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  Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – it shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, if you’re like most people, you’ve got 2/3 covered on most days, but that last one?  It can be a bit trickier. Happiness can seem pretty evasive, especially when we are going through difficult seasons, dealing with difficult people, […]

January 21, 2019

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How To Make Any Day Happier

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  One of my blogger goals for 2019 is so very simple: give the people what they want. The people? That’s you, boo. In October of last year, I asked for your feedback via a survey, and I like to think of it as a “serve-a,” as my intention was to use the results to […]

January 14, 2019

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Join The Self-Care Bestie Book Club!

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  Most of you already know that I live in Connecticut, in a suburb of the City That Never Sleeps.  I feel blessed each and every time I’m able to venture into NYC, because I know it’s a luxury that most people don’t have.  New York is one of my favorite places to spend a […]

January 7, 2019

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Best Spots For Self-Care In New York City

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  I’ve been a “planner” practically since I was born.  My parents love to tell stories of how type-A I have been since childhood – sticking to a schedule, being one with my school planner, and planning vacation itineraries down to the minute.  Similarly, I have always loved setting goals and intentions, especially at the […]

December 31, 2018

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Looking Ahead to 2019

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  The last week of December is arguably one of the busiest of the year.  Holiday celebrations abound, loved ones travel far and wide to visit with each other, and people are planning how they will spend the last night of 2018.  It’s a whirlwind of merriment and mayhem, my friends. With all the craziness […]

December 24, 2018

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End of December Self-Care Ideas

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  Did you hear our big news?  After many, MANY months of waiting, we finally became foster parents to a sweet six month old baby boy!  It has been an emotional rollercoaster already, for our whole family.  We already love this precious one so much and feel so bonded to him, and yet…we are also […]

December 17, 2018

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#showusyourselfcare

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  So maybe you’re the type of person who already has your holiday shopping completely done (insert golf clap here). But if you, like me, have found yourself in just a TINY bit of a busy season and you may or may not have more than half your list to shop for still, have no […]

December 10, 2018

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Top 5 Self-Care Gifts of 2018

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  By now, I’ve said many times that I usually end up writing about what I need to hear in my own life.  And lately, you know what I need to hear? EXERCISE. I seem to go through bursts of “yay! I’ve been exercising consistently!” as often as bursts of “eh…not really feeling like it […]

December 3, 2018

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5 Amazing Workouts That Take 20 Minutes Or Less

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  I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for anything old-fashioned.  I love touring historical homes, reading historical fiction (aka Little Women over and over again), and watching documentaries about all different times and places.  I credit American Girl Dolls (and the books that accompanied them) for starting this obsession.  And to this day, I still […]

November 26, 2018

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Let’s Make Tea Time A Thing Again

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  When I recently asked readers to complete a brief survey (you can find it here if you’re interested in participating!), one of the questions I asked was “What is a product or service you would like to see me create for you?”  One particular response caught my attention (although I highly value all the […]

November 19, 2018

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5 Self-Help Books That Will Blow Your Mind

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