Sleep & Stress

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 […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks to Waking up Happier

We are told to practice gratitude first thing in the morning to ensure that we are waking up happier, jump-starting our brains to be positive rather than tired and negative. This is all great and wonderful advice but we have to look at the steps we take before we even sit down to write in our gratitude journals/planners. I’m talking about the second we open our eyes, what we do in those first few moments even before we get up to potty, makes a world of difference. Many of us reach for our phones and then we are immediately sucked […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks for Stress Management

We can never stress the importance of dealing with stress enough around here. It affects all aspects of our lives from our emotions, to our weight, to our hormones, and even our skin. Holidays are usually a trying time for most having to juggle more hours at work to have funds for gifts or dealing with all the family, even the ones you can’t even with. Here’s a round-up of some amazing, quick tips displayed in pretty infographics to help you get through any stressful situation.     65 Common Symptoms of Stress + 6 Natural Ways to Manage Stress […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks for Good Sleep

Here is a round-up of the 5 best hacks for good sleep. Now that the sun is setting earlier and the nights are getting longer, some of us can put this darkness to use and get better sleep. Sleep can make or break your entire day. With prolonged periods of sleep deprivation, your health and soul may eventually also suffer. Getting good sleep doesn’t have to be too difficult but if you are suffering from insomnia or any other medical condition that affects your quality of sleep, please be sure to seek medical treatment immediately. Without further adieu, good sleep […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care, Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Top Ways to Use Face Oils For Maximum Results

Scents and fragrances are incredibly powerful, and one of the best ways to bring an element of calm and serenity into your day. They evoke feelings and sensations that have the power to soothe your tired body and relax your racing mind. One of the simplest ways to incorporate scents and fragrances into your day is by the use of face oils in your skincare routine. I love using face oils as part of my skincare routine, but as much as that is a true statement now, there was once a time when you couldn’t get within a mile of […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop Ridiculous Thoughts That Keep Us Awake

How can we stop the ridiculous thoughts that keep us awake at night, cycling through our head like a broken record. Yet, all of us are so tired by the end of the day but when it’s time to sleep, we can’t. Yet, we aren’t actively addressing our worried thoughts while we lay in bed. I have to admit that I lay awake at night sometimes worried about absolutely embarrassing, horrid things that I will share shortly. I hope that I am not the only one, and after having this confession session that we can move on and get some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]