Tag Archive: love


It being the month of love, and with her book launching in SereneHouse this Sunday, I felt it was the perfect time to correspond with Yoga teacher, author, trailblazer, and all around beauty Lauren Imparato about her own experiences and what she’s learned in love, relationships and wellness. Millana: I remember you told me that you have been married for 15 years -is that right? Lauren: We have been together since July 2002 – almost 14 years! But only married a little over 2. We decided to take our time in formally getting married even though we were fully together with joint... Get the full story


A lot of people might dismiss the idea of of loving yourself or even believe it’s pointless, selfish or self-absorbed. I can tell you from my own experience, it’s the best thing I’ve done in my life so far. When I was younger, I never accepted myself. I was continuously looking for ways that I could be, do or look better. To a point where I made myself quite ill. I was on a constant search for creating a better version of myself to the detriment of my own happiness. One could argue that a certain amount of this is... Get the full story


Most who know me are aware that I love to dive in and discuss everything in great detail. A lot. To think deeply about where I have been in my life, about where I am right now and therefore where I am going. To examine and be aware of the imperfections of myself and of others, and then grow from there. If there is one thing I know to be true of myself, it is this. The thing is, however, that many people – both in my past and that are in my life now – find that I “push... Get the full story


This might sound like a shameless plug for SERENE considering I’m the lead for the New York Office, but I love SERENE Social. Do you ever see or observe a group of people and long to be a part of them? Not for any of the benefits you might receive from being connected to them, but just because they have each other, because you want to belong. I might have always felt that way, I might still feel that way at times as well, but never with SERENE. There’s no “you can’t sit with us” vibe or exclusivity about us.... Get the full story


Right after my graduation from architecture school a few years ago, I felt like I had been cast into the open ocean of life, detached from an institution of learning for the first time in twenty-one years. I found myself floundering for the meaning of it all, feeling suddenly unbounded and let loose from the definition and structure of semesters punctuated by term papers and projects. I began to feel more and more lost and things began to feel negative in what was actually a pretty amazing life. I had a great architecture job in Manhattan, a beautiful home with... Get the full story


As a mom of a small child and with limited time, what kind of 5-minute beauty routine would you recommend? I’d love to look polished and have a punch of color now and then, without the time commitment and having to dig through too many products. This is a question I get from so many of my makeup clients—we are all very busy women and want to look polished in a pinch! You actually don’t need a lot of time, or products, to go from barefaced to beautified. A few minutes in the mirror with the right tools can make... Get the full story


What are the best mists for a daily pick-me-up? Funny you should ask! Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with misting myself with all kinds of flower essence/crystal/energy infused water. My boyfriend finds it quite amusing when I spritz myself (and surrounding area) throughout the day—when I wake up in the morning, before I leave the house and while working on my computer. I believe my favorite mists have many magical powers. They can help you relax, boost your energy, transform your mood and last but not least, they beautify and hydrate your skin! There are so many wonderful mists... Get the full story


  There is a depth in the uncomfortable moments of our lives that when acknowledged they allows us to see where we are now and where we desire to go. The tools of transformation are within us all. So, what if we decided to allow these uncomfortable moments, feelings, experiences to flow from us with ease, in an environment that is dedicated to fostering peace, inner-beauty and growth? Sacred Space NY founder Shelley Lewis shares with us her story on how this sacred oasis/ unique healing pod in the New York City came to be.  Ssanyu Birigwa talks with Shelley Lewis... Get the full story


I have been saying this to myself for the last month or so. Especially when I get that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach—the feeling is so present I often don’t know what to do with myself. What has helped me process these feelings is taking a moment for deep reflection. To observe what I am feeling and allow it to flow. This is major time of transition for many of us. The Spring Equinox has sprung. The energy around us is changing and literally calling for us to change too; to bend and be flexible with the... Get the full story

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