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Monday, August 06, 2012

Our seven Chakras are located midline of the body.  They are responsible for our physical, emotional and spiritual function.  When out of balance or closed, they are known to be inactive, inoperative and not in normal state and will affect our total well-being.  By frequently practicing this Chakra balance exercise, one can bring themselves back to equilibrium.



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Monday, July 23, 2012


Practice this mantra for attracting good luck and positive energy… One of my favorites.  Namaste.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Change up your Zumba workout this summer with Aqua Zumba!

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Be and stay inspired to take some “quiet time.”  Meditate.

OM Shanti, Namaste.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Searching for some last minute Father’s day gift ideas?  Search no more… Visit Treluxe Gifts and Glamour for the Home.

Mention LiYa Lifestyle and receive a 15% discount off your purchase.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TRX Training is a method after my own heart!  Incorporating suspension tools and movements which use your own bodyweight and gravity as leverage, TRX has proven to be an extrememly effective functional training method offering huge results from improving flexibility, stability, and developing core and overall body strength. 

Today, TRX training is being utilized by many pro sports facilities, health clubs, and fitness studios.  The tools, which are portable equipment, are great to use outdoors, and even better to take on your travels.

As a lover and true believer of the effects of utilizing your own body weight for improving overall body awareness and strength, I suggest you try TRX training and see for yourself.  I promise you will love it as much as my clients and I do!!!

For more info visit http://www.trxtraining.com

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Opening today!!!! 

Athleta at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.  For some of the greatest Fitness Fashions, and a little of everything in between for the “Athleta” in every woman.

Athleta - Power to the She!

Tice’s Corner
221 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Store hours:  Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.



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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


The Power House voice, Stacy Francis’s - Purple Rain - single on ITunes was released today!!!  Her video on Quebeey will be announced at some point today too.  Stay tuned… And don’t forget to purchase your copy.  You will love it!!!

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Honey Shine Mentoring Program is having their 10th Anuual “Hats Off” Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8th at Jungle Island, Miami, Florida. 

Founded by Tracy Wilson Mourning in 2002 (married to NBA All-Star Alonso Mourning and former Bergen County resident), Honey Shine’s mission is to “encourage the balance between mind, body and soul for girls and women by providing nurturing experiences that enlighten their paths and empower their future.”

One of our youth’s greatest challenges today is low self esteem.  Honey Shine was created with the vision to teach young women the value of their worth by exposing them to “life” and to all of the things out of their norm.

Knowledge, Responsibility, Community and Faith, are the “values” in which Honey Shine lives by to help the girls and women, affectionately referred to as “Honey Bugs”, create awareness and inner growth, in turn, more self confidence, self worth and higher self esteem.

Offering bi-monthly workshops and a summer camp sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line, Honey Shine continuously educates, inspires, motivates and empowers girls and women.  Their goal is to open more Mentoring Programs and Camps globally. 

Our children are the future of the world.  Organizations as Honey Shine are created with much purpose, love, and HOPE so that our children will grow up to know better and do better. 

For more information please visit Honeyshine.org

As always,


          Live a Healthy and Happy Life!  grin

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

“Let Food be thy medicine, and they medicine be food.”  Hippocrates, the great father of Western medicine said it best. 

As one of the 25 million Americans who suffers from environmental seasonal allergies, spring is one of the most difficult seasons to deal with.  As our trees and flowers bloom, so does the rise of pollen creating the symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat and watery eyes. 

Allergies can be very debilitating and affect our daily activities.  And, even though there are many over the counter allergy medications and antihistamines that can very well clear up some of the symptoms, we often have to deal with the side effects of these meds, such as drowsiness, fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, dry mouth and often even constipation.

Prior to the antihistamine medications, the natural alternative to curing allergic reactions was to eat certain foods, plants and herbs that acted as antihistamines.  Within these foods certain vitamins such as Vitamins A and C contain antihistamine properties and nutrients called quercertin and pycnogenol, which work to block the release of histamine-the chemical the body produces when it’s having an allergic reaction. 

Amongst the many foods, pineapples have been considered the most important and best natural source of antihistamine because of its bromelain content.  Bromelain is the enzyme which works to break down and digest histamine that circulates in the body.

As long as you don’t have any sensitivities to these foods, plants and herbs, my suggestion is to add some of the following antihistamine dense foods to your family’s daily menu 2-3 times a day.
An easy way to provide the body with these foods is to add them to your LiYa Dark Green Leafy Vegetable/Fruit Juice 2-3 times a day, every day. 

Below are some antihistamine Foods, Plants and Herbs along with some Juicing recipes from my LiYa Juicing Detox Plan.

Foods rich in Vitamin A:

Dandelion Greens
Red Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Sweet potatoes
Butternut Squash


Foods rich in Vitamin C:

Brussels sprouts
Bell peppers
Red and Green Chili peppers
Acerola Cherry
Amalaki Fruit


Foods rich in quercertin and pycnogenol:

Green Tea


Plants and Herbs (Please consult with a physician before consuming herbs for healing):

Stinging Nettle


Antihistamine Dense Dark Green Leafy Vegetable/Fruit Juicing Recipes:

1 cup of cranberry juice
4 leaves of Kale
1 cup of Spinach
Bunch of parsley
3 slices of pineapple


1 cup of chilled Green Tea
1 bunch of parsley
3 leaves of Dandelion Greens
1 cup of Spinach
½ mango
½ cup of blueberries

As always,

  Don’t worry….Be Happy!  grin  Live a Healthy and Happy Life!!!



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Maritza Dearing is a veteran fitness and wellness expert with over 24 years experience. She is the Founder and President of LiYa Lifestyle, a fitness and wellness company, which specializes in health club and spa management, as well as developing fitness programs for residential and corporate health clubs and spas. Her personal clientele are from all walks of life, and various fitness levels. Maritza is also involved in much charitable work, especially in fitness activities for children and seniors in local churches.

Email: maritzasweat@aol.com

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