Category Archives for "Self & Wellness"

Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

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Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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August 1, 2017

Easy Ways to Encourage Personal Growth Each Week

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I’m guessing you’re busy.

As in, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe.  Working late, taking the kids here and there, dealing with the endless stream of issues that pop up every day.

Sometimes we get so busy just trying to get it all done.  Checking off all the boxes.  Crossing things off the to-do list.

Getting stuff done is great – I’m a big believer in achievement and taking action.  But what good is checking off all those boxes if you’re the in the same place at the end of the week?  What good is achievement to you as a woman if it isn’t a transformative experience?

Unless you take deliberate steps to learn and grow as a person, you’re stuck at point A in terms of personal development.

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July 11, 2017

Stop Doing These 3 Things Today for Clearer Skin

Adult acne stinks.  “I’ll have clearer skin when I get older,” I thought as a teen.  And to a major extent, I do.  However, I struggled with significant acne well into my 20s.  It wasn’t until I stopped doing a few things (And got serious about a skincare regimen) that my skin cleared up.

Today, I’m sharing 3 things I stopped doing that led to clearer skin.

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Tieks: Your New Favorite Flats

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I received no compensation in exchange for this post.  This post does not contain affiliate links.  I chose to write about Tieks because I love them and I want to share them with you!

Flats.

They’re kind of the broccoli of the shoe world.  Functional, good for your health, and less exciting than the other options on the table.

But a cute pair of flats can completely make an outfit.  And a high-quality pair will be your wardrobe hero, time and again.

Where can I find these stylish, well-made flats, you ask?

Enter Tieks by Gavrieli.

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May 30, 2017

Eating Well: Impostor Fried Rice

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Fried rice.

It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.

There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.

However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!

I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.

Let’s check it out!

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May 18, 2017

Dessert Swap – Blueberries and Zabaglione

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If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you.  It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato.  It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries.  With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.

And it does your waistline zero favors.

I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione.  A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.

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Little Luxuries: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

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Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst!  You look and feel like someone zapped your energy (Or like you sleep in a coffin during the day…).  But I’m happy to say that my new favorite beauty find makes it alllll better.  And, I’m sharing it with you today!  Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster will save your face from the pallid side and get you glowing stat.

May 9, 2017

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

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Our experiences make us who we are.

Actually, no.

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are.

In that case, you’ll want to make the most of every lesson life throws at you!  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself making the same mistakes over and over.

Over the last several years, I’ve found an approach that helps me get a useful takeaway out of just about any situation I go through.  Here’s my strategy for learning from my life experiences.

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