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Searching for Happiness – Becoming Fearless

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I recently completed level two Shambhala training. For those of you who do not know what Shambhala is, allow me to explain myself. Shambhala is a form of Tibetan Buddhism in which I have been practicing for over a year now. Last fall I attended level one training, a meditation retreat on…

A Beginners Guide to Utilizing Twitter for your Blog

Welcome to week two of this blog improvement series. I hope you had the opportunity to use some of the tools from last weeks post on Building an Engaging Facebook Page for your Blog. If so leave me a link to your Facebook page below so I can check it out! This week we will be talking about Twitter. This week we will be talking about Twitter. There is no doubt that Twitter is a major social media platform. With over 500 million tweets sent per day and over 6000 tweets per second, there is no wonder why Twitter is…

30 Day Self Care Challenge

Self-care can be difficult to get into the habit of doing for ourselves. It is a sad truth. We would rather tackle a laundry list of items for our households, work, and family before we even begin thinking about taking time for ourselves. What is the deal with that? It takes more than one special moment or one day to cultivate the real love within you that you may have been neglecting from yourself. This is why I created this 30-day self-care challenge. If you are like me then perhaps you need to challenge yourself in order…

Summer 2017 Bucket List – Update

Happy August all! Last month I posted a list of my summer bucket list and I thought I would update you all on how my summer has been going so far. The weather has been so beautiful this year, which means there have been lots of things to do and enjoy. I can’t wait to see what else the summer has in store for me. Go swimming outdoors Work out 3 times a week Catch up on my reading goals Stick with my publishing schedule Take some holidays Go canoeing Have a campfire on a beach Go whale…

All Natural Summer Bath Routine

One of the best self-care activities for your mind and body is spending time for yourself relaxing in the tub. It is not only the relaxation that makes bath time a favorite way to unwind it’s the other scientifically proven benefits that keep many soaking up more. Benefits of taking a bath improved heart health improved skin lowered stress levels improved muscles improved joints enhanced bone health better gastrointestinal health balancing your hormones help regulate your core body temperature improved sleep helps with memory helps with cold symptoms With so many benefits it is no wonder that…

Everything you Need to Know about Self love vs Selfishness

Whenever I read the comments on my self-love posts I am always left a little surprised by the number of people who feel that self-love is not for them. There are many different reasons for this, but a common excuse is they don’t want to be selfish. So many people (moms in particular) feel guilty about taking time for themselves because they are convinced somehow that showing themselves love will take away from others in their lives. Those same people are often the ones who share stories of how stressed and exhausted they are. They are…

Why I Stopped Taking Birth Control and Switched to Natural Beauty Products

There have been many changes in my lifestyle lately. Nothing major or extreme. Let’s just say I have been waking up. Words like organic, natural and vegan in which  I would have previously rolled my eyes at are now important members of my vocab fam. Strange how life works isn’t it? I am changing. I am expanding. I am growing. Like it or not I guess. One of the biggest changes in my life has been my personal choice to switch to natural, vegan and cruelty-free products. It didn’t happen overnight and I…

Dear Planet, I’m sorry we don’t give a Fuck

Dear Planet, I’m sorry we don’t give a fuck… Love Steph aka Destroyer of the world Guys I am freaking out just a little. OK, deep breath.  Allow me to explain like a normalish person. I just spent the better part of the evening educating myself on the current state of the environment. Yea, that’s right. I just went down the black hole of global warming and there was nothing warm about it. I feel fearful, I feel helpless, I feel we as a species are failing each other. I feel we are…

Three Books that Taught me About Self-Love

Reading about the topic of self-love has always been the best way I have learned about my own personal limiting believes and have been able to grow and expand my goals, outlook, and perspectives. I reached out to an amazing blogger whos blog has inspired me in so many ways. Lecy from A Simpler Grace. I asked Lecy to share with us her favorite books that have taught her about self-love in her own life. Get out a pen because you might want to add these to your summer reading list. Hi! I’m Lecy and I…

All Natural Deodorant Review- Routine

Using products that are natural and cruelty-free has become increasingly important to me. Not only for my own personal health and well-being but because I kind of care about the environment. Yea that’s right, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. We as the consumers have the power to make the choice of what products we purchase, so I have decided to place a healthy level of mindfulness between myself and beauty products. There are alternatives out there if only you take the time to do a little research, the big brand beauty companies…