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3 Ways to Thank Yourself

To all the women out there.  You’re tired, you’re hitting a certain age, you’re worn out, you’re worried.  You’re stressing, you’re overworked, you feel like your kids don’t appreciate you, maybe your partner just doesn’t “get it.”  Not getting anywhere in your career, or you feel completely lost on what to do with your life still.  Going through a separation or divorce, you’re taking care of aging parents, your teenagers want you to drop dead.  Does any of this sound familiar? You go through so much stress as a woman in…

Fall Self Care List

For many falls is simply the best time of the year. The world seems to transform into a crisp colorful scene in a romance novel. Or a horror flick. Whatever tickles your fancy. The business of summer fun starts to dwindle and the coziness of a slower season starts to set in. There is a certain amount of romance that is associated with Fall. Pink cheeks and red noses. Warm blankets, thick scarfs and sweet scents. Fall is also one of my favorite times of year to get back into a self-care mindset. Through spending more time at home…

Mini Camping Trip – Gros Mourne, Newfoundland

This year we decided to take a mini-vacation right here at home. Three nights in Gros Mourne National Park. I guess Gros Mourne isn’t exactly in our backyard as it is an 8-hour drive from St. John’s, but it is still Newfoundland and it is beautiful. Gros Mourne is a World heritage site and an amazing place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, adventurers and explorers. It really is magical. A member of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the Newfoundland’s West coast…

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…