I know, I know. Valentine’s Day is kind of a silly, made-up holiday. But if you’re into it, it’s really just a great excuse to celebrate the people in your life, and yourself. Valentine’s Day is not just for people in a relationship. It’s for best friends, families, and for you. So if you’re inclined, here are some ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day.
This year, my new year’s resolution is to work out and get fit. I’ve always been underweight and have never really worked out before, but being healthy is, of course, not always tied to being slim. Being healthy means eating right, making good decisions about the food you eat, and exercising. But since I didn’t know where to start, the Home DNA Healthy Weight™ test came in extremely handy. Here’s what it is and how it can help you with your fitness goals.
Is there any poet more known for nature and winter than Robert Frost? I thought it would be appropriate and fun today to share one of my favorite poems about winter, since last week’s snowstorm is still fresh in our minds, the temperature outside is still way below freezing, and it snowed again a couple days ago! I gotta say, I love winter, but can it take a break for a couple days? 😉
Are you the kind of person who makes new year’s resolutions? I always do, but I try to frame them as goals instead. I feel like it keeps me motivated if I’m eager to check off a box, so I try to be specific when I make resolutions. Last year, my resolutions were to be healthy, learn how to cook and how to dance, and to travel. So how’d I do?
Hi all. Thanksgiving is over and now I’m in full Christmas mode. I get very excited this time of year and spend a lot of time decorating, and then lounging around enjoying those decorations. Here’s a mood board I put together capturing the spirit of the season, as well as some seriously amazing decor and fashion inspiration that’s getting me even more excited!
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It’s been about two weeks since I’ve started wearing my new ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, and let me tell you, it’s been awesome. My eyes don’t get ridiculously dry and scratchy at night anymore, and I’m not tempted to ditch them for glasses, which means a lot more personal freedom on an everyday basis: I don’t have to worry about the dryness of my eyes, and I generally feel more comfortable wearing them from the time I wake up to when I go to bed at night.
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It’s only a week until the official beginning of the holiday season, and if you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, that means presents. Now, of course, gifting and getting presents are only a teeny part of this beautiful season, but if you’re like me, you actually enjoy giving gifts and you’re eager to get the perfect gifts for a good price. For me, that means saving early and making really good, budget-friendly choices. Here are some tips to save money and scale back on spending this season.Read More »
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my comfort zone, what it is, and what it means for my life. We all have these little spheres of comfort where we feel safe and happy, and we all tend to get stuck in these comfortable bubbles and forget to break out. It’s never easy to be uncomfortable, but it does pay off. It doesn’t have to be large scale either. We can step out of our comfort zones in small ways that have big results—here are some ideas.
Oh boy, if life has been stressful and getting you down lately, like it has for me, then odds are you need a pamper night. You need to de-stress, regroup, and do something nice for yourself. I’m always a little bit hard on myself, eager to get my to-do list finished completely by the end of the week and giving myself no excuses when I miss something. It can be a lot to handle, and it can pile up in small ways you don’t notice until you crack. Here are three simple ways to take care of yourself this week.
1. Take the morning off work to do nothing.
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Since I was in first grade, I’ve needed corrective lenses. I was the first student in my grade to need glasses and I can still see my classmates’ heads whipping around to catch a glimpse of me when I first showed up to first grade with bright red, confetti-pattern glasses. It made me feel conspicuous at first, and then as I got older it was just a drag, and for a tween with glasses as well as acne and braces, a huge blow to my self-esteem. Luckily, in eighth grade, I made the switch to contacts and have never had issues.