Health & Wellness

Life Rediscovering Joy

Joy is defined as an “emotion of great delight or happiness.” And it was missing from my life. Actually, for a lot longer than I’d like to admit. I’ll never forget the moment I realized it was gone. It was months ago at a concert with my best friend. We were watching our favorite band perform and at the end of the show I felt completely overwhelmed. In that exact moment, I couldn’t help but burst into tears. I felt something I hadn’t felt in such a long time—pure joy. In a world as chaotic as ours, I know that…

20 Ways to Show Yourself Love

If your head is swimming in this thing called life, then you’re as shocked as I was when I realized it’s already February. And the day of love, AKA Valentine’s Day is here. As you and I both know, love should be celebrated every single day. But, if you need a reminder like one special day of the month, then February 14th will do. Let’s be honest, life is hard and can sometimes leave us in a state of yuck. I’m a true believer that you must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. You’ve heard…

Living with Anxiety: How I Cope

My heart races, it gets harder for me to breathe, my stomach is twisting and turning, fear and doubt are attacking me from every direction possible, and I’m scared it will never stop. This is only part of what I deal with when my anxiety hits and I know I’m not alone. For some odd reason (sarcastically typing), my anxiety has been above and beyond the worst I’ve experienced in a really long time. And like most of you who deal with it on a daily basis, I just want to curl up into a ball, pass out or cry, and never leave…

My Body My Story | Lucy Activewear Giveaway (Closed)

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and lucy #lucyForEveryBody blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. When I was in my early 20’s, I would drag myself to the gym. I never wore anything form fitting and would cringe the minute someone good looking jumped on the treadmill next to me. I was so self-conscious about my appearance and would always beat myself up about gaining weight—which happened a lot. Today, I’m 39, and I give zero cares about anyone else’s fitness expectations. I am my own person. I do what I…

I Was a Health Spa Virgin: 5 Things I Learned

First thing I’m going to do for you is explain what a health spa is and then I’ll tell you how I landed in one. According to Dictionary.com, a health spa is a resort or a special building or room where a person may exercise, swim, or otherwise condition the body. Now that you know that, let me explain how this all unfolded. My amiga Yolanda of SassyMamainLA.com, text me asking if I wanted to head to a resort in Ojai with her. I had just told my husband that I needed a massage and some “me” time badly. Without…

Breast Cancer Awareness | Shop & Give Back

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m working on supporting the fight against this horrible disease. I’m currently fundraising and would love your support. Make any size donation and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Lane Bryant gift card! Get all of the details by clicking here. I think we’ve all been affected by breast cancer one way or another. I have way too many times. In case you didn’t know, there are tons of ways you can help support the cause. You can donate directly to your favorite non-profit charity, volunteer your time, or even purchase products…

Here’s How YOU Can Help Fight Breast Cancer | Giveaway (Closed)

Do me a favor. Stop reading this for a second and think of someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer. Is it someone you’re related to? Maybe a close friend of yours? Someone from work? Or is it you? I think that one way or another, we all know someone who has been touched by this horrible disease. Unfortunately, I have in more ways than one. And I’m so sick and tired of it hurting the people I love. Aren’t you? That’s why I’ve decided, for the second year in a row, to participate in the American…

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