How I Learned to Manage My Anxiety

I realized that I had a problem with anxiety when I was in high school. I experienced a traumatic event during my Freshman year but did not actually begin to process it until later in my high school career. Around Sophomore and Junior years, I began to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. I confided in my closest friends, but my experience was shared with their friends, who shared it with their friends, and before I knew it, my secret began to spill over without any inclination that it would stop....more

Volunteer Dog Walking Missed

I love dogs!...more

Set Smart Goals With Your Kids

If we are not careful about how we set our goals, we can lose our balance. I am your typical Type A personality who wants everything done right away. I have lots of ideas and get excited about them, but this also means I put unnecessary pressure on myself. Unfortunately, this can flare up my anxiety symptoms and make my head spin with a mile long To Do list....more

Breakfast Nooks and Cyber Bulling

 Breakfast Nooks and Cyber Bulling Breakfast nooks and Cyber Bulling….you wouldn’t think these things go together…but bare with me on this…...more

Why I Will Never Do Another Juice Cleanse Again

Despite the fact that I'm an absolute ogre when I'm hungry, last month I decided to try a juice cleanse. I thought it would purify me and rid me of all those nasty toxins that my "dirty" living has deposited inside me. To ensure maximum health benefits, I upgraded to the juice cleanse package that includes wafer vitamins and vegetable pills. What could possibly go wrong? ...more
Please--I'm glad you laughed at my stupid juicing ass! I will never juice again...more

11 Habits of Happy, Self-Loving Women

*Originally featured on To see the full series of 11 Habits of Happy, Self-Loving Women, click here.*...more

Indulging in the healing waters of Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary

 Budapest is blessed with natural thermal sources which are found in various points in the city and is known as the city of Spas. There are several and many popular baths and one of them is Széchenyi Fürdo or Széchenyi Thermal Baths.  ...more

Riding The Tide: Life Lessons from the Jellies

Jellyfish (or jellies, as scientists tend to prefer) are the most energy-efficient swimmers in the sea. For the most part, they depend upon the ocean to carry them where they need to go -- or to bring the things they need to them. Their practically non-existent gelatinous bodies simply float along, surrendering to the power of the ocean currents all around them.  ...more

Truth: My Morning Love Affair

I have a love affair with coffee. It has nothing to do with the caffeine although the extra energy is always a plus.Let me walk you through the best way, nutritionally, to make amazing coffee. Then we will get into the juicy details of the love affair....more

Foundations of Good Habits: Start Where You Are

Shana818 Thank you for the RT! Have a fabulous weekend!more