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International Women’s Day

Today marks International Women’s Day. I am so beyond blessed to spend every day surrounded by strong, inspiring women. Together, we are forces—we are mothers, sisters, wives, friends, daughters, mentors—we are warriors.   Above all else, today, I celebrate two women in particular: my mom (right), and my late mother in law, Alice (left.) You can’t have it all, but if you could, they would: two pioneering fierce female entrepreneurs, who also mastered being relentlessly loving mama bears and family women. They taught me I *can* have the career and the life I dream of, that challenges can be cultivated into beautiful growth, and most importantly, that I am enough just the way I am.   My mom—In one word, my mom is, and always has been a powerhouse. She ...

How to Create a Healthy Morning Routine

No matter how busy your life gets, you still have a routine you can anticipate every day. It might mean you wake up at the same time during the night to feed your newborn or drop your kids off precisely 30 minutes before school starts. Your family operates on a schedule, so it's easy to feel like you can't change what you do in the morning. Even if you have a system that works for you, there are always ways to improve. Most people could use a little help to make their days smoother, which you can do by changing what you do after you wake up.  Keep reading to discover how to create a healthy morning routine without throwing your current one entirely off-balance. With gradual, minor adjustments, you'll ...

What’s in Nikki’s Vacation Bag?

That’s right - it’s time to get out of the winter weather & spend some time with my family on vacation! I don't like to have to rely 100% on hotel food for myself or my family and I also like to have my nutrient-rich filled food on the ready. We chose a very family-friendly resort in the Cayman Islands and we chose a resort that is also not all-inclusive as we like to choose where we eat and I know we'll be exploring fun restaurants around town since we got a bunch of great recommendations.   Planning is everything... Ask ahead of time for suggestions from family and friends or ask Facebook for recommendations. Our friend, Tara has been to the Caymans several times and she knows me so well ...

No Penalties This Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is here & we are ready for it! Here’s a couple tips when navigating all the eats on game day.. -Spice up veggies or chips (my fav are from Siete Food) with some dips or homemade guac and salsa -I love ordering meat from Grass Roots Coop, especially the rips - is it just me of do things taste better when you know where they’re coming from?! (Use code: Nourish at checkout for $30 0ff + free shipping) -Mother Raw sauces, such as bbq, ranch and ketchup are BIG in my house since I trust them on everything, especially with a toddler (Use code: NAOWELLNESS15 at checkout for 15% off your order!)   We usually put together a Healthy "Cheesy" Bacon Bread Bowl for the big game. ...

All-Natural Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Everyone's been in a situation where they've felt nervous. The hair on the back of your neck stood up, or your heart began beating too fast. People get nervous for countless different reasons, which is why it's often confused with anxiety. Anxiety is a sometimes-chronic condition that individuals experience within a wide range of intensities. Some may struggle with continually feeling the need to be productive, while others may stay in bed, unable to eat or take care of themselves. If you look for advice, you may hear people tell you to get on medication, but that doesn't always work with health and wellness lifestyles. You might want to ease your anxiety symptoms without getting on any daily or high dosage medications. Although it's important to talk to your doctor ...

Why You Should Invest in Yourself in 2020

Many of us are happy to invest in businesses, the stock market and real estate, but what about investing in ourselves? When we considering investing in ourselves, many of us balk. What value can we get from investing in ourselves?   1. You'll Discover Your Purpose Have you been feeling lost? Has your life become little more than waking up, heading to work and returning home? Maybe you feel like you have no room to complain — you make enough money to feel comfortable, you don't hate your job, you have loved ones you feel close to and yet you feel dissatisfied. Empty.  How do you feel at the end of the day? Do you go to sleep with a smile on your face, knowing you're proud of the day's ...

Let’s Get Real: Restaurants and Food Anxiety

Let’s get real about restaurants and food anxiety! Dining out is supposed to be a FUN way to catch up with friends and family. The goal is to go out and be SO present with our loved ones—bond over good food, endless laughter and great quality conversation. However, food anxiety is an unavoidable dark storm cloud looming over so many of us. I can’t count the hours I’ve lost stressing over what I’m going to order. We stop thinking about the JOY and get stuck on: Will it be too greasy? Will I overeat and ruin my day tomorrow? Will I have one too many drinks? I so get it—this has been me! That’s why at NAO our mission is to arm you with the tools that will allow you ...

Rest in the West: My Stay at Terranea Resort

Every few months, when I’m about to lose my sh** with stress, I escape to my best friend Sabrina’s beach pad in southern Los Angeles for some R&R. I run on the beach, bike along the promenade, we catch up on girl talk and watch the latest on Netflix. But, this time I was craving something more. I’d been hustling so hard at NAO and needed some serious pampering. So when I asked about a local spa getaway, she started raving about Terranea Resort, which is just a short (and hella scenic) drive from LAX. Two seconds later, I was on their site salivating over their coastal views, luxurious spa menus, healthy dining options, and insanely gorgeous grounds. How had I not heard of this place?! Ten minutes later, we ...

Come Get Seeded With NAO

Time to add some more personalized into your wellness routine with ear seeds. Ear seeds are adhesive seeds from the natural Vaccaria plant placed on specific acupressure points on the ear to address specific symptoms and areas of the physical and emotional body. This holistic treatment is called auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapy, with its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a treatment modality used for thousands of years across diverse cultures. Auriculotherapy is also known as ear reflexology, the concept that the outer ear is a map or microsystem of the body. Auriculotherapy with ear seeds incorporates acupressure to stimulate specific points on the ear to treat symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, restlessness, headaches, libido, fertility, depression, and compulsive behaviors and simultaneously promotes relaxation and a sense of balance. ...

Manifestations vs Resolutions

2020 is going to be a big year and instead of making the same old New Year's resolutions, try something new. I think we can all admit that we’ve made resolutions only to just forget about them in like... 2 weeks. So instead of making new year's resolutions try manifestation.    Manifesting is intentionally creating what you want throughout your life.  This means that whatever you focus on is what you are bringing into your reality. You may focus and manifest through meditation, visualization or just delving into your subconscious mind and better realizing what your desires are.   Everything happening in your life is a reflection of what is happening inside of you. Whatever you focus on will take shape and manifest into your daily life.   Energetically we ...

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

We kindly request that all changes to appointments be made by calling 646-830-4423. Services must be rescheduled or cancelled at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Cancellations and reschedules made after this time will result in the full price of the session.

We do our very best to accommodate all of our clients. A late arrival may limit our ability to completely deliver your originally scheduled service. Clients who are more than fifteen minutes late for an appointment may forfeit their reservation. Late arrivals resulting in a shortened or forfeited appointment are responsible for the full price of the original scheduled services.

NAO WE ARE VIRTUAL!

Because of the Coronavirus, it is with a heavy heart that we have had to close our doors until further notice

 

BUT...

 

we are operating online with our virtual nutritional programs. Our nutritional consultations are offered via Zoom, Skype, Phone... whatever's easiest for you!

 

Chat with us now to schedule your session. Availability is limited.

 

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