• Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Breathing Deep

    Big inhale in through the nose, filling up the lungs. Open mouth exhale slowly allowing the breath to leave the lungs. Do this twice more, taking your time to inhale deeply and exhale fully. Did you know breathing is part of our life force? That stress + anxiety can be reduced and managed through your breath? In times of stress or anxiety the way that we breath can be affected, causing us to breathe at a shorter and faster rate. This increase in the pace or rate of your breathing causes you to take in less oxygen which of course adds more to your stress and anxiety.  Slowing your breathing…

  • Lifestyle,  Mindfulness Living

    Planthood 101: Before you buy

    As we enter day 673 of quarantine (I kid, I kid, no really what day is IT?), I am seeing more and more people embrace DIY’s, crafts and even Planthood. I love to see it! I myself have dabbled a little here and there on the crafts + DIY front. And honestly Ive failed miserably at a few DIYs but that is a post for a different day. Ive been a proud member of the Planthood tribe for a while now and I am so very happy to see so many people use this “down” time to embrace their green thumb. Now while you may be thinking of taking the…

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    Lifestyle,  Recipes

    Easy Quick Batter Blueberry Bread

    One thing that I really enjoy that I dont make time to do enough is bake. During this quarantine Ive made it all. Cookies, breads, cakes and snacks galore. My go to recipe that I could probably make every single week is banana bread. Its sweet, hearty and great for breakfast or a snack. I recently started getting fresh produce from Farm Fresh Carolinas and in this weeks pickup there were fresh blueberrys. Now while the initial thought was these would be awesome in some pancakes, because there were so many I figured I could do something else with them. So I do want to preface this by saying I…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal Growth

    5 Side Hustles to Make Money

    As long as I can remember I have had a job of some sort in some way.  I was taught very early on that having several streams of income is the key to financial freedom.  Right now, most of the US is feeling the pinch as the order of stay in most states have been extended. Now while there are quite a few jobs that have the ability to be done from home. There are several that do not and many of us are trying to figure out how to make extra income. In this post I will share 5 side hustles to make money during Covid. Having the ability…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal Growth

    Embrace Change in 7 Steps

    There is nothing more permanent in life except change. This idea is presented to us every single day in so many ways. Change is inevitable. Big or small, change could really not give two F’s on the when and the where. Embracing change is where the real work takes place. The thing about change is everyone is dealing with it all the time. Each and every one of us is coping with change at various degrees in our own individual lives. Whats super unique about right now is although we have ALWAYS gone through change collectively on our own. It is in these last few days that we all understand…

  • Lifestyle,  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…

  • Lifestyle,  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…

  • Lifestyle,  Yoga

    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…

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