Starting My Capsule Wardrobe

With the turn of the new year, I realized my clothing collection has risen beyond a reasonable level. I lived between two different places for much of last 2017, and have accumulated a wardrobe beyond what is necessary or manageable. I lost track of how much I had, since I needed a livable wardrobe in […]

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My Go-To Winter Outfit

My area of the country has been experiencing uncharacteristically low temperatures. I used to always feel cold during the winter, until I discovered what kind of clothing to wear to block wind and insulate my body. Now I feel equipped to handle even the lowest temperatures around here, and enjoy being outside in the crisp, […]

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Review: Paleonola Grain-Free Granola

Since first learning about the Paleo diet, Paleonola has become my favorite place for grain-free granola. Interested in something new, and inspired by change needed in both of their lives, husband and wife team Katelyn and Dinos started the company shortly after getting married. They uphold an exceptional mission statement and are committed to quality […]

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5 Books to Read this Winter

  The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan The Opposite of Loneliness compiles essays written by a bright Yale student who tragically died in a car accident shortly after her college graduation. Marina Keegan writes of hope and the human desire to clarify what we are meant to do. Compelling and valuable, Keegan’s words lend […]

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re like I am, you are just now starting to buckle down and get serious about holiday shopping. Here are some gift ideas that people are sure to like and use. I made sure to include only highly-rated products that I know will be worth the money. Enjoy!   NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES Headphones make awesome […]

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How to Train Your Body to Crave Healthy Food

There is no denying the fact that junk food tastes great. However, you can actually rewire your body to crave healthy foods, even at your hungriest. If you practice eating healthy food regularly, your body will learn to adjust and crave nutrient-rich foods instead of foods like chips and cookies that provide “instant gratification.” Give the following tips a […]

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How To Enjoy Working Out

  See it as a reward instead of a punishment: Your perspective can have a powerful influence on how you think about working out. I often hear people say things like, “I should run today because I ate like crap yesterday,” automatically viewing exercise as a punishment. Instead, recognize how healthy exercise is for your […]

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Introduction to Self-Care

Thank you for stopping in and welcome to my new site! I am happy to bring to you a compilation of my thoughts and life lessons on all things self-care. According to the University of Kentucky, self-care includes “any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health” (liveyourlifeinspired.org). Self-care is […]

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