Well-Being

Mental, physical and emotional well-being are keys to leading a happy life.  Here are a few articles to get you in a positive, motivated and feel-good headspace!

Random Acts of Holiday Kindness

Pairs Well With…Holidays + Kindness + A Giving Spirit Everything about the holidays excites me: cookies with sprinkles, festive parties with friends, the upbeat Christmas carols.  I feel extra sparkly the whole season long, and that’s not just because I wore something sparkly every day for a week and coined it “The Seven Days of Sparkles”…but…

Five Thoughts To Get You Back On Top

Pairs Well With… “Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?” – Unknown Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are in full swing.  It’s not long before my favorite Mariah, Kelly and *Nsync holiday tunes are in full rotation, and this house becomes…

All The Pretty Things

Pairs Well With…”Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds Unsure about what to write about this week, and perhaps even lacking a bit of inspiration, I decided to take a second and hit pause. There’s a lot going on. I needed to stop and smell the roses.  Literally.  Things are just moving way too fast.     …

Attitudes of Gratitude

Pairs Well With…”If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.  Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao…

Over the River & Through the Woods

Pairs Well With… “Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu I spent my Memorial Day weekend at a cabin up North.  May was an incredibly busy and stressful month, and I needed to hit the refresh button on my life.  The plan was no plan, and I was excitedly anticipating my temporary escape from…

Save the Liver, Find the Abs (2016 Spring Challenge)

Pairs Well With… “Impossible is Nothing” by Iggy Azalea + a positive attitude + friends to participate in this challenge with you (or simply cheer you on) + extreme dedication The days are getting longer and the weather is becoming more pleasant which means summer is on the way.  No, really. You can feel the…

10 Ways to Tune Into Yourself & Unwind

Pairs Well With…”Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson   Understatement of the Year: Life can be overwhelming. Realistic Statement of the Year: Life can be overwhelming, demanding, chaotic, and likely unmanageable some days – and usually all at one time. Demands of each of us are greater than ever, and there are always a million…

Save the Liver, Find the Abs: The Big Reveal

Pairs Well With… “Diamonds” by Rihanna + Handfuls of confetti Two. More. Days. Forty days ago, Save the Liver, Find the Abs started as a self-induced fitness challenge to get rockstar abs by Christmas.  The challenge took every ounce of willpower I had and, I must say, I am both surprised and pleased with my…

A Love of Lists & A List of Loves

Pairs Well With… a Sharpie+ a notepad + creativity Day to day, especially during the holidays, we find ourselves making lists: to-do lists, shopping lists, lists about lists, grocery lists and playlists. Some of us get overwhelmed by them, resenting items in slots 8-10, those ones we want to put off indefinitely.  Then, there are people…

Gifts of Gratitude

There are so many things I have to be thankful for in life.  My friends are one of them.  When I have the time, and especially around the holiday season, I like to show my appreciation by putting together a little something to let them know that everything they do for me does not go…