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4 Steps to Better Understand and Improve Your Own Wellness

We are heading towards the end of what has been a tough year for everyone, and one thing that this year has taught me is how important it is to keep my wellness a top priority. Understanding your own wellness and what it really means is the starting point for then learning how to improve it. So firstly, let’s define wellness;   “ the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health .”- The Global Wellness Institute   This means your wellness is not just about how well you feel physically or health-wise, it is a whole combination of all areas of your life. We can break this up into 8 subcategories: finance, social, intellect, emotion, occupation, environment, spirit, and physical.   Your wellness...

Covid-19 Travel Tips: How to Ensure Your Hotel Room is Clean

I’ve worked in the hotel industry for nearly a decade and I’ve seen first hand what goes into cleaning a hotel room. If you have to travel during this pandemic, here are a few tips to make sure your room is extra clean and sanitary.   Wipe down the room yourself: Housekeeping has certainly given your room a thorough cleaning, however for extra peace of mind and because you can never be too sure, wipe down the room yourself again. TV remotes and telephones are two items that harbor the most germs in a hotel room. Make sure to get into every crack and crevice. Wipe down anywhere that hands might have touched including door handles, shower knobs, toilet seat and handle, chords to open and close blinds,...

8 Books & Podcasts to Help Your Personal Growth 



Life is a never-ending journey of self-discovery. If you find yourself needing help with personal growth, check out the below podcasts and books for your professional, spiritual, and emotional needs. With time, patience and courage, you can start to see the years getting better as you go along.   Podcasts: How I Built This - This podcast is great for people who are trying to start a business and who are experiencing all of the challenges that come along with entrepreneurship. It tells of stories of struggle that eventually turn into successful empires. This podcast is perfect when you need a reminder that no matter how many times you fail, success can still be in your future. The Rise Podcast - Rachel Hollis, Author of “Girl, Wash Your Face”...

7 Things We Are Loving For Fall

  Can you believe that a new season is about to start? The pandemic had us skipping spring and summer, but since things are opening up now, we are gearing up to get our lives ready for the fall season so that we can enjoy it to the utmost.        MegaFood D3 Wellness Gummies, $16.26 As the weather gets colder and there is less sunshine to our days, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting in enough vitamin D still. A gummie version is fun when you want to channel your inner kid.   Audiobooks, Free We plan on getting in some long walks to enjoy the fall season. While we’ll be armed with a face mask for CV-19, we’ll also have a bunch of audiobooks checked out from the library....

Beat the Covid-19 Blues: 5 Free Yoga Videos

Over the last 5 months, everyone has been dealing with various Covid-19 struggles. During these challenging times, it’s important to focus on nurturing our minds and bodies. The benefits of yoga have been known for centuries. Improved focus and attention, decreased feelings of anxiety and depression, along with enhanced strength and flexibility are just a few. The only equipment needed is a mat, which also makes yoga an affordable way to help fight those blues you’ve been feeling deep down. Gaiam Thick Yoga Mat, $33   5 reasons yoga is the perfect workout to beat COVID-19 blues:   Anyone Can Become a Yogi   You don’t need to be a meditation master or even super flexible to do yoga. Anyone can build a daily practice and begin to reap the benefits...

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Create The Perfect At-Home Spa

Spas may have opened up across the country, but a lot of people still aren’t comfortable with booking an appointment. If you plan on staying clear of them in the meantime, why not try creating a at-home spa? You’ll be able to melt your stresses away as you pamper yourself with the help of a few key products. You’ll also be saving money by doing it yourself since you’ll be able to use these items more than once.   Set the Mood From music to aromatherapy, these little touches will really set the mood. Harlem Candle Company Dream Candle, $45 Plant Therapy AromaFuse Diffuser, $54.95 Plant Therapy Clear Intuition Oil, $19.95     The Wardrobe Slip into a soft robe and a pair of comfortable slippers so that you look and feel the part. Joyfolie Tianna...

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What to Pack in Your Carryon During COVID-19 Air Travel

Flying during a global pandemic is stressful, but there are a few things you can bring with you to feel safe and comfortable during your flight.    Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizer Travel size wipes and hand sanitizer will be your best friend in flight. Before you settle in for your flight, wipe down the area around your seat. Make sure to get anywhere hands may touch including seatbelts, window visors, digital screens and tray tables, as well as all around the headrest if the seat is leather. Make sure your hand sanitizer is easily accessible in case you do not have access to soap and water. Individual wipes are wrapped and easy to toss in your carryon, while the EO hand sanitizer will keep you clean and...

How to Deal With Job Loss During Covid-19

A lot of people are dealing with unemployment due to the effects of COVID-19. During this stressful time, it’s important to nurture your body and mind so that you can best prepare for whatever is to come. Here are 5 tips on how to ease some stresses you might be facing from losing your job.   Take time to process what is happening    Take the time to process what is happening and all of the emotions that are bubbling up. You will go through various stages of grief, so just be sure to give yourself time to mentally deal with what just happened. Cry if you want, shout if you must, just don’t keep it all bottled in.   Focus on gratitudeCounting your blessings is one of the most...

Get Beach Ready With These Functional Products

  Headed to the beach with friends and family? Then be sure to pack the right beach gear so that you can enjoy a day full of sun and play without anything getting in your way.         CGear Sand-Free Beach Mat, $69.99 In addition to being water-resistant, this patented beach mat allows sand to slip right though so that it doesn’t get all up in your business. Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen 70 SPF, $15.99 Obviously, sunscreen was going to be on our checklist. Make sure to reapply once in a while to prevent any nasty burns. Opt for a water-resistant version even if you don’t plan on going in the water in case you end up sweating a lot. Picnic Time Manta Sun Shelter, Was $62.95, Now $49.97 When you go on...

Get Your Home In Order: Products To Help You Get Organized

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in clutter or disorganization at home? We totally get where you are coming from. It’s strange because everything probably started off neat, but then one day you woke up and realized that disarray has slowly snuck up on you. Because you might be spending more time at home due to Covid-19, this is the perfect time to get your living space in shape. Don’t be surprised if having a cleaner and more organized home leads to a better mental state and a spike in productivity! Check out some of our favorite finds available for purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond right now.          Kate and Laurel Stackable Letter Trays (set of 2), $49.99 Who said storage ideas have to...