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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

2018 has been a year of redesigning my life. It really has. Today, I wanted to share one of the unexpected changes I made that has probably had one of the biggest impacts on how I feel every day. Disclaimer: I have never, ever been good at planning or even using a calendar or planner. I may even have been known to have 5 planners going at once without ever looking at a single one with any kind of consistency. What I lacked in effort, I made up for in intention and constant overwhelm. That said,  with the amount of...

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How I maintain my fitness routine during the holiday season

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How I maintain my fitness routine during the holiday season

Fitness during the busy-ness of the holiday season can be tricky for four reasons: it's cold outside, it gets dark so early (for many of us), we're prepping for the holidays, and it's just easy to make excuses. This year, I am not letting any of those reasons stop me from keeping up with my health and wellness routine, and I'll tell you why I feel so confident in making that declaration. It is simply because I have committed to one year of building myself up, getting stronger physically, and improving my hormonal, emotional and physical health. So far I have stuck to...

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50 things that helped me ease into perimenopause in my early forties

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50 things that helped me ease into perimenopause in my early forties

I started this blog, along with this natural soap and skincare business during a particular season in my life, shortly after I turned 40, when I felt I could no longer ignore some of the dreams that have been with me since childhood. My Second Spring was a very real thing, and I needed a change like my life depended on it. It turned out, this business would save me a few years later, teaching me more about myself than I could have imagined, mostly because it allowed me to make some new and necessary changes in my lifestyle, my...

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Why I decided to take a Natural Approach to my Hair This Year

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Why I decided to take a Natural Approach to my Hair This Year

We don't often discuss this topic here on the blog, but today's focus is -- hair. I have had naturally wild hair my whole life. Wild. It is thick, unruly, unforgiving and has a mind of its own. It was actually described recently in its curly state by a colleague of mine as --- active. LOL. So, why on earth would I want to go even more natural than that? First of all, I'm not talking about going naturally gray here, guys. I started going gray in my twenties, which I will attribute to stress and genetics, and I'm just...

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A Morning Routine to Make your Day more Efficient

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A Morning Routine to Make your Day more Efficient

Over the years I have heard about the importance of a structured morning routine in order to start my day off right. The problem was that I could never actually establish one, let alone stick to one. As a full-time working mom of 3 for so many years, my morning routine involved a scramble to get out of bed, get the boys ready for school and to the bus, and then be carried by the current of a mad rush where I ultimately threw on a dress and boots or whatever jumped out of my closet, ran a brush through...

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