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You work best when you... drink celery juice?
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Celery Juice; the latest wellness trend that everyone is talking about and instagram’s most recent phenomenon. I’m sure one way or another you have heard about it or perhaps you have succumbed to social media peer pressure and have already tried it for yourself?

So why is this ‘magic juice’ so popular and what is it all about? Its recommended usage is that you should have one 16oz glass of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach, even before you’ve drank any water, and wait around 30 minutes before eating breakfast.  

The health benefits are endless, according to the Medical Medium (whom I first heard about celery juice through on instagram) and there are so many incredible healing stories out there. The Medical Medium shares a lot of ‘before and after’ transformations on his instagram page and some of them really are mind-blowing. The benefits of incorporating celery juice into your diet include clearer skin, improved digestion, less bloating, sustained energy, better mental clarity, weight loss, and more stable moods.

Two of the benefits above really jumped out at me. Would you like to have better mental clarity and sustained energy on a daily basis? I certainly do - just tell me how!

Also, many of you reading this will probably agree that having a more stable mood is always a huge positive. We all have our down days or days where we feel like we really just can’t be bothered (the word ‘hormones’ may spring to mind!). But, it’s how we uplift ourselves to deal with these feelings and get that glow back that’s important, and a glass of celery juice every morning may be the answer you’re looking for!

Sustained energy and better mental clarity are pivotal in ensuring your working day is as healthy and productive as it possibly can be. There are lots of fancy words and meanings to describe how drinking this juice can help our bodies, but we will keep it nice and simple (for those of you that are familiar with biology jargon and want to understand in more depth, read some more here).

Simply put, celery is a major alkaline food which helps to clear the body of acid and toxins as well as cleansing the liver and bloodstream. It is also extremely hydrating and restores the entire digestive system. By doing this, it puts our hearts and minds at ease and has a significant calming effect on our bodies, in turn having a huge positive effect on how we go about our day-to-day lives.

It’s also important to note that drinking celery juice should come hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle and fairly nutritious diet. In other words, please don’t have a 16oz glass every morning and expect to see benefits if you eat junk food all day long! In an ideal world, eating pizza every day is the dream, but unfortunately you’re unlikely to see the real benefits of celery juice if you do this.

I can vouch for the fact that it actually DOES work. I suffer with fairly bad psoriasis and after having celery juice every morning for only 2 weeks, I started to notice a big difference (I was truly amazed!!). However, please be aware that our bodies work in different (and mysterious) ways and it may not necessarily work in the same way for everyone. That said, it’s always reassuring to know someone who has tried it and has seen results first-hand. I also felt so much more energized throughout the day having had a glass in the morning - so much so that I significantly cut down my daily coffee intake (yes, really!).

Everyone at Primary knows you work best when you feel great, and you feel great when you drink celery juice, so… you do the math!

Side note - if I have inspired you to get on the celery juice hype (I won’t be offended if not), you will need a juicer to get started. Here’s some research of a good recommendation for you all, reasonably priced and easy to clean with most parts being dishwasher safe too.

Happy juicing!

De-stress your weekends with Fall events this October!
 
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With a Friday afternoon sigh of relief that the work week is almost over, it’s time to put away your computer, switch off your notifications and relax into the tranquility of the weekend. Even if your agenda is crazy, it’s important to utilise the time that we get away from our desks to focus on activities that will allow us to enjoy some downtime to unwind, reflect and re energize for the upcoming week.

The (even though short) amount of time that we get over the weekend is vital to be used for leisurely activities to replenish our attention and motivation, revive your mind and body after all the thinking and doing it does through the work week.

Luckily, New York is a city where there’s always something new and exciting to experience and see! And with the change of season there’s even more new and and accessible ways to spend your free time this Fall.

For this reason, and to motivate you to get out there and relax into the weekend, here are some worthy events and activities you might want to check out. I know I will!

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the city can get to be too much, try slowing the pace down and take a weekend trip upstate by taking a scenic drive up along the Hudson Valley - breathe in the fresh crisp air and let the beauty and tranquility of fall make this activity all the much more mind clearing and reinvigorating.

Ok, so this might be a winter activity but the rink is up! Take some time out of your day or night and skate across the rink and let any of your weeks thoughts slip away.

You can’t ignore the fact that it’s almost Spa Week in New York! Even just saying it makes me feel instantly relaxed! If you are looking to really unwind, take advantage of this event by zoning out while getting a relaxing facial or deep massage and letting your body unwind to refresh, refocus and reset.

If you’re a coffee lover, then this is your lucky weekend because the New York Coffee Festival is back! Take your time wandering through the vibrant coffee scene, smell the coffee scented air and taste test your way through different coffee brews, enjoy with friends as a way to unwind and relax.

Halloween is near and the Great Jack O Lantern Blaze is on! Make sure to make a stop, take in the bright lights of  the incredibly carved pumpkins and take a walk through the festival , get into the holiday spirit and let the creativity inspire you.

Looking for a more inspiring, positively uplifting and meditative approach to unwinding and relaxing? October events at Primary are a great way to connect with yourself and with others, dedicated to inspiring a better work life balance, from networking events and growing your business to self realization and discovery all while developing ways of taking care of your mind and body.

To keep your mind and body in balance, take the time out this weekend to relax and unwind by doing something that’s mindful to you.   


 
Happy Fall Equinox + Full Moon In Aries
 

Happy Fall Equinox and Full Harvest Moon in Aries. September always brings changes, as we feel the weather shifting, the trees start to change colors, and leaves from the branches that once hung on, let go. As we let go into the unknown shifting gears mentally and preparing for the winter months. This is a time for preparation and deep cleansing. It’s a time to sit without judgment and go back to see what we’ve grown through in the past summer months, and what still needs tending towards now as we enter the Fall Equinox.

 

Aries makes our emotions heightened during this time, and it brings our mind body and soul to the front gates. It fires us up, and connects us to our sacred gifts if we listen closely enough. This is a time when our inspirations and goals are pressing on us fiercely, almost so much that we feel the tendency to run away when things feel like it’s too much to handle. We all know the feeling. The trick is to stay with this fiery aspect and activate our potential to get things done as wisely, lovingly and as patiently with ourselves as we can.

 

This isn’t a time to not tend to your desires, because the affect of not tending to what needs to be looked at during this time can be destructive moving forward.

 

This Harvest Moon is reminding us of responsibility, which comes with the fiery aspect of this moon, as we look at our inner most dark shadow selves we start to clear out whatever needs clearing at this time, so we can continue to work and be well to ourselves, and in affect others.

 

Let’s use the power of this Full Moon to our highest good. Let us bring what we want towards us. As we do this, as we sit with whatever needs letting go of, it helps us move forward on to greater heights. This Harvest Moon is here for us, and to help us move through this time and into the unknown.

 

Be well.

By Elizabeth Scholnick