• Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Self Care : Quarantine Edition

    Depending on where you live, you may have been stuck inside for at least a week. Here in Charlotte NC we have been home for a little over 2 weeks with 28 days to go (as of now). If you know me then you know that Self Care is my jam, my love language + the way that I take care of my mental, physical and emotional well being. Self Care is so much more than a mani pedi. (Truth moment, I wouldn’t turn down a pedicure right now) Taking the time to take care of you is always important. Especially right now during this season of isolation + less…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Boost your Immune System

    Unless you have been virtually living under a rock, there is no way Covid-19 hasn’t affected your life in one form or another. Now while we all wait in our socially distant quarantines, you may be thinking ok now what? Whats next other than waiting and playing board games or watching Netflix. One thing that you could do during this time is take steps to boost your immune system! Doesn’t sound as thrilling as a good show on Netflix, but is extremely important especially during this season of uncertainty. Front Line Defense On the front lines in this battle of health, our Immune System fights off any form of virus,…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Making Sleep A Priority

    Getting a good nights sleep is a form of self care for me. I have a sweet spot, its 7 hrs. After 7 solid hours of sleep at night I am a wonderful human being ready to kick ass. If I get anything less than 6 hrs, I’m still quite pleasant BUT the fuse is very very short. Now at this point in our lives I’m sure we all know the benefits of getting a solid amount of sleep each night. I’m also pretty sure we are all aware of the health benefits of being rested. The real question is how many of us are actually taking the steps to…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    How to Practice Body Positivity

    Now a days there is so much talk about body positivity and loving the skin you are in… but how did we even get to this point? How did we come to the idea that we must be told to love our bodies? More importantly, how to practice body positivity once we know we need it? Remember when you were a kid and didn’t have a care in the world? No cares about how you looked, what you wore or that maybe your hair didn’t stay as flat as so and so’s (My hair to this day NEVER stays flat) A few weeks back I took my now DramaTeen (formerly…

  • Mindfulness Living

    How to choose a Yoga Studio

    Yoga has really started to pick up here in Charlotte NC and I am truly loving what I am seeing! Normally around New Years with resolutions and such studios begin to see an influx in those wanting to make changes in their health. What I am hearing more and more from my students is the desire to just feel better in their bodies overall + to improve mobility. So many of us, myself included, spend a lot of time either sitting at a desk or commuting in rush hour. For the very unfortunate some like myself we do both 5x a week 😢! So stretching, rotating and moving is so…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    You are what you eat: Reducing Stress through the Gut

    How many stress eaters do we have out there? What about those of you who get so stressed that you cant even eat? I use to be somewhere in the middle. Not too long ago there was a time when I felt stressed and nothing but a big ole bowl of pasta could fix it. Sadly I also swung to the other extreme where I would stress to the point that I neglected to eat or take proper care of myself. Talk about both ends of the spectrum, am I right? Anxiety is a sign and symptom of stress + stress can present itself in whatever way it wants from…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Optin’ out of Resolutions

    Gosh! It was like we had Thanksgiving and BAM! Snowball to the end of the year.  Seems like just a few weeks ago we were ringing in 2019 and here we are again gearing up to welcome 2020 with open arms. This time last year I was creating vision boards, making goals and mapping out how I would conquer 2019. I took all the steps, made sure my goals were realistic, prepped myself for success through researching both on and off the net. I crossed my T’s and dotted my I’s, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t about to handle 2019 like a true boss! What I didn’t account for…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    6 Branches of Self-Care

    These days self-care and self love is all the rage and a hot topic item, for good reason too. Any quick google search can provide you with all the benefits and importance of a solid routine, I’ve even written about self care a time or two right here on this blog! In this day and age, adultin can be so very stressful and even down right daunting, which makes perfect sense as to why everyone is talking self care. What you may not know, is self care isn’t just binge watching TV, having a glass of wine or drawing a bath. Now those are good self care activities, but in…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth,  Self-Care

    10 Affirmations to Say Every Day for a happier well-being

    Affirmations are much more than chants or short statements you repeat to yourself. A simple habit of speaking positivity and prosperity over yourself has the ability to boost your mood and begin to incorporate a healthier and happier overall mindset. I have provided 10 affirmations that you can say at any time during the day, I personally prefer to say my affirmations first thing in the morning to set the tone of my day. I was re-reminded about the power of affirmations a few years back when watching this show “Being MaryJane” ( show has since been cancelled). On this show the main character MJ, creates sticky notes with different…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Getting Grounded + Staying

    In my forever pursuit of mindful living, I am always in search of ways to stay grounded and to keep my head in times of difficulties. Mindful living and being “grounded” basically go hand in hand like PB & J or mac n cheese, you truly can not have one without the other. But what does staying “grounded” really mean? In its simplest form being grounded is all about “Control”. Not control over all the outside stuff going on around us, like traffic, things not going as planned etc, but control over yourself, your emotions and the things you personally believe. To “stay grounded” means you have the ability to…

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