Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Do you ever wonder what motivates people to react in certain ways? Turns out, discovering our Enneagram type can glean some insight. The Enneagram represents nine personality types. Each type has a dominant set of behaviors, motivations and fears. These traits shape...

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

There are three keys to a successful party: vibing music, sociability and delicious food and drinks. Some party hosts prefer to serve their guests. I'm not one of those hosts. Call me selfish, but I want to have fun, too. So, thanks to some creative self-serve party...

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

A majority of people are returning to lifestyles they enjoyed before the pandemic. I'm a little more slow-go. As I reflect on the last two years, I realize the pandemic habits I felt forced to create have helped build a better me. For starters, I wouldn't trade my...

How to Smudge with Palo Santo and Sage

I've been a believer in the holistic magic of sage and Palo Santo for years. An ancient tradition of energy cleansing, smudging with sage and Palo Santo has become a mainstream wellness regimen. Smudging is the burning of sacred plants to cleanse, clear and create...

Candles Kits — A Creative and Sustainable Alternative

Few things soothe our senses like the calming glow and unique aroma of our favorite candles. I have candles in every room of our home. I light them when I'm overstimulated and need to channel calm. If candles are a part of your daily soothing ritual, you're going to...

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

Heightened stress and anxiety are mainstream these days. We're all feeling it. I have a tendency to lash out under stress. It isn’t pretty. So, my therapist showed me a unique technique called Surfing the Moment. It helps interrupt negative thoughts and diffuse...

Mood Boosting Adaptogens You Need in Your Life

If you feel like stress and anxiety is becoming more difficult to manage, you're not alone. We've been pummeled with stressors over the last few years. We're long overdue for a dose of calm. Allow me to introduce you to the calming regimen that lowered my inflammation...

3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being

The last two years brought to the forefront some valuable lessons. We’ve learned which things we need, which we can live without, and how precious our health and well-being is. The pandemic and social divisiveness has caused heightened stress, anxiety and depression....

5 Favorite Books for Your Reading List

A book has different meaning to each person who reads it. But, no matter your perception of a book, studies prove reading regularly is good for you. Reading reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, prevents cognitive decline and enhances overall well-being.As a child, I...

How to Increase Closeness When You’re Lonely

Our lives have become consumed with protecting ourselves. Connecting with others and cultivating meaningful relationships has fallen through the cracks. Loneliness is an epidemic. And many of us are wondering how to increase closeness and rebuild our connections.I...

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

I’ve read a lot about the toxic effects of mainstream cleaning products. This prompted my search for the best non-toxic cleaning products to use in our home. And I found a line of products that are the perfect healthy home swaps.Have you heard of endocrine disruptors?...

10 Charities We Should All Support

Our family decided to create a charitable tradition a few years ago. Each of us chooses a charity to learn about, then we gather around the table to share what we’ve learned. We then decide which we’d like to donate to and whether to donate items or money. It's a...

WELL-BEING

Creating a healthy lifestyle requires qualified information, an open mind and personal effort. It’s about creating enjoyable habits that enhance your mind, body and soul. The goal is to become so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can compromise your well-being. Consider living well as a gift to yourself—the gift of optimizing the quality of your life for many years to come.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

—Jean Shinoda Bolen