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We got whipped at WHIP Salon! We also got pampered, treated like queens, scalp massaged, blown out, and left feeling marvelous! But not before we had a chat with business owner and visionary, Amy Pal. If this was posting on a Wednesday, she’d be our #WCW…

Yet another reason we like to go visit Grace Medical Aesthetics (Southbury) is to have us some laser beam facials! Taking the facial to a whole other level, a medical level! Laser facials go much deeper and restore and repair the skin to look the best it’s ever looked! When we visited Grace Medical a couple of months ago, Charis Wipfler APRN-FNP, and her team of expert aestheticians and nurses put us each on a facial regime to tackle different issues. Here’s what you need to know about laser facials!

Coach Mel’s Health & Fitness for Life, located in Harwinton, looks dainty and unassuming from the outside. But let me tell ya, the studio and classes they offer pack a mighty punch..and jab, and front slip, and jump, and lift! Coach Mel’s cute boutique studio has a couple of rooms for boot camps, training, and offers a large array of some of the fitness industry’s most popular group classes. We tried a little bit of almost everything in a special session put together just for us, and we were “thanking” Coach Mel the next day, and the one after that…

Hey all, Lora here. Today’s post is all about aging gracefully with the help from our friends at Grace Medical Aesthetics in Southbury.

So, let’s chat honestly…

I’m not an anti-aging fanatic. I fully accept and embrace growing older! Next year I turn 50 (mentally, I’m still 18 🤪). Lessons learned? No longer do I allow negative people in my life, I’m more patient, confident in my abilities, and I’m really excited to experience life. But to be honest, getting injections twice a year helps my self-esteem. I don’t do it for anyone but myself. It’s a personal choice, and I respect whether you’re for them or against them. 

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Yeah, whatever Stanislaw Jerzy Lec; we love youth and nature and want to strive for it as long as possible! We’ll be a work of art later. 😆

TG for places like Grace Medical Aesthetics, owned and run by the talented and beautiful Charis Wipfler APRN. She’s a master at helping clients reach their full healthy and glowing potential. Whether by state of the art medical grade facials, injectables, a skin care routine carefully planned out by the group of expert aestheticians and nurses…or any of the many other rejuvenating services they offer, Grace Medical can get you looking and feeling your best!

We visit, we sample some services, and we chat with Charis about all things Grace Medical! She has an inspiring business success story – read on!

Living in CT means living with hat head and staticky hair throughout the winter months. We’re so over it! With zero percent humidity and icy cold weather for days on end, we were both in need of a hair pick-me-up. We stopped at Etre Beau Salon and Blow Dry Bar in New Milford to meet the lovely ladies and take our hats off so they could help us! There’s nothing like a blow out to lift the spirits!

It’s December 26th, and the timing of this post could not come at a better moment. Who ate too much??! Who is resolving to kick their health goals up a notch or two in the new year? Us too. We’re so glad we visited Patti Garland a couple of weeks ago to get the full Healthy Methods Wellness treatment! This included a workout (which we can easily do at home), a talk about nutrition, and fascia blasting. We didn’t know what this was either, but we found out! 

We all know we’re meant to eat a diet of nutritious food. When we eat nutritionally packed foods, we’re warding off disease, increasing stamina, making our skin and hair happy, and achieving better mental clarity. But, as we can all attest to, it’s often the doing and the remembering that is harder to execute than any lack of knowledge!

Dr. Wendy Wolfson is a smart and savvy psychiatrist who understands living in the real world, but also the tremendous benefits, both physical and mental, related to eating nutritious food. As a psychiatrist practicing in New Canaan and NYC, she believes in treating the whole body and has produced Mood Eats – good mood food bar. Tell us more, Dr. W!

Have you ever noticed how Tai Chi is always practiced in the background of any movie scene set in a public park?? From the movies, it looks to be extremely soothing and meditative. Those people look calm! Based on this, and no prior experience, we thought we’d give Tai Chi a go!

To Danica (a center for physical therapy and movement integration) in Sharon, we went! Owner Bente Dahl-Busby taught us, and a few other newbies, an introduction to Tai Chi and talked to us about the history and philosophy of the martial art. Yes, it’s a martial art! We didn’t know that either!