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Rockstar Health & Fitness With Fashion Icon Laurel Berman From Black Halo  0

We met on a wild adventure in India. The irony is we live a mile apart in LA, but destiny had our paths crossing nearly 10,000 miles away from home. As we shared our life-changing journey exploring the Taj Mahal, Varanasi, and Delhi, I discovered she was a top fashion designer. I was already well aware of the famous dresses from her line, Black Halo. One of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, her clothes are designed to make you look five pounds thinner and two inches taller with her expert cuts and high-end material. They are the perfect “day-to-dinner” or “boardroom-to-bar” dresses because they are elegant, yet powerful and sexy.

Needless to say, my closet is now packed full of her designs, and I receive more compliments on her clothes than any of the other designers I wear. I heard the best compliment last week when I was in NYC wearing her cobalt blue, Jackie O dress. A gentleman approached me and said, “That dress is stunning and just screams, ‘You’d better have serious game to even approach me’.” I laughed and immediately texted Laurel to tell her it should be the tagline for Black Halo’s newly launched line of evening dresses, Black Halo Eve by Laurel Berman.

Since traveling through India together, Laurel has become one of my best friends—so I know firsthand how committed she is to a healthy lifestyle. Her favorite workout out is yoga, which she practices four to five times a week; she also rollerblades for four hours every other Saturday. When she travels, she visits her favorite yoga spots in each city, and sometimes sends her rollerblades on ahead to her hotel so she can cruise through Central Park or Golden Gate Park and enjoy the outdoors.

Her Favorite Yoga poses

Humble Warrior: Because she loves forward folds—and this one is more active. She drops her head to release the tension in her neck and shoulders anytime stress begins to build; when needed, she even deepens the release by adding eagle arms to the forward fold. She told me the stretch is amazing. I just tried it and she’s right!

Tumbling Tree: I love the name of this pose, which is basically moving from Warrior 3 to standing splits without falling. She loves the balancing aspect of the pose, and says that when the body is in balance, it colors every aspect of your life, creating balance throughout.

Laurel loves the transitions in her practice, the poses between the poses. She focuses on the breath to keep them smooth and purposeful without falling out of the pose during exit and entry. This represents another skill that helps her in her daily life…flowing smoothly through life’s transitions is easier once you master it on the mat. The main reason why she loves the practice of yoga is how it benefits the mind; having more control over her thoughts and emotions—not letting them run wild helps in her fast-paced professional and personal life. She moves through life with grace and style thanks to her yoga practice, healthy lifestyle…and great wardrobe!

 

Lori Talks With Deepak Chopra  0

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You know when you are in presence of greatness, you can just feel it. There was something really special about spending time with Deepak Chopra. His energy was calming, positive, powerful and inspiring.  Deepak is the author of over 75 books in 35 different languages and 25 of them have hit the NY Times bestseller list.

I have read many of his books and one of my favorites is “Seven Spiritual Laws to Success.”  I also love his new book “What Are You Hungry For?” It is amazing!  It’s based on the idea that if your life is not fulfilled, you are not going to fill it through your stomach.  It offers insight into the damage done to the body from the toxins in our food, as well as providing ideas for a healthier lifestyle.

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When my friend Felicia, who handles his PR, offered me the opportunity to interview him at his LA book signing, I couldn’t believe it! I have been a big fan of his work for years.  He has single-handedly improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world.  It was so fun talking to him and if given the time, I would have asked him a million questions.

Watch our Rockstar Health & Fitness EXTRA interview to find out what he told me about his healthy secrets and the importance of avoiding toxins in all areas including: food, relationships and environments.  You will also learn some other fascinating information that he share with me:

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Lori Rischer Recaps The Awareness Film Festival  0

The Awareness Film Festival in Santa Monica was incredible.  It was such an honor to host the closing night program and to be a part of an event that is striving to make a difference. As part of a healthy lifestyle, dedicating your personal time to issues important to you helps create balance and gratitude.  Thank you to, Heal One World, for putting together so many wonderful films that create awareness on important issues.  The first step in effecting change is through awareness.  I was fortunate to see and learn about a few select movies that I highly recommend….such as:

See Me: The movie takes place in a South African orphanage where the kids were given disposable cameras with which they then took pictures of their lives.  We get to see the world through their eyes and WOW…..they have so much pride and gratitude.  Their creativity and excitement in using a camera was heartwarming.
G-Dog.  There are no words to describe how moved I was by this movie.  I have been a volunteer working with kids in South LA for over 10 years so this was close to my heart.  The movie is about Father Greg Boyle,who started Homeboy Industries to help gang members reform and rebuild their lives.  He works by a powerful idea: “Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job.”  Over the years, his unstoppable compassion has turned around the lives of thousands of gang members. He has come up with an international model of positive change…that really works.  He teaches us that a little compassion and love go a long way.  This is a must see movie!!
Awakening World: Have you ever wondered about the purpose of life or what is love? That’s what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover through interviews with renowned authors, leaders and globally recognized artists.  I had a profound moment of clarity during this movie.  Years ago, my father was in a very serious and horrific accident that left him in ICU for weeks.  While he was lying there hooked up to all kinds of tubes he realized the meaning of life was about “who you love and who loves you.”  In this movie, one of my heroes, Marianne Williamson, said the exact same thing.  I was incredibly moved and reminded about the power of love.
One Track Heart, The Story of Krishna Das:  Since my world is based on music and yoga, he is an icon to me.  His music is in every yoga class I teach and once helped me out of a panic attack on an overnight train in India.  He heals the world through his music.  It was fascinating to learn about his struggles and his journey.  Not too mention, he was once the lead singer of Blue Oyster Cult….who knew?
In addition, I was moved by the awards ceremony that I also hosted.  Being able to meet such amazing people that in their own way are making a difference, was a powerful experience.  We need more people like them to open our eyes and our hearts so we can take action.  Action to create positive change and help others along the way.
Here are the award winning movies:

Grand Jury:

Feature Doc:            420 – The Documentary

Feature Narrative:    Home

Short Narrative:        Hark

Short Doc:                Wheelchair Diaries

Music Video:            Alchemy

 

Audience Award Winners:

Feature Film:            Driving Blind

Student Program:     There is No Place for You Here

Youth Program:        A Quest For Peace

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Ludacris Shares His Rockstar Health & Fitness Secrets!  0

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is an amazing and multi talented artist. He is not only a rapper, musician and actor but also an entrepreneur, philanthropist and business man. During his career, Ludacris has sold over 20 million albums in the US and has won three Grammy Awards.  On top of his success in the music world he has also made a successful transition into acting.   He has been in numerous movies and TV shows.  I loved him in the movie CRASH!! That is the movie in which he won the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards.
He has a new song “Helluva Night” from his latest mix tape and is in the new movie “Fast and Furious 6“.  While he was recently doing press at the UMG headquarters, he stopped by my office to say hello.  I was excited to learn his healthy secrets so we grabbed the camera to share them with you.  Here is what I learned from the witty Ludacris……

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