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Ensuring the Future of the Aesthetics Industry: Interview with Maxine Drake

Ensuring the Future of the Aesthetics Industry: Interview with Maxine Drake

April 30, 2018

Did you know that 50% of the beauty schools in the Unites States have closed their doors since 2009? That's a scary statistic, and the beauty industry isn't the only trade that's declined over the past several years. While the reasons why vary (and many are political), it's important to focus on solutions to this growing problem, including preserving and enriching quality aesthetics education.

Read more and watch the video HERE.

Longtime NAA Member and ally, Maxine Drake, is hosting the Beauty Business Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 14-15 2018. This 2-day event is not just a business and marketing intensive designed to grow your business and enrich your life--it's also a way to ensure the future of the aesthetics industry.

Maxine shares all the details about this important event in her interview with NAA President, Rachael Pontillo on the latest episode of the Rachael Pontillo Show.

Connect with Maxine Drake at www.maxinedrake.com.
Get your tickets to the 2018 Beauty Business Summit in Hawaii at www.beautybusinesssummit.org

Learn more about the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance and join our mission at www.nutritionalaesthetics.com/membership

How to Use Art for Healing and Manifestation with Jenel Schaffer

How to Use Art for Healing and Manifestation with Jenel Schaffer

July 30, 2017

I want to start by saying I believe everyone is an artist.

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I'm not saying everyone can paint like Monet, dance like Misty Copeland, or sing like Celine Dion but I strongly believe that you don't have to be someone who creates art or expresses creativity for a living to be an artist. The suffix "ist" really just means "someone who does this thing that the -ist is attached to."

In today's episode of the Rachael Pontillo Show, herbalist, mama of 5, and artist, Jenel Schaffer offers the same perspective--you don't have to teach art or do art for a living to be an artist--you just have to do art. She also debunks the myth that artistic talent is innate; as an art teacher herself, Jenel believes that art is a learned skill.

I'm down with all that, but that's not why I invited Jenel to be on the show. I invited her, because of her amazing experience of how she used art for healing and coping through hard times in life--and get this--she also used it to manifest a smooth pregnancy, peaceful homebirth, and recovery of her fifth child. In fact, at the time of our interview, Jenel had only given birth two weeks prior!

If Jenel was able to use art to get through pregnancy, childbirth, post-partum recovery and cultivate her own self-love, just imagine how powerful this can be in other areas of life?

In Jenel's own words:

"I am giving credibility to my gifts, and the joy I feel using them is reflected on the outside. There was a time where I wore a lot of makeup to hide myself. Then there was a time where I wore none, in protest. Today, I believe in a balance. I believe in lovingly taking care of your body and your appearance- and that includes the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our nature."

Connect with Jenel Schaffer at http://jbschafferartist.weebly.com/, where you can also view her artwork, read her blog, learn about her classes, and get more inspiration.

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Nanocurrent for Vibrant Skin: Interview with Jaclyn Peresetsky

Nanocurrent for Vibrant Skin: Interview with Jaclyn Peresetsky

June 30, 2017

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In my bestselling book, Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, I define holistic skincare as “treating the skin from the inside out and outside in using nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices, in addition to high-quality, natural skincare products to nourish and protect the skin.” I want to add my thoughts regarding technologies such as nanocurrent or microcurrent as well, because there are holistic aestheticians who do not believe in the usage of devices of any kind for the skin.

In my practice, I don’t mind the use of non-invasive (meaning they do not break the skin or remove layers of the skin) treatments that utilize technology such as LED, ultrasound, and certain currents (I do prefer bioidentical currents, which mimic ones naturally produced by the body) as a support to other holistic measures such as a whole foods-based diet, positive mindset, healthy lifestyle choices, and a natural (preferably handmade) skincare regimen. I do NOT support the usage of any device, treatment, or technology to REPLACE the aforementioned holistic measures. So all that being said, I recently learned about nanocurrent technology for the skin at the recent International Congress of Esthetics and Spa show in Philadelphia (where I was a speaker), from my friend and colleague, Jaclyn Peresetsky. Jaclyn was this year’s Congress host, and speaker and is also the CEO of Skin Perfect Clinic, Colore Me Perfect custom mineral makeup, and is now the first US distributor of the NanoFace Pro nanocurrent device.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jaclyn for an episode of The Rachael Pontillo Show, where we definitely talked about nanocurrent, in addition to other therapies such as microcurrent and LED.

Learn more about nanocurrent in the video and leave a comment at https://rachaelpontillo.com/nanocurrent-for-vibrant-skin-jaclyn-peresetsky/

Get the NanoFace Pro at www.nanofacepro.com and learn more about Jaclyn at www.skinperfectclinic.com.

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What Does Your Favorite–and Least Favorite Color Say About You? Interview with Kylie Boyd

What Does Your Favorite–and Least Favorite Color Say About You? Interview with Kylie Boyd

June 28, 2017

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As adults, color becomes less fanciful and more regimented. Think house colors, sock choices, work wear. We find ourselves picking whichever color we think is the ‘right choice’ in the situation, disregarding how the color makes us feel. The muted, bland colors seem to fit better in the image of adulthood we’ve created for ourselves. I personally think that many people default to neutrals because they’re either afraid of color (maybe they’ve been told that they ‘can’t’ wear a certain hue), or they haven’t found colors that they feel flatter them. Lucky, there is something called color analysis, which helps you understand which hues work best with the undertones of your skin or hair. But wearing the right colors for your skin tone isn’t the only way we can use color to help improve our lives.
Is there a better way we can use color?

For Kylie Boyd, author of the book, Living Life in Colour, who I interview in today’s video, answering this question has become her mission. And like many inspiring stories, it started during a low point in her life, which she talks a bit about in our interview.

Watch the interview at https://youtu.be/H5axWRoPCKc, leave a comment at https://rachaelpontillo.com/what-your-favorite-color-says-about-you/

Connect with Kylie Boyd and learn more about how to use color in your life at http://livinglifeincolour.com.au. Get your copy of Living Life in Colour at: http://amzn.to/2tlGhli

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Why Being a ‘DivaGirl’ is a Good Thing: Interview with Majet Reyes

Why Being a ‘DivaGirl’ is a Good Thing: Interview with Majet Reyes

May 24, 2017

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I want to start by asking you to come up with one positive word to describe a powerful woman--one who knows what she wants and speaks up for herself. Do you have one that automatically comes to mind? Are you struggling to think of a positive word for this kind of female?

What about the word ‘Diva?’ What comes to your mind when you think of that word?

In my my interview with Majet Reyes, who went from paramedic to DivaGirl Philadelphia owner, we touch on the negative connotations of the word 'diva,' and other words typically used to define strong women, who stand up for what they believe, and don't back down. Majet also talks about DivaGirl® Philly--the first American franchise of DivaGirl she owns, and what's doing to foster intersectional women's empowerment, leadership, and feminism.

Connect with Majet Reyes and learn more about how you can get involved with DivaGirl locally or online at http://community.divagirl-inc.com

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Can More Intimacy Give You Glowing Skin? Interview with Dr. Lindsey Berkson

Can More Intimacy Give You Glowing Skin? Interview with Dr. Lindsey Berkson

May 24, 2017

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It’s likely that you’ve read an article that talks about why having sex can make you more beautiful. I’m not the only one, right? The typical list items read something like this: lowering stress reduces premature aging, sex is exercise, and that rosy flush…

These aren’t wrong, per se, but I’ve been curious to see some really compelling research about how being intimate beautifies us.

It’s so interesting to see the evolution of wellness research. For the past several year there’s been a huge focus on gut health and how it connects to emotions and immunity, and now it seems as though sexual wellness is getting its time to shine. I spoke to Dr. Lindsey Berkson, author of the new book, Sexy Brain, who specializes in hormones and recently wrote a book that explains why having orgasms is good for us.

Connect with Dr. Lindsey Berkson and get free bonuses at www.drlindseyberkson.com.

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How the Sacred Feminine Can Save Your Life: Interview with Zinnia Gupte

How the Sacred Feminine Can Save Your Life: Interview with Zinnia Gupte

February 9, 2017

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Have you ever hit rock bottom? Like REALLY hit rock bottom–as in you seriously don’t know how your life can go on, or if it will ever be the same since everything you thought was your reality is crumbling apart? Maybe it’s a health crisis, a love crisis, a job crisis, an accident, or another type of tragedy. Moments like these bring even the least spiritual or religious people to their knees in prayers to God, Jesus, Allah, or another male “father” deity. I’m not saying that’s wrong to do–but have you ever prayed to the Goddess or sacred feminine? 

Zinnia Gupte helps women discover their sacred feminine power through her mentorship and through her Goddess Power oracle cards, which I have to say, I am a little bit obsessed with.

Her Goddess Power Card deck is an excellent tool both for beginners, and longtime practitioners of the sacred feminine.
In my interview with Zinnia, we talk about her Goddess Power Cards, which help offer guidance in the mode of healing you most resonate with. Each card character presents a Goddess, professes a mode of power, like trust or strategy, and also offers numerology, flower essence, tarot, and even herbal advice. So essentially it allows you to listen to the wisdom of the goddesses and interpret it in the modality of your choosing.

Connect with Zinnia Gupte and get free bonuses at www.shaktipriestess.com.
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Why Survival Overdrive Syndrome Affects Women More Than Men: Interview with Dr. Aviva Romm

Why Survival Overdrive Syndrome Affects Women More Than Men: Interview with Dr. Aviva Romm

February 2, 2017

You’re running late. You’re waiting for a load of laundry to finish washing so you can switch it to the dryer and leave in time to make it to your appointment only 10 minutes late (that’s acceptable, right?).

You’re getting messages from people asking you questions that you don’t have time to answer right now. You stare at the kitchen sink and the small pile of dishes taunts you.

You are in over your head, and you just want to go to bed.

And it turns out you’re not alone, and what you’re experiencing may fall under the category of what Dr. Aviva Romm calls Survival Overdrive Syndrome (SOS). And no, it’s not simply what happens after you more or less neglect your chores and other responsibilities for a few days–it’s something that manifests in your body and can have real symptoms.

Watch the video to learn more, and read the accompanying blog post at http://rachaelpontillo.com/survival-o...

In her new book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, Dr. Aviva has identified the root of this pernicious syndrome and through research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients has created a drug-free program. The results start immediately and within two weeks you lose excess weight, discover increased energy, sleep better, and so much more. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution is a true advancement in women’s health.

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Clear Skin One Day at a Time: Interview with Jolene Hart

Clear Skin One Day at a Time: Interview with Jolene Hart

January 14, 2017

You've done it--you've made the decision that you're going to finally get clear skin. Read this full article at http://rachaelpontillo.com/clear-skin-one-day-at-a-time-interview-with-jolene-hart/

You're going to get rid of acne, rosacea, eczema, melasma, or whatever other skin struggle you've been living with for too long. You're ready to commit to a healthy new skincare regimen and lifestyle.

You are SO ready for this...but you're a little overwhelmed.

Sound familiar?

If so, you are SO not alone. I promise you. Getting clear skin isn't always easy, and with all the information now available online, it can be extremely overwhelming. I see it all the time in my coaching practice--people start off with the best of intentions, and then they find themselves getting stuck in analysis paralysis, overwhelm, or self-sabotage. Of course my job as a coach is to help my clients navigate through these issues--but even the best coach needs a great set of tools, and while some books out there make things more complicated, others really do make things easier.

Jolene Hart is my friend and is one of the amazing women who helped me co-found and build the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance. She's also a beauty editor-turned-health coach, and accomplished author of the books Eat Pretty, Eat Pretty Live Well, and her newest (and my personal favorite), Eat Pretty Every Day.

Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations for Nourishing Beauty Inside and Out is an absolutely beautiful and colorful book that I really feel takes the overwhelm out of the transition to a clear skin lifestyle. It offers a healthy skincare, self-care, nutrition, or lifestyle habit you can do every day, so that even if you just do one thing, you've already succeeded. 

Watch the video to learn more, and read the accompanying blog post at http://rachaelpontillo.com/clear-skin-one-day-at-a-time-interview-with-jolene-hart/

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Can Stone Medicine Clear Your Skin? Interview with Sarah Thomas

Can Stone Medicine Clear Your Skin? Interview with Sarah Thomas

December 23, 2016

Stones are powerful healers. Learn more at http://rachaelpontillo.com/can-stone-medicine-clear-skin/

Stone medicine may seem unfamiliar to you, but it's as old as the Earth, and as Sarah Thomas of www.claritystonemedicine.com, my guest on today's interview will tell you, its wisdom even predates the Earth. And just like other ancient healing modalities like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and herbalism have seen a strong resurgence here in the western hemisphere, stone medicine has also grown in popularity. We find stones incorporated in spiritual healing circles, sold in health food stores right alongside the organic produce and homeopathic remedies, and in the past year we've seen a huge increase in the presence of stones in spas.

Some of the more holistically minded product lines have introduced products and protocols utilizing gemstones and stone elixirs, and I've even seen main stage lectures about stones and skincare at spa conferences. Jade rollers and gua sha are particularly popular, as well as water pitchers with gemstones in the glass.

I even teach how to make and utilize gemstone elixirs in the bonus module of my online course, Create Your Skincare (www.createyourskincare.com)--that's how strongly I feel about it!

I initially believed that gemstones and gemstone elixirs work on the energetic levels of the body, rather than the physical, similar to how plants do. However when I last attended the Midatlantic Women’s Herbal Conference, I attended a stone medicine seminar with Sarah Thomas, where I learned how they can also affect one’s health physically.

In fact, Sarah taught that one stone in particular, ocean jasper, is known to have adaptogenic properties on the body, meaning it helps it adapt to stress more effectively, similar to how an herb like ashwagandha or holy basil would work. That intrigued me, and to be honest, Sarah’s whole class kind of blew my mind.

As you’ll notice in our interview, Sarah teaches from a very spiritual place, as well as from science (we actually talked about some elements on the periodic chart), and I probably said the words “fascinating” and “mind-blowing” too many times. I think you’ll agree!

My two favorite parts of the interview were:

Sarah’s metaphor of a desperate leprechaun holding vacuums to describe how fluorite helps protect you from other people’s energy at 12:50(which I was excited to then compare to free radicals at 15:05), and…

Sarah’s very simple clear skin apache tears elixir remedy, which she describes at 16:30.

There are many other “gems” (yeah I just did that) in the whole interview, including how to find the best stones for you, how to know how to use them, how to clear them before use, and more. I’d love to know what your favorite part was. 

Tell me in the comments at http://rachaelpontillo.com/can-stone-medicine-clear-skin/

About Sarah Thomas:

Sarah Thomas, BS, MAc., LAc., Dipl. Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and owns Clarity Acupuncture in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her Masters in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Sarah studies extensively with Jeffrey C. Yuen and other master healers and has been steeped in stone and crystal medicine, clinically and academically, for several years. She developed North Carolina’s first Studies in Mineral Healing Program at Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, teaches yearly national earth and herbal conferences, certifies “stonalists” in a yearly intensives, and leads rockhounding trips for the public into the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Tao is to assist in the dissemination of the vast knowledge and uncharted potentials of healing with stones.

Connect with Sarah online at www.claritystonemedicine.com, and on Instagram at @claritystonemedicine.

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