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Weather Got You Stuck Inside? Let’s Talk About Preventing Cabin Fever!

More than half the country is dealing with brutally cold temperatures and being urged to stay inside. In addition to the cold, two feet of snow already covers our ground here in upstate New York with the potential to get another 2-3 feet in the next two days. How crazy is that!? What’s crazier, is how that’s not necessarily abnormal for this snowy pocket of the Northeast. But honestly, I don’t hate it. I mean,…

Reflections of the Year and Intentions For 2019

And just like that, the year comes to an end! I’d be lying if I said 2018 wasn’t one of the best years of my life. I got married to my best friend, I enrolled with IIN, I continued to grow my blog, I made some new friends and made great strides in my relationship with myself. The year was filled with so much joy, positivity and growth, but also filled with a lot of…

10 Simple Ways to Bring Joy Into Your Day

When I start to get pulled in by negative self-talk or stress, I find it incredibly helpful to do an activity that brings me joy. While at times this might mean doing something relaxing for an hour, typically it’s something that takes less than 15 minutes. Productivity is important, but when stress starts to get the better of me, the best thing I can do for my productivity is to step away for at least…

10 Ways to Deal w/ Stress + Why That’s Important

Stress. We know all to well what that looks, sounds and feels like: some more than others, and at different periods of our lives more than others. While there are people who do a great job at not letting stress get the best of them, there are also many who are not as good at dealing. We have never ending to-do lists, deadlines at work, a house to clean, errands to run, kids to wrangle,…

Girl, It’s just a Dress.

I debated for a couple of days on whether or not I would share this; but I think it’s something worth writing and my hope is that it resonates with someone else out there. About a month ago, I received a phone call informing me that my wedding dress had arrived. I couldn’t believe it had nearly been a year since I had ordered it. So this past weekend I went down to visit my…

Finding Movement that Moves You

Exercise. That thing we’ve all been told we should do. The thing we say we’ll start doing after the new year. The thing we say we’ll do more of so we can “look good for ________.” The thing we say we’ll start being better about doing next week. Many people have a very complicated, on again/ off again relationship with exercise. We know its “good for us,” that its important to our health, but thats…

Breaking the Habit of Over-Exercising & 3 Other Things You Can Do for Your Wellness:

Today I take take a break from recipes and bring you a post about my real life wellness journey. In fact, not really talking about for at all today but more about exercise and where I’m currently standing with it. — My relationship with exercise has undulated over the years. I’ve gone from not doing it at all, to doing it too frequently, then back to nothing and then to running 30 miles a week then…

Self Care: Important to Mind, Body & Soul (featuring Vlogger, Barnetta Bradley)

Self Care is having a total moment right now. In fact, its somewhere on the list of 2017 MVP’s. Many health trends have come and gone, or faded out under the shade of the newest thing. #SelfCare, however, came in like a wrecking ball and has no plans to leave anytime soon. So what constitutes as self-care? Most basically and most literally, Self Care is the act of caring for yourself. The vagueness of the…