It all began with the weakness in her legs. Three years after moving back to the Bay Area from New York City, Sarah Coglianese and her husband lived an active life. She was a runner, he was a cyclist. They had a new baby daughter, Scarlett, and were settling into their Balboa Terrace home. Then in 2011, she started to fall.
It's time for some real talk. Ready? The scale is not your friend. All it's telling you (that is, assuming that thing on your bathroom floor is actually accurate, which is dubious) is the downward force your body commands. It can't tell you how good your arms will look in a tank top, how tapered your waist appears in jeans, or if your need to rethink that pencil skirt. We need to liberate ourselves from the scale's evil, useless tyranny — but let's be realistic, we still need to be able to track our fitness progress, somehow, right? That's where body composition testing comes in.
Sometimes you just need a weekend away with the girls. So, tell the boyfriend to go climb something while you make your way to the Hyatt Regency at Incline Village—it's the only north shore resort right on the water (hello, unbeatable views).
Back by popular demand (last year's attendees are still raving), the all-inclusive getaway combines the best of health, wellness, and beauty in the form of fitness classes (think pilates and belly dancing), skincare presentations by experts in the field (think consultant to the A-list Marilyn Jaeger), and plenty of spa treatments to go around (everyone gets $100 spa credits).
We’re not gonna lie. Phrases like “soul-care” and “vibrational flower remedies” have been known to send us running. But these days, we’ll give just about anything a whirl if it promises balance, less stress, better sleep and improved concentration.
Those are just a few of the goals behind the aromatic sprays offered by San Francisco-based Nectar Essences, whose founder Jenny Pao is a holistic healing practitioner trained in flower essence therapy.
The core idea behind flower therapy is a simple one found in healing traditions from Chinese Medicine to practices employed by ancient Mayan shamans: flowers make people feel better.