When I think about my general health and wellness, the first things that come to mind are moving my body and eating as balanced a diet as possible. But what about my brain? I’m not sure what sparked it, but it’s been on my mind lately (pun only a little bit intended). Maybe because I’m getting older and just want to be proactive about staying sharp? I’m not sure, but either way, I think the brain is (at least for me) one of the most forgotten about things to take of on a daily basis. If you feel the same and want to start implementing some hacks for better brain health, here are a few tips I read up on recently.Continue reading “4 Tips for Better Brain Health”
One of the biggest wellness trends I’ve noticed so far this year (other than celery juice) is an increased interest in personalized supplement subscriptions. Basically, the premise is that you’ll receive a box services serving up vitamins and supplements that are just for you. I’ve seen loads of them advertised on social media and have tried out a few on my own, so I wanted to dig in and share my thoughts.Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Personalized Supplement Subscriptions”
Ah, coffee. I think it’s safe to say that most of the world is basically addicted. If you’re not, congratulations, you’re the minority. For me, though, it’s less about the taste and caffeine and more about the routine (most of the time). I loooove a good steaming cup of joe on a slow Sunday morning. Add in sitting in our backyard with the chickens and a little bit of sunshine and that sounds like my absolute perfect morning.
So, since it’s such a big part of our lives, how do we make it healthier? Because I don’t know about you, but every time I walk into a coffee shop, all the creamy, sugary varieties are staring me straight in the face. Here are a few ideas!Continue reading “5 Tips for Making Your Daily Coffee Habit Healthier”
Who among us hasn’t tossed and turned while lists of to-dos and/or imagined ;emergencies; endlessly unspooled in our minds, to the detriment of much-needed sleep? In order to soothe my mind and facilitate deep, restful sleep, I’ve started to spruce up my nighttime routine. I bought myself a really luxurious night cream and invested in some sweet springtime pjs. Linen sheets are next on my list, but until I’m ready to make that investment, I turned to my standby essential oils to round out my new bedtime ritual. Keep scrolling to see how to make this super-easy, deep sleep inducing DIY!
P.s. Hi, friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a DIY tutorial around these parts and I blame the fact that Joanna and I are both planning our weddings right now — a fact which is both exciting and exhausting.Continue reading “Deep Sleep Pillow Spray with Essential Oils | DIY”
It has been 2 years since my accident that resulted in a broken leg and two surgeries. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up on what happened. It’s been 2 years of healing, self-doubt, crippling fear and anxiety, and so much personal growth. Even though it’s been a couple of years, I still feel like I’m going through a journey with PTSD. If you’re experiencing anything remotely similar, I want to start by saying that you’re not alone in it.Continue reading “My Journey through PTSD and Learning to Hate my Body Less”
As you know, I’m always looking for new wellness tips and trends to try. When I noticed an influx of neon green juice on Instagram Stories and Pinterest, I needed to learn more. I love a wellness trend — especially if it’s as simple as just celery.
I thought about my childhood running from school to dance class, reluctantly stuffing my face with celery slathered in peanut butter. As an adult, I like it dipped in hummus, but drinking it? I don’t know. Is celery juice even that good for you? Should I try it? What do I have to lose? At the very least, I’d drink it and feel hydrated… right?
Superfoods? Superherbs? Supershrooms?! What?
Lately, I’ve noticed the term adaptogens on wellness products, so I thought it would be great to learn more about them and why they’re important to add to your routine. Adaptogens are naturally occurring, non-toxic plants that can help protect your body from mental, physical and emotional stress. An adaptogen will adapt its healing properties to whatever your body needs at a given time, which is so helpful for all the stress we’re under.continue reading →