5_ONE_SIZE_HEADER_UPPER_LEFT_6-new

Subscribe to Email Updates

mobile-shipping
subscribe

HI THERE

Alternative Treatment Methods for Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike

Posted by David Gelfand

Feb 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

I often find myself casually browsing the web or switching through the channels when I’m at home after a tiresome day at work. It’s during these times that I hope to relax and displace any negative or worrisome thoughts. It’s “me time.” Unfortunately, such a utopian-like, solitary and leisurely existence isn’t entirely possible. The minute the TV is turned on, I’m bombarded by ads offering a medication and/or supplement for [fill in the blank]. As consumers, we’ve become so accustomed to seeing these sorts of ads and their nearly limitless list of side effects.  

Read More

Topics: Earthing and Grounding

Letting Go of Expectations for a Lasting Relationship

Posted by Will Knight

Feb 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

“What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.”

Benjamin Disraeli

If you feel inspired to unhook from having expectations of others and to do your part to bring harmony into your relationships, here are some guidelines. The first step is to recognize the expectation and its effects on you. Signs that you are trapped by this mode of thinking about others include the following:

Read More

Topics: Current Event

What is Nature Deficit Disorder?

Posted by David Gelfand

Feb 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

With the snow piling up, blistering winds hitting your face and the roads getting messier, it’s for good reason that the winter season forces indoors. The allure of an insulated home, roaring fireplace and mug of hot chocolate is hard to beat. While the benefits of gathering together inside during these frigid months may seem appealing, there is a hefty caveat that they bring with them.

Read More

Topics: Earthing and Grounding

How to Ground Yourself During Difficult Times

Posted by Guest Blogger

Feb 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Lora Hogan

My family recently suffered the loss of a very important family member.  And, as would be expected, our responses were emotional--leaving us feeling unbalanced, unstable, and as far away from grounded as you can get.

What do you do when life throws you a curveball? How do you find the ability to get out of whatever thoughts are coursing through your head and the difficult emotions in your heart?

You get grounded. You reconnect to the present moment. You find the strength and ability to face each moment through your own connection to the earth and the world around you.

Here are three ways I helped bring myself back to myself when I felt sad, overwhelmed, flighty, racing, and just plain ungrounded.  I hope they help you, too!

1)    Practice grounding yoga postures:

When faced with stressful situations I tend to turn into the worst version of me. I lose the present moment and sink into the land of fear, anxiety, and irritability. Simply put, I get flighty, I get indecisive, I get easily overwhelmed, I have trouble focusing, I don’t sleep, I try to do too much but don’t do any of it well, I avoid difficult conversations or feelings, and I just feel horribly unsettled.

Read More

Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Rock Your Bliss and Retreat Yourself

Posted by Guest Blogger

Feb 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By:  Jacki Carr, JUIL Ambassador

The sweet coastal town of Sayulita, Mexico is a magical escape to a land of surf, sand, sunny days and margaritas.  A hidden gem just North of Puerta Vallarta, a town full of adventures like SUP, snorkel, kayak, surf, hiking and yoga love. In the midst of the winter season, this seems like a dream place where you can do a whole lot of everything, and a whole lot of nothing, and rock your bliss. As we pack on the scarves, gloves and boots to brave the winter temps, our minds float to this kind of place where bare feet, bikinis and guacamole are commonplace.

JUIL Ambassadors, Mary Beth LaRue and Jacki Carr have joined forces to co-create the Rock Your Bliss movement, a blisscrafting experience on and off the yoga mat. Retreat yourself and join MB and Jacki for a transformational week that takes place March 7th through the 14th at the Hotelito Los Suenos (translation: The Little Hotel of Dream) in Sayulita. There you will bask in an intentional vacation and enjoy daily morning yoga practice, afternoon coaching sessions, meditation on the sand, SUP on the ocean, delicious and healthy meals, salted margaritas at the local haunts, and exploration and wanderlust. Seriously, where can you register? (here!).  Note:  we hear there are only five spots left!

Read More

Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Supercharge 2015 with Superfoods

Posted by Guest Blogger

Feb 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Gillian B

With a brand new year upon us, most of us are ready to press the reset button. Typically, this includes: setting some resolutions, getting a gym membership or even a trainer and going on an extreme diet. But what happens come February?! Like clockwork, most of us have fallen off the health wagon and reverted back to our old ways…

In search of something more true to me, I started thinking ‘out of the box.’ I like to look at this time of the year as the end of a growth cycle and the beginning of the next wave of new experiences and opportunities.  It’s time to let go, step out of the safety our comfort zone and allow for exciting (and scary) new things to come our way. With that said, I want to share some ancient secrets with you and challenge you to try something new!

Most of us already know that a big part of healthy living is making sure we are giving our bodies the best fuel we possibly can! Incorporating high quality ingredients into your meals will take you a long way to feeling good, but why not take it a step further and feel THE BEST EVER! Let me introduce you to your new best friends… Superfoods are a special food group found in nature that are ESPECIALLY beneficial for the body. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense, meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of antioxidants and essential nutrients - nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.

Read More

Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Why You Should Get Active in the A.M.

Posted by David Gelfand

Feb 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The alarm clock blares, startling you from a dream-filled, quiet sleep. You unhurriedly make your way to the alarm clock to shut off that dreaded noise. At a snail’s pace, over the course of the following hour or two, you make your way from the door of your home to the door of your car. Barely awake and not 100% responsive at this point, you drive to work where a demanding day awaits.

Read More

Topics: Physical Activity

The Art of Disappointment

Posted by Guest Blogger

Feb 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

I’m one of those who get really excited, really quickly.  Many times this leads to the pendulum swinging to the sudden rush of disappointment when what I thought was, isn’t at all. What does that mean?  It means that disappointment is really mourning over something that we never really had at all.  Expectations of what could be or what could happen all signifies living in the future.  I love that quote, “Expecting is my favorite crime and disappointment is always my punishment.” It’s true.  The more we expect from people, from an experience, the more likely we are to be disappointed.  Instead of accepting what is, we look for what we want it to be.  In reality, we are looking for control and when that control crumbles, we get disappointed.

Read More

Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Juil x Suki Giveaway – Battle the Winter Weather

Posted by Eva Caruso

Jan 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Brr! The weather forecast may look dry and chilly but that doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer the consequences that Mother Nature brings upon you. To brave through the cold, dry months of winter and replenish your skin, we have joined forces with suki Skin Care in a giveaway your skin and toes will absolutely love!  Enter here for your chance to win a free pair of Juils and suki’s personal faves™ kit that’ll restore moisture and smoothness to your skin.

Increase your chances of winning and receive an extra entry by Liking the Juil and suki Skin Care  pages on Facebook. Giveaway only lasts through February 2nd, so don’t miss out on your chances to win and replenish that skin! 

Read More

Topics: The Thursday Three

20 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Will Knight

Jan 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

“Carbon footprint” – It’s the latest buzz word being thrown around by everyone from politicians to college kids, but what exactly is it? Well, roughly defined carbon footprint is the amount of green house gas emitted by a person or population over a certain period of time.

Calculating and offsetting your CO2 footprint counteracts your contribution to climate change, shows why we need cleaner fuel sources, and reveals opportunities for reducing your carbon footprint from driving, flying, and home energy use.

Read More

Topics: Environment

Stay Connected

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.