8 Things Needed For A Happy Life

All you need are these 8 simple yet crucial guidelines: EXERCISE DIET & NUTRITION TIME IN NATURE CONTRIBUTION & SERVICE RELATIONSHIPS RECREATION RELAXATION & STRESS MANAGEMENT SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS FAITH Yes it’s this simple…..truly. And yes, this is direct from a 13 year old. But before you toss it out the window, consider this. Who better to ‘remind’ us of what we truly need in life than someone who hasn’t lived enough of it to be ‘jaded’ yet? With ourRead more

10 Letters to Living a Happier Life

We’re all looking for ways to improve the quality of our lives, in one way or another. Whether it’s through bettering yourself with exercise or healthy eating habits or maybe even through faith or meditation….actively seeking any positive change is the first step in living a happier life. Sometimes it helps to have a guideline on how to apply these changes daily and permanently, without any real sacrifice in the process, and this small yet inspirational tool can prove toRead more

KEEP YOUR OWN KEY

I saw this over the weekend and it immediately spoke to me. At first, it seemed simple enough. Just keep my happiness key in my own pocket and BOOM – all problems solved, right? Well applying this ditty to daily life isn’t as easy as just saying it aloud. In order to find out how to keep your key to yourself, you first have to figure out how its given away in the first place. One of the most commonRead more

THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS

Ahh the power of positive thinking. We hear about it often; in many ways by many sources. For example,  “Think happy thoughts” – Peter Pan. “Stay positive” – Your Mother. “Reduce stress by eliminating negative-self-talk” – Mayo Clinic.  It’s been scientifically proven that staying optimistic, even in the most stressful of circumstances, can truly change your life. Those who chose to look on the brighter side of things can often enjoy: Increased life span Lower rates of depression Lower levelsRead more

THE LBD = A LAST MINUTE COSTUME!

Unlike the masses who’ve had their costumes picked out since Labor Day weekend, we often wait until the last minute to decide what attire we’ll don while Trick or Treating. For those of you who love to procrastinate as much as we do, this LBD tip is for you! Whether you want to be frightful or fabulous…the must-have item you already own, a Little Black Dress, is all you really need to get started. Want to channel your inner ‘HollyRead more

The 15min Weekend Workout

We love Women’s Health Magazine. Filled with incredible tips to keep fit on the go, it has become our go-to resource for all things new & healthy. Just in time for the weekend, we bring you their latest workout wonder. This super-effective workout is simple, requires only 15 mins and dumb bells. The best part? NO GYM NEEDED. Don’t have dumbbells on hand? Grab a big bottle of fabric softener, detergent, Pinesol or whatever you feel is a weight youRead more

Get The Notion & Backfield Motion

The power of the past is undeniably strong. When visited properly, its a healthy resource providing us with perspective, humility and inspiration needed to evoke change in our life ahead. Yes, reflection is a good thing…..as long as we don’t get lost while looking back. Like gazing into a mirror,  staring too long into the past can distort the truth and become debilitating to your future. Getting lost in the “shouda-coulda-woulda” of former events stunts growth and often brings aboutRead more

Smell Your Way To Success

Toucan Sam was on to something when he said, “Follow the nose….it always knows!”. When it comes to smells, just the one whiff can transport us back in time instantly. From your childhood home to a fond memory of a deceased relative, maybe a favorite beach day or even right back to your high school cafeteria (Ketchup does that to me every time), your sense of smell is one powerful tool. In fact, it’s scientifically proven to control your brain and emotions….bothRead more

LET YOUR ARMS FLY – MINUS THE WINGS!

It’s happened to all of us. You raise your hand in the sweet summer tank top or dress to wave yourself a cab or as a ‘hi-ya’ to a friend and then QUICKLY slam it down due to the “the jiggles”. Your arm has a now betrayed you with a never-ending wave, long after you’ve stopped the act that put it in motion. But dont fret kiddies! Summer is young still and you’ve still got time to whip those guns intoRead more

Ditch The Path…

Its hard in life to venture out of your comfort zone. Trust me, I know. Its scary to try something new, even if its our biggest dream to accomplish. Putting your self out there means being vulnerable to the world, naked and exposed, raw to the point of emotional frostbite. All in the pursuit of something we swear in that moment isn’t worth all of this fear and anxiety. It’s too much, too fast, too hard. Sometimes that leads us intoRead more