What's In Your Beauty Products?

What's In Your Beauty Products?

Over the past year or so, I’ve been slowly replacing my beauty products with products that I know are better for my skin and my body. What I put ONTO my body eventually goes INTO my body, so I’ve been making one effort to remain conscious of what ingredients are in my every day products. A few months ago, I was researching various beauty companies and I was shocked to discover that the U.S. only bans about 10 chemicals while Europe bans more than 1,400! What the?!

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My Vacation Exercise Routine

My Vacation Exercise Routine

When I go on vacation, I want time to relax and not worry about a to-do list. I want to have a slow morning and head to the beach for the day. I want to slowly get ready for dinner and choose a spot on a whim. I want to enjoy the days and evenings without planning out every little thing. I also want to stay active while on vacation, not because I feel the need to “work off” the food I’m eating, but because I know my body gets energy through physical activity. In years past, I would make sure I got in an hour workout almost every morning, but now that I have reached a better place with my body, I do not push myself that hard anymore.

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Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

When I was in high school, I started to experience major stomach pains, like cramps but WORSE. It took months of doctor’s visits to figure out that these pains were symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine. It is pretty common but not everybody experiences severe symptoms. When they diagnosed me with IBS, I had no idea what it was or what I had to change about my diet. My doctor’s advice was to take a pill every day and eat more fruits and vegetables. I don’t remember how long I ended up taking that pill, but i know I stopped once I realized that taking a pill didn’t make sense.

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Listening to Your Body's Signals

Listening to Your Body's Signals

Following a diet plan may seem easier at first but eventually, you will find it difficult to avoid the foods that are a no-go on the diet. Your body will start to crave some of the foods you’ve been restricting most likely because it needs the nutrients found in those foods. The person who created the diet you are following probably does not know you or your body and following that diet is not sustainable in the long-run. The only way to ensure your body is thriving is getting to know how it speaks to you. Below are some signals that you can look for from your own body as you start to develop more intuitive eating habits.

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How to Discover Your Truth

How to Discover Your Truth

As women, we are told that being too sensitive and feeling too much is a sign of weakness. We are told to hide our emotions and that our hearts should not guide our decisions. However, I believe there is great value in following your heart, your inner voice, your inner truth. If your inner truth is not guiding your decisions, then something or someone outside of yourself is more than likely guiding them. I definitely do not want to live a life that is guided solely by society or other people’s opinions.

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3 Reflections After a Weekend of Meditating

3 Reflections After a Weekend of Meditating

This past weekend, I attended a Kundalini yoga retreat that was absolutely wonderful and much needed. During the weeks leading up to the retreat, I was in a constant state of go-go-go and do-do-do so much so that I reached the point of burning out. This weekend of stillness and living moment to moment helped me recharge my energy and reset my heart and mind. Below are three key reflections that I think will help you live more in the present.

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