10 Relaxation Gifts For Giving the Gift of Chill This Holiday

With holiday cheer typically comes holiday stress and holiday fear. (Channeling Dr. Seuss?) But seriously. Between scheduling-juggling, gift-hunting and recipe-crushing, we all can get a little overwhelmed around this time of year. With these gifts, you can cut down on your own stress by crossing a few more names off your gift list AND give … Continue Reading

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4 Amazing Essential Oils for Skin and Aromatherapy

Essential oils are growing in popularity. Learning how to use them for relaxation and health benefits can be fun and easy. The four different oils described below will cover different aspects of skincare. I started using them in high school, and I haven’t regretted it since! Although I’m not against traditional medicine, and I truly … Continue Reading

10 Reasons to Start Green Cleaning Your Home Today

The world is currently witnessing an influx in natural catastrophes that are destroying lives and property. From hurricanes to tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, disaster has been everywhere. Sometimes it takes tragedy to bring about positive change, and many have started to both knowledge and  appreciate the need to protect Mother Nature in our everyday lives … Continue Reading

How I Navigated the Journey to Coming Out and Self-Acceptance

Talk to any queer individual and they can tell you the exact moment they knew they were gay or had started to question their sexuality. I don’t consider my coming out story dramatic or exciting in any way. There is no comedy or flare to it. It wasn’t something I planned or stressed over. It … Continue Reading

An Open Letter You Deserve to Read When Your Mind is a Mess

We are often too hard on ourselves, especially when things go wrong. I can name countless examples of times I didn’t have my act together. But when you think about the fact that I’m a human in my twenties attempting to define myself while fluttering in the labyrinth  of everyday living, it’s pretty impressive I … Continue Reading

5 Fun Ways to Exercise on a Budget

With summer ending and the holidays quickly approaching (seriously, what?!), we’re all looking for ways to save a little money. While gym memberships can be expensive and often go unused, no one wants their finances to affect their ability to stay active. Here are five tips and ideas for keeping a healthy active lifestyle without … Continue Reading

6 Changes For Really Becoming a Healthier, Happier Person

The goal of this article is to think of your own life, and connect the dots on where you can find the small improvements that make a big difference. We are all complex, flawed and phenomenally unique specimens who can always find ways to get the most out of our existence. That is the beauty … Continue Reading

10 Ways To Use Essential Oils in Your Everyday Life

Recently people have started to explore many complementary therapies while seeking to improve their health and wellness, and essential oils are just one modality. I started using essential oils over 4 years ago as I was looking to better support my teenage daughter. Unfortunately, she is allergic to almost every indoor and outdoor allergen (pollen, … Continue Reading

How My Anxiety Has Taught and Empowered Me

I struggle with anxiety. No, not in the “OMG I’m so stressed out and anxious about this test,” kind of way either. The clinical and constant kind of anxiety. I am being treated for anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorder was the label stuck on it, specifically. I’m open and expressive about my story. I don’t do it … Continue Reading

A Letter to My Childhood Bullies: Here’s What You Taught Me

To My Childhood Bullies, You know who you are. Or at least I hope you know who you are. You came into my life quickly and suddenly. Before you latched on, I was an outgoing child. I made friends frequently and easily. I was bright and curious about life.  You are the bullies who have … Continue Reading