Anyone else get really stressed out trying to decorate for the holidays? From the countless bulb and lighting options, to color themes, to what music playlists I should be blasting in our basement, I’m officially overwhelmed with the idea of Christmas. Yet again!

And with less than 25 days to Christmas, my new goal is to find holiday decor that will last me from Christmas to New Years without looking too much like a retail store display. Because, I can go a bit overboard you guys. View Full Post

Me and moms hands

It’s been almost four years since my mother went to Heaven. Even though she was in my life for over 30 years and we made a lot of memories, the ones I really remember the most are the last eight months of her life. When she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer I immediately went home to be with her and our whole family rallied around to take care of her. Instantly I was fearful. I was in shock. But I knew work needed to be done. I didn’t want to get a phone call that something happened. I wanted to be there if it did.

But being one of her caregivers was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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unplug

Let’s be honest, we face lots of demands from work, family, and the rest of the world. This election season has sent everyone’s blood pressure up the roof as the old folks say. In all the chaos of the day, there’s often little time to consider our own state of well-being. Getting extra sleep, eating nutritionally dense foods, and exercising are all great habits to support health and cultivate long-term stress reduction, but these habits also take time and/or energy to develop, and sometimes busy schedules just don’t allow for that.

To see improvements in your inner health, you don’t need to commit to hours of meditations a day or start exercising seven days a week. These self-care exercises can make a world of difference when it comes to checking in on yourself and relieving stress: View Full Post

belize

Storytime: So one night I was up on my phone Facebook surfing until the sandman attacked my eyelids. It must have been around midnight or maybe later. My good good girlfriend, Danielle Young (if you follow me on social than you already know her) posted that she had just found one of those flight deals and bought had bought herself a roundtrip ticket to Belize.

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Disclosure: While this post is sponsored by Alcon, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible.

Last month I discussed my partnership with THE eyeSOLUTION from Alcon and wanted to share a little more. I’ve been wearing glasses and/or contact lenses for almost two decades. And before I became an entrepreneur I was a slave to the world of cubicles so my eyes have been in struggle mode for what feels like most of my life. After writing all day and having to attend swanky events in the city I want to feel and look my best. Throughout the years I’ve learned a few tricks, especially being a freelancer. So because I love you like fresh buttered biscuits, I am sharing my tips for how to relieve your computer eyestrain.

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Disclosure: While this post is sponsored by THE eyeSOLUTION by Alcon, you beauties know that all my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

I don’t remember ever being able to see. Like, I’ve always been jealous of you folks with 20/20 vision. I was the vertically blessed little girl in your 3rd grade class who would sit at the front of the classroom and squint to the point where her eyes would be nearly shut (and red and burning) only to rebuke the idea of wearing prescription glasses.

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