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Well Being

Dry Brushing 101: A Crash Course

Hopefully we all know and recognize the importance of brushing our teeth and hair on a daily basis and agree on their health benefits. But skin brushing? Really? Well, start a conversation about health and wellness with any skincare professional and the topic of dry brushing will inevitably pop up. You will hear that dry brushing does everything from exfoliating dead skin cells, to detoxifying the body, reducing cellulite and increasing energy levels. Sounds like something we should all be doing, doesn’t it?   What is Dry Brushing? This is the most intuitive part. Dry Brushing means just that: scrubbing […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

How to Foster Passion & Profit in Business

Why are the ideas of “passion” and “profit” talked about as being separate entities from each other? Maybe it’s because of the age-old misconception that in order to make money in your business, you have to be a money-hungry, deceiving hustler who just cares about making money. Or the other lie that in order to be profitable at business, you have to love money more than you love your mission or values. But do you know what iconic visionaries like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah, Elon Musk and Martha Stewart have in common? Not only did they grow extremely profitable […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top 7 All-Natural Makeup for Beginners

Ever feel like transitioning to green beauty is a daunting task, even downright overwhelming? From the sea of products promising you healthier skin, to not knowing how your skin will react to certain ingredients, and prices ranging from affordable to a pretty-penny, where does one even start? Throw in not knowing where to go, Target or an online store, it can feel nearly impossible. However, I want to remind you that beauty should be fun and it should be about what makes you feel beautiful. You don’t have to blow your inheritance but rather, a slow and easy transition is […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Summer Vegan Beauty Products

While there are lots of vegan beauty options to choose from for the ultra animal-lovers, the search for products that are: healthy (non-toxic ingredients), vegan and cruelty-free can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But, I have personally tested these products and have repurchased many times over due to their amazing results and high performance. I hope my top favorite summer vegan beauty product picks will help you discover your own favorites! Heritage Rosewater This rosewater is nothing but pure goodness. I literally start and finish my day with a spritz of this. It is multipurpose as a […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Parental Anxiety: What It Is and How to Deal

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted children. Even as a young girl, regardless of the fact that I was a huge tomboy, I have always just loved babies. That same “want” feeling stayed with me through my teenage years and grew stronger into my adult life. However, I never expected I would experience parental anxiety. I met my love and now husband at the age of 27, and we both knew we had plenty of time for children. But on the day I turned 30, Mr. Excellent whisked me away to Malaysia to pop the big […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

How to Switch to Cleaner Beauty

Transitioning from conventional beauty, body and baby products to safer versions can seem downright intimidating, time-consuming and costly. Where do you even start? We get it, it’s hard. We’re still faced with searching ingredients even if it’s just to find out that it’s a fancy word for “coconut oil.” To make your transition to green and all-natural a little easier, here are some tips on how to ease into making the switch to cleaner beauty. YOUR MOTIVATION Environmental impact, toxin load, allergies. We all come to a place of doing better for a reason and it’s good to listen to […]

Blogging, Business

Audience Building 101: How to Increase Traffic to Your Website or Blog

It’s a common misconception that businesses and bloggers should only be focused on creating. Creating their product, writing blog posts, photographing pretty pictures. While the creation process is extremely important for any type of brand building, the critical ingredient missing is oftentimes traffic. Where are all these people going to come from so they can buy your products, read your blog posts, and look at your pretty pictures? People (strangers online or offline) don’t just magically show up. It’s not a “we will build it and they will come” kind of process. Oftentimes, a new entrepreneur or blogger will create […]

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 […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to FitGlow Beauty

In the vast green beauty landscape, certain brands stand out for its wide range of clean and high-performance products. FitGlow Beauty, a Leaping Bunny Certified, and all natural beauty line, is a Canadian brand run by #bossbabe Anna Buss. FitGlow’s products are formulated using whole food based formulas and organic extracts using the latest research to provide the best humectants, plant sterols, and active vitamins that are most beneficial for our skin. All of their items are either vegan or vegetarian-friendly, as some products do contain beeswax. They have made quite a splash in the green beauty world with their […]

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 […]