self care

Lightning-Fast Self-Care Hacks for the Busy Mom

According to many an Internet list, self-care = getting your nails done. The thing is, I despise the anxiety of someone else getting so close to my cuticles. When I manicure myself, it gets everywhere BUT my nails. Removing the nail polish makes me feel like I’m...

The Unconventional Sleep Deprivation Survival Guide for New Moms

Most new parents are shocked into a state of perpetual horror when they live to see the sleep deprivation of the newborn/infant days.   We’ve all been warned by our mother-in-laws and baby-shower attendees that parents are IRL zombies, but very few people take...

How to Practice Gratitude When Everything Is Falling Apart

By Lilly Howell   The water pipe in your kitchen bursts unexpectedly and explosively. The toilet is clogged, again (and it’s looking downright nasty). Your newborn has a rash and your husband is starting to sniffle. Oh, and you’re weathering a full-blown cold...

The 10 Commandments of Self-Care

  "Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you." –– Katie Reed 1. Thou shalt put yourself first. Don’t sacrifice your own well-being for another’s. By taking care of yourself, you’re allowing your mind, body and soul to be better...

How to (Effectively) Use Aromatherapy to Reduce Stress

I have a lot of essential oils oozing our from all corners of my house: through stone and electric steam diffusers, a rollerball on my desk, in my lotions and mists and, when I have the time, in my bathwater. Inhaling certain oils extracted from plants like bergamot...

How to Make Affirmations Actually Work for You

Every other wellness guru or spiritual teacher tells you to repeat affirmations.   Such as:   “I am a forgiving soul who chooses love.”   “I radiate with compassion.”   “I am beautiful and everyone loves me.”   If you’ve ever tried...

How a Simple Moment of Gratitude Can Boost Your Digestion

When you count your blessings, your body thanks you—big time.   More and more, scientists and researchers are acknowledging the extraordinary psychological, social, emotional and, yes, physical benefits of actively practicing thankfulness. It’s been linked to...

A Profile of Truly Healthy Skin

For many of us, healthy skin means having a complexion free from “flaws” such as blemishes, wrinkles or dark spots. But really, healthy skin is not characterized by what it lacks (nor airbrushing!). It's really based on what's going on beneath the surface.   (If...

skincare

The Ultimate List of Best Skincare Products Ever

The Ultimate List of Best Skincare Products get these on yo face stat by: ggm team IT'S HERE. The Creme de la Creme... the Rolls Royce of Skin Care    Why trust this list? Four reasons, of many: As a longtime journalist in the beauty industry, I can tell you: not all...

Lightning-Fast Self-Care Hacks for the Busy Mom

According to many an Internet list, self-care = getting your nails done. The thing is, I despise the anxiety of someone else getting so close to my cuticles. When I manicure myself, it gets everywhere BUT my nails. Removing the nail polish makes me feel like I’m...

The Unconventional Sleep Deprivation Survival Guide for New Moms

Most new parents are shocked into a state of perpetual horror when they live to see the sleep deprivation of the newborn/infant days.   We’ve all been warned by our mother-in-laws and baby-shower attendees that parents are IRL zombies, but very few people take...

Got Lots of Nipple Cream? Here Are 5 Other Ways to Use It

If you're one of those people who use Vaseline or Aquaphor for everything, you'll love to know nipple creams with 100% ultra-pure medical grade lanolin (like Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin) can do a lot more than soothe your sore nipples.   Lanolin is a waxy substance...

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