You're Invited: Ladies Lounge Wellness Expo

We all do it...We start off the New Year with a laundry list of goals: drink more water, get more sleep, find a better work/life balance etc. But by February, the winter blues have taken over and a lot of those wellness goals we set for ourselves take a back seat to Netflix and left over Valentines Day candy.

Now that it is March, we are bringing together some of the inspiring leaders in Boston's wellness community to help get us back on track. Join us for a guided meditation and then stick around for the expo and meet experts that are helping us live healthier, happier lives in 2017.


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017


GA Boston
125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston , MA 02110 


Do Something for Yourself this Spring - Day of Wellness (and discount!)

If you're a regular JUGs reader, you probably already know how much we love the W.E.L.L. Summit. We've attended both years and have come out of each event feeling rejuvenated and inspired. We're in such awe of their organizers - including Who's That Gal alumna, Gianne Doherty - they have such a wonderful, holistic view of wellness. 

However, attending the W.E.L.L. Summit is a bit of an undertaking - it takes place in NYC over two days. So, their team has decided to throw a mini event, Day of Wellness, for the Boston market and we couldn't be more thrilled! 


WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8:15am - 6:00pm

WHERE: Wyndham Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom St, Boston

WHY: Meet wellness leaders, learn at breakout sessions and workshops, and enjoy a delicious superfood bar.

WHO: Some of the featured wellness leaders at the event include:

  • Erica Corsano, Lifestyle Editor and Social Columnist for The Boston Herald
  • Jessica Diaz, Fitness Professional & Spokesperson for American Stroke Association
  • Sarah DiVello, Yoga Teacher & Author of Where in the OM Am I?
  • Emily Griffin, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Yoga Instructor
  • Jennifer Hanway, Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer (+ Who's That Gal Alumna!)
  • Sarah Kelly & Leah Robert, Founders of Salty Girl Boutique
  • Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons College
  • Asha Ramakrishna, Spiritual & Business Mentor
  • Heather Stevenson, Founder of Thirst Juice Co. & Advocate for Eating More Plants

Exhibitors include: True Moringa (Who's That Gal Alumna!), Thorn & Bloom, SaltyGirl Boutique, and Aukalife

GET YOUR TICKET: Tickets are $149, but you can save $20 by clicking here or using the promo code JUGS at checkout! Trust me, the ticket price is well worth it for all of the amazing things you'll learn and experiences you'll have at the Day of Wellness! 


How to Stick to Your Resolutions (Don't Give Up Yet!)

After attending art school at Pratt Institute for graphic design and beginning a career in advertising, Emily chose to focus on another passion of hers: fitness. Full-time for four years, Emily has taught and trained indoor cycling instructors. In addition to teaching at Recycle Studio, Emily teaches at Barry’s Bootcamp and is currently a Puma-sponsored trainer.

It's safe to say that Emily has helped a lot of people with their health goals. Now that we're into the third month of 2017, it's time to revisit those new years resolutions and reassess. Here are Emily's tips to sticking to your healthiest resolutions:

1. Don't think of them as "New Years" resolutions

Instead, think of them as monthly, weekly, and even daily goals. It's easy to lose sight of the small steps and only focus on the end goal and big picture, but the small goals are the ones that make the big one happen!

2. Recruit your friends to help maintain your resolutions

For example; one of my goals this year was to not go out to eat as often as I've been doing. When I make plans with friends, I volunteer to cook and have them over instead. No one has said no yet! 

3. Write it down

Whatever it is, on your mirror, in your day planner, on your fridge, the screen saver on your phone. A constant reminder will help you stay on track.

4. Plan

I'm super type A and plan everything in advance (the "be more spontaneous" resolution never really pans out for me...). Whether it's meal prepping for the week, or scheduling my workouts and rest days, sticking to a schedule helps me stay accountable.

5. Remind yourself why you set these resolutions

When you feel yourself starting to taper off, remind yourself of your motivations. Was there a reason why you set specific goals for yourself? Make sure you never lose sight of that reason. Eventually, these resolutions will become habit and a natural part of your lifestyle. 

The Week of February 27th

Around Boston

This month's Startup Stir, taking place on Thursday night, features some lovely lady entrepreneurs including Who's That Gal alumna, Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu. 

She Geeks Out is hosting a Paint Nite and happy hour in Somerville on 3/14. Register now, tickets are bound to sell out fast. 

The W.E.L.L. Summit's Day of Wellness is coming up fast on 3/18 with an impressive list of speakers and yummy (but healthy) treats. Tickets available now. 

We all know that women need more voices in venture capital. Be part of the movement of getting female-founded businesses funded by attending Capital W - The Boston Women's Venture Summit, taking place June 8. 

Around LA

Need some inspiration? Come to the showing of Dream, Girl at The Downtown Independent on Sat. This film inspires and motivates women to be successful in Business. 

We shit you not, there is an actual event called Lebowski Fest. If you are a Big Lebowski fan or just like bowling and live music, make sure to check out the series of events this weekend. 

Don't miss the Gurl Museum Day Tour which will feature pop art and design at the OC Museum of Art on March 19.

Career & Finance

Some reminders and some new ideas: 50 Easy Ways to Save Money

Health & Beauty

Yes, finally, a way to store lettuce/greens without plastic AND without them getting super wilted. 

Now that we've had a little taste of spring weather, maybe it's time to revamp that breakfast. Replace that bagel with one of these fresh ideas

Style & Decor

From now through mid-March you can make one-on-one style appointments with the amazing women (and Who's That Gal alumnae) of Brass!

Last night's Oscars were about more than just dresses - here is your guide to all of the amazing political moments that happened during the ceremony. 

GLOW for a cause

With snow days, hot showers and the heat on high, winter has officially arrived in Boston. Between cold winds and dry heat don’t forget to show your skin some love.

 GLOW for a cause does just that, their products have the finest and purest quality ingredients in them. Their luxuriously rich body butter has nature's best moisturizing oils; like coconut oil, jojoba, sunflower and vitamin E. Hydrating and protecting the skin while leaving behind a sexy scent. #JUGSapproved!

Valentine’s Day may be over, but feeling sexy and showing yourself or someone else some love doesn't need to end. Shop GLOW for a causes’ body and facial care products, perfumes and soy candles.

BONUS: Every time you buy a GLOW for a cause product, you are giving back 5% to their partner non-profit organizations. Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.

Colleen Gordon is a content contributor for JUGs. You can also follow Colleen on Twitter @here_she_stands. All images are provided by Glow for a cause.