Mental Health Check-In

This year and last have been extremely stressful for most people. Weight gain is inevitable. Between being stuck inside, stress, and never-ending TikTok recipes, it feels impossible to escape the Covid 20. Last year, I missed my college graduation because it fell right when Covid really shut everything down. I was super upset at first,…

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Getting Back to Nature

For me, exploring nature is one of the most peaceful, relaxing activities I can do. It helps to clear my head of any stress from the week before and allows me to have a fresh start for the week ahead. I usually explore somewhere near my house every weekend at least once! These pictures were…

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The Tea on Tea Drops

A few years back, I stumbled upon the brand Tea Drops. At the time, I was a huge coffee drinker and did not think twice about this product. Flash forward to 2020 and I went cold turkey on coffee to switch to tea (I was super addicted to coffee – read more about my health…

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A Beautiful Adventure

Nature is my favorite place to be. There is nothing I love more than finding new places to explore! a couple weeks ago, my fiancé and I found this lovely little spot hidden away off a main road. The entire trail is noted at 18 miles, but we obviously did not do the whole thing!…

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Thursday Thoughts: Stress Management

Sometimes I’m just stressed. There’s no avoiding it no matter what I try. Being in a relationship, work, the dog, the commute….everything feels like it piles up until I finally break. I’m still trying to find the best solution to manage my stress, but here are a few things I’ve been working on. Accountability It…

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My Recommended Trader Joe’s Items!

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite stores I don’t get to visit enough. Because I live across town, I only shop at TJ’s once every couple of months, but that hasn’t stopped me from finding many favorite products! What attracts me most to TJ’s is their colorful packaging, friendly staff, and overall reasonable pricing…

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Brand Spotlight: Mobaak Aromatherapy Shoppe

I came across Mobaak products while grocery shopping many months ago. I was intrigued first by the packaging, and then by the beautiful scents offered. Since my initial encounter, I have purchased many products the brand offers, and I have even gifted a few to family! The Story Mobaak was founded in 2017 when the…

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Practice Mindfulness with These Journal Prompts

Journaling is an important tool for self-reflection and relaxation. Journaling allows us to peek into our inner thoughts more deeply than we normally can. I like to journal most days of the week, even if what I’m writing seems random. It’s nice to have a place to dump all of my thoughts at the end…

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Mid-Week Thoughts

2021 started off very productively. I was in my routine, I was exercising daily, I was excited and ready to go…and then February happened. I have no idea what actually happened this month to make me lose focus – whether it was the stress of my boss catching COVID, the impending doom feeling of running…

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My Health Journey

Let’s Be Honest… Everyone goes through a period in their life where they feel defeated – either you’ve gained weight or you’re simply unhappy with the way things are going. I am no different. In fact, I had both happen to me. After meeting my boyfriend (now fiancé) in 2011-2012, I was introduced to the…

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