2017: The Year of Self-Care

self-care

Happy New Year, everyone! As 2017 commences, I’m sure many of you are doing what I’m doing: trying to mindfully come up with a tangible wellness goal. My usual go-to is “I won’t drink any alcohol in January!” or “I will work out every day no matter what!” But you know what? Those goals usually…

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New Year, New Goals

New Year Goals

As we approach a brand new year, many of us are taking some time to figure out how we can improve our lives in a healthy and productive way. After all, a new year is a great jumping off point for new focus, new aspirations, and new energy. I’m so pleased to introduce a guest…

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The Unanimous Cry for Better Sleep

Better Sleep

We Need Better Sleep A while ago, I read a blog post titled “Yoga Doesn’t Take Time; It Makes Time.” At the conclusion of my read, I remember thinking that it sounded like it made sense, but in literal terms, to do an hour’s worth of yoga meant that an hour was taken away from…

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Better than Botox: 10 Hacks for Younger-Looking Skin

Maybe I’m writing this because my birthday is today. As each year goes by, I notice more and more fine lines on my forehead and grey in my hair. I also swore I would NEVER get botox, but I’ve caught myself staring into the mirror on more than a couple (or a hundred) occasions, physically…

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5 Common Triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today’s post was inspired by a series of realizations I’ve had oven the course of the last year or so. For those of you who don’t know this about me, I used to struggle with awful IBS symptoms that impeded my life every single day. This gut-wrenching story (see what I did…

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5 Signs of Good Health: what “healthy” truly looks like

The definition of “healthy” is different for many of us. Some people believe health is what is attained once you’ve cut out carbs, and others feel that they’re healthy if they’re abstaining from processed sugar. But health is a broad term. Are you healthy if you aren’t currently diagnosed with a chronic disease? Does veganism…

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Sleeping Like a Baby: Not what it’s cracked up to be

The old adage “slept like a baby” always confused me. Is this phrase only used by people with no children? Because if you have kids, you must know that babies don’t sleep. (Well, only in inconvenient times. Never when you want them to. ) I’ve been having trouble with staying asleep lately, and by “lately,”…

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