Ready to make this the happiest & healthiest part of your story?

COOKING | COACHING | COMMUNITY

Welcome to a pro-aging revolution where we’ll shake up the status quo so you can live your best life.

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Join me for the women’s Tuscany trip of your dreams!
May 27 – June 4th 2023 

You’ll enjoy small-group, Chef Julie-led tasting, cultural, & pampering experiences through Florence and the Tuscan countryside with other fun loving women just like you. 

Come solo or grab a friend – you’ll make memories for a lifetime and return home inspired by the talented female chefs, winemakers, and artisans we meet on our tour.

Stop breaking promises to yourself… let’s make this YOUR time!
 
  • Did you ever wake up & wonder where the heck the years went?

 

  • Maybe the kids are gone, your life feels like a scene from Groundhog Day, and you’re going through as many changes as a teenager in puberty.

 

  • You can’t turn back time, you’re craving a life that looks and feels different. 
  • You tell yourself year after year that THIS will be when you finally get healthy or take that trip you’ve been dreaming of

 

  • But the midlife blahs seem to have taken over that wild, fun-loving spirit that’s deep inside.

 

  • You’ve spent years taking care of everyone else but now you’re left feeling tired and unsure how to take care of YOU!
 
Hear me loud and clear…YOU DESERVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE! 

Your best years aren't behind you girlfriend...

Your best years are NOW!

Let's get started

Cooking

Make healthy eating fun! 

You deserve healthy food you’ll love that’s easy to make! Make cooking for 1 or 2 a breeze with recipes, meal plans, and tips. Get access to free cooking classes, recipes & meal plans too!

Coaching

Feel your best at all ages & stages!

Unlock the secret to your healthiest, happiest self with Mindfulness and Wellness Group Coaching and Weekend Retreats. Break the patterns that are holding you back and get in the healthiest groove of your life. 

Community

Have the travel adventure of your dreams!

Surround yourself with positive, like-minded women on a nature-filled Women’s Weekend Retreat or Immersive Foodie Trip to Tuscany. Chef-led, authentic, intentional, and everything your fun-loving spirit craves!

Here’s what fun-loving women just like you have said

"I'm finally taking care of my health - the group was there to cheer me on and Julie is both your coach and your supportive friend at the same time"

Susan

Learning from Julie is life changing! To be honest, I’m so tired of trying to come up with ideas for healthy meals. I also don’t love to cook which makes it even more difficult! So Julie's class is perfect, I know what I need to purchase and all of the recipes sound easy but fantastic!

Paula

"Julie is inspirational! She really understands the many emotional and normal situations that cause us not to be true to ourselves. Julie helps us recognize how we can be better physically and emotionally. The result is our being happier. Thank you Julie."

KATHY M.

Hey cutie! I’m Julie! 

I help fun-loving women (like you!) lead their happiest, healthiest lives through midlife and beyond. 

As a 52-year-old, empty-nester who lives life to the fullest; I’ve decided to shake up the status quo, shatter those outdated cliches about 40+ women, and help you live your best life too.

I’m an Engineer turned Chef, Women’s Travel Leader, and Wellness/Mindfulness Coach who’s dedicated to helping make these your best years yet!

After career-changing to find more joy, traveling around the world, creating 1000’s of healthy recipes, coaching women nationwide, and using mindfulness to unlock my own health, I’m here to share the love with you. Learn more. 

Join me and my community of women living our best lives at all ages and stages and in all shapes and sizes. Your time is now! 

Cooking for One? Make it easy & fun!

Grab my FREE mini cookbook with 10 fun & healthy meals for one that you can make in *drumroll please*… Less than 20 minutes!

Get More Wellness Tips & Recipes on Instagram @JulieHartigan

I made this delicious Italian-inspired Vin Santo Poached Pears recipe for my friends and it was a huge hit!

I loveeeee any Italian inspired recipe and this one is so much fun to make.

PS. There are only TWO SPOTS left to join me and a wonderful group of women in Tuscany in May. If you’re ready to experience Italian meals like this one, hit the link in my bio to join us!

#thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingdesserts
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Anyone else have a prob w loving all things Italian?😻 Join my chef-led Tuscany Tasting Trip! @juliehartigan - link in bio for dets 🇮🇹

PS: After eating & drinking my way through Italy this last month I’m even more excited to share authentic Italian recipes, wine pairings, travel tips, & food culture w you! ❤️

#italytravel #italytravels #womensupportingwomen #womenstravel #solotravel #tuscanwine #tuscany #florenceitaly #florence #italianfood #italiantourguide #italy🇮🇹 #travelblogger #traveladdict #travelblog #traveldeeper #cheflife #foodandwine #foodandtravel #winetasting #winetasting🍷 #tuscanytravel
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🍾 Don’t wait to have life adventures, they’re the memories we carry with us for a lifetime.

✨Traveling solo as a women can be intimidating - be part of a safe, supportive, FUN group of new friends.

Want more details? Click the link in bio to learn more!
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Experience La Dolce Vita for yourself…

Tired of those “trying to make everyone happy” trips where you’re dragged to every historic site, battlefield, or tourist trap? Welcome to the woman-centric trip of your dreams.

Check out the link in my bio for all the details!
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Hand harvesting olives in Tuscany w @oliopiro_usa ❤️ (pinch me!)
Follow along for our adventures this week! xo Julie

#tuscany #italytravels #oliveoil
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Don’t put your ✈️ dreams aside for “someday”! ❤️ join my Women’s Tuscany Trip! @juliehartigan Link in bio for all the info

#womensupportingwomen #womenstravel #foodtravel #foodandwine #italytravel #tuscany #florence #travelreels #winetasting #girlstrip #hoboken #hobokengirl #jerseycity #tuscanylovers #tuscanyitaly
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Excited to share my ❤️ of Italy on my upcoming Women’s Tuscany Tours! 🇮🇹 @juliehartigan - link in bio! ⤵️

Cannoli were at EVERY family party since I was a baby…including my wedding cake! 🇮🇹 @juliehartigan may sound Irish but this chef grew up w her Grandma’s Sunday Sauce in her baby bottle.

My grandpa’s family came to NYC from a tiny town called Sarno near Naples & he’d make weekly trips to Arthur Avenue for us 🥰

Thank you @roccospastry for making my Godmother’s 80th birthday party & family reunion feel just like my childhood!!

Want to join me on a Chef led Tuscany Tour for women? Get the details at the link in my bio! XO Julie

#cannoli #italytravel #italiangirl #italianfood #foodculture #foodtravel #italy🇮🇹 #italytrip #tuscany #tuscanylovers #florence #womensupportingwomen #womenstravel #jerseygirl #hoboken #jerseyshore #jerseycity #italytravel #italytravels #italytraveltips #nycfood #nycfoodie #hobokeneats #jceats #arthuravenue
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You deserve that Tuscany Trip of your dreams! 😻 May 2023 ✈️ Join me @juliehartigan for a fab Women’s Tuscany Tour - link in bio or DM me to get on the waitlist. Spots open soon for this small group experience! xo Julie

#tuscany #florence #foodandwine #womenstravel #womensupportingwomen #italytravel #italy🇮🇹 #italytrip #hoboken #jerseycity #winetasting #travelreels #travellover #womentravel #womentravelers #womentravelsolo #midlifewomen #emptynesters #emptynest #midlife #midlifetravel
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Save your $$$ for new fall boots girlfriend! 🍁🍂❤️ Chef @juliehartigan & her sidekick Harvey

#cookinghacks #wellnesswednesday #cookinghack #ww #healthyeating #cookingforone #midlife #midlifewomen #avocadolover #strawberries #caulirice #budgetmeals
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idk who needs to hear this…but you are NOT “too old” for anything girlfriend! ❤️ @juliehartigan

What have you been putting off till “someday” - lmk below!

#womensupportingwomen #womenstravel #fab50 #midlife #40pluswomen #50andfabulous #50pluswomen #midlifewomen #reinventyourself #careerchange #emptynester #emptynesters #artinaging
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You deserve this girlfriend! 🥰 XO @juliehartigan
Let’s make this your best fall yet 🍂🍁
Co-Hosted by Hoboken & Jersey City based Wellness & Life Coaches @juliehartigan & @dharmony1440 - this pampering retreat just a few hours from NYC will help you reset & recharge while having FUN!

❤️ Get all the details & sign up at the link in my bio!

#wellness #welnesscoach #wellnesswednesday #wellnessblogger #wellnesslifestyle #hoboken #jerseyshore #jerseycity #jerseygirl #hobokengirl #hobokenmoms #nycwellness #catskillsmountains #catskills #nycmom #nycmoms #jcmoms #womensupportingwomen #yoga #hiking #mindfulness #lifecoachforwomen
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Wine pairings don’t have to be fancy! 🥳

Make your everyday a little more special w @butternutwine - it’s perfect for the fun-loving wine nut!

Butternut is an exceptionally delicious everyday wine that pairs best with casual food, relaxed times and most importantly good people! 🥰

Enjoy their award winning, well-balanced Chardonnay with your fave takeout fish tacos & guac on the deck for a late summer pinky DOWN pairing.

Butternut Chardonnay is precise and integrated with a few drops of melted creamy butter and the hint of a clean ocean breeze complemented by ripe fruit notes of apple, pear, fig, and citrus.

Plus there’s a Butternut for every taste bud! ❤️

Their portfolio of well-balanced wines are produced in central CA by female winemaker Roxie Ward - find your fave among their family of wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.

Use code JULIE10 for 10% off your order of Butternut Wine during the month of August.

Go to Butternutwines.com for more!

#sponsored #tacotuesday #chardonnay #winelovers #foodandwine #tacos #winepairings #winelovers #fishtacos #winemaking #pinkydownpairings #butternutwines #butternut #jceats #jerseycity
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How to get back in a Healthy Groove post 🥳🍹💃🏻!!! @juliehartigan

#wellness #wellnesscoach #wellnessthatworks #wellnessblogger #wellnesswednesday #healthtips #genx #emptynesters #midlifemom #midlifefitness #ww #wwcommunity #wwsisterhood #jerseyshore #jerseycity #jerseygirl
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August will fly too girlfriend…a gentle reminder to make the most of your summer! Just like Ferris Bueller said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ❤️

xo Julie

#mindset #summer2022 #mindfullness #wellnesswednesday #wellness #mindfuleating #mindfulliving #mindfulmovement #mindfulmonday #wellnesscoach #midlifestyle #midlifefitness #genx
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Would you ❤️ a @juliehartigan chef-led tour of Tuscany just for fun-loving women like you? 🥳 more info + recipe below!

My 1st Women supporting Women trips to Tuscany are coming soon! We’ll visit with female chefs, olive oil makers, wine makers to hear their amazing stories…enjoy cooking & cheese making classes, yoga, thermal baths, & lots of girlfriends time in gorgeous Tuscany.

DM me or drop a heart so you can get on the waitlist for details or dibs on a spot!

In the meantime…try my Panzanella for a taste of Tuscany at home this summer - hopefully it’ll tide you over till we visit 🥰 xo Julie

Ingredients
4 cups cubed Sourdough or Italian Bread
2 lb mixed ripe tomatoes, diced
1 English cucumber, diced
½ cup thin sliced red onion
1 cup torn fresh basil leaves
½ cup fresh parsley leaves

Vinaigrette
2 TB minced garlic
1 TB Dijon mustard
2 TB red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil, additional for drizzling
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spread bread cubes across a sheet pan. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until fully toasted and crispy.

In a large bowl toss together tomatoes, cucumber, onion, basil, and parsley. In a small bowl whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. When ready to serve, toss together tomato mixture, toasted bread, and vinaigrette. Season well with salt and pepper and enjoy at once.

Options! You can also add diced mozzarella or sliced peppers to give this your own twist.

#tomatoes #italytravel #panzanella #italianfood #foodnadwine #saladrecipe #summersalads #wellnesscoach #italy #tuscany #recipeshare #recipereel #midlife #genx #womenstravel #travellovers #italy #foodtravel #womensupportingwomen #artinaging #proaging #fabulous50s
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How a fun-loving 🥳 Wellness Coach gets back on track! ⬇️ @juliehartigan

Hey girlfriend! We ALL overdo it sometimes on the weekends or vaca…don’t sweat it! Try these easy tips instead & you’ll be back in a healthy groove in no time:

😫 Stop beating yourself up - a self care mindset will help you get healthy - the guilts won’t

🏃‍♀️Skip the punishing workouts - find easy ways to get more movement like taking your calls while walking or going for a bike ride at lunch

😴Get back in a normal sleep routine - sunshine in the am to reset your rhythm, no caffeine in the afternoon & give yourself time to wind down/no screens before bed

🥗 Stock up on veggies & make them the focus of every meal so you stay full - roast em, grill ‘em, add em to your eggs/wraps/bowls

💧 Chug water! When you’re tired your appetite goes crazy craving sugar & simple carbs for a fake/temporary energy boost - water & a walk are what you need

👹 Toss or donate party leftovers - they’ll just be calling to you from the kitchen when the afternoon Snack Monster sleepies hit.

🥰 Give yourself mindfulness breaks & small moments of calm thru the day - when you’re tired you’re more likely to go into snack-autopilot or stress eat

PS: these tips work ON vaca too! Remember girlfriend - You’re always only one choice away from getting back into a Happy-Healthy balance ❤️ Julie

#wellnesswednesday #wellnessjourney #wellnesscoach #wellnessblogger #ww #wwcommunity #wwrecipes #wwsisterhood #hobokennj #hobokeneats #healthtips #healthcoachlife #healthcoaching #wwpersonalpoints #wwmoms #emptynesters #emptynest #genx #midlifewomen
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Hey girlfriend! 🙋‍♀️ Hands UP if this sounds like you....

🍹You're a total fun-lover just trying to balance margaritas & your metabolism 😂

👯‍♀️ You blinked, the years flew by like whaaa? & you are so overdue for that fab girls trip you promised yourself ages ago

❤️ You've been SO damn busy taking care of everyone else your own self care
sounds like *crickets*

It's something I hear over & over from amazing women just like you....& listen girlfriend...it's time to change that!!!

Choose your adventure! 🥳

🌳 A Women's Wellness Weekend w me & your new best gal pals in the Catskills...yoga, massages, nature, & ahhh time to unwind

🍷 A Chef Julie led Foodie Immersion Trip to Tuscany!!! w a "just us girls/eat pray love" vibe to have that non touristy travel experience of your dreams

🥰 A cozy Wellness Staycation to help you stress less, sleep better, & get in your healthiest groove ever in midlife

Ok my love - which one has your name on it?

Link in bio for more info!

XO Julie

#wellnessblogger #wellnesswednesday #wellnesscoach #foodandwine #emptynesters #emptynest #emptynester #foodtravel #fabover50 #wellnesscoach #50andfabulous #aginggracefully #artinaging #midlifewomen #proaging #over50influencer #girltalks #midlife #genx #genxwomen
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Hey Girlfriend! Summer = FUN 🥳 & here’s how you can enjoy to the MAX without ditching your health! @juliehartigan

🥗Add veggies to every meal to balance all the BBQ & booze

🍹Watch the sugary frozen drinks & switch to water a few hours before bedtime to skip the sweaty sleepless night

🍓Bring fun-healthy salads, dips, or fruit to the party or weekend away so you & everyone else have easy options

🧘‍♀️Take chill time for yourself each day to avoid stress eating or drinking

👯‍♀️Meet up w girlfriends for a walk or bike ride to catch up vs always doing dinner or drinks - it makes exercise fun

🤔Press “pause” before you go back to that buffet or mindlessly polish off the wine & think about what would make you happier the next day

❤️ FORGIVE yourself fast if you slip up - you’re always only one choice away from getting back on a healthy track!

Get more easy wellness tips for fun lovers at JulieHartigan.com - sign up to get weekly tips & invites to events! 🕺
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Big BBQ Energy! 🍉 2 EASY, healthy, no-cook ideas you can rock last min for the 4th! @juliehartigan 🥰

#nocook #bbq #july4th #summer2022 #watermelon🍉
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