Well Being

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Friendships

Have you thought about what makes a particular friendship so satisfying and how both of you feel good inside when you think of one another? Friendships are like marriages in some ways without the ceremonial hoopla, jewelry, and physicalities. But, the trust, intimacy, closeness and unconditional nature of it can be similar to being friends with a puppy. Only, that puppy talks to you and is able to bring you wine on the bad days. Friends are Family We Choose Here are the 10 secrets to a happy friendship that may or may not have been inspired by puppies.   […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop a Bad Mood

It’s purely a coincidence that the bad mood article falls on Valentine’s. But, hey, it’s probably a good day than any to address the bad moods. Remember for today, don’t have any expectations so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. *Wink* With bad moods in general, life happens. People annoy you, someone cut you off in traffic, the train was late, you got a ticket, you lost your 50th tube of lip balm, or you just woke up moody because of a bad dream. Do you know the bad dream I’m talking about? The one where your spouse does something he […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Marriages

It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out how to be happy and how to stay happy. So, it only makes sense to figure out what a happy marriage looks like. We all know the definition of marriage, when two become one, joining of souls, and all the rest of the poetic romance. But, what’s it really like to be happy in a marriage, especially in today’s society? We’ve talked about how we should try our best not to compare our goals, our journey, our faces, or our bodies to anyone else. This also means we shouldn’t compare marriages. […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Before I had kids, I used to semi-dread and semi-hope for something special on Valentine’s mainly due to societal pressures and norms. But, the reality is that every day, you should be loved and cared for and not just on Feb 14th. Then, when I had kids, my guarded, cold heart became open, vulnerable, and even more sensitive to love than I ever really imagined. It’s a fragile but amazing place to be. The first time my son brought home a handmade Valentine’s craft from school, I thought it was the cutest thing I’ve ever gotten. I came home, put […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the best thing about this holiday aren’t the sappy love songs, public declarations of love that slightly make you nauseous, or the card your spouse bought on the way home. Hands down, the star of this day are all the desserts. It may come as a shock, but desserts can be healthy and delicious. Whether you plan to bake all day or pick up the most delicious pie in town, here are some of the most delicious dessert ideas. Let us know if you end up making any of these and if […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

7 Foods For Glowing Skin in 2017

We all want glowing skin. While we love our green beauty products, there is no easier way to get your glow on than with food! Believe it or not, nutrition factors like hydration and nutrient dense foods can transform your skin. Many of these items below are things you are already eating anyway, so let us know if you think they’ve been great for helping you get glowing skin! Water and lots of it! We talk about water so much around here but we can’t stress how important it is to drink water. Hydration is absolutely key for glowing skin. […]

Well Being

Top 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

The old sayings goes that “Health is Wealth” and “Prevention is Key”. We are human and even the most rational beings will let things fester or delay taking care of a suspicious ailment out of sheer terror of what it could be. That’s when we resort to WebMD that essentially scares the living daylights out of us into thinking the absolute worst. As natural as it is to delay finding out the truth about health, it is natural to say that we don’t realize it until it’s too late that the best gift of life is to be healthy. There […]

Well Being

5 Hacks to Finding Your Balance

It seems like we talk about finding balance all the time, but how do we do that? We often times try to achieve balance by copying other people and how they reach their balance. I tried this by copying one of my best friends who also has two little kids who always seems so energetic and positive. She’s also teaching two online courses at a local college and her kids are in fun activities all day long. She even looks cute every, single, day. I wondered how she was balancing work-home life with putting on mascara while angrily wiping down […]

Business, Personal Finance

Top 5 Free Budget Planners

January is a great month to start budgeting, especially after the hoopla of the holidays. Unless you are one the very few people on earth who win a radio show contest where they pay your bills, you have trees that don’t grow apples but dollar bills, you didn’t buy a single soul any gifts ever, or you are just one big freeloader, then you will need these free budget planners to help you get to February. Here’s a round-up of the top 5 free budget planners in all the land. They are cute, printable, and user-friendly. Some even have the […]

Well Being

Top 5 Well-Being Practices For a Happier, Healthier You

January is all about making big changes in all aspects of your life in order for you to live a happier, healthier life. This is the month where most people feel really courageous and confident about making sure the changes they want to make come to fruition. Just drive by any local gym and make sure you silently cheer those people on (I’m one of those people at the gym hoping to make it to February with my health resolutions). Change is scary and uncomfortable but it doesn’t always have to be. Little steps day by day accumulates into one […]