What if I told you that there was something you could do for 10 to 20 minutes a day that would leave you feeling more relaxed and less anxious, build up your memory retention and attention to detail, increase feelings of empathy, support your immune system and even foster a healthy blood pressure? Would you be down? Totally, right? Great news, mindfulness meditation can do all that and more! And it’s a simple (and free) addition to your self care routine!
Let’s talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how it works and how you can take advantage of all it has to offer:
Looking for a fantastic way to exercise – look no further, because a jump rope workout is amazing!
If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably spent a lot of time running around with a jump rope! It was such a great way to play. And, my favourite part, it was a wonderful way to pass the time solo and with a group of friends. We’re talking double dutch baby!
But somehow that all fell to the way side when I grew up. And I imagine I’m not alone! But it turns out that skipping is more than just a fun game to play as a kid… it’s actually a really powerful (and still really freaking fun) way to exercise.
Here’s why you and I should totally start doing a jump rope workout:
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the middle of a never ending to-do list? There are always a million things that need to be done. Many of us work our booties off all day only to come home and work even more. But how often do you sit back and literally do nothing?
Even in our free time, we often fill the void with other activities… from checking e-mails, to returning texts and phone calls, to doing all of those chores that seriously seem to never end. Doing nothing can leave us feeling guilty. But if there’s one thing you add to your self-care routine it definitely needs to be time to do nothing. It’s anything but a waste of time.
Let’s talk about why doing nothing can be one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
Remember when you were little and life was a little less stressful? Ok, a lot less stressful? Adulthood came with a ton of freedoms, but it certainly amped things up in the stress department too. And while you left a lot of good things behind in your childhood (bad hair cuts, horrible fashions, puberty…) you may have left some pretty awesome stress relieving activities behind as well.
Obviously, you can’t get into a time machine and go back to the carefree days of your childhood. But you can embrace some of the carefree activities you used to love as a kid. And they can help to support yourself in so many ways!
Here are 4 awesome stress relieving activities from your childhood that you should definitely be doing as an adult.
Finding the right Natural Deodorant for you can be tough. As Margaux Khoury, the creator of The Best Deodorant in the World, said in her awesome interview last week – knowing what to look for on a label can make all the difference.
Not all natural deodorants are created equal. How do you narrow it down? What ingredients should you be looking out for? And what brands are worth your attention?
If you’re looking for the healthiest way to keep those pits fresh as a daisy, this post is for you.
Raise your hand if you’ve tried and failed to find a natural deodorant that works for you? Or maybe you’re a healthy living superstar… but your deodorant game is totally not on point, because you just don’t want to stink?
We’ve all been there. Switching to a natural deodorant can be a strange and uncomfortable experience (especially since sweating is such a taboo thing in our culture). But it really doesn’t have to be that way! And trust me, using a natural deodorant doesn’t have to mean being a stinky person!
To help you feel more comfortable finding the right fit for you, I’m excited to share my interview with Margaux Khoury, the incredible creator of The Best Deodorant in the World. This is my go to healthy, organic, vegan, natural deodorant – keeping my pits stank free for 4 years now.
We’re talking what works (and what doesn’t) in a Natural Deodorant, why you should ditch the antiperspirant, what ingredients you should be looking out for and so much more. Check it out:
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some awesome additions you can add to your self-care routine. A hot bath with a good book is one of my personal favourite self care activities. It’s such a good way to relax and unwind. I try to make time for it a few times a week. But I also like to make sure that I don’t dry out my skin in the process. Definitely an unwanted hot bath side effect… Which is why I love to make my own oil bath melts.
You can totally enjoy a nice, hot bath on the regular and still keep your skin healthy, soft and nourished too! Let me show you how to make these marvelous White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts that can help you do just that.
Do you make time everyday to take care of the wonderful you? And I mean, more than the basic, keep you alive stuff… I’m talking the stuff that makes you feel special. The things that help you feel relaxed. Soothing habits that de-stress you. Feel good activities that support your well-being. Or just the little things that make you happy.
Self care is a form of self love. And that, my friends, is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Because, when you love and care for yourself, you take care of yourself and make choices from a kind, loving place. So let’s work on our relationships with our incredible selves and get our self care on!
Confession time – I have never liked the taste of coffee, but I have ALWAYS loved the smell. I sneak through the coffee aisle for a moment of aroma therapy whenever I have the chance. While I don’t keep coffee on hand to drink, I do keep it on hand for homemade self-care products. This grounded coffee scrub is a personal fave. With only 3 ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make. Your nose and your skin will thank you.
Creating a healthy lifestyle that works for you is an incredibly rewarding experience… but it can also be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to navigating through a sea of self-care products and complex ingredients. Many of us desire beautiful, youthful looking skin and there are an array of moisturizing products offering us just that. But how do you weed out the good from the bad? What should you be looking for in your moisturizer? I’m here to help you do just that!