Want to learn about some of the resources that I use? Start here.
Disclosure: I have a policy of not promoting things unless I seek them out myself or have firsthand experience. Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have personal experience with all of these resources. The small commissions aren't why I'm sharing them. It's because they have been or currently are helpful and useful to me or my clients. Before using any of the products below or making changes to diet, exercise or any other change to your health & wellness, please consult the appropriate healthcare practitioners in your life.
Holistic Nutrition Lab - I've completed the Digestive Intensive and completed Full Body Systems for health practitioners. The functional approach to nutrition and wellness has been incredibly helpful in working with coaching clients.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition - I completed this training program back in 2010. If you're interested in health and wellness, you can learn more about the curricula here. Mention my name to receive a $500 Friends & Family discount (or potentially better current promotion). You can talk to a human at IIN by calling 844.315.8547.
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying - [Free MOOC] If you're trying to learn anything new, set yourself up to learn based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology. Featuring past Le vital corps Salon guest Barbara Oakley, Ph.D.
SELF-CARE (KITCHEN, BATHROOM + BEYOND)
BioMatrix - Resources to support chronic stress and hormonal balance. Orders can also be placed by phone at 800.570.2000. Do talk to a qualified healthcare professional before starting or changing your current supplement protocol. Commission received when you mention Kara Snyder/vital corps at time of order.
Casper (mattresses) - Y'all know how much I advocate for better sleep habits, right? I never thought I'd love an online mattress buying experience so much. It's mega-comfortable, arrived in 5 days, and set up in 10 minutes. It's also Certi-Pur and OKEO-TEX environmentally compliant.
Mountain Rose Herbs - Teas, bulk herbs, bulk spices, essential oils, and all the related supplies you can think of. These folks have been supporting organic agriculture since 1987!
LifeEquals - To receive a 50% discount on your 1st month's supply, please use promo code SNY50 and sign up for a subscription. (Don't worry, you can pause, cancel and change it at any time.) There are no obligations or push back from the folks Life Equals. If you travel or are on-the-go a lot, definitely check out Life Equal's Balance Superfood Shot.
Thrive Market - Get food and products at wholesale pricing shipped directly to you. Thrive's mission is to "make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone." Save 25% off your 1st order when you use this link. If you join, you're knock $25 off of my next delivery.
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! Call 800.848.2649 with questions or to order.
GETTING ORGANIZED + WORK STUFF + APPS
Acuity Scheduling - 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 $10 per month by letting clients book their sessions online 24/7. If you sign-up for a paid account, I receive up to $30.
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. Also, it backs up your iPhone photos. Seriously awesome.
Evernote - This app is fills 2 needs for me. One, it's a digital notebook to capture random thought and home to my daily Five Minute Journal practice. (Thanks for the integration, IFTTT.) Two, it's a place for me to digitally clip articles, stories, quotes, or other currently unconnected dots in a way that allows me to search them later. By using my link, you currently get a free trial of their premium service.
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.
SmarterQueue - How I schedule/organize/generally keep up with social media. While it's still technically in beta, there are more and more features rolling out by the week. This application has seriously saved me weeks of time. At the time of writing, you receive an extended trial period with all the bells & whistles when you use this link.
SpotHero - My favorite app for parking deals.
TextExpander - Find yourself writing the same thing over and over...say directions to your office? Here's an app to support you across multiple applications. Only goodwill received for this recommendation.
Trello - Holy shit! This makes my Inner Process and Workflow Nerd want to shoot glitter from my fingertips and rainbows from my eyes. If you have a multi-stage project or process you're feeling overwhelmed by, try Trello. This is how my team and I manage Le vital corps Salon podcast production. For any MBA nerds, the flow reminds me of an interactive Gantt chart.
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 THAT I THINK ARE AWESOME
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!
Angela Lussier - If you're a woman who wants to be a dynamic speaker, learn from the best. Angela is the founder of the Speaking School for Women (virtual classroom) and the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of public speaking groups popping up all over. Don't forget to check out her Claim the Stage podcast, too.
Ignite Your Cause - Words. Design. Ruckus. And wryly-funny founder, Megan Atkinson, will light a fire under your ass and your business on these 3 fronts. She's been KEY in helping me polish the message and look of the vital corps brand. Her $9 Word Storm tool is a frequent go-to tool for 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 so inviting; and Lindsay is a dynamic teacher.
RJ Redden - RJ helps small businesses and solopreneurs spend more time doing things that really matter. As a Productivity Coach, she helps badass individuals to conquer technology, rock their productivity practices, and master their time and talents. Note: She has a special soft spot for the tech-challenged folks.
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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