Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living

I was complaining to my co-workers over lunch about the terrible crowds at Trader Joe’s and how people have to get in line as soon as they walk through the door because the line wraps around all the… Read More

Fitting Self-Care into the Budget

I’ve been obsessed lately with YouTuber and skincare enthusiast, @susanyara, and her channel Mixed Makeup. She’s constantly talking about the importance of self-care and feeling good about yourself. I have to say, I’m here for it. As someone… Read More

West vs East: Which philosophy is right about relationships?

Chapter 6 of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, is all about relationships. Do we need relationships? Are they useful? Do they bring us joy? For the most part, we’d all agree to answer “yes,” right? It almost… Read More

Growing Wealth, Risking Health-Why money can’t buy happiness.

I’ve recently started a #debtfree journey, where I’ve mapped out how I will pay off my debt (aka student loans) and become financially free. Related to this, Chapter 5 of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, is appropriately… Read More

Happiness Hypothesis Review Chpt 1-4

Where we left off…  I want to explore how we obtain happiness in our everyday lives. How do we cut down on stress and worry, and start living our lives to the fullest. To tackle this seemingly impossible… Read More

Natural Deodorant: The good, the bad, and the smelly.

For many people in the “natural beauty” or “natural/organic/non-toxic lifestyle” communities, switching deodorants is probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest, thing to transition to. The obvious reason is that no one wants to smell gross,… Read More

Happiness Series: Where to start?

A quest for answers… I recently started reading Jonathan Haidt’s book, the Happiness Hypothesis, and while only on chapter 3, I find that it has opened my eyes to really interesting findings on the human brain, psychology, and… Read More

Day 30: #MaskMondays Beauty Routine

30 Day Writing Challenge Disclaimer: I may earn a commission for any purchases that you make through certain links on my site, at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own, I only link products and… Read More

Day 23: Easy DIY Sugar Coffee Scrub and Face Mask

30 Day Writing Challenge DIY face masks and face/body scrubs have got to be some of the easiest skin care products to make at home! I’m actually offended when I see commercial face masks just because of how… Read More

Day 22: Save your Soul

30 Day Writing Challenge When someone says mind, body, and soul, what do you think of? I thought I knew what that trio meant until I really sat down to think about it and realized I only knew… Read More