Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Marina James-Galvin. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty…
Marina James-Galvin is a passionate Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Reiki Master who loves what she does for a living. She comes alive when she is educating and working with her clients.
If money was no object what would you be doing (or, would it be exactly what you are already doing?)
If money was no object I would open up a rescue facility for black dogs (especially abandoned & abused black labs). I have already named this rescue ranch (Healing Paws Ranch). Black dogs are the last to be adopted at shelters/ rescue facilities. This is so sad for me to continue to read about this and see this happening. I personally have 1 black cat along with 2 black labs that were rescued. They bring me such JOY. I love my job as a nutrition consultant and personal trainer, along with a Reiki Master, but my true passion is connected to the animal world. I wish I could save them all.
Where and when do you feel most at peace?
I feel most at peace when I am running on the trails either alone or with my running group. I LOVE running, but running on the trails is when I feel connected to mother earth, feel grounded, can meditate, feel like wonder woman going over the rocks and going up the steep hills and viewing the beauty all around me. I always look forward to getting on the trails a few times more week. This is WHEN I come alive and feel the beauty within my soul.
What makes you feel beautiful?
I feel beautiful when I make my health a priority. When I am eating healthy, getting enough sleep, using Annmarie's incredible skin care line on a daily basis, surrounding myself with positive friends and family, running on the trails, letting my hair down and relaxing with a cup of organic green tea and dark chocolate…this is when I feel beautiful.
What’s your favorite beauty secret or tip?
My favorite beauty secret is my DAILY Green Smoothie. I always start my day with a healthy green smoothie (assortment of greens such as chard, kale, spinach, dandelion greens, parsley, pea sprouts, microgreens, beet greens, water, chia seeds, and berries). I also feel vibrant and beautiful with my vegan lifestyle (specifically enjoying lots of leafy greens, assortment of veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans and gluten-free grains). I can feel my body shine with eating and drinking this way.
What do you do when you want to pamper yourself?
I let myself get treated to a deep tissue massage along with making time to rest my body, mind and spirit with quiet time by relaxing with a cup of green tea & organic dark chocolate while reading an uplifting book and listening to relaxing & spiritual music.
How does Annmarie's mission fit into your lifestyle?
I am so GRATEFUL to have met Annmarie Gianni. Her mission fits perfectly into my lifestyle. She is such an inspiration to me and to all the women out there with her lifestyle. I resonate 100% with everything that she has shared with all of us. I also LOVE her incredible skin care line and my skin is so happy to use this on a daily basis. I also love sharing all of this to my clients.
What are your words of wisdom to other beauties out there?
To make TIME for YOU and your health. I know we are all busy with work, families, spouses, etc., but let's not forgot how important our health is. I believe we are all incredible goddesses and let's let this beauty shine through.
Isn't she beautiful? If you want to keep up with Marina's amazing life, visit her website at marinajames.com!
“Teaching People About Beauty From the Inside Out”
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