This is Wellness Lately

We founded this site in 2014 with the goal of bringing you all of the wellness info and inspo you can handle – with healthy dose of cynicism and humor.

We talk fitness, nutrition, personal growth, creativity, culture, body image, beauty, books and other fun stuff. Sometimes we go on personal rants fueled by Pinot Noir and the kind-hearted criticism of our mothers, both aptly named Kath. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you).

After years in the NYC wellness industry we know three things to be absolutely true:



Wellness has an ever-evolving definition.


Getting healthy can be hard because there’s a lot of garba- er, noise out there


Everyone needs to calm down and stop pretending to be perfect.  


So pour a glass of wine or grab a frothy cup of Kombucha and have a look around. We’ve got lots of fun and useful stuff for you to chew on.

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Figuring Out Your LifeWellness

Health Challenges + How to Handle Them

A few months ago I opened up about my struggle with unexpected weight gain and work-related stress. I outlined what I was planning to do in order to feel better and regain control…
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On Calling Ourselves Ugly
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On Calling Ourselves Ugly

JB likes to take pictures of me in my most unflattering states. I'm not sure how or when this began but it drives me nuts. Nuts. The other night, I honestly forget where…
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Is BBG Worth It? My Kayla Itsine’s Review

If you’re into health and fitness and you haven’t heard about Kayla Itsines and her wildly popular workout guides - Bikini Body Guides, better known as BBG - then you must be into…
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Figuring Out Your Life

Why I’m Moving In With My Parents at 27

Just so you know, this was not the plan. I was going to do it all, be it all, have it all. Climb the corporate ladder, make big money, see the world. Settle down…
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5 Essential First Steps to Shedding the Weight, Having More Fun, and Feeling Confident in Your Own Skin.

A little more about us, if you like:
Dana Barron
  • Mildly anxious Capricorn
  • Hails from New Jersey
  • Mom to Foster, Wife to Joel, Dog-mom to Jacko
  • Recovering from a 10-month stint with a tiny human inside of her
  • Loves: Broccoli, Man Repeller, Interior Design, Game of Thrones and Post Apocalyptic Fiction
  • Hates: That ‘After the Thrones’ was canceled
Responsibilities at Wellness Lately
  • Manically creating to-do lists to track our tasks
  • Regularly emailing Bridget random streams of consciousness
  • Coming up with brilliant ideas in inconvenient places and promptly forgetting them
  • Emailing our readers to alert them of new posts, products and personal rants
  • Staring blankly at the computer screen trying to write and then surfing the ‘Net instead
  • Attempting to pull off faux fur and to look like I know what I’m doing in life in general
Bridget Shannon
  • Sagittarius, and also newly sort of into astrology
  • Prone to moving, currently docked in New Hampshire
  • Mom to Lucy the mischievous beagle, and a variety of plants that are hanging on for dear life
  • Recovering from a year-long stint with Lyme Disease
  • Loves: Traveling, hot sauce, Stevie Wonder, Jeopardy, beach walks
  • Hates: Microsoft Excel
Responsibilities at Wellness Lately
  • Attempting but ultimately failing at utilizing Dana’s organized to-do lists
  • Getting really excited to write something only to painfully procrastinate until the hour it’s due
  • Sporadically posting stuff on our Instagram and trying to keep up with hashtags the kids are using these days
  • Testing weird things in the name of research that make her friends question her sanity like oil pulling, energetic crystals and turmeric toothpaste
  • Using recipe blog posts as an excuse to consume tacos as often as possible
  • Finding the trendiest baby clothes for Foster (have you ever even seen baby chambray?)