Master Your Mindset – Quotes to Inspire and Motivate

Our mindset is determined by what we tell ourselves each day.

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Wishing you days filled with peace, love, and light!

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Smile Brilliant At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit Review

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Hi guys!

Today I’m reviewing a product that my husband and I recently used for our at-home teeth whitening – The Smile Brilliant T9 Whitening System.

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10 Daily Mantras For Confidence and Happiness

10 Daily Mantras to increase confidence and happiness!

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”

A Guide To Skin Care and Anti-Aging: Key Products & Ingredients We Should All Be Using!

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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!”

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Spirulina

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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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Antioxidants: What They Are And Why We Need Them!

What are antioxidants and why do we need them?


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!”

How to Avoid Jet Lag – 5 Tips for Beating Travel Drowsiness

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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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5 Tricks For Snapping Yourself Out Of A Bad Mood

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We all have those moments when we’re feeling a little down on ourselves or on the world around us, but being in a bad mood never results to anything good for our mind or for our body. There are a multitude of reasons why you may get in a bad mood – maybe you’re just hungry, maybe your hormones need a little readjusting, or maybe that guy at work just said something that got under your skin. While you may think that all of these things are out of your control, the first step in combatting a bad mood is to realize that with a little effort, your mood is actually something that you can control. It’s like the classic saying “We can’t control the way others treat us, but we can control the way we react.”

Okay, so now you know you have the power to control your moods..so why does it seem like such a hard thing to do? The answer to this is fairly in depth, and if you have studied psychology you will know that there are multiple theories focused on this topic, but a lot of it comes down to the fact that humans seem to enjoy dwelling on things. “Whoa is me” sets in and we find ourselves not only feeling angry or upset, but also starting to feel down on ourselves as well. All of this negativity creates a downward spiral, essentially causing a snowball effect that leads to more and more negativity over time.

So what can you do to break this cycle?  The overall goal that you should be consciously focusing on is to switch your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Over time, you will notice yourself focusing on the positive aspects of a situation, which of course will result in less bad moods throughout your day to day life. Easier said than done, I know, but below I’m discussing 5 tricks that work incredibly well if you are open to applying them properly and letting the good vibes replace those negative thoughts! Continue reading “5 Tricks For Snapping Yourself Out Of A Bad Mood”

Are You Drinking Enough Water? How Much You Need & How To Know if You Need More

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We’ve all heard the classic rule — “Drink 8 glasses of water per day” — But is that a one size fits all recommendation?  The short answer is no.  Everyone’s body is different, and depending on our diet and activity level, we all need different amounts of water to keep our body functioning at it’s best.

So how much water do you really need?

Think about how much water we use and lose in one day through breathing, perspiration, urination, and bowel movements.  Because we use and lose all of this water during the day, it’s important to replenish our body’s water supply.  The Institute of Medicine suggests that men need about 13 cups (3 liters) of water a day, while women need about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day.

So how can you know if you’re getting enough water?  Below are 5 signs that your body may be craving more. Continue reading “Are You Drinking Enough Water? How Much You Need & How To Know if You Need More”