Balance

The Simple 5 Step Guide To Achieving & Sustaining Balance

The more time you spend with someone, the closer you inevitably become, and the more likely you are to be in-tune with them or fall into the same “frequency” as them, if you will. This can happen with friends, people you work with, or really anyone in virtually any social setting you immerse yourself in. While this heightened sense of sympathy may seem like a good thing – you’re always on the same page, you laugh at the same things, and mourn sympathetically with one Read More >

Ways to Practice Self-Care

When you’re at work, everything you do is likely in service to your boss, and when you’re at home you probably feel like you’re in service to you kids, or certain expectations you have for yourself regarding how you should live. But the truth is, if you want to lead a truly happy, fulfilling life you need to make sure you practice self-care as well. Self-care is all about prioritizing your own physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs so that you’re actually Read More >

Embracing Change With Grace

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu Lao Tzu was a wise, ancient Chinese philosopher who wholeheartedly believed that struggling against life’s natural changes and evolutions was futile, that it would only cause pain – and there is much truth to his words. Regardless of how good it actually is for you, change Read More >

Reprogram Your Brain with Mindfulness

Being mindful is a scientifically backed method of acquiring true inner peace and lasting happiness through comprehensive reflection and conscious efforts toward emotional stability, but it’s also a habit that every person must make for themselves in their own lives. It is not about putting away things like stress, anxiety, grief, or any other negative emotions, it’s about allowing yourself to feel, acknowledge, accept, and release anything and everything that comes your Read More >

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Who has ever made grand goals to go to the gym or park everyday at like six o’clock in the morning hopeful to work out every part of your body but deep down knowing that you would quit after less than a month and look guiltily back on that shameful day for the rest of the year? Starting a new diet or kicking a bad habit is the exact same way. You try and quit everything cold turkey and sooner or later you fail and fall back into your old ways. The new year is upon us now Read More >

The Importance of Self-Care

Are there some days where you just feel so tired and burnt out that you don’t want to tackle anything on your never-ending to-do list? This can happen to anyone and often happens to everyone at least once or twice in life. Luckily there are ways we can better care for our bodies, minds, and spirits without taking too much time away from our busy schedules. Here are a few ways you can start on a path to taking care of yourself just a little better, helping you live and Read More >

Preparing You and Your Family for the Back-to-School Season

As summer fun winds to close, busy families will begin to shift their focus to prepare for the upcoming school year. Balancing work and family can be daunting; leaving you wondering how you will manage getting the kids to-and-from sports and music activities, run errands and still get everyone together for dinner at the table. With careful planning, and these helpful tips, you can get your family off to a more peaceful and productive start this year: Take Inventory: Read More >

How to Safeguard Your Valuables and Personal Information from Theft

It’s a nightmare scenario: you return home from work or shopping to find that something doesn’t look quite right.  As you pull up to your home, your heart sinks into your gut as you discover that you’ve been the victim of a burglary. I know the feeling of having one's own private space violated, because, I, too, was a recent victim myself. Returning to our home after running some personal errands, we witnessed someone dashing out of our living room when he heard us Read More >

Spring Cleaning Tips to Clear Your Clutter

Spring is here, and as we open up the windows to let in the fresh air and sunshine, we look around our homes and realize we need to open up our indoor spaces where clutter has settled in over the winter.  Junk drawers, coat closets, cabinets and nightstands become catchalls that eat away at our time, energy and sanity.  Get a trash bag ready for items that can be thrown away, grab a box or two for charity donations and plan your attack. To get you started and provide a Read More >

Time-Saving Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the passing year, and to celebrate the love we share with family and friends. It can also be a time of increased stress, as we work to fit our preparations and celebrations into already busy lives. Planning parties, shopping for gifts, holiday baking, and attending celebrations are great fun, but you can run out of time fast if you don’t plan ahead. Here are some ways to save time and reduce stress this holiday season. Make Read More >