Loti Wellness Box: Subscription Box Review #11

Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted this box by Loti Wellness in exchange for an honest review of their product. All opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. Loti Wellness is a monthly self-care subscription box, devoted to helping subscribers increase their overall wellness and reduce stress and anxiety, with self-care tools backed by research-based … Continue reading Loti Wellness Box: Subscription Box Review #11

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New Series: The Prioritizing Self-care, Health, and Wellbeing Challenge

One of my personal resolutions and goals for this year is to spend more time on my own wellbeing, health, and self-care. This is an area of my life that I tend to put on the back burner most of the time in order to take care of other things. Unfortunately, my stress, anxiety, and … Continue reading New Series: The Prioritizing Self-care, Health, and Wellbeing Challenge

New Year, New Focus

There are only a few days left until the beginning of 2020. How many of you have created New Years' resolutions? According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80 percent fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, says US clinical … Continue reading New Year, New Focus

The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

Wednesday night after work I drove to my boss' home and spent time talking, eating snacks, and drinking wine with my two friends and my boss and her husband. We sat in the basement by the fireplace, the room lit by the beautiful Christmas tree and various Christmas decorations and candles around the room. There … Continue reading The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

Feeling Like You’re Drowning

I always try to look on the positive side. I don't enjoy being around pessimistic people who are always complaining or finding something wrong with everything. Then, unexpectedly, a wave of depression will wash over me and I will start drifting in thoughts... I feel like an imposter and will never amount to anything. If … Continue reading Feeling Like You’re Drowning

It’s OK to Say No

Are you the type of person who is constantly trying to help others? Do you get asked to go somewhere at the last minute and feel bad if you don't? Do you go to get-togethers that you really don't want to go to? Do you get suckered into regularly babysitting someone else's kids? Are you … Continue reading It’s OK to Say No

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Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

The best saltwater taffy in the entire world comes from a little store called The Taffy Shop in Estes Park, Colorado. In the window sits an old-fashioned machine with rotating arms that pull the taffy. It stretches the taffy into ropes of pastel sugary sweetness, which droops down and is then picked up by another … Continue reading Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. I am excited to share a very sweet lady with you today. Merrel and I met through our blogs on WordPress and became friends on … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom