YOUTUBE CHANNELS THAT I OBSESSIVELY WATCH TO DECOMPRESS

I have been meaning to do a YouTube article for awhile. But I can be really fickle about my YouTube tastes and didn’t want to create a whole article about my faves, only to find that they have changed within a month. However, I have been super obsessed inspired by these channels lately, and figured I would just take this article by the balls and run with it. It’s also 100% possible that within a month from now, I won’t like any of these channels. Regardless, for now, I’m here to share with you my favorite YouTube channels and why I like them. Continue reading YOUTUBE CHANNELS THAT I OBSESSIVELY WATCH TO DECOMPRESS

THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO THE SILENCE ZONE

I have been on such an emotional trip lately. And during one of my dark days, my partner and I were driving somewhere, with me in the passenger seat. I was feeling so anxious, and for a moment, I just closed my eyes. Breathing silently, I began focusing on the blackness behind my eyelids. And after only a few seconds, I started to feel instant relief for the first time in days and days. I go in and out of my meditation practice (I am currently so out right now). But in this moment, it was impossible to ignore the benefits of silence. What’s crazy is how easily I forget, and how long I let myself go without stepping into silence. So, for your information, but also to remind myself, I want to dive deep into exploring the benefits of entering into the silence zone. Continue reading THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING INTO THE SILENCE ZONE

DELICIOUS MID-WEEK MEAL WHEN YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DARN

Every Sunday, I cook a semi-extravagant meal for the week. It might be a fancy pasta dish, or a meat dish with tasty sides. And for every Sunday meal, I cook it with the goal in mind that I want it to last us as long as possible…so I don’t have to cook again during the week. However, inevitably, Wednesday rolls around and our leftovers are pretty much made up of unsubstantial nibs and nubs. After hours of denial and resistance, I finally accept the fact that I need to go to the grocery store again mid-week (something I abhor!). However, once I calm down and give it a bit of thought, I am usually able to come up with something pretty awesome. I try to concoct low-maintenance, thrown-together-but-doesn’t-suck meals whenever possible. So, here is my “delicious mid-week meal when you just don’t give a darn” idea for this week. Continue reading DELICIOUS MID-WEEK MEAL WHEN YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DARN

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY, THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

I will start off by saying that I mean no disrespect to The Mediterranean, and apologize in advance for my American-ized version of Mediterranean food. Mediterranean culture and cuisine make my soul burst with joy! So, I hope my food ideas come across as more of an ode than an insult. Here is my interpretation of The Mediterranean Diet in one day. Continue reading WHAT I EAT IN A DAY, THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

6 WAYS TO CURB YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION

I am definitely a sugar addict and I struggle with my sugar intake on a daily basis. However, I do think different people struggle with varying levels of cravings, and I consider myself lucky, because when I finally decide to wean myself off of sugar (I go in cycles and never really, truly give it up all together, but instead drastically reduce my intake), I really do make a commitment. The tips in this article are all specific and thoughtful examples that I have personally used to curb my sugar addiction. I hope you find them helpful as well. Continue reading 6 WAYS TO CURB YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION

HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW TOXICITY, ANTI-AGING, NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE REGIMEN FOR 2021

I won’t ever go the plastic surgery, botox, fillers route and plan to only ever use natural methods to age gracefully. I love the French beauty philosophy which is all about embracing your flaws. French women don’t try to fight their signs of aging (the idea is actually ludicrous to them), and instead, they lean into the marks, spots, and lines that make them unique. They work with what they have and really celebrate their own natural beauty. It’s a lovely concept and I’ve always agreed. Continue reading HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW TOXICITY, ANTI-AGING, NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE REGIMEN FOR 2021

7 NATURAL WAYS TO COMBAT PMS DEPRESSION AND MOOD SWINGS

All of a sudden, the world becomes a very dark and hopeless place, and whatever life difficulty I might be having in that moment, becomes this catastrophic dilemma, and I become inconsolably solemn. Only after several hours of swimming in sadness, do I finally think to check my menstrual calendar. And EVERY time I have checked my menstrual calendar while cowering under my raincloud of doom, I have found that it was always several days before my period. Every single time, without fail. Continue reading 7 NATURAL WAYS TO COMBAT PMS DEPRESSION AND MOOD SWINGS

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY TO DETOX FROM THE HOLIDAYS

The older I get, the more I realize how long I want to live, and the more important my health and wellness become to me. During this period of detox, I have been trying to focus on eating tons and tons of vegetables and fruits, along with healthy grains. I’m also doing my best to avoid sugar and fat. Continue reading WHAT I EAT IN A DAY TO DETOX FROM THE HOLIDAYS

MY TOP 8 FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OILS

Remember to treat essential oils with respect, as you would anything in nature. Nature can be mysterious, unpredictable, incredibly loving, and incredibly terrifying, all at the same time. Even though we are just talking about a little bottle of liquid here, remember that this little bottle of liquid contains incredibly pure entities from the wild. Never forget, and always remember to just treat your oils, and the entire process, with respect and humility. Continue reading MY TOP 8 FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OILS