Vision board workshop recording

This past Sunday I led a group of awesome women to set intentions and create vision boards for 2018. Not only was this a great opportunity for me to get clear on my own goals for the year, but it was also a powerful reminder of what I want to do more of - leading and facilitating these types of gatherings lights me UP!

My methodology for setting goals and creating vision boards is different from what many other teachers, managers and leaders teach. I know this method is effective, and actually fun, which is why I recorded Sunday's workshop so that I could share it with you!

Click here to listen to my 2018 Vision Board Workshop.

In this 20 minute recording you'll learn:
- My personal goal-setting technique (which is pretty much the opposite of how I was taught to set goals in school/corporate world)
- The key to creating a plan that actually happens
- What I'm doing differently this year with my personal vision board

Plus, I tell a little more about how I went from corporate to coach, including some details that I haven't shared anywhere else.

Finally, I pulled a tarot card (yep, we went there) to help support our visioning process - it felt SO perfect for everyone who was there and I know the message will resonate with you too.

Here's the link to the recording again: 2018 Vision Board Workshop.

After you listen, I'd love to hear from you: Did this goal-setting process help you get clear on your vision for the year? What are your words for 2018? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Happy visioning!

Help support my new website!

It's been a little while since I wrote a blog post, and that's because I've been over here brainstorming and visioning what exactly I want to bring to the metaphorical table in 2018. While 2017 felt like a year of change, 2018 feels like a year of ACTION. This year we're stepping more fully into the new reality that last year catapulted us into.

I'll definitely be sharing more about my intentions at some point, but one of the biggest projects I want to do this year is UPGRADE my website.

I'm super proud of the fact that I designed and built my website all by myself back in 2015 (woah!! feels like forever ago!), but it's time for my site to graduate to it's next level. This has been on my business wish list for awhile now, and some awesome pieces have fallen into place that are moving this project forward NOW.

 
I'm making big changes And I’m asking for your help!
 

As many of you know, the past year or so I've been working more full time on other projects, and my own business and blog has taken a back burner. This has been amazing and I have no regrets, but in 2018 I'm looking to give my biz and website some much deserved love.

Here's what I'm hoping to do with your help:
- Fully re-design my website and blog so that it's clearer and easier to navigate (the blog especially)
- Take new, professional photos that reflect WHO I am and WHAT I offer
- Implement this new design and these new photos
- Create of a series of beautiful guides that you'll be able to download for free when the site is up and running

I have friends who have generously agreed to help me with the technical aspects of this project at a reduced cost, but I'm still finding myself in need of some cash to meet their budget.

I'm asking for any kind of support, and I have gifts to offer in return! Anything you can give (even if it's just good vibes) is BEYOND appreciated.

My goal is to raise $2,500 by March 1st, 2018 so that I can have this new site up and running by my 30th birthday (and 3 year self-employed anniversary!!).

Head over to my GoFundMe page to learn more about this project and the gifts I'm offering to anyone who donates: Help Support Emily's Website Upgrade!

I'm so grateful to you for reading this (and all of my emails!) and for any support you can offer.

Green Zinger Smoothie

I made this smoothie as a light breakfast before a morning hot yoga class and it was perfect - I felt fueled enough to power through the class, but not weighed down or like my belly was overly full.

Green Zinger Smoothie – Emily Nachazel

Green Zinger Smoothie – Emily Nachazel

Green Zinger Smoothie vegan / gluten free / paleo

Ingredients:

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • Handful of greens (I used kale but spinach or any other mild green will work!)
  • About 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 spoonful almond butter
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder of choice (I used this one but see this post for all of my protein powder recommendations)
  • Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Small knob of peeled fresh ginger (gives it the ZING!)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • A few ice cubes (optional)

Directions:

  1. All all ingredients to your Vitamix or high speed blender and blend on high until smooth. You may need to add a little extra liquid or ice, depending on how thick you'd like your smoothie.
  2. Enjoy!

Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

TRUE FACT: I actually don't love cookies.

I know, who am I??? But seriously, I'd pick a bowl of soft serve ice cream or a gooey brownie over a cookie ANY day.

I've posted recipes for healthy, mostly raw "cookies" before. None of these taste like the traditional, baked variety, but personally I love that about them. This variation doesn't include any oats making it perfect for my paleo friends. I especially love the addition of roasted hazelnuts - it gives these cookies an interesting flavor... plus, almonds are SO 2017 ;).

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites vegan / gluten free / paleo

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except cacao nibs to your food processor (or Vitamix) and pulse until "dough" starts to come together.
  2. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few times more to incorporate.
  3. Form into balls with your hands. You can also use a melon scooper for more uniform bites. Arrange on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer to eat later.

If you make this recipe, I'd love it if you would snap a photo and post to social media - make sure to tag me @EmilyNachazel so I can see it.

Happy happy holidays friends!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season for gift giving! had so much fun pulling together this guide for you with some of my favorite things that make wonderful gifts (to give or to receive!).

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Thrive Market subscription - Thrive market delivers healthy pantry staples to your doorstep at a fraction of the cost compared to your local grocery or health food store. PLUS for every membership, Thrive donates a membership to a family in need so not only will you save yourself money in the long run, you’ll also be helping someone else get access to quality products. Some staples I order on Thrive: Thrive brand bone broth (delicious!), nut butters, natural cleaning supplies, sardines and smoked oysters (they have my favorite brand that’s packed in olive oil), baking supplies like gluten free flour and coconut sugar, and so much more. Use this link for 25% off your first Thrive order!

Infrared sauna  - I first discovered the incredible benefits of infrared sauna therapy on a trip to Los Angeles, and immediately knew I had to find a way to experience this more regularly. This is the portable infrared sauna that I have - it folds up for easy storage and I’ve loved my experience so far. Click here to read more about the benefits of infrared sauna therapy and where I go (when I don’t use my personal sauna!) in LA and NYC.

Locking travel mug - I’ve been trying to reduce the waste that I create and this travel mug has been an easy way for me to do that. Not only is it super stylish and sleek, it also keeps your drink hot for up to 24 hours! For real!!

Bose noise-cancelling headphones - These headphones are one of the best gifts I’ve ever received (right up there with my Vitamix! Thanks Mom and Dad!). I especially love them for travel as they block out most external noise so I can focus on work, or relax, no matter where I am.

23andMe DNA testing kit - The 23andMe DNA testing kit is a cool gift that is also an experience. Here’s how it works: You receive the kit and send back a saliva test. Within 6-8 weeks you get a report telling you more about your heritage, your ancestors, and even your relatives living around the world. For an additional fee you can also get a health report that will tell you genetic health risks, traits, wellness and more health info. How cool?? I haven't done this yet BUT am super interested... hint hint, wink wink ;)

Thin From Within - Robyn Youkilis’s new book: Thin From Within - The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight is both a healthy living guide and beautiful cookbook. Helping Robyn with this book has been a huge part of my work the past year, and I’m beyond proud to share that it is officially available for pre-order just in time for the holidays! PLUS when you pre-order the book you’ll also receive Robyn’s 2 hour Meal Prep Workshop. Learn more about the workshop + how to register for that here: www.robynyoukilis.com/bookgift.

Essential oils - Everyone on my list gets essential oils in some shape or form, and no one complains! Essential oils make the best gifts because they feel luxurious and provide good vibes immediately. If you have someone in mind that you’d like an essential oil recommendation for, email me! I’m happy to suggest an oil or two. Some favorite products for gifts include: Emotional Aromatherapy Kit, Introductory Kit, Family Essentials Kit, or a diffuser with a few oil blends. Head here to learn more about my favorite oils + to purchase: www.emilynachazel.com/essential-oils  

In home massage - Massages are AWESOME for both the mind and body, but not all of us have time to book a full spa day. Enter: Soothe - an app that connects you to local message therapists that will come to your home. Use the code EKTFH for $20 off your first massage or gift card.

A float tank experience - What the heck is a float tank? It's one of my favorite ways to relax, recharge, and enter a deep meditative state. Check out this blog post for more details. Then book your first session at my favorite NYC spot Lift Next Level Floats HERE! (special savings offer for my people, so make sure you book through the link!)

ClassPass membership - Do you like to mix up your workouts? Always down for a new fitness adventure? Then you will love ClassPass. From yoga and barre to cycling and Pilates, ClassPass lets you try the best boutique studios in your area. One monthly membership, endless options, all up to you! Gyms are included too, so if you just need some treadmill or elliptical time, you're covered too! Use this link for $30 off your first month!

Quip toothbrush - Okay, okay a toothbrush may be a funny thing to give as a gift, but this toothbrush is cool! Quip is a start up based in NYC and they are making the most stylish electronic toothbrushes on the market. Plus, when you buy from Quip you’ll automatically be sent brush refills (and new batteries!) every few months so you don’t have to worry about when or how to replace the heads, they come right to your doorstep. Use this link to get a bonus brush head with your order.

A deck of tarot cards - If you follow me on Instagram stories, you’ll probably know that I recently got into tarot cards. Tarot cards, like so many other “woo woo” practices, are just a way to reflect. I think they are super fun to play with and you don’t have to have any special powers to pull cards, just an interest and open mind. I love these two decks by Kim Krans - they are beautiful and come with helpful guidebooks: The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Spirit Animals Deck

 
Need some more ideas? Check out my Gift Guide from last year
 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. I still stand by all of these ideas!