Well Being

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Top 5 Positive Coping Mechanisms for Life

What are the top 5 coping mechanisms for life? I’ll tell you in a second. But, if you haven’t experienced stress in life yet, I want to know where you live (like the city, not in your house). Stress is all around us, we can’t escape it. But, we can certainly train ourselves to cope with stress in a way that is healthy and productive. What is Coping? Is it composed of thoughts you have and actions you take to deal with a situation that causes you discomfort (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). Coping styles are learned, yet they can be […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beginner’s Guide to Acupuncture

No, acupuncture needles do not usually hurt. They are hair thin and are nothing like the needles that you’re used to during your doctor’s visits! If done correctly, acupuncture should evoke calm and serenity. Here is a beginner’s guide to acupuncture for those looking for a less drug-filled and more natural health practice. HISTORY Acupuncture is often seen as an “alternative” to western medicine, even though it preceded our modern medical landscape for thousands of years. It is speculated that acupuncture may have been used as far back as 6000 BCE in China (Hwang, 1996; Ma, 1992). However, the basis […]

Well Being

Simple 3-Day Food Detox

Are you feeling bloated or fatigued, suffering from acne, digestive issues or brain fog? If so, you may be in need of a little quick and easy diet detox. We’ve all been there: exhaustion, lack of sleep and too much business in our lives. But the problem could actually be inward versus outward. Our bodies are exposed to toxins everywhere – from the food we eat, to the air we breathe and even the personal care products we use. And the most gentle and easy way to detoxify is through nutrition. Take three days for yourself to participate in this […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Hacks for Better Sleep, Naturally

Dear Sleep, I miss you. Please come back to me. How many times have we thought this or written it down in a journal? Sleep, it’s one of those natural human needs that somehow gets tossed to the wayside. Thanks to work, family, friends and the internet webs, it seems like we just can’t get enough shut eye these days. But instead of thinking of sleep as an optional activity, where we can shortcut our snooze time in order to make way for other priorities, the act of sleep itself should be regarded up there with eating and going to […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Guide To Green: Target Home & Family Shopping

The happiest place on earth is actually Target. Thanks to its ever-growing selection of all-natural products, transitioning into a cleaner home and family products has never been easier. You may be familiar with a few of these items below while slowly perusing every single aisle meticulously on a “quick trip”. Let’s see if there’s something new you might need. #targetdoesitagain Honest Beauty Honestly, Honest Beauty has you covered for all your home care, baby care, and personal care needs. From detergent to dishwashing liquid, to diapers to rash cream, to hair care, and even deodorant. Created with all natural and […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Easy All-Natural Stress Reduction Techniques

As humans living in the 21st century, we are all stressed about something at some given point in time. Be it work, finances, our children, hungry-angry, the person who cut you off in traffic, or even the weather. And the way we handle stress notably affects our overall well-being and health. Do you choose to run or smoke when you feel stressed? Are you quick to lash out at the mailman or try to breathe before asking why your package was not delivered on time? Or, do you cry under the covers unable to function or strategically plan a way […]