5 Zen-Tastic Books To Read For Your Wellness From @MangoPublishing

According to Forbes list of 10 Wellness Trends You Have To Try In 2019, “finding big meaning in small rituals”, “unplugging from the digital world” and “workouts for the soul” are just some of the ways you can add some Zen to your life.

In my opinion, you can never have too much Zen. For example, I recently created a meditation space for myself that I call the “Zen Spot“…

…..as well as a little “Zen Den” for my daughter to read/relax in.

Did you know reading is a key wellness practice? It is proven to reduce stress, build empathy, and even lessen sugar cravings! It’s nice to have these peaceful nooks at home to which I recently added these 5 Zen-tastic Books To Read For Your Wellness from Mango.


As someone who has been gifted stones and have always admired the beauty of crystals, I was intrigued by this book. I wanted to learn more and discover what lies behind or shall I say within these gems. This book is a fun, entertaining and enlightening guide to the magical uses of crystals and the powers of stones.


What is the divine feminine? Who is the goddess Oshun? Why is “herstory” an essential part of our cultural legacy? Goddess Power is a book that will answer those questions and more! Informative, Inspiring , Insightful and Important~ these are just four words that I would use to descibe why I enjoy this book.


No matter when or how you pray, this book was written to show you the way thru words of encouragement, inspiring quotes, poems and meditations. Becca Anderson has done an amazing job at gathering a year’s worth of prayers by and for women for every occasion. I have found that reading from this devotional each day has impacted my spirit in a positive way.


Our daughter wants a dog but since that is not happening anytime soon, she was happy to receive this book filled with adorable photos of mindful mutts and dharma dogs! Zen Dogs offers key lessons on how to live in the now. Dog lovers will enjoy reading the timeless teachings of Buddhism, meditations and eternal truths while enjoying the pictures of so many cute canines.


As a 45 yr old Mom of a 7 year old, it is important for me to prepare for my second half of life. I want to do everything I can to not only age with grace but to live long and prosper. It’s every parents wish to be here for as long as we can to see the growth of our children. Super Ager is a ‘how-to’ book that compiles a comprehensive look at what others are doing to be healthy at age 100 and beyond! I’m ready to increase my lifespan and my healthspan with this book.

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I am so looking forward to curling up with these books and learning from each of them. So if you don’t hear from me, I’ll be somewhere reading. Which one of these books would you add to your collection or gift to someone?

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Join @GildenOnline #EspirtdeShe 5k/10K Race #CaryNC on 5/13 + #EDSCary Registration Discount Code


Today’s #WellnessWednesday share is for ladies only. Ever wanted to participate in a 5K or 10K that celebrates all women? Well now’s your chance to register for the 5th annual Gildan Esprit de She Cary 5K/10K run happening May 13, 2017! 

This race draws inspirational female runners–including a two-time heart attack survivor, a woman running with her twin sister to come back after pneumonia, an amputee, and many others. In fact, since it’s the day before Mother’s Day, many moms and daughters have participated, including one mom running with her 5-year-old, and three best friends running with their three 15–year–olds. Here are the details:

Gildan Esprit De She – The Spirit of Her Race
Series – returns to Cary, NC 
for 5th annual 5K/10K run 

Registration open
for nation’s premiere fitness event series for women, 
hosted at Koka
Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 13

 Inside of every woman – no matter what
age – lies the spirit of courage, determination, strength, fearlessness and
power – you just have to let her out. As the nation’s premier designer event
series for women, there is a race for every pace and passion. And, you’re
invited to
Esprit de She 5K/10K
Cary presented by Burt’s Bees, happening May 13, 2017 from 7am-noon
at the
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
just 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh.

From fashionable freebies to the signature
Bubbly Bar, treat yourself to a designer experience celebrating
the spirit of her in the company of
truly inspirational women.

It’s a morning that includes a designer race
experience, high value participant gear, Lifestyle Market including the post-race
Bubbly Bar and more!
getting in shape, setting a good example for your kids, or challenging yourself
to reach a new personal best–r
joggers and walkers, you won’t want to miss Gildan Esprit de She presented by Burt’s Bees Cary, NC.

This event begins with a timed 5K or 10K run and ends
with a post-race lifestyle market of festive proportions. Participants salute
their success with a drink at our signature Bubbly Bar and enjoy healthy eats
and energetic live music while enjoying the popular Beauty Bar powered by
LifeSpa and the many experiences brought to life by our event partners.

Produced by LifeTime Fitness, Gildan Esprit
de She presented by Burt’s Bees is teaming up with top national brands to give
participants an unforgettable race experience. The generous support of title
sponsor Gildan, presenting sponsor Burt’s Bees, and sponsors J. R. Watkins,
Lorissa’s Kitchen, Experience Life!, Athlinks, LifeSpa and Gatorade Endurance
make this event possible. In addition, charity partner, Girls on the Run of the
Triangle, will be participating in the event and collecting donations.



Cost per registrant ranges from $25-$45
per person depending on race

 About Gildan Esprit de She – The Spirit
of Her Event Series: 
Gildan Esprit
de She – The Spirit of Her Event Series is the nation’s premier designer event
series for women offering a race and fitness event for every pace and passion.
Hosting events in 10 cities across the United States, Gildan Esprit de She
hosts 5K/10K fitness-inspired “happy hour” runs, weekend runs, Triathlons
Duathlons and in-club fitness lifestyle celebrations, all with the signature
Gildan Esprit de She Lifestyle Market. Owned and operated by Life Time
– Healthy Way of Life, the series was founded in 2013 and is currently in its
fifth event season.

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#EspritdeShe and #EDSCary


SOBESAVVY TIP: For those of you who want to join in, I am providing my readers with a discount code to use. Register NOW and get $5 off  when you enter this code: SavvyCaryGEDS17 

If I didn’t have a Mother’s Day weekend getaway planned, I would have enjoyed this. Please have fun and run for me ladies! I am there in spirit. 

Thanks for reading and feel free to share the discount registration code!

Detox From Within & Start 2016 Feeling Zen! @exhalespa #LoewsAtlanta #ExhaleSpa #Hammam #Yoga


After the Halloween candy of October, the many plates of stuffing with turkey on Thanksgiving in November and the hustle and bustle of the holidays in December, it’s a wonder that everyone is looking to get back on track in January with a detox!

Exhale Atlanta Midtown http://exhalespa.com/locations/atlanta-midtown located inside the Loews Atlanta Hotel offers many options to locals and visitors alike who are looking to improve their health from the inside out.

After reviewing the online menu, I chose to start my new year trying something new! A speciality treatment offered by Exhale Spa caught my attention described on the website as follows: HAMMAM DETOX THERAPY  |  30 Mins: A revitalizing body scrub therapy as you lounge inside the co-ed Hamman.  Enjoy a head-to-toe exfoliation to soften skin, increase perspiration, and stimulate detoxification.

My therapist, Alicia Perdue greeted me in the relaxtion lounge with a selection of scrubs and asked me to choose based on scent. I gravitated towards both the geranium and jasmine sugar scrubs and she advised she will customize the scrub to my liking . They also had a salt based scrub with a ginger scent that I will try next time!

While she prepared the hammam, I sipped on a detox tea as part of the service. She advised the purpose of the tea before and after the scrub is to assist with detoxification as it starts from within. I really enjoyed the treatment and left feeling like a new flower blooming in a botanical garden!













Before treatment…
After detox, all smiles….

After my spa treatment, I got changed for my Exhale Chill Yoga class instructed by Stephanie Johnson.
This restorative yoga practice was just what I needed after a day of travel and a night of ringing in the new year! Calming, relaxing and informative are just some of the words my guest and I used to describe this class. The studio space was serene and inviting. Yoga mats and props are provided, just bring an open mind and leave with an open heart!









Sweat Usa Recap


The inaugural SweatUSA Fitness Festival, considered to be the first event of it’s kind in the country, featured Jillian Michaels as well as famed fitness experts Tony Horton (P90X) and Shaun T. (Insanity), among an abundance of other esteemed names from the world of fitness, health and wellness, to bring South Florida’s active lifestyle enthusiasts three days of physiological industry excellence under one roof, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

So while some of you spent your Columbus Day weekend relaxing, I was Sweating with the Stars! Here is my photo recap of the event. Enjoy!

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With Renowned Zumba Instructor Heidy Torres
Poolside Power Yoga by Jennifer Pensa at The Mondrian South Beach
Zumba,the dance-fitness sensation !
Shilesa Chandler, President of HeyGirlfriendOnline
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Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED showed us her 3-2-1 interval workout
#TeamHeyGirlfriend with Up Vibe Brazilian Fitness Wear Owner, Priscilla Branco
Piloxing combines Pilates,boxing and dance. Here with creator, Viveca Jensen
Blogger and Fitness Junkie, Lynsee Hee Kyeong and VIP registrant, Holly A. Randle RN
Shaun T. pushed us to DIG DEEPER and to take our workout to the next level
Learn how to Fly with SlacroDuo~AcroYoga Slackline Yoga
Fitness Celebrity and Creator of JNL Fusion, Jennifer Nicole Lee