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10 Simple Holistic Habits For Better Sleep + Why Quality Rest Matters

Ever get a terrible night of sleep? We’ve all been there at some point or another, staring at the ceiling. Even worse than the tossing and turning is the sleepy haze you move through in the following waking hours. It’s estimated that 1/3 of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of nightly rest. And while one night of bad sleep likely won’t cause much of a problem, continuous sleep deprivation can have major impacts…

using intentions for purposeful habits

Using Intentions To Add Purpose And Rooted Values To Your Habits

Have you ever set or used an intention? Or are you reading this and wondering what the heck is an intention? Lucky for you, if it’s the latter this article should not only clarify things but also show you how you can be using intentions as a powerful tool. But we have a lot to cover so we’ll just get right into it! Most basically, an intention is a purpose, desired outcome or significance behind…

Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up For A Positive Day?

Morning routines, rituals and habits. We all have them. The alarm goes off and we get moving… or we press snooze a couple of times and THEN get moving. Most of us acquire some type of beverage, get ready, maybe we organize, or work out. Perhaps you’ve settled into a routine that works really well for you, that you move through with flying colors. But maybe you’re floating in the same boat as I. Which…

DIY Herbal Infusion 001: Nerve + Stress Tamer Tea

New blog series coming in hot and inspired by my continuous self soothing via herbal tea. My mental and emotional selves have been put through the ringer in the passing weeks. Anyone who ever tries to tell you transitioning into working for yourself is cake, has likely never tried to work for themself. But aspiring entrepreneurship aside, my greater source of stress was a traumatic run in with my number one tangible fear. I’ll spare…

DIY Self-Care: Cinnamon Honey Face Mask and Scrub

In a world of Goop and and infrared saunas, I find myself seeking simplicity when it comes to physical personal care. There are a few trusty products I love purchasing for my skin, face and hair; but often I find myself concocting my own treatments in the kitchen. One of my favorite ways to show my face some love is with a cinnamon and honey face mask – doubling as a scrub! Making this mask…

No Sunday Scaries Here! 3 Habits For a Less Stressful Work Week

The Sunday Scaries can be a real thing, but they don’t have to be. I used to feel my anxiety slowly rise to a boil on Sunday nights; thinking about all the things I didn’t accomplish over the weekend, and all the items waiting for me during the week. I’d wake up on Monday morning, frantic and feeling less than refreshed. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a…

Honey Rose Cacao Latte With Reishi

Coffee is my jam, through and through. But occasionally I find myself drinking just a bit too much coffee and I have to reign my obsession in juuust a bit. I’m sure many of you can relate! When I cut back on my coffee intake, I sub with some of my other favorite beverages like matcha, herbal tea or hot cacao drinks. The other day I was craving something chocolatey so I concocted an ultra…

Sustainable Living DIY: Make Your Own Chamomile + Rosewater Toner

Rosewater toner (or hydrosol) is all the rage right now — and for good reason! Rose is an astringent herb, meaning it has a naturally tightening effect on tissues. Conventional toners are also astringent, but the tightening is via alcohol and other chemicals. My face is becoming increasingly sensitive as I get older; and in the last couple years, I’ve become more aware of the harmful chemicals in conventional skin care products. Slowly adopting a…

Single-Pointed Focus: What It Is + How to Improve It

On numerous occasions I’ve sat down to write a blog post, only for 3 hours to pass and for me to A) not have completed said post and B) have started working on 4 other things. One might say there is nothing wrong with that. That I’m just multitasking! But I recently learned, that humans aren’t really meant to multitask. Working on 5 things at once is not getting those 5 things done any faster…