Home Spa Days

11 Oct 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in indulgences, wellness

After a trip through Peru that was pretty taxing on my body, I needed something to bring my body back into balance and ready myself for the daily grind. Since spa treatments are definitely not in my budget right now, I wanted the next best thing, so I decided to create a home spa treatment day for myself. I used ingredients and items I had on-hand to bring it to life, and ended the day feeling relaxed and refreshed. You can obviously vary this to suit your own tastes, but here’s a general list of what I do to set…

Everyday Indulgences: Scent-suality

03 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in indulgences, sensuality, wellness

With all that’s happening around us, I find that my decadent and frugal sides are like rival angels on my shoulders. The stress of keeping so many balls in the air to keep things moving forward — seemingly without a minute to breathe — leaves me utterly worn out, and there are times when I simply want to indulge myself. Of course, I also want to do this without making my wallet cry. If you’ve read or heard me wax poetic on basil leaves, you know that I can find indulgence in seemingly ordinary places and things, so I’ve decided…

FP45: Hunger in the Hudson Valley

25 Mar 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in podcast, wellness

http://blip.tv/file/get/Foodphilosophy-FoodPhilosophy45HungerInTheHudsonValley917.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed This week, it’s not my own hunger I’m talking about, but the hunger of those whose difficulties are far more serious. Learn what the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is doing to tackle the problem of food emergencies for those who find themselves in crisis, and why their organization faces an uphill battle. You see, hunger may be one of the biggest problems that no one likes to talk about; it lacks the glamour of some other causes du jour. The daunting part is that hunger is not just an…