Happiness is something we all want. I mean, we can have all these lofty goals and aspirations. But in the end, doesn’t it all come down to being happy? The simple things are the ones that matter. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness. I used to think that being happy happened when life went well. And if life wasn’t going well, I had good reasons to be unhappy. But the older I get, … [Read more...] about Happiness: 15 Magical Ways to Get it and Keep it
My husband and I desperately need to go on a vacation. Do we go to Costa Rica? Just north up to San Francisco? Back to the east coast? But due to some changes in my husband’s work, vacation 2017 is temporarily on hold. So to tide myself over, I planned a mini unplugged technology-free staycation. Why an unplugged staycation? I feel like I’m always going a mile a minute. And being an … [Read more...] about My Unplugged Technology-Free Staycation
There are those days. The days when I just want to scream. But that’s not always socially acceptable. Sad, but true. We all need stress busters to deal with our modern, high tension lifestyles. And yes, you can read a book or take a long walk in nature. But sometimes you want something a little..er..different. And that’s when these unusual stress busters come into play. There are those who can … [Read more...] about Say Om! Try These CRAZY Stress Busters!
My husband and I are like two peas in a pod. Except when it comes to our entertainment choices. He likes to relax to sports and anime. I chill-out to gritty dramas and off-beat comedies. But there’s one thing we can agree upon. Relaxation time is that much more enjoyable when you turn off the lights and burn some frankincense and lavender candles. I used to always fill my house with relaxing … [Read more...] about Frankincense and Lavender Calming Candles for “OMG, I Wanna Scream Days!
What's the best exercise for weight loss? This is a bit of a misleading question. Because everyone’s looking for that magical move that will shed fat from their belly or perfect their butt. Wouldn't it be nice if all it took was one exercise? But what I can give you is something even better. Because the best exercise for weight loss doesn’t come from a certain move. It comes from an approach … [Read more...] about The Best Type Of Exercise For Weight Loss
It's NOT in your head! Your brain knows you just ate. But your stomach still feels hungry. What gives? And how can you outsmart your food cravings? My mother had a term for food cravings that occurred when she knew she was full. She called them boredom. But I dare say, writing off your hunger as boredom doesn’t give enough credit to the very real, biological reasons that you feel hungry. … [Read more...] about 10 Surefire Ways To Outsmart Your Food Cravings
So you’re ready for the restful sleep You know...that blissful sleep you had as a kid. Aaaaah, those were the days! So get ready for the Restful Sleep Challenge. You’re gonna devote 7 days to luxurious restful sleep. Walking through life in a haze is not the way to go. And how many cups of coffee can you really drink? You’ve put time and effort into everything else meaningful in your life. … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep Challenge: 7 Nights To Blissful Slumber
Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
Is anyone else feeling the pressure? The days are literally getting shorter and time feels more precious than ever. And sometimes there just isn’t the time to stop and breathe. And while we’re taking care of everyone else on our list, what about ourselves? I can’t stress enough (no pun intended) how important it is to take some time every day to create a personal sense of calm. And essential … [Read more...] about Essential Oils To Help You Stay Calm
Keeping a journal can create an emotional release. But it can also help create physical healing. Because whatever goes on in your mind has a direct impact on your internal organs. Want better digestion? Less severe seasonal allergies? Trying to drop those last 10 (or more) pounds? Journal writing can be as influential as what you eat, the supplements you take or what you put on your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Journal Writing Keeps You Skinny, Sexy & Stress-Free