‘Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” –Earl Nightingale, The Dean of Personal Development

The truth in Nightingale’s inspiring words live in the little repetitious moments of each day. I grew up in New York City, which has stimulated my academic mind, and in Southampton, Long Island, which has fed my exploratory soul. Education, the environment, technology, and community service–these are the things that are important–but when I had three children, quality of life and health opened my heart to the world many parents live in: the world of wellness.

I became a student of nutrition and the mysteries of medicine. The more I read and learned in an area oversaturated with information, the more I practiced good habits. Wellness is no longer an indulgence, it’s a necessity. The time is right for a good cleanse. I’m not just talking about a juice cleanse, I’m talking about mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and yes, physically too. Our entire environment has become so toxic–from politics to pollution–people are looking for inspiration in their good health and good lives. It’s time to arm oneself against the cacophony coming from disparate places.

The Purist is the place to discover ways to refine and define the life you seek. Here, you will find strength, equilibrium, peace of mind, lots of laughter, and loads of love.

-Cristina Cuomo

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The beach is synonymous with wellness so it is a big part of my family time. Here with my son, Mario, getting ready to surf, and my daughter, Carolina. Photos by Carlos Ruiz.