{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki

Every night before bed, Hudson asks me to give him good vibes, good spirits and good energy. In other words, his nightly Reiki treatment. Grounding, clearing and calming, regular Reiki sessions were a huge part of my healing process and they continues to be a part of our self-care practices. I’m sure some of you are are asking, what is Reiki? I get it. I had never heard of this gentle yet profound,  healing modality prior to my battle with chronic illness. That being said, I’m sure you have just as many questions as I did. Continue reading “{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing

One of the things that holds us back from achieving our wellness goals is lofty intentions. I can speak from my own experience on this one. When I was sick, I used to avoid my yoga mat if I didn’t have the energy to practice like I used to. Then, when my energy returned and life got busy, I would avoid it if I didn’t have at least 30 minutes. Why? Because I was subscribing to the “shoulds” and some self-imposed rules.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing”

{Thrive} 5 Tips for Beating Winter Dryness + Giveaway

As the temps get cooler and the heat goes on, it often feels impossible to stay well hydrated inside and out. My skin, scalp, nose and throat feel so dry that I am tempted to bath in oil every night. Last fall and winter were particularly rough on my skin and body so I implemented a few simple self-care routines that really helped. I’m hoping they will help you too. Plus, enter to win a FREE BeautyCounter Calendula Lip Moisturizer because dry winter lips are no good! Continue reading “{Thrive} 5 Tips for Beating Winter Dryness + Giveaway”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Is Eating Before Bed Bad?

I’m excited to introduce a new line of posts, Mindful Moments, that are meant to provide quick and simple tips to help your tune into your wellness routine. This tip has to do with eating before bed – a question I get quite often. I was going to say late-night eating but considering I’m light’s out by 9:30-10 these days, that doesn’t really apply to me unless we redefine late-night as 8pm. Who’s with me?  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Is Eating Before Bed Bad?”

{Thrive} Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products + Giveaway

A few months ago, an instagram post inspired me to give “Plastic Free July” a try. Like most attempts at changing a habit, the first few weeks are more about awareness than success. Wowza. While I was far (I mean FAR) from plastic free for even a day, the exercise sparked in me a willingness to change. So now, I share with a you a few of my favorite products, some tried and true and some new plus a few tips on decreasing plastic and living more sustainably because even small efforts make a difference. Plus, win a pack of reusable straws. Giveaway at the bottom of post!  Continue reading “{Thrive} Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products + Giveaway”

{Thrive} Giveaway + 5 Beauty Product Ingredients to Avoid

5 Must Know Toxic Ingredients To AvoidWhile I have long celebrated the many benefits of a nourishing whole foods diet, my wellness journey continues to teach me that there is more to health than the foods we choose to consume.  Over the past several years, my work with clients, many who have or had breast cancer, has opened my eyes to the many environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I started working with BeautyCounter, my favorite one stop for all of my toxin-free beauty needs. The last thing I want to do is be alarming because I avoid fear-based thinking at all costs, but it’s important we all know the facts! Knowledge allows us to make confident, empowered decisions.  Plus, we can easily avoid or reduce our exposure to these toxins with a few simple swaps to our beauty routine. Did you know that the beauty industry is highly unregulated? I didn’t. Here are the facts and make sure to enter the giveaway and check out the free gift offer. It’s your chance to start building your toxin-free beauty regimen today!

 

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