Elisabeth Ricarda
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What I Gained From Doing a 25 Day Yoga Challenge

I recently completed a 25 day yoga challenge, where I took 25 classes in 25 days. Prior to the challenge, I’d been practicing roughly 2 - 3 times a week, and I naively thought it would be easy. I found out by day 7 that #yogaeverydamnday is actually quite a feat to accomplish, especially if you’re practicing the physical form of yoga (asana), as opposed to one of the 7 other “limbs”. It took some doing to hang in there and make it to day 25, but now that it’s behind me, I want to share with you what I gained from the experience: Read More

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Interview with a European Fashion Model

This week I’ve decided to share a mini mid-week post with all of you! Lucky for me, I know some really interesting people, and one of those people happens to be my cousin, Julia, who is a fashion model in Europe. A woman of many talents, she is also a competitive dancer, and has won such titles as “Miss Salzburg 2006” and “International Model of the Year Austria 2006”, among others. Oh, and she also happens to be trained as a lawyer. We were talking about life and health recently, so I decided to ask her a few questions, and she was kind enough to agree to a short interview. Here’s what she has to say about modelling, staying in shape, and what her guilty pleasure is! Read More

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Body Image Around the World

Body Image. It seems like no matter where in the world you’re from, women think about it, are influenced by it, and often have a difficult (if not downright despairing) relationship with it. I’m lucky enough to have friends in many different countries, and this week I asked them to weigh in on this question: In your country, what messages do you receive from the media in regards to body image? What is the prevailing theme of how a woman “should” look? Read More

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What I Learned From (Nervously) Doing a Boudoir Photo Shoot

I’d always wanted to try it. To buy some sexy lingerie, get in front of the camera and basically feel like a Victoria’s Secret model. Did I ever think I’d actually do it? Nope! Read More

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Setbacks: A Sign of Growth

Resolutions. They can be so overwhelming. The word itself implies that something is wrong and needs to be resolved. I don’t believe that we need to be fixed, which is why I shy away from making them. That being said, I've been focused on the things I want to let go of from 2015, and the things I want to focus on in the year to come. And yet, something is bugging me. It seems to be a common theme amongst my friends and peers. We’re feeling the effects of the Holiday Hangover, and the long year ahead is starting to seem a bit more daunting than exciting. Read More

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How to Start 2016 off on the Right Foot

Although it’s difficult to measure, it’s estimated that 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Why? My own personal guess is that most people think in vague terms of “I want to be healthier” or “I want to lose weight.” Naturally this is difficult to achieve, because you can’t measure it, there’s no timeline, and it has no real meaning. The vast majority of us want to “be healthier” but what does that really mean? Read More

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