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Self care, where to start

It seems that “self-care” is all the talk. To me, it’s not just about a fresh mani (but, you feel like you can conquer the world when you’ve got one, am I right?!) or spending money on fancy things. Yes, we all love those things, and I will never give up my once a month facials. Never.  But, it’s about loving yourself enough to make time and put forth effort to improving your mental and physical self, and making choices and habits that will stick with you long-term. And that might mean doing absolutely nothing sometimes. Yep, I said it, doing nothing.

Favs: September 2018

Each month you can expect a list of things that I am currently loving. Hopefully by sharing these things will help you find something new to listen to or read, and maybe even a new recipe! Speaking of recipes, did you see my fav brussel sprout dish?! 

Plant love

I have a huge place in my heart for all my plants both indoor and outdoor. I enjoy taking care of them and watching them grow and bloom! I love having plants indoor because they brighten up a space, provide an instant mood boost, reduce stress and clean the air! I think I have one in every room of our home now. You can never have too much green IMO.

Favs: October 2018

Brendon Burchard: High Performance Habits Yes, you guessed it, another personal+professional development! I just can’t help myself! If you ever catch me over on stories, you probably know how important that I believe feeding your mind on a regular (daily) basis is. I think those little daily deposits add up over time, and that is when goals+visions begin flowing.

The low-down on hosting Thanksgiving

You are in store if you need all the tips+tricks+hacks to get through hosting!

I’m gonna give it to you straight… Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, and you’ve still got plenty of time to prepare and pull this off if you are hosting! It’s actually my fav holiday of all. It’s like time slows down and everyone can enjoy each others company. But we all know,  the holidays can be a mixed bag: incredibly joyous—spending time with friends and family, eating delicious food, taking a bit of well-deserved time off—but it can also be stressful.

Superfood smoothie add-ins

When I first started making smoothies years ago, it was tough deciding what superfoods I wanted to add in and keep my smoothie balanced and nutritious. It can be really confusing with all the superfoods, adaptogens, collagen, plant protein, beauty water — literally ALL THE THINGS.

So, what are superfoods?! They are foods with superior nutritional value. You probably already incorporate certain ones in your diet and don’t even realize it! They are packed with powerful nutritional benefits, so get to know them and get comfortable with them.

Gift guide: stocking stuffers

Ok, stocking stuffers might be my favorite thing to open on Christmas morning! Let’s face it, most people hate buying stocking stuffers and usually just grab crap last minute! I think they are super fun. You have the opportunity to put some really great things in someones stocking! Here are some of my favs! I have everything on this list and love them all!

Favs: November 2018

Dennis Waitley: The Psychology of Winning  I am actually listening to this for the second time. This is an incredible self-development book. You win or lose in life. The game of life is the biggest most important game you can play, because you are never going to get it back. Whenever you hear (or read) something over and over, and internalize it, it becomes your subconscious and part of who you are. Same reason I love daily affirmations! This is a must!

Let’s talk books

Truth be told I have never been a “reader.” I only really started enjoying it in late 2017. My problem was that I never could find ones that intrigued me and that I could connect with, or that I wanted to spend my time on. I have never enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember. TEB cringes at the thought of me never wanting to read Harry Potter. Um, no thank you, no time for that. One of my goals for 2018 was to read one book each month. I am happy to report, smooth sailing so far.

I like books that are going to help me be a better person. Ones that will help me be a better wife, friend, daughter, and leader. Positive daily input matters so so much.

Favs: December 2018

I am actually not currently reading a book at the moment, but rather listening to The Psychology of Winning for the second time, yes, it’s that good. If you are wondering what all I have read this year, check out this post. You know how I feel about positive input, every single day. Do it, you can change who you are and what you are by what you consume.