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Winter Pandemic Wellbeing Tips

Winter is fast approaching and, as the year comes to a close, I think many of us will be contemplating what this winter will be like, and how we can get through it amidst the continued challenges of Covid. I do have some friends and family that love the winter season, they love to get warm and cozy by the fire, wearing nice, thick winter jumpers and even thicker socks. However, not all of us share this love of the cold season and the dark days that it brings with it, so I thought I could sprinkle a few suggestions out there to try and keep any winter blues away and to keep our wellbeing at the top of the priority list.   Create your own support...

Teas for Mental and Physical Health

Did you know that certain teas offer additional benefits beyond the comfort of a warm, relaxing drink? While tea alone isn't a replacement for medicine, therapy or a generally healthy lifestyle, choosing the right tea to sip can boost your mental health and improve your overall sense of well-being.   Matcha Green Tea   Most of us have enjoyed a cup of green tea at some point in our lives, but matcha is not as well-known despite its rich flavor and long list of health benefits.   Matcha is a powdered form of green tea leaves, and it is packed with an important compound known as theanine. Theanine, which may also be referred to as "l-theanine," is an amino acid that helps to boost your natural levels of calming neurotransmitters. It's...

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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...