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Spending a Day with Fear (And Why We’re Now Friends)

For awhile, I thought fear was a real asshole – one of those toxic people that I just couldn’t have terrorizing my life anymore. Like, here I am trying to dream all these big dreams, do all this cool shit, and take big leaps, and fear’s gotta be all, “no you can’t”, “you’re not good enough”, “you’re going to screw everything up” and “get a real job”. And we’re not supposed to give those negative voices in our head a turn to speak, right? So I just shut fear up, which didn’t really work out so well because covering fear up is not only exhausting, but frustrating – like the pimple that no matter how much concealer you put on it, it just keeps breaking through, ugh! Then, in October I had the opportunity to attend the Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference. “Perfect!” I thought. “Teach me how to ditch my

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Find Your Strong: The Barre Code Shapes a Lifestyle of Empowerment

The Barre Code Brings Fitness & Empowerment to the North Hills of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA (December 12, 2015) – The Barre Code, a Chicago-based fitness franchise, is extending its mantra even further into the Steel City with a brand-new studio at 741 Providence Blvd in McCandless Crossing, a business and shopping complex on McKnight Road. Situated just 2 miles away from Ross Park Mall, The Barre Code brings the North Hills area a one-stop shop of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration. With this program, women can expect to be challenged beyond the physical workout through a powerful formula of empowerment and positivity that builds strength from the inside out. Co-founders Ariana Chernin and Jillian Lorenz first introduced The Barre Code, a women’s-focused exercise regimen, to the River North neighborhood of Chicago in 2010. The fitness duo have since maintained their commitment to a woman’s belief in her body and her pursuit of potential – a policy adopted

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This One’s for the Dogs: WearWoof’s Dress Up Your LBD Event

Charity events always have a special glow; they’re social, elegant & philanthropic. I love attending any event, but charity events are extra special if you’re passionate about the cause. Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an event for a cause that I am completely obsessed with and passionate about. I attended the WearWoof “Dress Up Your Little Black Dress” Trunk Show! WearWoof is a charitable animal welfare organization that is joining the fight to end animal homelessness. They partner with 32 different shelters as they raise funds and awareness. As their efforts have changed the lives of many animals throughout the area, they are only continuing to make a difference. The wonderful team at WearWoof raised around $6,000 at this Trunk Show and will be send about half to the beneficiary, Western PA Humane Society! They recently hosted a Trunk Show at their shop in the North Hills in September and after a complete sell out and

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Adding Hypnotherapy to Your Wellness Regimen

Does hypnotherapy seem a bit mysterious to you? You’re not alone! Thanks to the entertainment industry, many people incorrectly assume hypnosis is a brainwashing technique that can be used to make the most reserved individuals reveal secrets or give up control to perform humorous acts. Hypnotherapy is actually more like guided meditation. As my mind body awareness interest continues to grow, stemming from my passion for yoga, I was intrigued to learn more about hypnosis. So, I connected with Pittsburgh hypnotherapist Elizabeth Cessna, of Everyday Hypnotherapy, to get some more info.   Allyn Lewis: What sparked your interest in becoming a hypnotherapist? Elizabeth Cessna: I enjoy practicing Clinical Hypnotherapy using the Ericksonian method because it is always positive and future oriented.  Generally, we can deal with one issue in only three sessions.  My area of specialization includes all forms of anxiety.  I feel honored that a client will trust me to support him/her as they

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Taking Back Our Time at the Body Love Tour

Have you ever thought about how much time getting ready takes you? How long in the morning before work? How much time you spend getting ready to go out to dinner? Add it all up and you’ll find that women spend approximately 135 days, 3726 hours, 223560 minutes, and 13,413,600 seconds in their lifetime getting ready. THAT’S A LONG TIME! Why do we do it? Who do we do it for? What exactly is it that makes us give up this much of our lives prepping our appearance? I hadn’t taken this time into consideration either until I started coordinating a client’s involvement in a recent event. Meet the Body Love Tour, hosted by Lindsey Smith and Amie Olson of Promoting Natural Health, where “each event is designed to give women the freedom to express themselves and be who they are.” The mission: changing the way women feel about themselves and their bodies. “One by one we

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The Best of Pittsburgh

So who took home the gold of the black & gold city? Pittsburgh’s 2014 A-List was distributed starting on August 25th and continuing throughout the week. The annual vote brought together over 1,035 businesses to compete for titles in their category. The 13 categories ranged from cuisine to fashion to auto and everything in between.  Campaigning to win the title, businesses connected with their customers on all social media platforms to spread the word! Narrowing the nominees down from 1,035 to only 134 winners, voters chose their favorites from the year. These genres showed everything Pittsburgh has to offer! The A-List is a great resource for visitors and even locals who want to try something new! Check out the A-List by City Voter app for quick list of all the winners! Call us biased, but there are three winners we just cannot get enough of! Huge congratulations to Elliven Spa,

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The Key Report: Pointes in Pittsburgh

From must-attend events to the best workouts in town, we’ve pulled together the Key Pointes you need to know about what’s going on in the Steel City. We’ve also got a boutique big into giving back, a documentary of the most interesting people in Pittsburgh, the hottest services to try, and much more. Enjoy! The votes are in!  We’d like to take a few moments to give a huge congratulations to three of our clients for winning their categories in the 2014 Pittsburgh A-List contest! We are so grateful that we get the chance to work with these inspiring businesses everyday! They truly put their all into going above and beyond for their clients and customers. BEST Hair Salon: BEST Yoga Studio:  BEST Day Spa:  Our Key Trend Reports are devoted to keeping our favorite Pittsburgh writers, editors and press in the loop with updates on the latest trends in the city. From businesses and services

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The Key Report: Pittsburgh Rejuvenation Station

Pittsburgh Rejuvenation Station It’s time to rejoice, Pittsburgh! We have the latest and greatest from the steel city to help you rejuvenate and refresh this summer! From fitness to fashion, find out which businesses are helping you unlock your potential. [one_half] 1. Relax and unwind at the Elliven Spa, committed to offering the best services. From their famous Coconut Oil Massage to Wednesday Happy Ahhh-hours, Elliven is sure to help you alleviate stress. This year’s Pittsburgh A-List awards have Elliven competing for the best day spa!   2. Unlock your inner yogi at Yoga Innovations. You’ll be rocking the sun warrior pose while refreshing your everyday routine. Catch Yoga Innovations in the running for the 2014 Pittsburgh A-List awards! PS – They have kids classes too!   3. Spice up your wardrobe with the help of Tailored by Stephanie and Saundra, two personal stylists that have an eye for creating fashion masterpieces who are on their “way to

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