Want to know where to find some of the resources that I have mentioned to you? Start here. If there is something that you think I should add, please let me know. I don't want to miss out on something awesome.
FOOD and KITCHEN
Vitamix - Seriously, this revolutionized how I eat more than any other kitchen gear. Make smoothies, ice cream, vegan cheeses, sauces, soups and more in minutes. A friend once said that if there was a fire in his house, he'd grab his family and then his Vitamix! Get FREE shipping (worth $25) using the code: 06-007005. Call 800.848.2649 with questions or to order. By using this link, you are also helping to defray vital corps operating costs.
NOURISH and SELF-CARE
doTERRA Essential Oils - Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. It's amazing what just a drop can do! I have replaced nearly all of my over-the-counter, beauty and household products with these wonders. I just can't be happier with the products. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
Paradise City Herbal - Sheri is an herbalist, micro-farmer and purveyor of all-natural beauty products made from things grown right in her own yard. Love her handmade soaps! Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
Institute of Integrative Nutrition - now offered in a distance learning format; mention me Kara Martin Snyder and ask if there are any current enrollment incentives. Goodwill and possible referral bonus received for this recommendation.
Natural Kitchen Cooking School - culinary program with vegan & macrobiotic leanings with locations in or around NYC and New Jersey. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
re:AB Pilates Teacher Training Program - train with master instructor Brooke Siler in NYC's premier (and comfy) classical Pilates studio. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
GETTING ORGANIZED & WORK STUFF
Constant Contact - My email marketing service + more. I've been using Constant Contact for newsletters and more since 2009. New product features are always being added. Plus, their customer service is fast and helpful. A human will actually help you get going with the product. If you use my name and email (email@example.com) when you sign-up, we'll each get an account credit of $30 (at last update).
Dropbox - My storage option. Always have your files when and where you need it. Sign up for free! You'll be able to sync your files across computers, tablets, phones or anywhere you can access the internet, plus carve out who has access to what. Seriously awesome. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
JigsawBox - My link with clients between sessions. JSB is a secure application that you can create customized learning modules or homework assignments for your clients to work between their sessions. You can link to your Paypal account to collect payments as part of the registration. It's fairly straightforward to use. The Customer Service has been really helpful, although on British time. By using this link, you help defray my technology costs, too. Thanks!
MOO (for business cards or postcards) - I found MOO when I wanted a personal calling card years ago; and the rest, as they say, is history. You can start from scratch or upload your own (or your designer's) design on high quality paper, including eco-friendly options. Easy-peasy. Use the link on this page to save 10% on your first order and chip in towards my next order.
Remember the Milk - How I Keep My Sanity. It's a digital task manager. You can create multiple lists and sort by date, priority and location. The Pro account allows for syncing across devices and the internet platform. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
Schedulicity - My scheduling application. Let me tell you: nothing is more awesome than going to bed and waking up to freshly-booked client sessions. Literally, I save hours of time each week for only $19.95 per month by letting clients book their sessions online 24/7. They offer a free trail and lots of how-to videos. Please ask me for an invite and help me save one month of fees.
You Need a Budget (YNAB) - Finances feeling a little out of control? The word "budget" freak you out? Here's an application that will help you manage your money instead of your money managing you. (Coincidentally, it's helped saved my marriage.) You can even update it from multiple desktops or your smartphones. Save 10% using this link and gift 10% to me.
OTHER PEOPLE & THINGS THAT I THINK ARE JUST AWESOME
(Good karma received, nothing else, for these recommendations.)
Amanda Brown, Wedding Celebrant - MA, but "has love; will travel" - Her "Unique, joy-filled weddings" is only partly right. She's just plain awesome: creative, clever, professional and all heart (not in that woo-woo way, either). Btw, she books up fast. Craig & I were lucky to have had her officiating our Atomic 50s Luau!
Amber Ladley - Website services to optimize & enhance the online presence of your business. Whether you are looking for just a bit of help or the full package, Amber can help. Her services include website design, development, and strategic consulting. She's SO easy to work with and really listened to me.
Shari Berkowitz of The Vertical Workshop - Shari is one seriously gifted teacher of Pilates teachers, but even novices can learn a ton about the method in her well-informed, articulate blog. She brings true professionalism to the Pilates industry. You'll find her in NYC...or all over the world teaching workshops.
Form Pilates - Boutique Pilates Studio in Union Square (NYC) run by the fabulous Lindsay Lopez. The space is gorgeous; and Lindsay is a dynamic and pedigreed teacher.
Karrie Welch - Karrie is known for her classic, clean approach to beauty. She's my go-to pro when I need to look good in front of a camera. She's combined her years of experience and science education to create Fortunate Face Minerals, her own clean line of mineral makeup. She's based in Western MA, but you'll also find her in Boston and NYC.
Val Nelson - Introverts unite! Business & Career Coach in Northampton, MA with a soft spot for introverts. She knows all the secrets as a self-described ex-wallflower.
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