Today’s article is a guest post from our friend and fellow writer, Mandy Spears. Read more of her writing here. “Critical conversation” is a term used by conflict management professionals (therapists, HR reps, my mother) to describe the sort of conversation that has to happen when something in a relationship (personal, work, systemic) isn’t right, […]
For me, comfort food has always brought me more solace than is probably healthy. I know- it might end up becoming a problem down the road. *dramatic shrug* But, similarly to good music, certain foods just makes me feel good to my core. And honestly, who couldn’t use a bit more of that this year? […]
Truth is, when left to my own devices, I tend to go off-the-charts feral. My sleep schedule becomes erratic (or non-existent), my screen time skyrockets, my meals become… well, odd (read: leftover Pad Thai and stale Lorna Doone cookies for breakfast). Long story short, I am the oldest of 6 kids, and growing up there […]
Are you thinking about starting the Whole30 program? Or have you already started, but are looking for some guidance? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are 4 simple- but powerful- lifestyle tips you can implement to feel like you “finally have it all together”.
For us, quality time is key to building and maintaining a thriving and healthy relationship. We did our best to get creative, and now I’m sharing our list with you!
If you are traveling while you’re on your period, here are some tips and tricks to help you have the best experience possible!
The importance of taking care of you mind + body can’t be emphasized enough… especially during stressful times. Here are 3 easy ways to relieve stress and anxiety so you can be at your best!
By now you’ve probably heard *at least* one person rave about intermittent fasting. And, if you’re still wondering what that’s all about, here’s your ultimate guide. First off, let’s set the record straight: intermittent fasting is not a diet. What is it? Read on to find out!
If “self-care” was the buzzword for 2019, then “boundaries” is the official word of 2020. Here are the top things I’ve learned I needed to set boundaries around this year:
Gluten free pancakes don’t have to be painful to eat. No, really, you won’t even miss the gluten in these delicious pancakes made from oatmeal. My kids love these, and ask for them all the time. They’re tasty enough for a Saturday morning treat, but also quick and healthy enough for a weekday breakfast as well. Give them a try, I know you’ll enjoy them!
When it comes to fashion, there are too many rules. But the one fashion rule that I believe really matters is simple: wear what makes you happy. Here are 5 outfits that are sure to boost your mood!
If you’ve seen the slew of new toothpastes hitting the shelves that are “SLS Free” or even “sulfate free,” you’ve probably been wondering “what is SLS, and what do I *actually* need to know about it? What’s the big deal?” Let me catch you up: What is it? SLS is short for sodium lauryl sulfate […]
A vegetarian diet isn’t as limiting as people make it out to be, and there are more options out there than you might imagine. The key is to be creative and eat a wide variety of fruits, veggies, grains, proteins and healthy fats. Admittedly, this is easier said than done. Planning ahead and being intentional to make sure you are getting all of your necessary nutrients is an important part of being a healthy vegetarian.
And to help you with your planning — here’s a list of my favorite vegetarian recipes. I hope you enjoy trying some new meatless meals!
Now That Traveling is Out, Camping is Suddenly Looking Pretty Great; Here Are Some Tips and Tricks for Non-Campers
At a time when all other travel is virtually impossible, the second-best thing is camping! Here are some tips and tricks for non-campers:
Out of all the skincare products out there, I managed to find a few that work really well for my sensitive skin. Here’s my simple routine for sensitive skin:
Last January I got a bad case of the minimalism bug. I read a few books about minimalism, among them was Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The very next day I started going through my closet and eventually went through my entire house…
There are many benefits to possessing less. Living in a de-cluttered home is peaceful and promotes calmness. And letting go of things will help you focus on more important things like your relationships and self-care.
Your mental health is important to us- here are some online resources to aid you on your wellness journey
Today, I may or may not be a scrambled egg snob. I’m pretty sure I know how to make perfect scrambled eggs. And so you can learn the easy way, rather than the hard way, here are my 5 tips for a perfectly moist and fluffy scrambled egg.
Houseplants are all the rage, and for good reason: the benefits of houseplants are numerous. They are mood-boosting, air purifying, and some (like the aloe vera) can be used for first aid.
Why is tie dye now suddenly the thing to wear? We’re breaking it down here!
Living in our “wellness obsessed” culture, it’s easy to forget about the power of life’s small, easily-accessible pleasures… While there are undoubtedly external factors that play into happiness and stress levels, much of how you’re feeling can be controlled by intentional actions or decisions that you make on a daily basis. And no, it’s not […]