I have a long tradition of talking about taboo topics on my blog and on Instagram Stories. Sooo, for this Weekend Wellness, I want to talk about something that helps me a lot: CBD! I was at dinner the other night with a group of strong, incredibly talented women and we started talking about it… and how there is often a stigma attached to usage. This immediately got me thinking that I should do a post and use my platform to share the benefits of CBD in the hopes of removing that stigma.Continue reading “Weekend Wellness | All About CBD”
Lately, I’ve been all about little moments of self care. As evidenced in Joanna’s wellness posts, that can mean anything: a face mask on a Tuesday night… slathering on rose-scented lotion before bed… an extra-long, extra-hot shower on a Saturday morning. Which got me thinking, how can I elevate that experience just a little more? The answer: making my own Sugar Cube Scrub!
These sweet little sugar cube scrubs are more than meets the eye — they’re full of super-hydrating coconut oil, anti-inflammatory rosehip seed oil, and the heady scent of sandalwood, so they definitely feel like a moment of self care. Bonus? They’re ridiculously easy to make.Continue reading “Sugar Cube Scrub with Essential Oils | DIY”
The other night, I was scrolling through Instagram as I’m wont to do. I was in the bathtub, streaming the latest episode of The Bachelor, and sipping wine. It hit me: I am basking in the warm glow of many of my guilty pleasures in one moment. What bliss! So then… what if I wrote a post about my favorite guilty pleasure and came clean… almost like Carrie’s ‘secret single behavior?’ I know I can’t be alone in having quirky guilty pleasures, so I wanted to share some of mine with you today… and maybe inspire you to own yours!Continue reading “Weekend Wellness | What’s your guilty pleasure?”
By now you’ve probably seen people using essential oils everywhere. I feel like I blinked and all the sudden, boom, everyone is talking about them. They came in like a magical unicorn that could solve all our problems, at least according to Instagram. OK, maybe not all of them, but a ton, especially around the house. If you’re still unfamiliar with them, I’ve decided to put together this little guide that breaks down how and why you should use essential oils. Hope it helps!
It seems like once a year (at least) it’s inevitable that I come down with a cold. And the only thing worse than getting sick, in my opinion, is having to take all the medicine that comes with it. I find that antibiotics do a number on my digestive track, so I try to save them for the worst of the worst. If I can, I prefer to try and sooth the cold away naturally. And I have to say, I’m convinced these methods work. I figured some of you might feel the same way, so I put together a few of, what I think, are the best way to naturally ease a cold. Definitely let me know in the comments if you have any remedies as well!
Despite the various Valentine’s Day DIY and recipe posts you see here on the blog, that’s usually the extent to which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. I waiver between feeling like it’s a made up, Hallmark holiday or thinking of it as a day to show love just a little bit more. Sean and I are usually just really low-key about Valentine’s Day in general. It sort of feels awkward though, especially when we try to explain it to people. This doesn’t mean we don’t try to do something special for the other! If you’re in the same boat as us, I figured it would help to share a list of non-traditional ways to express love! Oh and p.s., these tips are great if you’re on a budget, too.Continue reading “Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Non-Traditional Ideas”
I’ve always shared wellness ideas and topics here on the blog, but one wellness trend, in particular, has caught my eye lately — journaling. I mentioned it before in my wellness series, but didn’t really go into tons of detail… especially in regards to my practice of using a gratitude journal. It’s something I’ve been into for a while, so I thought I’d make a post out of it and share tips on how to start a journal yourself, how I use journaling and why a gratitude journal specifically appeals to me.