Why Brides Need To Rethink Weight Loss

Why Brides Need To Rethink Weight Loss

I don’t want to be another health expert who stands here and says: “living at your ideal weight is easy”. Because for many women the ability to create a body and life that they love seems needlessly complicated, and even unattainable. I get it. For many years I struggled with low self-esteem, eating disorders, and…

Stress Less: 4 Yoga Poses For Relaxation

Stress Less: 4 Yoga Poses For Relaxation

I’ve said it before, wedding planning is exciting and rewarding, but also stressful. Here are four simple yoga poses that will help you release stress, and feel more relaxed and grounded. Balasana (Child’s Pose) This pose is brilliant when there are just too many decisions to make, — think wedding invitations, specialty cocktails, bridesmaid dresses. Ok, stop…

Should You Diet Before Your Wedding?

Should You Diet Before Your Wedding?

Should you diet before your wedding? That’s a question that I’m often asked, and one that regularly pops up in the Wedding Wire health & fitness forum, where I spend time each week weighing in on bride’s health questions.   I have to admit that sometimes reading the other answers to this question make me…

How To Stay Healthy With A Busy Social Calendar

How To Stay Healthy With A Busy Social Calendar

Sticking to your bridal health and fitness routine should be easy. Yet often your social life can take you off track. Whether it’s a friend’s wedding, your birthday party or just another weekend, it’s important to know how to stay healthy with a busy social calendar, to keep you reaching your bridal wellness goals. With…

How To Stop Wedding Stress In 10 Minutes Or Less

How To Stop Wedding Stress In 10 Minutes Or Less

Date selected. Checked. Venue booked. Checked. Guest list drafted. Checked. Not checked. Kind of checked. Stress levels rising. Triple checked. Was it just me or is making the guest list synonymous with the arrival of wedding stress? Between the family politics, school-friend obligations and trying to balance his side and your side, it can be…

My 5 Fave Non-Toxic Skin Care Products

My 5 Favorite Skin Care Products

I was fortunate enough to attend the Luxe Launch 2016 Gala last night at the amazing venue, Vibiana in downtown L.A. In addition to oohing and aahing over stunning tabletops created by some of LA’s top designers — and enjoying champagne, canapés and ice cream — I had the opportunity to model a beautiful couture wedding…

How To Love Your Body: For Now & Happily Ever After

How To Love Your Body: My Journey From Self-Sabotage To Self-Love

I haven’t wanted to write this post, which is why I’ve put it off for almost a year now. Today I’m sharing with you my own wellness journey, the one that took me from self-sabotage to self-love. I hope that it will also help you learn how to love your body, if you’re not already…

Wedding Stressed? Try This Quick Body Scan

Wedding Stressed? Try This Quick Body Scan

Welcome back to the fourth installment of the Busy Bride Meditation Challenge! Today we will enjoy an eight minute guided meditation together. Today’s meditation is one of the cornerstones of the lying down meditation practices. It involves sweeping through the body with the mind, bringing awareness to every region from the toes to the head.  This…

Ten Count Breath Guided Meditation

Ten Count Breath Guided Meditation

Welcome back to part two of our five-part Busy Bride Meditation Series. I hope that you made it a priority to set aside a couple of minutes last week to participate in the first meditation in our series, which you can access here. This week we are increasing the length of our meditation to four minutes…

Bridal Meditation One: Thought Clouds

Bridal Meditation One: Thought Clouds

We are kicking off the five-part Bridal Meditation Series with a simple and relaxing two-minute guided meditation. My clients often tell me that they struggle to meditate because they don’t know how to stop their minds from buzzing, which is why I like to start any new meditator with a short relaxation that gives the mind…

Busy Bride Meditation Challenge

Busy Bride Meditation Challenge

Do you ever find that your brain lights up with a dozen thoughts, plans and concerns as soon as you go to bed? I wouldn’t be surprised if the “busy-bride-brain” made a nightly appearance at your house. My four-part Busy Bride Meditation Challenge will show you how to calm your mind and recharge your energy on…

Wedding Wellness 101: Don’t Break A Habit, Start A New One

Wedding Wellness 101: Don’t Break A Habit, Start A New One

As we wrap up the first full week of 2016 I encourage you to review your New Year’s Resolutions. Have you set realistic wedding wellness goals for the months ahead, or are you trying to break an old habit that you’ve been struggling to shake? I’ve been helping men and women improve their health and…

The Top 10 Wedding Wellness Articles Of 2015

The Top 10 Wedding Wellness Articles Of 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year beautiful brides!! I am spending time with family this week and will be away from my computer (I hope you are taking the opportunity to do the same). Next week I’ll be back with new workouts, recipes and wedding stress busters, but in the meantime here are my top ten, mindbodybride wedding…

The Bombshell Bride Manifesto

The Bombshell Bride Manifesto

My passion is to help busy brides become Bombshell Brides without diets and deprivation. Becoming a “Bombshell Bride” means something different to each and every woman, but there is one common thread. The women that I work with know that being sexy, svelte and soulful is a lifestyle. Looking picture perfect on your wedding day…

The Healthy “Rules” That Every Bride Needs To Break

The Healthy “Rules” That Every Bride Needs To Break

2 months until the wedding. Worried about the dress not fitting. Worried about all eyes being on you. Hating that you lose all control on the weekends / after 5pm / because it’s Thursday … Sound familiar? Here’s a recent comment from a bride-to-be on social media: “I’m driving myself crazy thinking about how I…

How To Obliterate Stress With Every Exhale

How To Obliterate Stress With Every Exhale

When I first began mindbodybride I surveyed dozens of newly engaged women asking if they would benefit from bridal-focused fitness and nutrition advice. While everyone responded with an overwhelming ‘yes’, I was surprised to find that sculpting their ideal body was not actually their top priority. Instead, the vast majority of respondents said their number…

If You Only Do One Thing For Your Health Today, Do This

We all have areas of our life that we want to improve – physically, emotionally, spiritually or intellectually – and we all face the same challenge of having to stay motivated and take action to make those improvements. The difference is that some of us have the support we need to change and grow while others don’t.…

It is about you. How to prioritize self care during your engagement

It is about you. How to prioritize self care during your engagement

As a bride-to-be you know that planning a wedding is not all champagne and flowers. Getting engaged also means saying “yes” to a part time job as wedding planner, event co-ordinator, family mediator and stylist – even if these roles aren’t a natural part of your skill set. While you may enjoy the wedding planning…

Motivation Mondays 3/31/15

Each new week brings with it new goals, inspiration and success! By participating in mindbodybride Motivation Mondays you can feel confident in knowing that you will reach your health and fitness goals and make your wellness dreams come true. Let me provide a helping hand and a motivating nudge by posting your number one wellness goal for this week in the…

Motivation Mondays

Share your health and fitness goals for this week in the comments below and let me help you stay accountable for your success. You can also Tweet me @jennifer_dene #mbbmondays. Motivation Mondays March 23 2015 from Jennifer Dene on Vimeo.