ doorsteps.

Heaven on Earth

A Virtual Facial for Your Special Occasion

Virtual facials are a unique and new way to connect with your girls in a way that is fun, distinctive, and luxurious. I’m bringing technology and the fun factor together for your virtual birthday.

After being in this industry for over 30 years, I know every woman’s skin is different and unique. Each woman in your facial party will have their very own customized products for them to use during your party.

You get my curated selection of top skincare brands, each grounded in science and nature. In fact, most of my brands are only available through an esthetician, that’s me, so you and your party are getting the most effective products for your needs.

Yamuna What?

Take a virtual exercise class that will have you working out all of your physical kinks. It’s been a long 2020 and you’ve been working from home, homeschooling your kids, and you’ve been under a ton of stress. Yamuna (Pronounced ya-ma-na) Body Rolling (YBR) is a brilliant way to release tension and a new set of self-care tools. My Yamuna Body Rolling class can be one-on-one or a class, you create with your friends or coworkers.

What is Yamuna Body Rolling?
Glad you asked! I’ve been teaching clients for years the power of Yamuna Body Rolling to help them reach and maintain optimal health. Move over foam rollers (so unforgiving), and rock-hard lacrosse balls (they qualify for their own hotline to report muscle abuse!) Yamuna body rolling uses patented balls that are small, inflated rubber balls of various sizes and tensions. You place one under your neck, arms, legs, and back, sink into the ball, and then gently roll over, using synchronized breathing to massage and release tension.

Pila Xian
Heaven on Earth

Hypnosis for focus to achieve that which you most desire in 2021!

Board Certified Hypnotist gets you to the root cause of WHY you can’t release weight, stick to a healthier lifestyle or keep the momentum going toward what you value most or whatever is sabotaging your best efforts. 2020 was a big eye opener to say the least. You owe it to yourself to step into 2021 as your best self and building upon that each day – hypnosis can retrain your mind to be your best ally instead of your worst enemy. When you understand why you do what you do, anything is changeable!

Colleen Elaine is a speaker with Women Speakers Association, an expert instructor for Inspired Living University and a contributor to Aspire Mag.

Board Cert. Hypnotist / RTT Therapist

Christian Koshaba, founder and owner at Three60Fit gym located in the Chicago Suburbs.

Chriatian’ss fitness idea for 2021: Bulgarian bag workout

The Bulgarian Bag is a crescent-shaped exercise equipment used in strength training, plyometric weight training, cardiovascular training, and general physical fitness. The bags are made of leather or canvas and filled with sand; they weigh from 11 pounds (5.0 kg) to 50 pounds (23 kg) and have flexible handles to allow for both upper and lower body training, and for building grip strength.
Recommended brand: Suples available on Amazon
Leather: 11lb-84lb, $146-$259.27
Camo Canvas
17lb, $113.95
26lb, $137.91
You can also use a pillowcase filled with weighted items as long as it has grips on either side
one piece of equipment that can target full body
a versatile tool for muscular endurance and general fitness
minimalist training
great for swings, curls, squats, lunges and many more different exercises

great for functional training
Sample workouts from Christian:
Spin Cycle
Spin Catch
Rotational Twist
High-low Swing

About Christian Koshaba:

Christian Koshaba is an Air Force veteran who was inspired to start Three60Fit after suffering through his own personal setbacks and injuries. He has achieved his goal of creating a welcoming and supportive environment that nurtures transformation of body, mind and spirit for people of all abilities and levels.

Christian has the following certifications: USAF Physical Training Leader, CrossFit Level I Instructor, ACE certified personal trainer – American Sports Education Program, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries certification, Student of UIC’s Kinesiology; Exercise Science Program and more.

About Three60fit: Three60fit is a transformative health and fitness center, combining the best of the fundamentals of exercise science, the latest proven workout trends, personalized attention, and progressive coaching all under one roof. The facility provides a revolutionary holistic approach to wellness, harnessing mind, body and spirit to create change. Located in Northwest Suburban Arlington Heights, Three60fit was founded by Air Force Veteran and Chicago native Christian Koshaba, who prides himself on devoting personal attention to each of his clients and dedicating himself to cheering them on and motivating them to achieve their goals. For more information, go to To learn more about the Post2020 and its mission, go to

Sirisha Reddy, Founder of Brainspiritsoul, ia a lifestyle blog and a Lifecoach
in Therapeutic Art and Meditation.

“Many people across the world are very optimistic about 2021. And nothing is better than the advent of a new year to make new changes and include resolutions into our lives”.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that art is in our blood, as it is primordial. It would be for the best if people start making their lives innovative by making art, an integral part of their lives. It is one of the vital ways to fight away stress, depression and welcome harmony into their lives..

Meditation should now be given utmost prominence. Now more than over. Through meditation, we can access the otherwise disturbed synchronization between the conscious and subconscious mind, leading to a better clarity and insightful mind. Let’s meditate to alter fate.



Veganuary is getting bigger and better every year. With 60% more of us taking part in 2020 and 2021 set to be just as popular, Aldi is launching its hotly anticipated Collezione Oro Vegan Prosecco (£6.99), landing in stores and online on January 3rd.

With its elegant and well-balanced finish, Collezione Oro Vegan Prosecco is a delicious addition to Aldi’s growing vegan range. Fizz fans can quench their thirst, safe in the knowledge that it is free from any animal products that may be used in traditional wine making.

Sam Caporn, Mistress of Wine, comments: “Fabulously frothy vegan Prosecco with attractive aromas of honeydew melon, lemon sherbets and pear drops. The taste is dry (this is a Brut) with a juicy red apple finish. Elegant and well-balanced!”

Whether celebrating with others or simply rewarding yourself with a treat for getting through the year, vegan prosecco means you can still enjoy the lentil things in life. Priced at just £6.99, there is no need to dig deep in those pockets to hit the spot.

To find out more about these or any of Aldi’s award-winning drinks head to

Start Where You Are Weight Loss

The book costs $19.95.

“Women have said that my approach to weight loss has: given them hope, helped them address and heal their relationship with food and with themselves, allowed them to lose weight without dieting, given them faith they can reach their goals, helped them stop abusing themselves with food, set them free, among others.

At my heaviest, I weighed 304 pounds and was a yo-yo dieter with an eating disorder (bulimia and compulsive overeating). Now I weigh roughly 130 pounds and have been free of all eating disorders for over a decade. I lost the weight naturally (no surgery, pills, disordered eating, expensive health products/interventions, or anything along those lines) and have kept the weight off for 8 years and counting.”


Get off the diet-go-round. Get on with your life.
Eat what you want, lose weight, and keep it off.
Free yourself from diets forever.

If you’ve ever been afraid of food, felt ashamed of your body’s size, been on a diet or lots of diets that didn’t work out for you in the end, felt trapped by eating guidelines, and/or given up on trying to lose weight, know this:

You are not alone.

This is not just another weight-loss book, it’s also an invitation for you to delve deeper into who you are so you can keep the weight off permanently.

You will:

Learn why you use food in a way it was never intended and how to change that.
Discover what works best for you and your body so you can honor your own preferences.
Master how to create a lifestyle that is true to what matters deeply to you so you can become the person you envision yourself to be.

“My hope is that you’ll use these pages to facilitate your healing, realize your amazing potential, and free yourself from diets and dieting forever.

I hope this book will be a source of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement for you to create a life that you love and a body that feels like home to you.”

Shelli Johnson is an online functional movement program designed especially for people 50+ who want to make life easier, feel younger, stay active and live with less pain. The Integrated Movement Routines (IMRs) are based on functional movements and take a whole-body, timeless and natural approach to improve mobility, stability, flexibility, balance, and strength. was launched while the dangers of being sedentary and functionally unfit were getting only sporadic attention. With #stayathome orders, we’re learning more about how much worse it can get. The solutions and support offered by the program are important, timely, and now available to anyone with a device.

Bullworker, a fitness equipment brand.

The ISO-FLO is the ultimate isometric fitness device. With fast-pack portability and endless applications, the ISO-FLO goes wherever you go, with ease. Whether you are on a short work trip or an extended exploration, the ISO-FLO gives you the means to work smarter not harder wherever you are in the world, and the science is clear — fitness makes you more productive, increases your energy, and makes you feel better.

A compact fitness device weighing only 2 lbs. and measuring 8 x 5 inches, the ISO-FLO comes equipped with hundreds of pounds of resistance to challenge you on your own terms. Through the science of isometrics, proven to be the fastest way to build strength, the ISO-FLO will strengthen your muscles and enhance your daily movement performance. Efficiency is key, and ISO-FLO uses evidence based techniques to give you a quick total body blast in minutes so you can go forth feeling strong and attentive.

If you are tight on space and light on time, take the ISO-BOW and leave the rest behind. Deceivingly powerful, the ISO-BOW, weighing 3 oz and capable of fitting in your pocket boasts a maximum of 800 lbs. of resistance in its small frame. Great for strength and flexibility training, the ISO-BOW is the best companion for loosening you up and boosting your energy ensuring you make the most of your workouts..

Regardless of your fitness level, the ISO-FLO and the ISO-BOW give you complete control over resistance levels making it the perfect tool for every demographic to strengthen and tone their body.

As the most compact and complete fitness system you can own for less than a gym membership, we stand behind our products with a 90 day money back guarantee and industry leading 5-year warranty. Not to mention the simple set up, minimal space requirements and the fact that no external equipment or anchors are needed.

Demo Video:

*ISO-BOW is part of the ISO-FLO

IPY Agency

From DeBlair Tate.

New Year’s Resolutions, Health, Healthy Living, Working Out, Training & General Wellness Topics – DeBlair Tate is a certified celebrity #FitnessCoach, former professional #figure competitor, #military training instructor, and the successful owner of the #8Figured brand. In addition to these things previously mentioned, DeBlair is a BIPOC active-duty military training instructor who just on the heels of Veteran’s Day, was nominated for First Sergeant of the Year with the United States Air Force. With a primary focus on #health, #wellness, and making people feel confident about who they are, and how they treat themselves, DeBlair’s goal is for those she encounters to reach a place of wholeness—mind, body, and soul. Her passion centers on helping others break through barriers and fully realize their ability to live happy, healthy, and successful lives. /

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Follow me on IG


tooktake dosage reminder labels let you know if you took/used or still need to take/use your vitamins or medicine. The best part is that tooktake works on anything! Pills, liquids, lotions, drops, ointments, anything that you need to use or take regularly to get and stay healthy.

T2 Iso-Trainer Exercise System .


Extremely lightweight at 3.7lbs.

Incredibly compact and portable – can be used anywhere with or without an anchor point. If there’s room to stand there’s room for the T2.

Personal Trainers and users alike are calling it the best fitness tool they’ve ever used.


“T2 Iso-Trainer is a game changer!!!” Cris Cyborg, UFC MMA Champion

“…by far the most effective equipment I have used in my 35 years within the Health, Fitness, and Military industries.” Ged Musto, Award Winning Personal Trainer, 4 World and 7 British Bests for Stamina & Endurance, World’s Fittest Man 1999, 3 times Top 10 UK Personal Trainer.

“Its versatility is superior to the TRX” Dr. Anthony Abbott, FACSM, FNSCA, Founder – Fitness Institute International

“A synergy of suspension, reciprocal and banded tension all in one piece… unlike anything I’ve experienced.” Kyle Knapp – Southern CA, Personal Trainer, Lifelong Athlete, MS Kinesiology

“I’ve never encountered a device as versatile.” Krista McGlynn – Certified Personal Trainer, Healthy Lifestyle Motivator

From top athletes to seniors or high intensity conditioning to physical therapy, there is no other single device on the planet as effective or versatile.

T2 Fitness Products Inc.


SLOCOACH has all the family covered this Christmas, as it’s the new online platform sports fans access to bespoke, one-on-one digital coaching from the world’s best sports stars, including rugby legends and Wallabies stars, Michael Hooper and James O’connor.

SLOCOACH uses revolutionary, user-friendly tech to deliver tailored, one-on-one feedback from some of the most recognisable faces in sport, including Olympian Sally Pearson, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper and Wallabies legend James O’connor, cricket legend Michael Slater, WNBA Champion Lauren Jackson, Australian Women’s Rugby 7s captain Sharni Williams and AFL great Dane Swan, so aspiring athletes and beginners alike can receive invaluable advice on how they can thrive and become their best.

“Life MoCrazy:” Holistic Approaches to Empower Yourself

Food – Mood Course Provides Tips For Healthier Food Choices

Park City, Utah, December 27th, 2020 – Has Covid brought on an unexpected trauma? You’re not alone. MoCrazy Strong – a motivational company, founded by a former world champion freestyle skier turned motivational speaker and her family – has a unique story. Unveiling their “Life MoCrazy” turnkey tools, you can recover from unexpected traumas like isolation, and increased anxiety felt worldwide.

“Food = Mood” Empowerment Course – This 12-week program will support you to examine your relationship to food and how your foods affect your moods.

This course will lead you on a journey to understand your food and how it supports mental wellbeing as well as your physical body. “Fruit” Grace Mauzy, Jamie’s mother, a certified nutrition specialist, with a master’s from Columbia University in education and psychology, and a current doctoral student in Mind-Body Medicine.

This course educates how to incorporate healthier foods into your daily life and examines an integrative functional wellness approach to increase your energy levels and improve your moods.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, “brain boosting […] is a $34.8 billion industry.” Yoga principles of mindfulness are integrated throughout the course. To enroll, please visit

About MoCrazy Strong

MoCrazy Strong uses the sciences of psychology, neurology, nutrition, kinesthesiology, and education to support individuals to “Live MoCrazy.” Community members learn the steps and tools to recover from unexpected trauma and overcome adversity.

MoCrazy Strong offers motivational speeches and talks, women’s empowerment retreats, and caregiver and survivor workshops (virtual and live). MoCrazy Strong provides the tools to transform what you might perceive as luck into a way to “climb an alternative peak to reach your goals,” as Jamie puts it.

Jamie MoCrazy, a former decorated world cup champion skier in slopestyle freestyle and half-pipe, suffered a life-threatening brain injury while performing a double back flat spin – an off-axis double back flip – during the 2015 World Tour Finals in Whistler, Canada. Jamie’s bounce back from the brink of death required the marriage of Mind Body medicine practices from her educated mother and her persevering family with Western medicine’s frontier.

“MoCrazy” has been in the family for three decades. But, the “MoCrazy Strong” brand name came out of Jamie’s accident and recovery. Her sister, Jeanee’s instilled the belief that Jamie would persevere strongly!

Following this life-changing experience, Jamie MoCrazy embarked on a motivational speaking career to empower individuals to “Live MoCrazy Strong.”

Visit for more information.

PUNDEEZ is THE Original Self-Empowering UNDEEZ and is on a mission to help people:KNOW THEIR WORTH – KNOW THEIR POWER – KNOW THEIR MATTER

And it does this in a very unique way.

Everybody knows those t-shirts with positive statements on them… Well, let’s just say in PUNDEEZ we’ve taken that to a whole nother (yes, that’s actually a word, we googled it) level.

We put power statements in our UNDEEZ and we called them PUNDEEZ.This underwear is a daily dose of self-love, positivity and inspiration… that comes to people effortlessly in the least expected moments.

So 2021 is a time to spread the positive power of PUNDEEZ!

Here are the links to PUNDEEZ socials:

Yoga with Juliet

1. Commit to breathing deeply
Breathing deeply can have a hugely transformative effect on the body and mind. This is because a deep breath sends more oxygen to the brain which signals the body to relax. Start with 5 minutes a day sitting and focusing on your breathing. Send the in breath down to the belly as you begin to lengthen the inhale and lengthen the exhale. This will quickly move you away from feelings of stress, tension or anxiety and into a state of calm. The more you practice, the more habitual this calming breath pattern will become and the more benefits you will receive. And the best bit is – it’s completely free!

2. Remove the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary

Remove the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. This little insidious insert into our daily language can be the cause of a huge amount of guilt, resentment, and self-loathing. Disguised as a motivator, ‘should’ does not bring with it the encouragement and motivation we often assume it does, but rather it forces us very firmly out of the present moment and into a state of judgement, negativity and shame. A ‘should’ also disempowers us from identifying solutions in a positive and proactive way, for example ‘I should exercise more’ reinforces the thought that we are not good enough to achieve the goal. Reframing the sentence with ‘could’ or ‘would’ – ‘I would like to exercise more’ – implies we do have the ability to do so and gives the brain a chance to search for the solution to make it happen. Removing ‘should’ from my vocabulary has been a transformational step towards greater self love and greater self care.

3. Start yoga

There are so many reasons to practice yoga from the numerous health benefits, the postural changes or because of its stress relieving and mindfulness qualities. However, all that aside, there is one reason why I find myself, all these years later, still coming back to that little rectangular space in front of me, and this is it; Whether we realise it or not in the moment, yoga shines a big bright light on our internal state of being and on the way we choose to navigate ourselves through life. In that moment, on that mat, we are quiet, we tune into ourselves and we see, perhaps for the first time, the way we habitually respond, the thoughts that spring up through the quiet, the internal commentary that usually gets stuck in the noisy subconscious and it all now feels blaringly loud and sometimes uncomfortable. The truth is how we are on the mat is ultimately how we are in our lives – only now we can see it. When we can see, when the light of awareness that yoga offers us illuminates all this, we have the choice to make changes, to choose new responses that serve us or to build a better habitual pathway. Yoga then becomes a training ground for life, a system to re-assess where we are, where we want to go and who we want to be and then it provides a safe place where we can practice it. Over time our new habits on the mat will become new habits off the mat and this is what propels me back time and time again. Yoga will not make you a perfect in a day. It will never make you perfect. What it will do is give you the opportunity and power to choose how you want to show up in your life, and the space to practice all this with compassion, acceptance and kindness.

4. Forget what you think your new year’s resolution ‘should’ be and focus on the WHY

I no longer set a New Year’s resolution for myself, at least not in the way I used to. The years of making well-intentioned promises only to fall short by mid January and then be completely forgotten by February are behind me. There is a certain peer pressure that surrounds the New Year, as if not having an answer to that inevitable question – what big change you are going to make? – somehow means you are less deserving of good things ahead and this, in the past, has lead me to make resolutions on things I simply think I should be doing instead of taking the time to understand what I really want from my life and why.

I do, however, believe that the turning of the year is a wonderful time for us to reflect on all that has been and to be honest with ourselves on where we are right now. When we become clear on this we become clear on the changes we really wish to make in the days, weeks, months ahead but most importantly on the reason why. It is this why that will propel us forward and keep us on the straight and narrow when the going gets tough. Simply resolving to ‘loose weight’, ‘start yoga’ or ‘quit smoking’ without deciding why we really want to make a change will only ever lead to failure. This is because it isn’t rooted in our deepest desires and therefore not executed from a place of loving kindness that would sustain us to see it through. There is a lot to be said about taking the time to listen to ourselves. We have the wisdom, the knowledge and the courage to see where we have come from and to acknowledge where we’d like to go. But we must first stop to ask ourselves the question why and be patient to hear the answer. Perhaps, the simple act of asking, is the resolution in

Warmest wishes – Juliet

Yoga with Juliet – at The Garden Studio

Your Brain Health Matters

Some brain health ideas for 2021.

1. Make your self-care a priority and not an option. Start simple.Purposefully make one decision each day that is better for your body and brain.Small changes can lead to lasting habits.

It is important to recognize that self-care does may be dynamic and change over time and across situations that involve stress. We havethe ability to build daily habits and plans that nourish our minds, bodies, andspirits during tough times and we can try new things to support our self-careneeds as they ebb and flow.

2. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals todevelop a habit. Making your personal health and wellness a priority and not an optionrequires a mind shift but also a time shift. When the goal is to set up a new habit- set S.M.A.R.T. goals. Followingthe “smart” acronym for goal setting will help make habits.

S= specific

M= measurable


R= relevant/realistic

T= time-bound/timely

Making sure to set a goal that is realistic within a reasonable timeframehelps with the management of expectations to create a new habit and how to knowthat you have achieved your new habit.

For example, someone might be sleeping 4-5 hours per night and be workingtowards the goal of 7-9 hours of sleep per night (the healthy recommendation ofsleep for adults).

This change would require a change not only to sleep but daily life. TheS.M.A.R.T. goal would be to add 1-hour of additional sleep within a 1-month.. The person could aim to go to bed 15 minutes earlier for oneweek and gradually add 15 minutes of sleep in subsequent weeks to achievehis/her healthy sleep goal by the end of 1 month. Over the course of one month,one additional hour of restorative sleep could be added while slightly shiftingdaytime tasks to prioritize sleep.

This S.M.A.R.T. goal could be achievablebut if after 2 weeks and only 15 minutes of added sleep, the goal could beadjusted to reflect a realistic goal. The plan could be adjusted to 15 minuteintervals, every 2-weeks, reaching the 1-hour goal within 2-months. MakeS.M.A.R.T. goals achieve your healthy habits.

3. Pay attention to your body’s clock.. Our body’s internal clock is known as acircadian rhythm which can impact our health and optimal time of day to docertain tasks at a biological and functional level. This preference for timecan be used to set ourselves up for success including sleep and wake cycles.. It can be helpful to notice your time of day preferences andto modify your routines around your natural body rhythm preferences when youcan. (For more information takes amorning/eveningness questionnaire to identify your preference.) This mayimpact when you plan your workout or meditation to gain the most benefit fromengagement in the purposeful exercise.

4. Take 5minute brain breaks. Build-in brain breaks throughout your day to optimize your brainperformance and prevent fatigue and low mood. Breaks can be short and just afew minutes to offer benefits. Get up and move, do some light stretching, spendtime with your pet, get outdoors, write in a gratitude journal, experience agood laugh, read a poem aloud, or dance to some of your favorite music- theseare just a few examples of brain breaks. A brain break should be purposefulengagement in a brief, meaningful exercise or activity and a “break” from othertasks that require concentration and focus. Following a brain break, one shouldexperience an uplift in mood and motivation. Take multiple brain breaks dailyand use these as a tool to prevent tiredness, frustration, lack of focus, orfeelings of low mood.

See more here

Brief Bio: Dr. Krystal L.Culler, DBH, M.A. is the Founder of the Virtual Brain Health Center. She is aDoctor of Behavioral Health, social gerontologist, and a Senior Atlantic Fellowfor Equity in Brain Health with Global Brain Health Institute at TrinityCollege Dublin, Ireland, where she completed her residency training on dementiaprevention and social determinants of brain health. Krystal has spent nearly 5years in Executive-level positions with health non-profit organizations and has15 years of experience working with individuals with brain health concerns, theirfamilies, and advocacy organizations.

Social Media Links:



Twitter:@DrKrystalCuller @VirtualBrainCtr

Instagram: @drkrystalculler@virtualbrainhealthcenter


MULTImmunity is a first-of-its kind daily multivitamin with the immune support of 9 medicinal (nothing magic) mushrooms.

The founders were sick of wasting so much $ on different supplements — not to mention wasting all the plastic from the countless bottles! They both were also taking mushroom supplements daily, until they learned through their research that there’s actually such thing as too much immune boosting (it kind of puts the immune system in the same “fight or flight” response when we experience chronic anxiety – not good!).

So the answer: DIY… kind of. MD has worked with researchers and scientists to establish the proper doses of mushrooms that support, but don’t over-stimulate, the immune system, and combined them with the standard multivitamin to support daily health.

Why mushrooms? Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, mushrooms are able to detect when things aren’t quite right in the body, then report back to the rest of the body to remain on high alert. (Basically your body’s neighborhood watch.) But not all mushrooms are created equal. MD’s are grown organically in sunny California…even the color of the beads is natural – that bright blue comes from cabbage, and it serves a purpose: UV protection for the delicate mushrooms inside.

But really – it’s not all about “us.” As individuals, we operate in our own microcosm of a body, but we’re all part of the greater macrocosm of the planet — which is why it was imperative to us as we built the brand to ensure carbon-neutral practices.

Mushroom Design is a team with history in pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals for over 30 years combined, with a collective appreciation for, and desire to support, the health of the environment (and in turn, ourselves).

Winter Awareness Day Recipes from the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign

With a few delicious awareness days on the horizon, we are excited to share a handful of tasty recipes from FAB Flour’s Easy Peasy Baking Campaign!

For a little pick me up as we begin to say goodbye to Winter, what could be better than devouring Chocolate Cake, Biscoff Nutella Blondies, the easiest home made Frying Pan Pizza and Peanut Butter Stuffed Pancakes throughout January and February?

National Chocolate Day Jan 27th: Easy Peasy Chocolate Fudge Cake. Super moreish, this two layer chocolate sponge is covered and filled with rich, silky smooth dark chocolate ganache, and decorated however you desire!
World Nutella Day Feb 5th: Biscoff Nutella Blondies. A twist on the classic brownie, these scrumptious blondies are marbled with Biscoff and Nutella for a gooey texture and chocolate biscuit flavour.
National Pizza Day Feb 9th: Frying Pan Pizza. Great fun to make and quick to prepare leaving you to get creative with your own toppings.
Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day Feb 16th: Banana Lava Pancakes with Peanut Butter. Banana pancakes filled with an oozing peanut butter centre for a delicious soft surprise to your pancake stack!
Please let me know if you would like any more information or high res images.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Makes one round two layer 15cm cake



175g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g soft light brown sugar
50g cocoa powder
2 eggs
150ml/g sunflower oil
150ml/g milk

300g dark or milk chocolate
150ml/g double cream (cold)

2 x 15cm round cake tins lined with baking paper
Mixing bowl
Microwaveable bowl
Icing spatula/knife

Preheat the oven to 160°C.
In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate, sugar and cocoa powder.
Add in the eggs, oil and milk and whisk everything together until no lumps remain.
Divide the batter into the two cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy in the centre. Allow to cool completely before icing.
Whilst the sponges are cooling, melt the chosen chocolate for the icing in the microwave (in 30 second increments and stirring to prevent burning). Once it is melted completely, pour in the cold double cream and combine until glossy and smooth.
Sandwich the two sponges with the icing before covering the top and sides. Decorate as you wish.

Biscoff and Nutella Blondies (Traybake)

Makes one 30cm x 20cm traybake


170g unsalted butter (melted)
280g granulated sugar
2 eggs
350g plain flour
200g white chocolate (chips or chopped into chunks)
6 tbsp smooth Biscoff spread
6 tbsp Nutella

Microwaveable bowl
Wooden spoon
30cm x 20cm baking tin lined with baking paper
Toothpick or fork

Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Melt the butter in the microwave, then mix in sugar, followed by the eggs.
Gently mix in the flour, followed by the white chocolate chips/chunks.
Pour the batter into the baking tin and spread evenly to the edges.
Dollop alternate spoonfuls of Biscoff and Nutella on the surface of the batter and place in the oven for 10 minutes to soften the spreads.
Take the blondie out and swirl the spreads into each other and the blondie using the toothpick/fork then return to the oven for a further 15 minutes of baking. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

When slicing, heat the knife in hot water to get a clean cut and prevent clumping.

You can omit the Biscoff and/or Nutella spreads and add nuts or different kinds of chocolate chips to get the flavour you like


Frying Pan Pizza

Makes 1 pizza


110ml warm water
½ packet (3-4g) dried yeast
200g strong bread flour
½ tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
50g passata
½ tsp dried mixed herbs
1 ball fresh mozzarella (drained and torn into pieces)
Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Non-stick frying pan or skillet that can go in the oven (no plastic handles) or alternatively, you could use a roasting tin
Mixing bowl
Measuring jug
Rolling pin
Measuring spoons

Place the frying pan, skillet or roasting tin in the oven and preheat to 200°C.
In the measuring jug, combine the warm water and yeast.
Weigh the flour, sugar and salt into the mixing bowl and thoroughly mix before pouring in the yeast and water.
Bring the dough together with your hands and then, on a floured surface, knead for a few minutes before returning to the mixing bowl. Leave in a warm place for 10 minutes to prove.
Lightly flour your surface. Once the dough has proved, turn it out onto the floured surface and roll into a circle the size of your frying pan or skillet, or shape into a circle that will sit nicely in your roasting tin. Use oven gloves to remove the pan, skillet or tin from the oven and transfer the dough into it.
Being careful of the hot pan, skillet or tin, spoon the passata on the dough, sprinkle on the dried herbs and torn mozzarella.
Use oven gloves to return the pan or tin to the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes and top with fresh basil leaves before serving.
Tip: This can be personalised with any topping you like, or swap the strong bread flour for wholemeal flour for extra fibre


Banana Lava Pancakes with Peanut Butter

Makes 6 pancakes


6 heaped tsp of smooth peanut butter
1 large banana
2 eggs
120g self-raising flour
50ml milk (or 50g, if you don’t have a measuring jug)
2 tbsp icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)

Mixing bowl
Non-stick frying pan

Place 6 individual tsp mounds of peanut butter on the plate and place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Whilst the peanut butter firms up in the freezer, mash the banana in the mixing bowl using a fork then mix in the eggs and icing sugar, followed by the flour and milk. Ensure everything is combined – it will be a little lumpy because of the banana.
Place the frying pan over a medium flame and allow it to heat up, then spoon in the first 3 pancakes (2 tbsp batter for each).
Once bubbles start to appear, place one mound of the firmed up peanut butter into the centre of each pancake and cover with another tbsp of batter.
Flip the pancakes and leave to cook for about a minute before placing on a plate.
Repeat steps 3-5 again for the remaining batter, stack the pancakes on a plate, dust with icing sugar and serve.
Tip: You can omit the peanut butter, or use chocolate spread or Biscoff spread for different flavoured pancakes

Credit Line: Recipes from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website: or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Facebook and Twitter.

Naked Nutrition

Naked Nutrition is a premium supplement brand that offers a range of quality products. The New Year is a time where many people focus on improving their health and getting into shape, and our supplements can help get them on the right track to achieve these goals.

They offer a range of dietary products, including protein powders and workout supplements. All of their products are kept as minimal and as pure as possible – with most of their products only including one ingredient! They do not add any unnecessary extra ingredients or hidden additives.

Naked Whey is their premium grass-fed whey protein powder which only contains one ingredient: whey protein. It is an ideal choice for those with a New Years goal to lose weight, gain muscle, maintain weight, or simply improve their body composition.

LFTD. Lifestyle

LFTD. Lifestyle, is a sports nutrition company offering supplements made only with the finest ingredients.

To quote their founder and CEO, Brenton Simmons,

“Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s the perfect time to refocus and recommit to health, fitness, and wellness goals. Strengthen your fitness goals by committing to a balanced, immune-boosting, and performance-enhancing diet supported by clean supplements so that when you’re back on the field, you’re ready to go.

Customize your sports nutrition with LFTD. Lifestyle’s Custom Stack Builder. Choose from pre, intra, and post workout products designed to help you inside and outside of the gym. The LFTD. Custom Stack Builder allows you to design your own nutrition journey, helping you reach your fitness goals by ensuring your body is properly supported by supplements that work just as hard as you do.

Because health and wellness go beyond the gym, it’s also important to jumpstart your immune system, especially when dealing with added stress like the past year has tended to bring. LFTD. Lifestyle’s line of supergreens pack a punch of greens that would be hard to consume raw. With clean and organic ingredients, vegan options,immunity boost supplements andmultivitamin gummies, you’ll be able to build an arsenal of immune support.”

– Brenton Simmons, Owner and Founder of LFTD. Lifestyle and Co-founder ofEndoCoast

Ei.Ventures Engage in Equity Crowdfund Raise to Enable Any Investor to Join The Psychedelic Medicine Revolution Early On

Maui, Hawaii – December 17, 2020 – Ei.Ventures, the latest enterprise to be started by successful Silicon Valley and worldwide entrepreneur and investor David Nikzad, is currently running an equity crowdfund on FundMe to enable any investor to get into the psychedelic medicine revolution at the leading edge of this emerging trend. Early-stage investors are more likely to get in on “unicorns,” a unicorn is a term used in the venture capital industry to describe a privately held startup company with a value of over $1 billion. As a venture capitalist, David has invested in numerous unicorns including Betterment, Talkable, Vidyard, WeFunder, and Airbnb.

David notes, “As I’ve had such investment success with early-stage companies, I’ve long tried to figure out ways to enable smaller investors to get in on world-changing trends early, including investing in WeFunder in 2012. Now that the SEC has enabled equity crowdfunding, we are using FundMe to enable my wellness and psychedelic medicine company Ei.Ventures. I am excited that all levels of investors will be able to get in on the psychedelic medicine revolution at such an early stage, enabling all to potentially see the kinds of gains previously only available to the largest accredited investors.”

The current equity crowdfund raise has exceeded the minimum funding target in just about a week and is currently headed to 200% of the target by January 1, 2021. It is likely the company will extend the raise into 2021 to raise the full amount allowed by the SEC, 1,000,700.

Ei.Ventures is a leading life and plant sciences company focused on bringing botanical psychedelic therapies and medicinal mushroom nutraceuticals to market with a bold mission – to create the new standard of mental wellness. To this end, Ei.Ventures’ botanical psychedelic therapeutics and medicinal mushroom nutraceutical solutions are designed to radically shift mental wellness treatment protocols.

EI.Ventures are focused on developing botanical active pharmaceutical ingredients for the psychedelic supply chain, novel psychedelic compounds for various indications, unique delivery mechanisms and treatment protocols, and medicinal mushroom nutraceuticals for improving well-being and health.

Ultimately, EI.Ventures intend to create a revolution when it comes to mental health and wellness. The aim is to open the pathway to the billion+ people worldwide who need to receive these life-changing treatments and natural solutions.

Some of the exciting work Ei.Ventures are doing to create the new standard of wellness include:

Developing the ‘Psychedelic Farmers Market’, as the first link in the psychedelic therapeutics supply chain
Control of intellectual property for three botanical novel psychedelic formulations. Psilly™️, MY-D™️, MY-MDMA™️
A Canadian contract research organization and lab partnerships for the development of psychedelic active pharmaceutical ingredients and novel compounds like Psilly™️
Developing mental wellness and health app partnerships for launch in 2021
Launching MANA™️ medicinal mushroom nutraceuticals in Q1 of 2021 into a $15 billion a year market

The market opportunity for Ei.Ventures are enormous as:

322 million people suffer from depression worldwide
300 million people suffer from PTSD worldwide
164 million people suffer from substance abuse worldwide
1 in 5 American adults suffer from a form of mental illness
$1 trillion is the estimated cost of depression to the global economy
$6 trillion is the estimated cost of mental health conditions in 2030
115 people die every day from opioid abuse

One issue that Ei.Ventures help solve is “the treatment gap” which has huge economic implications. For one, the larger pharmaceutical companies have all but walked away from researching and developing new treatments for mental health disorders. Drugs like Prozac were once hailed as “wonder drugs” when they first came to market. Now, after 30 years of use, their efficacy is in doubt. Needless to say, the world is in desperate need of next-generation revolutionary treatments focused on solving the growing mental health problem.

A second issue is synthetics vs. botanicals. Synthetic molecules and compounds created in pharmaceutical laboratories tend to be chemically pure, crystalline products. They can create highly potent and targeted effects, but the consequences of these effects are often poorly understood by medical science. Modern psychiatric drugs are among the least understood drugs on the market. With decades of study, we still don’t fully understand how many of these drugs work. Many patients experience little improvement and unfortunate side effects like weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and personality muting.

By contrast, in some applications, the use of naturally derived compounds offers distinct advantages. In some cases, naturally derived medicines – particularly those with psychoactive properties – have evolved alongside their use in humans, being selected over the course of generations to provide health benefits to the user.

Rather than isolating or synthesizing a single molecule or a simple compound, any formulation Ei.Ventures develops will start with a standardized and well-characterized natural product, manufactured and formulated to be consistent and reproducible from crop to crop and batch to batch. Our proprietary extraction process preserves the unique complex constituency of a natural product producing a broad spectrum entheogenic extract that can be combined with other complementary ingredients in our formulations enhancing positive pharmacological effects. This synergistic formulation can potentially create medicinal effects that are simultaneously more efficacious and more well tolerated with fewer side effects than many synthetic crystalline compounds prescribed today.

Our unique extraction, formulation, and clinical development process are what separates Ei.Ventures from our synthetic competitors. By working with naturally derived ingredients, our formulations are able to leverage synergies between primary active ingredients and other essential constituents which contribute an overall effect that is “greater than the sum of its parts.” This extraction and formulation process integrates an innovative blend of organic and biochemistry. The end goal is to create superior and much more cost-effective ways to produce both psychoactive and nutraceutical medicinal formulations. Psychedelic medicine is the next frontier in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Ei.Ventures plan is to address the treatment gap left by Big Pharma and create botanical psychedelic therapeutics which we define as non-synthetic derived from the whole mushroom fungi and non-psychedelic nutraceutical formulations. This positions EI.Ventures as the leader in lowering mental healthcare costs globally, while providing patients with a long-term mental health solution. It also positions EI.Ventures as a leader in the emerging psychoactive treatment space. Our compounds and solutions may even save lives. A resurgence of interest in psychedelic treatments for mental health disorders is paving the way for the third generation of pharmaceutical treatments.

The case for investing in psychedelic research and development for the treatment of mental health disorders is growing. In October of 2018, the FDA gave Psilocybin the coveted ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ designation stating that, “Preliminary clinical evidence indicates the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition.”

At Ei.Ventures, we believe natural psychedelic therapeutics and botanical nootropics, and nutraceuticals are this solution.

Deal highlights for Ei.Ventures FundMe include:

Offering Type: Regulation CF
Minimum Investment: $1,000
Issuer: EI.Ventures, Inc.
Issue Type: SAFE
Jurisdiction: USA
Valuation Cap: $111 million

# # #

For the FundMe offering, please go to For more information on Ei.Ventures, please see

Beyond Balance

Fitness Products for 2021

Beyond Balance, makes fitness and physical therapy products (Schroth Method for Scoliosis Therapy) that are based on primarily on Swedish Stall Bars.

They also make hand balancing props. Made entirely from wood and preserved with environmentally safe mineral oil, every purchase plants a tree with the National Forest Foundation. Their products focus on body weight training to build strength, flexibility, and mobility while having fun. Made from high quality wood they are great additions to the home gym that look as nice as they perform. Please visit their site for more information

As at-home workouts become more popular than ever, 2021 will be an excellent year to practice some form of cycling. Cycling is one of the most effective exercises for people who are short on time. It’s great cardio and can help you improve everything from flexibility and muscle strength to posture and joint mobility.

If you prefer to stay indoors, a stationary bike might be a good option. You can get your cycling in while you watch TV in the comfort of your own home.

For people who have trouble getting away from work, an under-desk cycle can provide a surprisingly effective workout. It’s also relatively inexpensive.

E-bikes are awesome for new riders because they allow you to control the pace and intensity of your cycling workout.

DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser – Mini Exercise Peddler – Stationary Cycle for Home & Office
Roll over image to zoom in
DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser – Mini Exercise Peddler – Stationary Cycle for Home & Office

STAY FIT IN THE OFFICE – Our high-quality portable under desk bike keeps you focused, improves productivity and burns calories at your home desk or in the office. Works with desks as low as 27 inches.
PATENTED MAGNETIC RESISTANCE MECHANISM – Quiet, smooth, and healthy pedal motion is easy on your joints and lets you focus on your work
EIGHT CALIBRATED RESISTANCE SETTINGS – Choose from very easy to challenging resistance levels. That’s more than 2x the options of other pedal exercisers!
1000 MINUTE, FIVE FUNCTION LCD DISPLAY – Monitor your speed, time, distance, calories and scan; Calorie burned calculator available online
GREAT SERVICE – We want you to love your DeskCycle! Our team is dedicated to making sure you are pleased with your purchase and committed to offering products of the highest quality. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!

Alignmed Posture Shirts Are Created in a Scientific Environment andWork You Out Merely By Donning It.

It’s one thing to work out. It’s another to do the same workout but have it benefit you at a higher level, simply because you donned an Alignmed Posture Shirt and then did the workout. But in addition, there are many who have a difficult time getting off their duffs and they can get a mini workout simply by donning the Alignmed Posture Shirt and then sitting on their duffs.

Aligmed Posture Shirts and Alignmed’s other scientifically developed and proven fitness wear garments are the only garments that have undergone nine clinical studies to prove that when you wear them they accelerate the results of your workout.

This is why thousands of pro athletes wear them under their uniforms. Major names in all the major sports. Sports Illustrated did this article on NBA superstar Anthony Davis as an example:

Published journal research proves that when a computer user wears Alignmed’s Posture Shirt they instantly become 13% more productive and up to 29% less fatigued.
That research was published in JOSE, the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, found here:

This is NO ORDINARY New Year’s. People can’t wait to get rid of 2020 and start fresh with 2021. They’re looking for boosters to accelerate leaving the old year behind and moving fast into the new year. Alignmed is the right line of products to accelerate it.

Covered in TIME, WSJ, USA Today, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNET, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping (Seal of Approval), Wired, Men’s Health, and many more.


The children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK is encouraging people to challenge themselves with a new adventure in 2021 and be #PoweredByWishes.

The charity grants ‘wishes’ to children and young people who have been diagnosed with a critical illness. Every day, 10 children in the UK receive that diagnosis – changing their family’s lives forever. A wish provides something positive to look forward to during those tough times.

Wishes recently granted include Declan’s wish to have some gaming equipment, John’s wish to meet an RAF pilot, Lilly’s wish to be a princess for the day and Kris’s wish to have a magical Christmas experience.

These were amongst the 2000 wishes that had to be changed or postponed because of coronavirus restrictions this year. Make-A-Wish also had to suspend new applications for wishes but is determined to reopen its doors to referrals in the Spring.

You can see the charity places that Make-A-Wish has available at 2021 events here or make up your own!

The charity’s 2020 “Wish Heroes” include:

Ryan Linley from Hull who challenged himself to pull a 30-ton plus truck every day for each of the 30 days of September, raising a massive £8060!
Matt Ager and his 11-year-old son Jack, from Braintree in Essex, who rode 17 miles on unicycles and raised £2000
The Running Stormtrooper, Squadron Leader Jez Allinson, who challenged himself to run 1000 miles dressed as the Star Wars character, raising more than £25,000 for two charities in the process. He was shortlisted for a regional ITV Pride of Britain Award:
Seven-year-old Alice Jones, from Cheltenham, who climbed Mount Snowdon – walking nine miles in three and a half hours, and raising £1000
Sky diver Rebecca Haines who completed a tandem jump as part of her birthday ‘bucket list’
Teacher Christine McLelland and John Pickup, from Clitheroe, who were amongst the 80 virtual London Marathon runners completing the postponed event in October
Ride London cyclist Rob Ellington who also featured in a series of Channel 4’s The Hunted earlier this year
For more information, visit or follow the charity on social media @makeawishuk



This past year has been a challenging one, with more people spending times in their homes than ever before due to national and regional restrictions.

As people fought over toilet paper, pasta and other household items, 2021 is the year to start a fresh (fingers crossed).

During lockdown in 2020, sales of cleaning products surged, as people spent their spare time channeling their inner Mrs Hinch and 2021 is set to look the same as people deep cleanse their home ready for a new beginning.

Cleaning and laundry expert, Dr. Beckmann reveals the mental and physical benefits of keeping your home the best it can be, plus a month-by-month cleaning calendar to maintain a sparkling home throughout the year.

Cleaning on the mind

In this new year, mental well-being has never been more important, and a clean home has been shown to help improve happiness.

Research* from the cleaning and laundry specialist has revealed that nine out of 10 Brits agree having an untidy or dirty home has a bearing on their mood, while a quarter say having an unkempt home is detrimental to their productivity.

And co-habitants say the split of domestic chores is one of the most common causes of consternation at home – a quarter of Brits argue with their housemates over housework at least once a week.

Cleaning on the body

Given mopping can burn up to 240 calories per hour, it’s no surprise that 90% of Brits work up a sweat while cleaning. Deep cleaning one’s bathroom can burn up to 170 calories per hour, while ironing does 157 calories per hour – the effects of exercise are well documented, so get to work!

Your new 12 month cleaning calendar

January- Plan and declutter

New Year, New You? January is the perfect time to declutter. It will give you a new focus and it’s good for your mind, happiness and well-being. Preparing a checklist and rota for tasks is a good way of keeping track on what needs to be done.

February- Fab-loo-ous toilet treatment

Kick start February, by tackling the toilet with Dr. Beckmann’s Power-Foaming Toilet Cleaner. Watch as the foam fizzes up to a mountain of fresh cleaning fun!

March- Aim high

Reach for the stars in March and take time to move anything hiding on top of kitchen cupboards, wardrobes or bathroom cabinets. Not only does it look unsightly, but an enormous amount of dust gathers quickly.

April- Neglected areas

Use April as an opportunity to visit neglected areas, such as lampshades, blinds, curtains, shelves, frames, bannisters and skirting boards. Some areas such as blinds and curtains are particularly important as dust mites can form, and research has shown they can pose health risks as bacteria and mould attaches to dust.

May- Windows
With brighter mornings and lighter evenings, May is a great time to tackle the windows, as sunlight will show up even the tiniest of smudges on the glass. Save money and time by not leaving the glass left unwiped, the longer it’s left the harder it’ll be to clean.

June- Invisible areas

As the summer draws in, June is the time to rearrange the furniture to update your home ready for the potential hosting of barbeques. Target invisible areas such as space under the bed, sofas, wardrobes and cabinets. Getting behind, under and around will ensure every area of your home is spick and span.

July- Summer spruce

Take advantage of long summer nights and the warmer weather and spruce up your outdoor space, tidying the garage, clearing gutters and drains, or adding flowers to the garden can all make a big difference especially if you’re planning to host outdoor socials.

August- And breathe

In the prime summer month, use this time to take it easy and relax. Get the kids to do a bedroom blitz ahead of going back to school. Organise their bedrooms and sort through clothes which no longer fit, as well as sort through unwanted toys.

September- Detox

Time for an autumn clean, now the mayhem of summer activities is over its time to get your house prepped and ready as winter fast approaches. Do a deep clean of the bathroom and kitchen. Also, if you have a porch area for coats and shoes, make sure this is organised and smelling fresh. Don’t forget to give your garden some TLC before it goes into hibernation until next year.

October- Floors

This is the best time for a deep clean of the carpet especially if you have pets, as hair and dirt will often be trodden deeper into the fibres of the carpet. If you’re one to decorate the house for Halloween, starting the clean early ensures that you are organised and feel more in control when the messiness arrives. It is also a good idea to keep Dr. Beckmann’s award-winning Carpet Stain Remover with integrated brush to hand for any scary accidents and spills that may happen on the 31st.

November- Storage

Take the time to clear out the attic, basement, or ‘messy’ room if you have one ready for the festive holiday. When it comes to decorate the house for Christmas, starting the process in early November will help you feel organised and in control of your home so you know what decorations you already have and how much space there is for new purchases (and of course presents!).

December- Appliances

Before the madness of Christmas hits, remember that as well as cleaning kitchen surfaces, the fridge and freezer need a deep clean, along with the washing machine, dishwasher and oven, ready for hosting duties and tasty treats. Dr. Beckmann recommends you use the Service-it range to ensure your appliances are well maintained and protected from limescale and bacteria build up.

Similar Posts