After moving to Amsterdam from the small Caribbean Island, Curacao, to study International Communications, Femi became attracted to fashion and the beauty industry. She also became fascinated with diverse cuisines, seasonal produce and pure living spiked her interest. Femi soon realized that beauty comes from within and from wellness. She completed her bachelor’s degree with a specialization in marketing and branding even though she knew a different career path was in the cards for her. She saw an opportunity (together with her now husband) that soon became her new dream and life goal. Beginning a farm-to-table concept on Curacao, for the past 4 years, Hofi Cas Cora. This is only the beginning of a bigger sustainable lifestyle company. Follow Femi on Instagram @femimeaux
I am a public figure and health and wellness professional who is a tad bit obsessed with food, fashion, décor, party planning, travel, coffee, and WINE! Okay, and maybe the occasional Grey Goose martini with a twist too. I’m excited to share my passion for other interests outside of my “squats, lunges, push-ups, and educating on how to live a moderate lifestyle”. I am showcasing the side of me – my “good side” of course - that LOVES: trying out new restaurants and recipes, keeping my closet and beauty regime up-to-date with my latest and greatest finds, entertaining, and traveling to the West Coast and Beyond. I’m just living and sharing and blogging about a life that is Fit4Janine.
Madeleine Berg has been a successful nutritionist/health coach for over 25 years. A Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, Madeleine has degrees in nutrition from Cornell University and NYU. She currently has a flourishing practice, located in Woodbury N.Y., where she counsels her clients on nutrition and weight loss creating customized programs to suit their individual needs. Madeleine employs humor along with a no-nonsense approach creating an optimal environment for weight loss success. She is currently working on her first book, OMG! You Think I'm Fat!
Mani is an integrative nutrition, wellness and anti- aging expert. She earned her graduate degree in medicine, followed by Master’s degree in public health (MPH) with a major in women’s health from Tulane University. Mani has extensive experience in clinical research in the fields of cancer, heart disease, and chronic diseases with nutrition interventions. She has worked at three major academic institutes over the last 13 years. To further enhance her education and understanding of overall wellness, Mani earned her certifications in nutrition and healthy living from Cornell University, advanced functional nutrition from Mind Body Green, and holistic nutrition and health coaching through Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Mani also prides herself in being a 200-hour, registered yoga teacher as this component of her training helps her with movement awareness, a critical aspect of holistic wellness. "I’ve always had a passion for health, and for feeling as good as possible through nutrition and lifestyle. In my years of training, I’ve seen that treating the root cause of a disease can be truly trans formative and that often times we can make tweaks to our daily habits to tap into overall wellness."
Dr. Silberman is an independent scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy. She wrote her dissertation on author, Leo Tolstoy's, reciprocal influence in America. She lectures in the United States and in Russia and has published many articles in American and Russian journals. Dr. Silberman is currently engaged in research for a book. While not lecturing or writing, you can find her painting and cooking. She is particularly interested in her family’s recipes, many of which she learned to make by watching her mother, grandmother, and great-aunt at work. She is excited to marry her deep knowledge of history and her love of cooking, contributing to our series, "Why you should eat like your grandmother."
Actor Matthew Del Negro (Goliath, Scandal, The West Wing, The Sopranos) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. On his podcast, 10,000 No's, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No"s they've had to endure and the struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest, and funny, his podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
I'm a California-based architectural photographer and founder of The Grove. As a photographer I specialize in residential interiors big and small for unique properties worldwide. As founder of The Grove I guide budding interior photographers on their path to success. With my spunky dog as my co-pilot, I'm always looking for the next adventure!