Roam + Discover

Gain insight into the latest in wellness retreats, far flung travel and hidden gems with personal perspectives by experts from traveling yogis to explorers. Whether suggesting tips for how best to get lost, the best ashrams or where to commune with nature, Balance + Awaken offers simple and easy tips to integrate into ones life.

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Coming Home To The New West Hollywood

Based on anecdotal evidence, I’d say that a disproportionate number of New Yorkers who relocate to LA first settle in West Hollywood (or “WeHo” to locals). That may seem strange, since a move to the West Coast would theoretically hold promises of life by the beach…

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A Taste Of Heaven At The Mayflower Grace

Is this heaven? Those words literally passed through my mind as I first entered the spa house at Connecticut’s Mayflower Grace Inn & Spa.My momentary lapse in sane cognition was less surprising than you’d think: Inside, the airy space was all whiteness and bright light…

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The Bali Rainbow

I’m not one to look for signs—especially not ones meant solely for me. Generally, I imagine that the universe has better things to do than give me direction. Blame it on my pragmatic parents and my New York City upbringing. But—even for less cosmically-alert souls like me—there are instances that…

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Taking Off With Fit & Fly Girl

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher I’m a huge believer in the power of synchronicity. To me it feels like a signpost on the path of life that says: “Yes! Keep going in this direction. You are right on track.” So, when Rebecca Garland—the owner of hot new luxury fitness…

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The Well Road Trip

For many of us, road trips are the stuff of college breaks—rambling potato chip and Gatorade-packed journeys set to classic rock soundtracks. To some extent, I have that association too. And there’s a special place in my heart for that freewheeling experience…

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The Unlikeliest Of Places

As is quite common, my parent’s home has always been a respite for me. It’s a place where I recharge, sit back and let someone else (who doesn’t mind) take care of me. Visiting them never meant going back to my childhood apartment in New York City because they relocated to LA when…

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Traveling For Perspective

Last minute travel always makes me feel alive again. No matter what’s bothering me, that fresh perspective seems to be the cure. It seems so simple, but forward motion just invigorates me. There is so much out there waiting to be experienced and every moment I have is so important. Time goes so fast; sometimes it’s…

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Full Moon Ceremonies

Once, the best resort amenities included mini shampoo bottles and shower caps, maybe the occasional gratis cocktail. These days, though, hotels feature everything from exclusive literary series (like at New York City’s…

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Caring For Energy While Traveling

I have just relocated from London to Los Angeles and, after an eleven-hour flight, I was reminded yet again of how air travel is so disorienting for the energy system. It is one of the most non-grounded things you can do. When you are up in the sky, you are in a unique energy space…

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