self-care

Self-care is an important way to take care of yourself - even if it just takes a few minutes to boost your mood.

I am lazy. Not about my work, or about getting things done around the house. But when it comes to my “beauty routine,” I am about as lazy as they come. My hair is long and dries relatively straight, so there’s no need to blow-dry or style it. And, because my skin has never been terrible (except for one unfortunate year in high school), I fall asleep without washing my face far more often than I’d...

Relax under a cozy blanket and enjoy a warm and healing turmeric latte.

Let's face it – the holidays can be extremely stressful. For many of us, all of the expectations that come with the holidays can be too much to bear (see Carrie Snyder’s blog this month!). When shopping for the women in your life or shopping for something for yourself, consider some self-care gifts. These are gifts that during the rest of the year we might not consider because it seems like a...

journaling blog

That A-ha Moment. When you know you’ve found your rhythm, that’s when to take it deeper. Welcome back. In the last post, I talked about finding the right time for journaling. I am hoping you have found that perfect time and location and are starting to find your groove in journal writing. Perhaps you have experienced that A-ha moment. This is the moment where you realize something new. It may come...

Brunette healthy hair shampoo1

In my opinion as a woman, there is nothing tied more closely to our identities than our hair (well, except maybe our breasts, but we will stick with hair for today). We cut it; we grow it; we color it; and day after day, we wash it. How much time do we spend picking out that shampoo? From my teen years, I can remember standing in the shampoo aisle of the grocery store and staring at all those...

Rita blog photo cropped

Living well may mean different things to different people. And, there is no right or wrong. There is no one-size-fits-all. It’s personal. And, just like so many things we do, like learning a new skill, a task, or even a sport, caring for ourselves is a practice. It ebbs and flows and changes during different phases of life, different seasons, and even on different days. With that, self-awareness...