My Favorite Books I Could Read Over and Over Again

I escaped into my favorite books as a child. The sensation of turning each page transported me to a happier existence. I was a voracious reader. My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins, once sent a concerning note home. It read, "Julie is clearly exhausted. I'm worried...

How to Refresh Your Home with Sage and Palo Santo

If you've been following along for a while, you've noticed an underlying theme. I'm consistently searching for ways to revive the energy within my home. It's inevitable that our homes become stagnant. And believe it or not, this can negatively impact our well-being....

Adaptogens and Why You Need Them in Your Life

The last few years have served-up some major stressors. From politics to natural disasters and everything in between, it's fair to say we need a reprieve. And although we can't control what happens on the outside, we can tap into healthy ways to control our insides —...

Enneagram Types in a Nutshell – Which Are You?

Do you ever wonder what motivates people to behave in certain ways? Learning about Enneagram types has helped me get a much better understanding. I'm a novice, but between my hairstylist and Instagram Influencer, Enneagram with Abbey, I'll be an expert in no time....

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...

DIY Candles Kits Anyone Can Make

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...

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....

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?...

Honey-Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe

Meet your new favorite healthy and delicious salad dressing recipe. Six ingredients is all it takes to hit this salad dressing home run. Mix it up in minutes. Let your taste buds give it a whirl. And try to tell me it's not your forever fave!Shake up some avocado oil,...

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Here’s the thing about Brussels Sprouts – they’re super underrated. When cooked the right way, they taste sweet. If overcooked, they turn bitter. The most common way to prepare Brussels Sprouts is to roast them. But, I’ve tried 100% roasting with less than appealing...

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