Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Book a maternity massage treatment and receive 20% off your initial service during maternity week, October 24-30th.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
DATE: November 2nd
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presentation by Nitika Chopra, Latham Thomas and Terri Cole to start promptly at 7:45 PM
COST: $30 pre-purchased tickets, $35 at the door
Valery Josephs Salon
1044 Madison Avenue
(Between 79th and 80th streets)
RSVP BY: October 24th and get a FREE meditation from Terri Cole!!
Colorful Conversations event geared towards getting your All Weather Glow On in the upcoming winter months!
Join us and get personal tips from Nitika, Latham and Terri all while connecting with inspiring
women,getting pampered by the expert staff at Valery Josephs Salon and noshing on some
delicious Glow Gluten Free cookies. We want to make sure that you know how to GLOW from the inside out as the winter fast approaches so be sure to mark your calendars and buy your tickets now!
Compliments of our amazing hosts at Valery Josephs Salon, each attendee will receive FREE makeup and hair consultations for the evening! Guests will also be awarded a 20% discount for services they choose to receive at Valery Josephs Salon. Leave a comment below our POST to let us know if you will be getting a service so we can make sure we reserve a spot for you. Get ready to GLOW from head to toe!
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
"The Hamptons in the summer time is a unique paradox. While my blood pressure always drops a little bit when I arrive there due to the fact that it’s the chicest, most relaxing beach-y locale to go and get away from it all. The Hamptons are also teeming with social events, step & repeats, and fancy-pants lunch engagements. After much practice, I think I’ve found a perfect balance of relaxation and socializing while I’m up there. Recently, amidst my sunbathing, I was lucky enough to attend and be on the host committee at the 1st annual Mama Glow Film Festival in the sleepy, stunning Hamptons hamlet of Sag Harbor. My good friend, and healthy pregnancy extraordinaire (and personal pre-natal yoga instructor), Latham Thomas is the founder of this festival and her first endeavor to showcase two films that bring awareness to maternal health and birth options was a runaway hit. It was a very happy, smiling crowd that I am glad to have been a part of. The guest list was right up my alley with supermodel extraordinaire Christy Turlington-Burns premiering her directorial debut documentary film No Woman, No Cry. Christy is probably one of the most stunning women I’ve seen in a long time. Her film is beautifully told, well produced and emotionally gripping. It tells the powerful stories of four women experiencing at-risk pregnancies in various locations around the world, such as Bosnia and Tanzania. I know I’m uber-pregnant at the moment, so I might be a little biased on the matter, but I absolutely loved it. The second film on tap for the day, Madame Tizo by David Belle, was introduced by the talented and lovely Selita Ebanks. His film tells the inspiring story of a 100-year-old Haitian midwife/leaf doctor known as “Ms. Little Bones” and how her traditional practices positively influence her community. It was educational, and super fun to watch. After the films, I was honored to be a part of a discussion panel that included Latham Thomas, Drena DeNiro, Denise Albert & Tata Harper, founder of a remarkable skin care line that I swear by. We wanted to talk about some of the issues that face women around the world and what we can all do to help. Being in a room with so many ambitious, socially aware women was an experience I won’t soon forget. At the end of the day, I had really worked up quite an appetite, and I wanted to try somewhere new. My husband and I made our way over to the delicious SEN Japanese restaurant in Sag Harbor. All of the Hamptons are raving about this place, with a great many calling it the best sushi in the area. Well, after indulging in what seemed like everything on the menu an expecting mother can eat, I can concur. The Sesame Tofu was a knock out, and I plan to make a pit stop in here every time I’m within driving distance of Sag Harbor."
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I will be on the radio live with Richard Ash M.D., of the Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine @RichardAshMD radio show live today at 6-6:15pm. WOR710am or listen on web via http://www.ashcenter.com. I will be speaking about pregnancy and wellness and promoting my upcoming film festival which features Christy Turlington-Burns and her film "No Woman, No Cry" and a whole lot more. #MamaGlowFilmFest
Also, check out Richard Ash M.D., @RichardAshMD & myself @TenderShoots in the September issue of Martha Stewart's Whole Living Magazine in a story called -"The Best Medicine".
All the best,
Tender Shoots Wellness
"Latham Thomas is a fitness and nutrition powerhouse" ~Dr. Mehmet Oz
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Mama Glow!™ Film Festival at WellNEST was created by Latham Thomas, along with Haley Binn, mother and contributor for Hamptons Magazine, and Rachel Paletsky, an advocate for integrative alternative medicine practices and founder and creative director of WellNEST and WellNEST Studio.
The idea of creating a positive culture of birth that is empowering for women and families resonates with Haley, Latham and Rachel. They decided to showcase two films that have taken a tremendous stance in bringing awareness to maternal health and birth options. With gratitude they welcome you to their first annual event honoring women and innate wisdom of the female body. We welcome you in joining them in shifting towards a healthier consciousness around birth.
Join us: Saturday, August 20th, 2011 5pm
at wellNEST Studio 51 Division Street
Sag Harbor, NY
To Purchase Tickets
contact wellNEST: 631.899.4600 or email: Emily@wellNEST.com
$50 advance purchase/$65 at the door
seating is limited- tickets based on availability
a portion of the proceeds go to- Every Mother Counts
We are screening
Christy Turlington's film- No Woman, No Cry
David Belle's Madamn Tizo.
Following the film Haley Binn will moderate a panel discussion.
Our generous sponsors include:
wellNEST, Tender Shoots Wellness, The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine,
Pure Essentials, Mamatini, Kiki De Montparnasse, Rebecca Minkoff, Jay Kos, GAIAM,
Basq,Belly Bandit, G-Diapers, Plum Organics, Tata Harper, Nibmor, EGG by Susan Lazar, Moms & the City, Diva Moms, Hot Moms Club & Cord Blood Registry, The Bump, Choices in Childbirth, Dapple, Girly Girl Army, Juicy Naam
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Summer is here, temperatures are rising and the beaches are filling up. It’s time to allow yourself to step forward and bring your gifts to the world! It’s official: my colleague, Kate Siner Francis Ph.D is presenting The World-Changing Success Telesummit July 11th – 15th!
The best part – it’s completely FREE! Listen in from wherever you are by phone or on your computer. It’s just that easy!
This amazing panel of visionary women have made a big impact by following their heart and their commitment to make a difference. These masters are ready to show you what worked, what didn’t and what they wish they knew when they started, to help inspire you and get you started with your world-changing success project!
Are you tired of the obstacles in your way and aspire to make the world a better place as a result of your work? We’re here to tell you that we have a new solution for you – The World-Changing Success Telesummit! It’s happening all week from July 11th – 15th.
NOW is the time to step forward and bring your gifts to the world. A creative leader will know the secrets to how to be successful and make a huge difference in the world around them!
What if I told you that you can have make a difference in the world and have a successful business!
In http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1366933 you'll hear 10 experts over 5 days showing you how to make the world a better place by overcoming the obstacles that hold you back from your brilliance and helping you step into your future as a leader.
Get the tangible tools you need to do the work you know you are meant to do. Be inspired and bring your gifts to the world!
Be Successful, Be Visionary, Make A Difference! You Can Make It Happen! Reserve your complimentary spot now, visit http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1366933 to listen to these live speakers and get inspired. It’s completely complimentary and you never need to leave the comforts of your home. Incredible, right?
Prepare to be inspired! I promise, you are going to love it!
Go here to register and get all the details:
Friday, May 20, 2011
You are cordially invited to:
a yoga, meditation, spiritual throw down…
On 5/22/11 join Gabrielle Bernstein and Latham Thomas for a two hour yoga/meditation workshop entitled Get Your Flow On! Gabrielle will guide you through spiritual tools for clearing fear while Latham will stretch your mind and body to higher planes. This workshop will help you to activate powerful fluid life force.
Time: 1 to 3pm
Location: Om Factory, 265 West 37th St
Price: $40 in person
$50 at the door
SIGN UP AT http://gabbyb.tv/get-your-flow-on
WE ARE ALSO THROWING DOWN July 29 - 31 at Kripalu for the Spirit Junkie Retreat!
Join us:) http://www.kripalu.org/program/view/RRSL-111/spirit_junkie_a_radical_road_to_self_love_and_miracles
Monday, May 16, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
This is a gentle reminder to encourage you to take advantage of this amazing offer to attend an inspiring teleconference with life coach Laurie Gerber, President of Handel Group. The interesting story behind the Handel Group is that founder Lauren Zander was my next door neighbor back in 2003 and little did I know she was cooking up a movement in helping people take full responsibility for their lives and empowering from within.
I'm pleased to be offering you a discount! Enter promo code "Thomas" you can save 50% so it's 10 bucks and really worth the investment!
You click the link below you can hear an audio clip and register online as well.
Laurie Gerber will lead this hour-long exploration into aligning our heart, mind and body.
Monday, May 16th from 8:30-9:30pm
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Please check it out!,
Saturday, May 7, 2011
My mentor, my inspiration Dr. Christiane Northrup- best selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, here we are at the REVEAL conference, where I presented. Dr.Northrup provided a generous quote for my book.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Pam Kirkbride and I have the pleasure of covering the Choices in Childbirth benefit hosted by Ricki Lake and honoring Dr.Christiane Northrup & Christy Turlington-Burns. It was wonderful to see Dr.Northrup speak with such poise about her work in women's wellness and have Christy Turlington-Burns share the awareness that her work in maternal health is teaching her, with the debut of her film on the OWN network "NO Woman, NO Cry" is receiving rave reviews. Dr. Northrup's best selling book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom is my BIBLE! A new version of it was released just this May with all sorts of juicy updates. Please see the video above and the following links for more information about women's options in reproductive wellness, maternal care, birth options, and pleasure exploration.
Choices in Childbirth
Every Mother Counts
Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts
Dr. Christiane Northrup
To see the trailer for Christy's film: CLICK HERE
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Join the cause and become a GFF (girlfriend for folate)- http://www.facebook.com/girlfriendsforfolate
Ready, Set, GLOW! : A journey into abundant living, spiritual fitness and healthy lifestyle. Latham Thomas - founder of Tender Shoots Wellness - will guide you through a 1 Hour TeleSeminar focused on getting your inner GLOW on! With Spring upon us, Latham will give her recommendations for a cleansing diet as we transition to Spring and share tips on how to nourish our bodies and honor our reproductive wellness. This is a must for women looking to prepare their bodies, minds and spirits for pregnancy. Get access to Latham's womb meditation specifically designed for attendees of the call.
Call-in information will be provided on the day of the call.
I was really excited to hear from Molly Creeden that I was being selected as an expert for fitness/ nutrition for Vogue Daily in a piece on getting your beach body ready! The piece features some great experts including Kathy Freston, Marco Borges, and Kimberly Snyder. Click the link to read the feature- http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/back-to-beach-season/
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I'm a featured yonigi in this week's Alignement. If you haven't made it down to my class yet what are you waiting for. Come check out the Anti-gravity yoga class that Victoria's Secret supermodel Doutzen Kroes, says is her favorite class in the city.
Class is at Om Factory 265 W.37th street near 8th ave on 17th floor
Mondays 12-1:15pm, lunch hour class. Turn your world upside down!
Click the link below to register.
Read my musings and check out the classes I recommend throughout the city. Click the link below to read it all, register to get Alignment in your e-box delivered weekly.
I had the pleasure of being featured in Young, Fabulous & Self Employed- YFS Magazine. Please check out the feature by clicking on the link below!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Our ancient ancestors would eat up to 6 pounds of leaves per day! Can you imagine eating a grocery bag full of greens daily? Few of us even eat the minimum USDA requirement of 3 cups of leafy greens per week. Greens are sexy so let's embrace them!
Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega 3 fats. They help to regulate blood sugar and break down fats, and cleanse the blood.
Perhaps the star of these nutrients is Vitamin K. A cup of most cooked greens provides at least nine times the minimum recommended intake of Vitamin K, and even a couple of cups of dark salad greens usually provide the minimum all on their own.
Vitamin K: (Pretty amazing stuff)
- Regulates blood clotting
- Helps protect bones from osteoporosis
- May help prevent and possibly even reduce atherosclerosis by reducing calcium in arterial plaques
- May be a key regulator of inflammation, and may help protect us from inflammatory diseases including arthitis
- May help prevent diabetes
- Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, so make sure to put dressing on your salad, or cook your greens with olive oil.
This collard green recipe I am sharing was featured on the Dr.OZ Show (during one of my guest appearances) as a healthy alternative to Southern Style collard greens.
SAUTEED COLLARD GREEN RIBBONS
Using a chiffonade technique to slice the greens into ribbons, speeds up the cooking process. These greens are at their best when cooked 5 minutes, sauteed in olive oil, they maintain more nutrients that way and the vibrant green color. This technique can be used on all types of robust greens- kale, mustards, etc.
Serves 4 (Prep time 10 minutes)
2 bunches collard greens
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt (to taste)
2 crushed cloves garlic (optional)
crushed red pepper
Wash the greens thoroughly and chop off the end stems. Take 3 collard leaves at a time, stack them together and roll them up width-wise. Hold in place against the cutting board and make 1/4 inch slices through the collard roll and place inside a large bowl, continue cutting the remainder of the greens this way. When you are done you should have a heap of collard ribbons.
Heat a pan on medium high, add the olive oil and swirl the pan to cover the entire surface if you are adding crushed garlic place it in the pan now, cook for two minutes and add the collard greens. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp of water over the greens stir around and cover for 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle sea salt and crushed red pepper, then mix the greens again. Serve hot.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
serial entrepreneur diva Jen Groover,
Vinyasa yoga guru goddess Sean Corne,
Wellness maven extraordinaire and author of The Dormroom Diet, Daphne Oz
and other fabulous ladies (plus myself)
Bridging the gap between health & wellness & entrepreneurship.
HealthyGirltm promotes healthy & wealthy entrepreneurship (wellpreneurship). HeatlhyGirl’s mandate is to bridge the gap between building wealth as an entrepreneur and maintaining personal health & wellness. We are passionate about health, entrepreneurship and wealth-building. Our reason for being is to share and educate on the ideas,events and tools that we believe to be critical to one’s success as a healthy & wealthy entrepreneur! www.healthygirl.net DivaGirltm is an online female community, dedicated to help women across the nation to get fit, have fun and feel sexy! DivaGirl is your online source to various sexy dance/fitness-based classes, workshops and events, hosted in your area. DivaGirl has re-defined what it means to be a “Diva” and have reached explosive growth over the last year. The DivaGirl umbrella consists of four divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (dance/fitness for women); DivaGirl Entertainment (professional dance company); DivaGirl Beauty (spa/beauty division) and DivaGirl-Preneur (offering business/networking seminars for women entrepreneurs in the city). Get ready to unleash the sexy within... www.divagirl-inc.com.
HealthyGirltm promotes healthy & wealthy entrepreneurship (wellpreneurship). HeatlhyGirl’s mandate is to bridge the gap between building wealth as an entrepreneur and maintaining personal health & wellness. We are passionate about health, entrepreneurship and wealth-building. Our reason for being is to share and educate on the ideas,events and tools that we believe to be critical to one’s success as a healthy & wealthy entrepreneur! www.healthygirl.net
DivaGirltm is an online female community, dedicated to help women across the nation to get fit, have fun and feel sexy! DivaGirl is your online source to various sexy dance/fitness-based classes, workshops and events, hosted in your area. DivaGirl has re-defined what it means to be a “Diva” and have reached explosive growth over the last year. The DivaGirl umbrella consists of four divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (dance/fitness for women); DivaGirl Entertainment (professional dance company); DivaGirl Beauty (spa/beauty division) and DivaGirl-Preneur (offering business/networking seminars for women entrepreneurs in the city). Get ready to unleash the sexy within... www.divagirl-inc.com.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I was very excited to open my email today to see an email from the Babble.com editors about my selection as one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs for 2011. I was also ranked #4 for environmentally conscious. Please read the list and check out the other fabulous moms listed there.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This soup is said to have warmed the Berbers duing the cold winters in the Atlas mountains. Serve with a small side of brown rice and keep yourself toasty during the winter. If you don’t have time to soak and boil the beans, (which none of us busy ladies seem to have time for) you may opt to use canned chickpeas and frozen fava beans. But remember- fresh is best, so plan ahead and soak those bad boys overnight and use the dried beans over the canned. This is one of my favorite dishes. It will warm you to the core!
3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions sliced
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground tumeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of saffron threads
2 14oz cans of chopped tomatoes
2 tsp agave nectar
¾ cup brown or green lentils, rinsed
7 ½ cups vegetable stock or water
1 generous cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight, drained, boiled until tender
1 generous cup dried fava beans soaked overnight, drained, boiled until tender
1 small bunch cilantro
1 small bunch Italian parsley
salt & fresh ground pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and stir over low heat for 15 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the ginger, tumeric, cinnamon, and saffron, then tomatoes and agave. Stir in the lentils and pour in the stock or water. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer about 25 minutes until lentils are tender. Stir in the cooked chickpeas, bring back to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir in the fresh herbs and season to taste. Serve piping hot.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A few suggestions for decreasing gas during pregnancy include:
Avoiding foods that contain sulfur including cauliflower, cabbage, oinions- these foods cause gases to form while being digested and the pressure results in odorous gas and discomfort in the mother. They can also cause heartburn later in 2-3rd trimesters.
Chew your food slowly and completely. When you swallow air from rapid eating pockets of air are trapped and cause disturbance in the form of gas. It will either be released from belching, or flatulence.
Try eating small meals. Eating smaller meals will allow your digestive system the break it needs.
Drink well between each meal.
Try fennel seed after meals. Fennel is helpful in stimulating proper digestion and is a galactagogue as well, meaning it helps to stimulate milk flow in lactating moms.
When I was pregnant I focused on eating leafy green vegetables, nuts (those without skins) cashews, pine nuts, and soaked brazil nuts, I ate a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and found that the fiber just moved through my system very well. I didn't suffer from bad gas.