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SEASONAL – NEW YEAR NEW YOU

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

There are a lot of misconceptions about why we should invest that little bit of time in the mornings to make our bed. Many people are of the belief that they're going to sleep in it again later, so what's the point? Or that it is a waste of precious time in the...

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

You don't need sight to have vision. Be careful what you ask for. These two quotes may seem trite, but they carry a lot of wisdom. While many of us expect some kind of journey to find vision in our lives, the truth is... it's been right in front of us the entire time....

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Frugal living is not about being cheap. It’s a lifestyle of not being wasteful. It’s a lifestyle that not only helps your bank account, but also the environment. It’s about making good decisions, not spending money needlessly, and saving for those times when you want...

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

Being frugal is a mindset of not being wasteful. Whether you are trying to save money or be more sustainable, there are many reasons to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 75+ easy tips to help you get started! Frugal living is not about being cheap. It's a lifestyle of...

15 Self-Improvement Activities

15 Self-Improvement Activities

Sometimes, there's a season of life that causes us to stay at home more often than usual. Whether it's a chronic illness, snowstorm, or even the occasional pandemic, it's easy to become bored and listless. Don't worry! I've got you covered. These are 15...

30 Journal Prompts for Goal Setting

30 Journal Prompts for Goal Setting

Everyone thinks about goals for the New Year or New Year New You. But goal setting shouldn't be just one time a year. It's something we should do daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Here are 30 (bullet or regular) journal prompts for goal setting and planning to...

50 Journal Prompts for Living Your Best Life

50 Journal Prompts for Living Your Best Life

You want to be living your best life. It might be January and you are embracing the New Year, New You. Or any time of year that you are looking to be more intentional, improve your emotional and physical health and wellness and live with greater purpose. These 50...

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

So you want to try this vegan thing? Whether it's Veganuary (Vegan January) or you want some simple and easy vegan recipes and plant-based meal plans, we've got you covered with 31 recipes - one to try each day of the month. Oh and PS - no tofu, no weird ingredients,...

Gratitude Builds Fortitude 30-Day Challenge

Gratitude Builds Fortitude 30-Day Challenge

Raise your hand if life seems to have taken over these days. Are you overwhelmed? Are you missing that inner strength that you once had? Are you looking to find the calm during the storm? You don't have to let your problems get you down. Practicing gratitude on a...

SEASONAL – WINTER

Winter Diffuser Blends

Winter Diffuser Blends

Cool winter hikes, freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa... what are your favorite scents of winter?  I've compiled six of my favorite winter diffuser blends to welcome winter and keep the cozy going!   If you are already an Essential Oil lover, user,...

How to Manifest Gratitude When You Have the Winter Blues

How to Manifest Gratitude When You Have the Winter Blues

After the Christmas holiday season, it's easy to fall into the winter blues when life goes back to normal after all of the holiday craziness and (depending on where you live) the weather turns gray and dreary. Some people call it Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD....

Easy and Delicious Chili – Paleo + Whole30 + Keto

Easy and Delicious Chili – Paleo + Whole30 + Keto

Cold winter days, having your friends over for game day, or a party-pleaser recipe to feed a crowd. Chili is always the go-to vat of comfort food. This chili recipe is delicious, super simple to make in your crock pot or slow cooker, and follows the Paleo, Whole30,...

10 Natural Methods to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

10 Natural Methods to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The official title is Seasonal Affective Disorder. Shortened, calling it SAD is not lost on the irony. Regardless, when the winter blues hit and you are feeling a little depressed, here are the top 10 natural methods which may help to combat Seasonal Affective...

Thick and Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate – Paleo and Healthy

Thick and Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate – Paleo and Healthy

Is there anything cozier in the winter than sitting by the fire and enjoying a warm cup of cocoa? If you are looking for a vegan hot chocolate that is thick and creamy and delicious and Paleo and even healthy for you, this is the only recipe you will need. Put on your...

Rustic and Festive Hot Chocolate Station

Rustic and Festive Hot Chocolate Station

Is there anything better on a cold, winter day than to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate?  This hot chocolate station is rustic and festive and is sure to warm your heart and spirit during the holidays and all winter long.     Right around...

Turn Your Home into a Wellness Retreat

Turn Your Home into a Wellness Retreat

How many of you are stressed to the max? If you can't get away, how nice would it be to come home every day to a home that feels like a wellness retreat? Calm. Mindful. Serene. Zen. Here are some great cost-effective strategies to turn your home into your very own...

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleeping Oasis

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleeping Oasis

It's no longer about how many hours a night you should sleep, you should be concerned with how restorative your sleep is. Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you toss and turn? Wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep? Your bedroom should be...

The Best 9 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

The Best 9 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

It's that time of year. Everyone is getting sick and there is a cesspool of germs everywhere you go. These are the best nine cold and flu prevention tips to practice this winter. The information provided on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used,...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

As our son gets ready to drive, we are excited for him to learn about the advanced safety features now available in most vehicles. Erie Insurance conducted a national survey to help bring attention to using these safety features! Learn more! #sponsored #ERIEPartner...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Discover Your Detox Personality!

Discover Your Detox Personality!

What is your detox personality? What kind of detox is best for you? What is your best path to finding your ultimate wellness superpower? Take this fun 2-minute quiz and find out!  

How to Do a Social Media Detox

How to Do a Social Media Detox

Are you thinking about doing a social media detox? There are many benefits to being offline, and it's not as difficult as you think! Keep reading to learn what is a social media detox, what are the benefits, and 7 easy steps to get you started.   My Relationship...

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

Little did I know how much life would change. And for the better. These are my 10 lessons in 10 years as a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor. Plus a love letter. I hope this gives you some encouragement with the health challenges you are going through! The...

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

Managing your work-life balance is difficult enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix and it gets even more difficult. Scratch that. It gets IMPOSSIBLE. It's not a perfect science, but it is possible to regain control. Here are 5 steps to manage your work-life...

Free Mini Training for the Kids! How Gratitude Builds Fortitude

Free Mini Training for the Kids! How Gratitude Builds Fortitude

In this FREE training, I’m going to share with your kids how gratitude builds fortitude. It's an easy process for them to learn how to channel their inner superhero.   You're in the Right Place! The last few months have been rough on ALL of us... can I get a...

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Labor made extensive changes to its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. What does that mean for you, for someone with an Autoimmune Disease? Someone with a chronic condition and invisible illness? Are these changes...

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

Little did I know how much life would change. And for the better. These are my 10 lessons in 10 years as a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor. Plus a love letter. I hope this gives you some encouragement with the health challenges you are going through! The...

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work-life balance is a myth. Queue the haters. But I stand firm in what I believe. Especially if you are dealing with some type of chronic illness or health struggle. I'm here to share not just why it's a myth, but also how we can reexamine the culture of balance and...

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

Managing your work-life balance is difficult enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix and it gets even more difficult. Scratch that. It gets IMPOSSIBLE. It's not a perfect science, but it is possible to regain control. Here are 5 steps to manage your work-life...

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

As part of my series on busting the work-life balance myth, I wanted to share my own story of how I went from being that overachieving Type A girl to what I like to call Type ZZZ. It took several health crises, a chronic illness, and hitting rock bottom not once but...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

Being frugal is a mindset of not being wasteful. Whether you are trying to save money or be more sustainable, there are many reasons to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 75+ easy tips to help you get started! Frugal living is not about being cheap. It's a lifestyle of...

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

The events of 2020 will forever teach us many lessons. One of which is to have a small stockpile of food on hand at all times. It's great to have a food supply in times of emergency, and also always good to have some basics on hand all of the time. These are 60+...

50+ Uses for Vinegar

50+ Uses for Vinegar

Distilled White Vinegar can do pretty much anything and everything around the house. It's cheap, all-natural, and very effective. Here are 50+ uses for vinegar for everything from cleaning to laundry, pet stains, and more. Your Grandmother was right.   Ok......

Homemade Glass Cleaner DIY

Homemade Glass Cleaner DIY

Making your own homemade, non-toxic, and all-natural window and glass cleaner is easier than you think! It only takes a few ingredients that you already have in your home. Get the super simple DIY! I love being able to make all-natural cleaners for everything in my...

How to Clean Your Smartphone

How to Clean Your Smartphone

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and...

Winter Diffuser Blends

Winter Diffuser Blends

Cool winter hikes, freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa... what are your favorite scents of winter?  I've compiled six of my favorite winter diffuser blends to welcome winter and keep the cozy going!   If you are already an Essential Oil lover, user,...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

This post is for everyone, not just Christians. And do not worry - I'm not getting preachy at all. It's an honest musing on what 1 Corinthians 13 and the word love really means to me and in our world today. 1 Corinthians 13 (1Cor13) is the #1 Bible verse that's read...

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

The hero mindset. What separates the "hero" from the rest of us? How do you rise above the challenges in life? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you channel your inner superhero? These 4 elements of the hero mindset will help you to grab your cape and make a...

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

You don't need sight to have vision. Be careful what you ask for. These two quotes may seem trite, but they carry a lot of wisdom. While many of us expect some kind of journey to find vision in our lives, the truth is... it's been right in front of us the entire time....

15 Scriptures for Mothers Day

15 Scriptures for Mothers Day

"Her children arise and call her blessed." There are Bible verses are shared in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to honor mothers. Here are 15 scriptures for Mothers Day that you can meditate on, and share with your family today.   Scriptures for...

The Science Behind Gratitude

The Science Behind Gratitude

Gratitude is more than being grateful. And even though it seems a bit "woo woo" there are many studies that have proven the science. These are some of the studies, and this is the science behind gratitude. One of the biggest compliments I received was when a friend...

5 Easy Ways to Manifest Gratitude at Work

5 Easy Ways to Manifest Gratitude at Work

When you love your job, it's easy to be happy. When you hate your job, it's just as easy to be miserable. Enter the game-changer called gratitude. Here's how to manifest gratitude at work... even if you hate your job!   When you love your job and boss, it's easy...

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

The events of 2020 will forever teach us many lessons. One of which is to have a small stockpile of food on hand at all times. It's great to have a food supply in times of emergency, and also always good to have some basics on hand all of the time. These are 60+...

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

Is this your first Whole30 or are you back again? Are you running out of options? Whether you work in an office or work from home, these 15 Whole30 compliant lunches that you can pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh...

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it's time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to...

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Sometimes you need to make that cup of hot chocolate a little more special. This Pink Hot Chocolate is perfect for Valentine's Day, cheering up your favorite gal, or for those times when you want a little extra love. Oh and PS - it's vegan and insanely delicious!...

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

It's not a party until the punch is served. This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is non-alcoholic, kid-friendly, and lightened up with less sugar and dairy-free ice cream or sorbet. It's PINK which makes it perfect for a baby shower, kids party, Valentine's Day, the...

Vegan Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Pistachios

Vegan Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Pistachios

It's not a party until the cheese spread comes out. It's the perfect appetizer for any holiday gathering, game day, ladies brunch, or party in general. This vegan cheese ball is dairy-free, is covered with cranberries and pistachios, is easy to make, and is absolutely...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

50+ Uses for Vinegar

50+ Uses for Vinegar

Distilled White Vinegar can do pretty much anything and everything around the house. It's cheap, all-natural, and very effective. Here are 50+ uses for vinegar for everything from cleaning to laundry, pet stains, and more. Your Grandmother was right.   Ok......

3 Vegetable Garden Trellis DIYs

3 Vegetable Garden Trellis DIYs

I was sick of our veggies rotting on the ground and after hours of scouring the internet without a solution, we decided to build our own structures. This is the before and after and behind the scenes of the 3 vegetable garden trellis DIYs that now proudly help our...

The Best 25 Gifts That Every Gardener Will Love

The Best 25 Gifts That Every Gardener Will Love

If you or your dearest love to garden, I've curated the best 25 gifts that every gardener will love. Whether it's the holidays, Mother's Day, a birthday or another special occasion... if Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend, or Teacher loves to garden, this gift guide...

Spring Garden Tour of the Homestead

Spring Garden Tour of the Homestead

It's one of my favorite times of the year - when the flowers are starting to bloom!  The last few weeks, I captured our spring garden in bloom.  Sit back, relax, drink a cup of coffee, and enjoy the tour! I'm super excited to have a very special guest photographer...

How to Start Seeds in an Egg Carton

How to Start Seeds in an Egg Carton

Whether you are a novice or avid gardener or want to teach your child some great lessons about being green and sustainable, growing and starting seeds in an egg carton is super quick and easy! It's a great way to kick off the warmer spring days! Learn how...  ...

101 Ways to Go Green and be Sustainable Every Day

101 Ways to Go Green and be Sustainable Every Day

Going green is certainly a lot more mainstream these days. But are you doing everything you can to live more eco-friendly and sustainable? While Earth Day is a great place to start, every day should be a chance to incorporate these 101 ways to go green in your...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

Managing your work-life balance is difficult enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix and it gets even more difficult. Scratch that. It gets IMPOSSIBLE. It's not a perfect science, but it is possible to regain control. Here are 5 steps to manage your work-life...

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

As part of my series on busting the work-life balance myth, I wanted to share my own story of how I went from being that overachieving Type A girl to what I like to call Type ZZZ. It took several health crises, a chronic illness, and hitting rock bottom not once but...

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Join the Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge! Embark on a one month journey where your team will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude practices at work. The daily challenges are designed for in-person or virtual group interaction...

Traffic Secrets Challenge – Where are Your Customers Hiding?

Traffic Secrets Challenge – Where are Your Customers Hiding?

You have amazing content. You provide great value. But where are your ideal customers hiding? As part of the Traffic Secrets 30-Day Challenge, I'll share some behind the scenes advice from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the Internet generation, Russell...

EEOC Back to Work Guidance for the At-Risk

EEOC Back to Work Guidance for the At-Risk

The EEOC recently updated its guidance for employees covered under the ADA, and specifically the at-risk population. The only thing certain right now is change, and this situation is certainly fluid. Here's what you need to know about the EEOC Back to Work Guidance to...

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