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February 28, 2015

Often, March seems to be the month that we wait through to get to spring. Well not this year! We have some fun new offerings in our yoga schdule for the month of March that may just make you develop a fondness for this in-between month! 


We've added some really fun classes on Friday evenings with instructor Jennifer Triassi:


5:30-6:30pm Hot Yoga*

6:45-7:45pm Lunar Flow

7:45-8pm BYOVino**


*Hot Yoga is $15/class; a $3 surcharge will apply if you have a package or membership.

Pre-registration is highly recommended to secure your spot.

**Bring your own treats and/or beverages and stay to enjoy the company of other yogis.


Every Thrusday in March we're offering a special gentlemen only yoga class. We know it's hard to try new things; especially if you're surrounded by members of the opposite sex. So we invite the guys to spend four weeks practicing yoga and discovering its many benefits. 


Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm

(stay & socialize until 8:30pm)

Sponsored by local breweries!

Instructor: Jennifer Triassi


We've also added an extra Beginner Level yoga class to our regular schedule on Saturday mornings at 8:45am! We love that so many people are giving yoga a try and we want to give you more opportunities to learn this new practice. 


You can view our entire March yoga schedule right here. We'll see you on the mat!




February 28, 2015


Welcome spring with a little heat and a lot of fun!


We’ll put on some Bob Marley, keep ourselves flowing for a 105-minute heated vinyasa practice (studio will be heated to 90 degrees), and afterwards, belly up to the bar, for some refreshing frozenpiña colada mocktails!  We'll even turn the fans on for a little island breeze!!


The heated room helps the body to warm more quickly, allowing us to go deeper into our postures. We will begin to stoke the inner flame with a series of strong standing sequences, moving into deep hip openers to clear the pelvis. Complete with a variety of twists to wring out the internal organs and inversions to stimulate the lymphatic system to aid in flushing impurities; this all-levels practice will be deeply nurturing and cleansing. Modified and advanced variations of poses will be offered.


Please dress in light-weight yoga clothing. Yoga tanks and crops are most comfortable. Please bring a mat (available for rent), towel (hand or full-size), water bottle, and be prepared to sweat!


This is a practice you don’t want to miss!!


Saturday, March 21 2-4pm

Instructor: Jennifer Triassi

$35, pre-registration required

February 23, 2015

Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels.


Tip #4: Connecting & Laughing


Anyone else feeling rundown this time of year? Even with a healthy diet, plenty of

liquids, and physical activity, there may be other parts of the equation just as important.

I refer to them as “primary foods” and these are things that give you that drive in life.

Laughter and social connections are one category and just might be the missing link if

you are drinking your green smoothies but not feeling the full effect. Although the

definitive research for the possible health benefits of laughter has not been done yet, it

certainly isn’t hurting us.


There are some physiological changes when we laugh and some experts believe

laughing may produce some of the benefits you get from exercise. Laughter can

increase our pulse and blood pressure, make us breathe faster, and initiate a stress

relief response, which if you have been tuned into this months blogs, can also change

how your body physiologically functions. I’m not suggesting substituting your physical

activity with watching Comedy Central, but try walking with a friend and laughing about

your day instead of going it alone. Think of it as food for the soul!


Research aside, reflect on how you feel after you’ve had a good laugh. Often times

when I feel stressed, anxious, or start to obsess over something, I step back and reflect

over what it is I am worrying about. It is helpful for me to write down what the worst

possible scenario’s are and then determine if my thoughts are realistic or not. Then, I

will find something about the situation to have humor about. If someone I trust with my

feelings is around I will share my thought process with them. Laughing at ourselves, in

a good way, can be very therapeutic and decrease the seriousness of whatever it is you

are dealing with. We all have that voice in our heads that is trying to take us down so

do not underestimate the power of positive thought. Is there someone in your life that

uses humor to cope with challenges? Think about how you feel around this person.

Now, be this person, and others will feel more comfortable around you and as an added

bonus, you will likely be benefiting YOUR health as well!


Spring is almost upon us so keep up with your healthy habits and continue on your own

unique path to becoming the person you dream about being. Anything is possible with

wellness as your foundation!


If you are struggling to stay healthy or need guidance in making a change, consider

speaking with a Health or Nutrition Coach. We offer 30-minute FREE consultations.

Health is wealth so invest in your health and be the best YOU you can be!


Quote of the week:

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the

standard for how others will treat you.” - Dr. Steve Maraboli



February 18, 2015

by Nicole Iacovoni, WT founder and chief clinician

We have a natural capacity for compassion as well as for cruelty. Everybody is born with feelings of envy and hate, and if we indulge these, they will lead us into violence and crime and all sense of loyalty and good faith will disappear. We can either choose a life directed by our primitive brain (ego) or embrace a life of compassion, acceptance, and inclusion of all humanity. The choice is ours.


Compassion requires us to open our hearts and minds to all others. We have been trained to think individualistically. Each of us is the main character in our own life story, and we often pay little attention to the lives of others or how all of our lives are intertwined in an intricate tapestry of life. Our attention and intentions must focus on leading our world to a place of peace, and the only way to do so, is to develop compassion.


Here are 7 simple ways to live with compassion.


1. Look at the world.

Take yourself mentally to the summit of a high mountain, where you can stand back and see things from a different perspective. As we look around, we can see clearly the darkness that exists in the world and we recognize that something needs to be done. The solutions though, are not apparent and not immediate. But we shouldn’t approach our goal of peace with anger, frustration, or impatience. We must look at our family, friends, community, and country with compassion and estimate the strengths and weaknesses, as well as the potential for change.


No single individual can take on all the problems of the world. We each have a responsibility to ask ourselves what particular contributions we should make and where we should concentrate our efforts. Everyone can become a powerful force for good in the world.


2. Have compassion for yourself and empathy for others.

If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love other people either. It isn’t easy to love ourselves. In our power-driven, commercialized society, we often berate ourselves for our shortcomings and failure to achieve the outcomes we set for ourselves. If we treat ourselves harshly, this is the way we are likely to treat others. Make a list of your good qualities, talents, and achievements.


Without denying your faults, recognize all your successes or kind things you have done, even those that may have gone unnoticed.


Having empathy of others means we must sit in their pain and feel it with them. When it comes to involving ourselves in someone else’s suffering, it’s common to try to avoid unnecessary grief by steeling our hearts against feeling any type of hurt. But taking note of our initial reluctance to engage, remembering the things that were helpful to us in our own times of struggle, and giving those gifts to others leads to unlimited compassion. To grow, we have to become more open and kinder in the presence of our own pain and extend that kindness to others.


3. Practice mindfulness.

Through mindfulness, we can observe the way our minds work, which enables us to detach from our ego. Unlike formal meditation, mindfulness isn’t done in solitude or separate from our ordinary routines. Being mindful means mentally standing back and observing our behavior while we are engaged in the normal process of living so that we may discover more about the way we interact with people, what makes us angry or unhappy, and how to fully live in the present moment. The only way to end the intolerable misery we see all around us is by a huge intellectual effort that begins with the transformation of our own selves. By looking into our own hearts, critically observing our behavior, and taking note of our reactions to pain and joy, we find ways to order social relations and bring forth peace. With time and practice, mindfulness can help us distance ourselves from the irrational emotions that pop up within us rather than

becoming distressed or allowing our ever-changing moods to take control.


4. Take action.

It’s not enough to think about being kind. We must back up our intentions with action. One small act of kindness can turn a life around. We may not fully know how our little gestures impact the lives of others, but the people whose lives we touch never forget. Make a commitment every day to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, while also resolving to not treat others in ways you wouldn’t want to be treated. To achieve this, we must change our thought patterns and not allow ourselves to wallow in self pity, anger, or resentment. Clutching to these emotions is toxic for ourselves and the people around us.


5. Admit how little we know.

All too often, people impose their own experience and beliefs on others, making hurtful,

inaccurate, and dismissive snap judgments, not only about individuals but about whole cultures.


It’s valuable to have a strong belief system and express freedom of speech, but we must all

recognize that we don’t always know what we’re talking about. Not knowing isn’t a bad thing; it is an essential part of the human experience to constantly be curious. Big problems are created when we convince ourselves and attempt to convince others that we are the expert, while clinging to our certainties, likes, and dislikes as though they make us who we are. After all, knowing much about any given topic only makes us more aware of how much more we have to learn. We must ask be humble when it comes to our own knowledge and always be willing to say “I don’t know”.


6. Learn more.

Expanding our knowledge of other cultures, religions, and lifestyles helps us to see the

similarities we share instead of focusing on what sets us apart. Rather than trying to become masters of the world, we can gain more momentum by concentrating our efforts initially on learning more about just one or two of our global neighbors. Try to find out more about a country’s poetry or music. Try learning the language. Start following the national soccer team or invite friends to celebrate a foreign holiday with you. The goal is to make more room in your mind for people who are different from you.


7. Use gratitude as a vehicle for compassion.

Everywhere we look, we can find someone in despair. While images and stories of suffering are unpleasant and discouraging in our quest for a more peaceful world, we can use the heartache of others to fill ourselves with gratitude for our blessings when we are inclined to feel sorry for ourselves. Allowing our conscious mind to take in troubles faced by others helps us develop concern for everybody, even those who are strangers to us. By extending loving kindness and compassion to those in need, while holding gratitude in our hearts for our own virtues, we find ourselves blessed and embraced by the presence of something greater than ourselves.


With purpose and action, we can bring forth the compassion that exists potentially within every human being so that it can become a healing force in our own lives and in the world. By retraining ourselves to be kinder, gentler, and less fearful of others, we can be the change we want to see in the world. It isn’t easy to maintain a positive attitude and stay committed to these ways of life. There will be many times when we feel our individual efforts can’t possibly conquer all the hate and evil in the world. In these moments, turn to the great leaders before us, who lived by example. Imagine the strength they must have mustered to continue in the face of adversity. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Only goodness can drive out evil and only love can overcome hate. Loving our enemies means that we have to accept the necessity, over and over again, of forgiving those who inflict evil and injury on us”. May the wisdom and loving essence of his words remain with you as you live a life full of compassion.

February 16, 2015

Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels.


Tip #3: Reduce Your Sugar Intake


If you’ve ever tried cutting sugar out of your diet, you may have experienced the

withdrawals, mood swings, and cravings that come along with it. Sugar is being

demonized in the news and in current research with good reason. It has been linked to

diabetes, obesity, cancer, certain mental health disorders, and more. Studies show

sugar can be just as addictive as certain medications and some people are opting to cut

it out entirely, however, our overall intake of sugar in this country has been increasing at

an alarming rate.


The rise in consumption is in part related to the added sugars in processed foods and

soft drinks. About 33% of added sugar intake comes from soft drinks alone. This kind

of sugar is referred to as simple sugar which is rapidly digested and can cause blood

sugar spikes and mood swings. These types of sugar which include high-fructose corn

syrup, table sugar, and beet sugar can also be chemically altered and highly



Getting rid of sugar all-together is nearly impossible since sugar is in many of the whole

foods we eat as well, but I emphasize the importance of reducing sugar, not eliminating

it. Unless you have diabetes or other disease requiring you to be more strict, simply

getting rid of the processed sugar in your diet will make a big difference in the way you

feel. Getting through that first week is the hardest part so try adding protein and fiber to

meals and snacks to keep you feeling satisfied and to reduce cravings. Choose fruit or

a small piece of dark chocolate after meals or when you are craving sugar so you avoid

feeling deprived. Most importantly, listen to your body. It is always trying to achieve

balance. Cravings can be very helpful information. You may be craving food, but also

consider other things your body may be needing such as water, love, rest, or social

interaction. Cheers to good health and happiness!


If you are struggling to stay healthy or need guidance in making a change,

consider speaking with a Health or Nutrition Coach. We offer 30-minute

FREE consultations. Health is wealth so invest in your health and be the

best YOU you can be!


Quote of the week:

"Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it." -Dr. Steve Maraboli



February 16, 2015

by Jennifer Triassi, WT yoga instructor and Young Living independent distributor


Are you ready for a little island getaway?


I surely am----far, far away from the bitter cold winter here in northeastern Pennsylvania!

Every time I use Stress Away Essential Oil blend, I feel like I'm there! This blend of the essential oils copaiba, lime, cedarwood, ocotea, lavender along with vanilla leave me feeling like I'm on a tropical island, thousands of miles away from my everyday stresses! You'll want to try it too!


Stress Away can be used aromatically, topically, and as a dietary supplement. Most often, I roll a little bit onto my wrists and hold them at my nose taking several deep breaths.


Here are some other ways to use it:


-Dilute 1-2 drops and apply to the back of your neck and temples to minimize stress.


-Diffuse 8 drops of Stress Away with 4 drops of Peppermint to uplift and unwind (5pm every weekday!!!)


-Add 10 drops of oil to 2 cups of epsom salt. Add to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.


-Diffuse 8 drops of Stress Away with 4 drops of lavender before bedtime to promote healthy sleep.


-Dilute and apply to wrists or back of next to calm nerves.


-Add 2 drops to water and drink throughout the day to reduce stress and promote confidence.


We'll be diffusing Stress Away in our waiting room all week! Stop in and experience it for yourself!


February 11, 2015


'Tis the season for evaluating relationships! If yours could use a boost, follow these seven tips from WT founder and chief clinician, Nicole Iacovoni to help you deepen your connection and strengthen your bond!


Tip#1: Focus on positive traits!

No matter how much you love someone, we each possess and notice qualities that are unlikeable. It’s easier to notice the irritating and annoying attributes in our partner than the strengths and attributes. 

Here is an exercise to help you become more aware of your partner’s wonderful ways, while letting go of all the little idiosyncrasies:


Fold a piece of paper in half. On one side of the paper, write down 3 things that your partner does that you dislike, drives you crazy, or you just cannot stand.


Now flip the paper over and for each of the negative things/complaints, write five positive qualities that you cherish, love, and/or appreciate about your partner.


Finally, rip the paper in half and throw away the negative side. Review the remaining positive side. 



Tip #2: Create your dream relationship vision!

What would it look like to have the ideal relationship? Figuring out the answer to that question can help it become a reality! Working by yourself, write down all the things you would like in your relationship that would make it perfect. Start each sentence with the pronoun “we” and write each dream in the present tense as if you already have it. Ask your partner to do the same.


Then, working together, use the information you each created independently and design your mutually agreed upon dream relationship. Again, start each line with “we” and write each dream in the present tense as if it is already so. If you have an item you don’t agree upon, skip it. Don’t argue or debate a suggestions. This exercise should be filled with fun and hope.


When completed, talk about it and review it together once a month to see how you’re doing and what needs to shift to make your dream relationship vision come true!



Tip #3: Discover your Love Language!

Gary Chapman, a well known couple’s therapist, wrote a book called, “The 5 Love Languages” which explains the five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Take the Love Languages quiz online and discover what yours and your partner’s language truly is. Then speak to each other’s love languages like it’s your job (because it is)!!


Take the quiz here:



Tip #4: Treat each other more like strangers.

Take a few minutes and reflect on how you speak to your partner. Do you usually speak with kindness, respect, and love? Or do you find yourself speaking harshly with criticism, rudeness, or agitation? Often times, we act on our worst behavior with our partner because we assume his/her unconditional love will allow us to get away with it. Why on earth would you treat a stranger better than the love of your life? You can completely transform your relationship simply by showing each other the respect, politeness, and kindness you would show a stranger.





Tip #5: Keep Date Nights separate from couple’s meetings-but have both!

It is important to take time to be alone in each other’s company, reconnect, and share emotional and physical intimacy. By taking regular date nights, not only are you carving out time for fun together, you are sending a very clear message that the relationship is a top priority to you. It is equally important to take time alone together to discuss and understand the issues that have become recurring problems in your relationship. Using couple’s meetings allows you to share your thoughts and feelings about the hot spots in your relationship and brainstorm possible solutions. Just keep these two meetings separate! The last thing you want are problems creeping into your fun time or silliness preventing problem solving. 



Tip #6: Revisit a Love Landmark

Not sure what to do on Date Night? Visit a Love Landmark! It might be the place where you first met, where you had your first kiss together, or even where you had your first fight (celebrate that you got through it together). Revisit the place where you stood together before and see how similar or different it feels to be there now. Reminisce about that time in your lives and talk with each other about how far you’ve come. Feel free to dream of the future together while you’re at it!



Tip #7: Have Fun! (and sex!)

There are so many excuses for why couple’s don’t have fun. “We’re too busy”, “fun is for kids”, “we always just end up fighting when we try to have fun” are among the most common reasons why couple’s are completely lacking in the fun department. Keep the fun alive with these easy tips:

  • Make the time to play. Realize the importance of having fun and schedule times for it…and turn off your cellphones!

  • Remember, it can take a bit of time to wind down and relax. Don’t panic if you don’t immediately feel in the mood for fun or sex. Give yourself some time to warm up.

  • Be a kid! Much of the time, we act like responsible adults with grown up attitudes. Be a little less mature and engage in kid-like behavior. Go mini-golfing, bowling, or to an amusement park. 

  • Laugh, tickle, smile, hold hands, chase each other, play catch, and be SILLY!

  • Protect fun from conflict. Refuse to allow conflict to come along on your date! Save that crap for couple’s meetings.

  • Try to mix up dates with a variety of activities so you don’t get in a rut. Work together to come up with new ideas for having fun. Brainstorm ideas, jot them down (no matter how crazy they sound), be creative, don’t criticize an idea, and keep going until you have as many suggestions as possible. Then try them out!

  • Always do something that you both enjoy (both inside and outside the bedroom). 

  • Talk to each other like friends, discussing the things that matter, common interest, and what brings you joy. Listen carefully to each other and be supportive, especially when you’re partner is feeling vulnerable.


**Seeking help is a sign of strength. If your relationship is not what you'd like it to be, schedule a FREE 60 Minute Consultation and find out how Nicole can help you make it better.**


February 9, 2015

Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels.


Tip #2: Be Physically Active


We all know that physical activity, or dare I say exercise, is beneficial to our

health. So why aren’t we all doing it? There is a long list of things that

keep people from moving and those include motivation, time, schedule,

family, weather, and so on. Going to the gym can be just another “have to

do” item on your list and if you’re not motivated, chances are, you won’t do



The secret to incorporating it into your routine is to find something you

enjoy. Start with thinking about what you liked to do as a child. Consider

your personality type. Are you introverted or extroverted and when do you

feel most energetic? The answer to these questions can steer you to an

activity that best suits you and that you will be more likely to stick with.


Studies show that just 30 minutes of physical activity every other day is all

that’s required to reap the benefits which can include appetite regulation,

decreased infections, blood sugar control, cancer protection, and stress

reduction. Getting in touch with your body is the key to health and breaking

a sweat is a great way to do that. Be experimental and find a routine that

you feel comfortable with. Even if it is simply getting off the bus stop a few

blocks early and walking the rest of the way or parking further away from

your office. Get creative and most importantly, don’t give up!


If you are struggling to stay healthy or need guidance in making a change,

consider speaking with a Health or Nutrition Coach. We offer 30-minute

FREE consultations. Health is wealth so invest in your health and be the

best YOU you can be!


Quote of the week:

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself,

that’s when you’re most beautiful.” -Zoe Kravitz



February 9, 2015

by Jennifer Triassi, WT yoga instructor and Young Living independent consultant


Joy is an essential oil blend that is a combination of ten different essential oils, and some of the best smelling ones too! All together, Joy is composed of: Lemon, Mandarin, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Jasmine, Rosewood, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot. Together they combine to create a scent sweeter than any essential oils give off on their own.


This blend is powerful, and it lives up to its name! It's uplifting, acts as an aphrodisiac, and fights infections and bacteria, among other things!


Here are some ways to use it!

Uplifting Bath: Add 2-3 drops of Joy essential oil blend to 1/2 cup epsom salts and dump into your bath for an instant mood boost.


Freshen Floors: Add a few drops of Joy essential oil blend to a rag, and rub down your hardwood floors. Try dabbing a few drops on a cotton ball and place it inside the canister of your vacuum.


Ease Anxiety: Feeling tense? Rub a drop of Joy essential oil blend on your wrists, neck, heart area, or feet.

Rejuvenating Body Lotion: Add a few drops of Joy essential oil blend to an everyday lotion for a lovely additional scent.


Lower Blood Pressure: If you suffer from stress-induced high blood pressure, you can calm your body naturally by applying Joy essential oil to your wrists, neck, forearms and heart area.


Soothe Lower Back Pain: Daily application of Joy essential oil can help alleviate lower back pain.

DIY Car Scent: This is an extremely useful application for Joy essential oil. Just put one drop on a cotton ball and stick it in the air vents of your car for a sweet scent. Otherwise, add it to a full water bottle and spritz away!


Alleviate Headaches: For an easy headache alleviation, take a few drops of Joy essential oil and apply them to your temples. Breathe the scent in deeply.

Increase Libido: Diffusing this essential oil in the air during a romantic night (or dabbing a little on yourself) can help set the mood.


DIY Scented Stationary: Just a few drops of Joy essential oil can give any stationary a luxurious scent.


Alleviate Menstrual Cramps: A few drops of Joy essential oil rubbed directly onto the abdomen can ease cramps.


Give a Romantic Massage: Add 10-12 drops of Joy essential oil to 2 oz. of massage oil.


Have Great-Smelling Laundry Naturally: Place a few drops of Joy essential oil on a cloth and throw it in with the rest of the laundry.


Improve Blood Circulation: Take 1-2 drops of Joy essential oil and rub directly onto any area with poor blood circulation. Do not use a carrier oil.


Brighten your Day: Diffuse Joy essential oil in the house to give everyone a nice boost. If you're alone, dab a few drops on your palm, heart area or the tip of your nose.


**We'll be diffusing Joy in our waiting room all week long! Stop in and experience its uplifting effects first hand!**

February 2, 2015

Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels. 


Tip #1:  Get Enough Sleep & Rest

It is a challenge with our increasingly busy schedules to get

the recommended amount of sleep. While each person differs in how much sleep they

need, 7-9 hours per night is the recommended amount for adults, and more for children.

Not getting enough sleep activates our stress response system and we produce more

stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. This puts a strain on our immune system,

making us more vulnerable to illness, so skip that late night show or social media and

heal yourself faster! Rest is also crucial in staying well. Taking regular breaks at work

and having times during the day where we slow down allow our bodies to recover from

responding to constant stress. Even just a few minutes of deep breathing or five

minutes of meditation can make a big difference. If you are sick, listen to your body and

stay home to rest instead of battling it through with a cold medicine. You will get better

sooner with the added bonus of a mental break as well!


If you are struggling to stay healthy or need guidance in making a change, consider

speaking with a Health or Nutrition Coach. We offer 30-minute FREE consultations.

Health is wealth so invest in your health and be the best YOU you can be!


Quote of the week:

“Our first and last love is self-love.” -Christian Nestell Bovee


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