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A Juil Story – How Gwen’s Life Changed with Some “Vitamin G”

Posted by David Gelfand

Sep 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

How were you first introduced to the Juil brand?

I saw these beautiful shoes in a beautiful spa in Hawaii. They caught my eye immediately. 

What interested you in Juil and made you think of getting a pair of our shoes?

Once I understood they promoted grounding, I knew it was something worth getting. 

What were you happiest or most surprised about after learning about Juil?

When I went to your website I was absolutely shocked to see how affordable they were for such quality leather.

Had you ever heard about the contemporary wellness trend of Earthing (or Connecting as we call it) before Juil? Did this trend have any impact on your decision to try out Juils?

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Topics: Juil

20 Healthy Habits to Start Now

Posted by Abby Rasmussen

Aug 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Sean Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, says in his book, “We become what we repeatedly do.” The habits you carry in every aspect of your life help to define who you are. To become a happier or healthier person, you do not need to make huge, drastic changes. The little habits that you change are the key to making a big difference. Following is a list of small habits you can start today to improve your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. Some of them are obvious, but necessary nonetheless. Start these habits now, and you’re on your way to being a healthier, happier you! 

1 - Floss every day

2 - Get 6 or more hours of sleep every night

3 - Manage stress – It is near impossible to eliminate stress completely, but managing it properly will greatly benefit your health.

4 - Eat vegetables

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Topics: Wellness

3 Yoga Poses to Combat Depression

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

By Kristin Mcgee

I recently attended a Health event as the magazine launched its new mantra, “Happy begins here.” I love that saying. I have been really trying to remind myself daily that happiness comes from within me. All I have to do is see my little guy’s smile to be really happy; but there are some days I admit I can feel blue. I spoke at the event about anxiety and depression. Anxiety usually stems from worrying too much about the future and your “to do” list. Here are some yoga poses you can do to combat anxiety. Depression, on the other hand is when we get stuck in the past. Practicing yoga helps ground ourselves in the present moment so we can feel truly happy.

Try rocking forward to the front of your feet or sit bones (if you’re seated) and notice how it produces anxiety, moving in to the future too fast. Now, lean back in your seat or to the heels of your feet; notice how you slump your shoulders forward and feel a little down. Finally, feel yourself anchored right in the middle of your seat or your feet and feel grounded and present. Try this exercise whenever you find yourself a little too anxious or a bit depressed.

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Let Passion Inspire Your Daily Life

Posted by Kelly Wallschlaeger

Aug 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

What makes you wake up in the morning? I don’t mean your alarm clock or early noises of cars in the street. Not the routine tasks that are calling for you or even the list of to-dos that you need to accomplish by the end of the day. But rather, what makes you want to wake up and be alive?

Day-to-day responsibilities can have a tendency to dim our enthusiasm. Don’t forget why you started things in the first place! If it’s where your passion lies, then keep pursuing it. Always. If you’ve yet to pursue it, then what better time to start than right now? 

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Topics: Motivation

Introducing Juil’s Air Collection – New Ballet Flat Styles

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

We’re on to our third Fall 2014 collection! Fire Collection? Check. Earth Collection? Check. The Air Collection is here today! 

After years of R&D, we’re VERY excited to announce our new collection of ballet flat styles. These new flats bring you a classic look with a bit of a twist. Supple leathers and comfortable elastic collar offer an absolutely perfect fit. These will be your new go-tos!


Richly textured, supple leathers enhance your traditional flat. Memory foam footbed provides a natural comfort.

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Topics: Juil

Lighten Up: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Posted by Alison Gallun

Aug 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Can you believe it? The first day of fall is already just one month away. Before we know it, we’ll all be pulling our warm sweaters out from the back of our closets and trading in our sandals for boots. It’s the time of the year when the local farmer’s market starts phasing out strawberries and sunflowers in favor of squash and sweet corn. 

When I was younger I used to dread the fall. You know, because fall meant school, and school meant homework, and who likes homework?

Luckily, I’ve done some growing up since then and realized that this time of year isn’t just a countdown until the first day of school, but a hybrid of the best things summer and fall have to offer. Having summer’s warm weather and fall’s savory flavors is a match made in heaven.

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Topics: Food and Drink

3 Ways To Bring Your Yoga Practice Outside

Posted by Guest Blogger

Aug 21, 2014 10:46:00 AM

By Kate Connel

Many of us are gladly basking in the warmer weather, and with the warmer season comes an opportunity to add some warm weather flare to our home yoga practice.

Many of us already have special and meaningful outdoor, summer, or vacation yoga memories, so why not add a few yoga-related items to your seasonal, personal yoga practice bucket-list?

Use one of these tips or two this summer, and take your yoga practice outside!

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Topics: Yoga

The Importance of Reflecting on Your Past

Posted by Kelly Wallschlaeger

Aug 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Appreciate the past and all you’ve been through—look how far you’ve come! Reflecting on our pasts can give us feelings of nostalgia and a deeper gratitude and understanding of our lives. Reflection, like most things, is healthy in moderation. Above all, we must remember to live in the present, to be conscious and aware, and do our best to live a wholehearted existence each day.

Cherish memories that remind you how much love and joy exists in your life, and let go of negative memories that have been holding you back. You cannot change the past, but you can definitely grow and learn from it. Remember the words of Maria Robinson, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

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Topics: Motivation

Introducing Juil’s Fire Collection – Oxfords and Wingtip Shoes

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 19, 2014 11:06:00 AM

This week we’re bringing you a piece of our Fire Collection – a post-modern, refined feel for the casual or professional look. All of these Fire styles (and the ones to come) are made with individually, hand burnished leathers. And don’t worry, there’s much more on the way, so stay tuned!


An elastic tongue allows for a comfortable fit and feel for this contemporary take on a classic style.


Hand burnished leathers and a wingtip detail add a timeless touch to this casual classic. 

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Topics: Juil

2 Reasons Wearing Shoes May Be Detrimental

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

UK based publication Express recently published an article that touches on the research done into shoes and how they may affect a child’s foot development.

It’s hard to imagine life without our shoes. Since a very early age, we’ve been taught that shoes are meant to protect our feet and to be worn whenever going outside. It’s become second nature to grab for your shoes before going anywhere (even indoors!). But have you ever considered the possible negative side effects of wearing shoes? After all, it’s worth considering that, as newborns, we’re not born with any shoes on our feet. 

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Topics: Earthing and Grounding

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Welcome to the Juil community blog. These are the stories of our lives, our growths, our passions, and the connections we hope to give you. We hope that what you read makes you laugh, stimulates your mind, cultivates your thought, and inspires you. Inspires you to become stronger, healthier, and more connected to that which makes you feel whole.