Category: Self-Care

5 Ways to Begin Your Minimalist Journey

Have you heard of the term, “minimalism”? Many people think to be a minimalist you must give away all your possessions, never buy anything new, bike everywhere, become a vegetarian or vegan or live in a tiny house, but that doesn’t have to be the case. So what IS minimalism? “Minimalism is a tool to […]

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5-Minute Hacks to Have a Healthier 2017

Nearly all of us are trying to eat healthier, exercise more, and make better choices for ourselves to have a healthy start to the year. Unfortunately, our busy days and hectic lifestyles often get in the way of our goals to make improvements for a healthy new year. The good news is that being healthier and […]

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4 Easy Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of joy, excitement, and, of course, a much-needed respite from work. But for a large majority of Americans they can also be a great source of anxiety. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association, nearly one quarter of Americans reported feeling “extreme stress” during the holiday. Other holiday […]

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How to Be More Mindful During the Holidays

Though the holiday season is about spending time with loved ones, taking part in traditions, and feeling happiness and love throughout the season, stress is an emotion many women report feeling during the season, according to research done by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner in 2006. Their research found that “holiday stress has a particular impact on […]

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Our Favorite Quotes about Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ―Oprah Winfrey “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus. […]

Should You Try a Cleanse?

Even if you didn’t hear about them during your childhood, cleanses have been around for decades, but they’ve recently have moved to the front of the pack when it comes being used as a diet aid and health strategy.  Many people think that with all of the junk we put in our bodies, we can […]

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy from the Inside Out

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head?  Like perhaps, “Don’t You Forget About me”—that definitive ‘80’s song from the teenage classic, “Breakfast Club”?  You’re not alone!  And just maybe your brain is trying to tell you something….like ‘don’t forget about me—I’m your top organ pretty much in charge of everything else that […]

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