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In the pause: Considering a New Year’s cleanse

This past weekend, I was very sick. It came on very suddenly and I was down for the count for 3 full days. I am finally almost back to normal but being that sick really caused me to think about my nutrition and exercise routine. (Lying there under a pile of blankets, I had a lot of time to think!) I realized over the past few months, I haven’t been taking great care of myself. The stress of the job search, getting up-to-speed on a new job, launching my book, and doing my best to take in all that New York City has to offer took its toll. I thought I was doing okay, but when I really stopped to reflect on my choices, I realized I haven’t been as diligent about my health as I usually am. This was a big revelation and though I wish I hadn’t lost three days to being sick, I realize now that it was actually a great thing to force myself to be so mindful of my health.

Yesterday, a friend of mine recommended that I try a cleanse for the new year after the holidays to reset and get my new year off to a solid, healthy start. I’ve never done a cleanse before so I’m looking for recommendations. Have you ever done one? Did you find it to be valuable? If so, which ones would you recommend? Thanks in advance for any advice!

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at


4 thoughts on “In the pause: Considering a New Year’s cleanse

  1. I am a little late on this…I have not been reading your blog since I stopped writing mine a few years ago but I restarted so I am back on WordPress and so happy to see you are still writing!! I still need to catch up on your blog, but my cleanse recommendation…the Be Well Cleanse. Dr Lipman is awesome. Check it out.. (Hope you are long past this illness!!)


    Posted by lovemytivo | January 13, 2018, 6:35 pm
    • So glad to see you again! How’s the writing going?


      Posted by Christa Avampato | April 12, 2018, 5:40 pm
      • Well…the writing has not been happening much but I was thinking today about how I want to write more and how YOU write every day! Which is amazing and now you have a book! I tend to only write when I have something big to say and then spend a whole day on it 🙂 but I rarely have that much time!! I think bite size consistent chunks is “The Writer’s Way”, right?


        Posted by lovemytivo | April 24, 2018, 9:27 pm
      • I don’t think there’s any right way to write. For me it’s a muscle – I have to exercise it to make it stronger.


        Posted by Christa Avampato | June 7, 2018, 9:14 pm

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