Serious question – How often do you talk to yourself? Studies show that personal growth and happiness involves not only how we view the world, but how we view (and treat) ourselves. Confidence is one of the toughest things to master for many people, because it’s easy to get down on ourselves when things don’t go as planned.
If you want to maintain confidence and happiness no matter what comes your way, you need to fully believe you are happy and confident. “Fake it until you make it” will only get you so far though; you need to genuinely believe it! Daily mantras can help keep you grounded, confident, and happy no matter what comes your way – So give them a try and see what type of changes you notice in yourself!
Here are 10 mantras focused on confidence and happiness. Try saying these everyday until you wholeheartedly believe them! 🙂 Continue reading “10 Daily Mantras For Confidence and Happiness”
Skin health has been a huge interest of mine ever since I was 14. Since then, I have been passionate about understanding ingredients and learning what is good and bad for our skin and our bodies. In fact, this is a key interest that prompted me to pursue my degree in molecular biology and attend medical school!
While I am not officially a doctor yet, I have researched (and used) hundreds of skin products, and my degree in cell & molecular biology has provided me with a fairly in-depth understanding of molecular chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. In this post, I am focusing on skin health and discussing ingredients that are beneficial for nearly every skin type. They are products I consistently use myself (for reference I have sensitive skin), and I really think they are worth investing in if you want to have healthy skin that ages gracefully and looks its best. Continue reading “A Guide To Skin Care and Anti-Aging: Key Products & Ingredients We Should All Be Using!”
While the term “superfood” has been thrown around a lot over the past few years, it seems to be fitting for spirulina. A type of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that flourishes in warm alkaline water, spirulina is said to have numerous health benefits, many of which are backed by research.
Below I’m listing 10 of these science-backed benefits, plus a few risks to be aware of. (And before you start to wonder about the taste, it is basically tasteless when added to most food or drinks.) 🙂
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The US has a lot of unique and fun places to enjoy, and many can be reasonably priced depending on the time of year that you plan your visit. Below I’m listing 10 US destinations that are affordable and have a lot to offer.
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It’s true what they say – The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year! My husband and I travel each year over the Christmas holiday, so I have a long list of places that are extra cozy for Christmas. Below I’ve listed 10 cities that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit! 🙂 Continue reading “5 Cozy Cities to Visit for the Holidays”
You’ve heard it before; “Make sure you’re getting those antioxidants!” But what exactly is an antioxidant, and why are they so important?
As a Cell & Molecular Biology major, I have to admit that I geek out a little when it comes to learning about the human body on a cellular level. I find it so fascinating, and I have decided to start sharing more posts and info about what I’ve learned through my studies. I hope you guys enjoy the topics, and if there are specific things that you’d like to learn more about feel free to reach out and let me know!
For today’s post, I’m discussing antioxidants and explaining why we need these little free radical scavengers in our bodies! 🙂 Continue reading “Antioxidants: What They Are And Why We Need Them!”
What are the most important things that you look for in luggage? For me it’s looks, space, and maneuverability. I recently began researching luggage brands in search of a carry on that offers all of these must haves for me, and I found it in the Titan Prior Spinner S. Below I share some pictures and talk about why it’s my current favorite! Continue reading “Titan Luggage Review – The Prior Spinner S Carry On”
Who doesn’t love the idea of an all-inclusive resort? When we were researching places to stay in St. Lucia we learned that there are basically two hotel options to choose from on the island: Secluded and quiet or all inclusive with numerous activities. We went back and forth with both, but in the end we chose the all-inclusive route and stayed at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort, which was definitely the right choice! Below I go over our stay and show you why I am officially in love with this Sandals location. 🙂 Continue reading “Where to Stay in St. Lucia – Sandals Grande Review”
So let’s talk about everyone’s least favorite part of travel – Jet lag! We’ve all been there: After hours of traveling and dealing with dry air, cramped cabins, and lack of sleep, we get off the plane feeling drained and ready for a nap ASAP.
Well luckily there are some ways to help combat this dreaded side effect of travel, and below I’ve listed 5 tips that should help prevent, or at least lessen, jet lag during your next getaway.
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Ever since we first hiked Yosemite last year, Travis and I have tried to make sure we get in a hike wherever we visit. It’s become one of our favorite hobbies, and there’s really nothing like reaching the top after a long hike! St. Lucia has some amazing scenery, so of course we had to hike the iconic Gros Piton while we were there.
I would say that this hike was definitely strenuous at times, even for a person like me who works out regularly and loves the fitness aspect of hiking. However, I think part of this was because of my size. There were lots of high steps and rocks to climb, which was more challenging for a shorty like me! Nevertheless, it was still super fun and I enjoyed the challenge. Continue reading “Hiking Gros Piton in St. Lucia”