Friday Finds: 2 Free Ways to Jump Start Your Zen + More!

July 18, 2014 at 7:36 am
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In the beginning of the year, my brother emailed me to tell me to check out the website Headspace. He said he was loving the quick start meditation program. I checked it out in the early days of my blog so I resurrected and added to the post. I saw that Headspace has been updated recently, so here is another update in case meditation is on your list of health habits to start this year, too. Here…

Feel Better Now: Quick Tips for “Emotional Fitness”

July 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

Sometimes, I do too many things at once, or get into a worry loop, and get exasperated or down. Most of us do, right? I came across a great blog post on Psychology Today entitled 10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. I like his suggestions but it also made me think about other things that help me feel better. Here is the post I saw: “When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your…

All Natural Beauty: It’s the Balm – Review + #Giveaway!

July 14, 2014 at 7:05 am
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Nicole from Organic Sunshine contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying her natural and organic bath/beauty products line called “It’s the Balm.” I loved the name and the concept when I checked out her Etsy shop, so I said “yes.” Great news! Nicole offered to send one reader the products I reviewed, as well! It’s The Balm is an eco-friendly company that handcrafts premium natural and organic products. Each ingredient is hand-selected…

Learn to Cook “Good and Cheap” + Help Others While You Are at It!

July 13, 2014 at 7:57 am
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I recently supported a cool Kickstarter that I want to tell you about. Leanne Brown is a chef and “food scholar.” She believes that, “everyone should eat great food every day. Eating well means learning to cook. It means banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill. Cooking is easy — you just have to practice.” Her Kickstarter with an initial target of $10,000 has raised almost $140,000! The goal is…