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20 Non-Toxic Products for a Relaxing Self Care Day at Home

From lowering your inflammation and stress levels, to boosting your creativity, the benefits of self care are countless. It’s important to set aside some regular quiet time for yourself so that you can recharge and have the energy to show up in the world as your best self. Let’s face it, it’s virtually impossible to […]

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Inflammation is complicated. While it’s beneficial for helping us heal when we break a bone or cut our skin, too much of it for too long, is a bad thing. Chronic inflammation, meaning occuring long term, has been linked to obesity, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, cancer, accelerated aging and more—the list is long and varied. […]

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The Benefits of Using a Facial Scrub Incorporating a facial scrub into your routine is not only relaxing, but it has some real benefits. Facial scrubs work by exfoliating skin and increasing cell turnover, a natural process that can slow as we age. By exfoliating regularly with a scrub, you’ll help the process by removing […]

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People often say, “You have to love yourself before you can love others.” And while you may have heard this in the context of cheesy dating advice, self-love is, in fact, a necessary step in living a happy life. It’s true that we cannot give to others that which we don’t first possess. What Is […]

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When you hear the word “detox,” does your mind automatically think about health fads like juice cleanses and fasts? If so, you’re not alone. However, there are many more ways to renew your mind, body and soul. Here are three simple steps that will help you cut through the noise and renew your whole self. […]

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Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. That’s a lot! And it’s likely this epidemic stems from our inability to fully let our bodies wind down before bed. Think about it: How many nights do you lie in bed watching TV, scrolling on your phone or going over the next day’s to-dos? […]

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You can’t be everything to everyone… But it’s easy to forget that in our fast-paced world. We’re often pulled in so many directions, it’s understandable to feel anxious and overwhelmed. Feeling that way on a regular basis, though, is harmful to our health and can lead to frequent headaches, premature aging, poor short-term memory and […]

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Ok so first things first. I’ll admit, I’m someone who is naturally a bit restless, so slowing down and being mindful and present in the moment is something I have to be intentional about. In today’s world, we’re far too overstimulated by visuals, sounds, smells, feelings, 24 hour news, technology… you name it! Studies have […]

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Being intentional to take care of yourself can feel like a luxury or even impossible to squeeze into an already busy day. Trust me, I get it! Self-care hasn’t always come easy for me. In fact, I’ve been prone to the exact opposite. As a former athlete, I spent the first three decades of my […]

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