March 2, 2017 Laura 21Comment

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” ~ The Beatles The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster for me. From feelings of stress to excitement to anxiety to rejection to frustration, it was quite the ride, I was all over the place. Just a passing time in my life. We all have these times, these ruts, those moments – and it’s okay, we’re human. I allowed the lack of balance in my life in those couple of weeks to get the better of me. I became overly self-critical and frustrated with…

March 1, 2017 Laura

Last year I gave up all meat for the six weeks of lent – which resulted in me replacing it with carbs – I wasn’t as disciplined as I should have been and I didn’t get what I wanted out of Lent last year other than proving to myself I could not eat meat for six weeks. This year I want to practice in a way that is truly meaningful and purposeful to me and to my life. I’ve been feeling rather in a bit of a rut the past couple of weeks and Lent couldn’t have come at a…

February 27, 2017 Laura

  If you are looking for a great thrilling ride and adventure, this book is for you!  – Stormy Waters: A Crime Thriller by Miron Benari Adam awakens on the beach next to an odd and mutilated body, with no memory of how he had arrived there. He runs only to be picked up by the police and is now a murder suspect but left dazed by his injuries, he can provide no explanation to clear himself or to convict himself.  Within the first few sentences, I was immediately drawn in and caught, each paragraph leaving me more and more curious of…

February 20, 2017 Laura 6Comment

Boundaries. This is something I give a lot of thought to, something I’ve quite struggled with in the past – in relationships, in friendships, with family, and at work. It’s led me to feeling drained and burnt out many times. I know setting boundaries with those we care about can be tough, in fear of letting them down, but if we don’t it can lead to complete exhaustion, and even resentment.  Setting personal boundaries is a very important aspect of taking care of ourselves and in building strong, healthy relationships with others. Boundaries are also key in keeping our lives…

February 19, 2017 Laura

Ready to fall in love? Fall in love with yourself, strengthen your self-care routines and rise to your best self!  What’s on my reading list: 15 Books To Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life (Click the titles for more details and easy shopping)   Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams – When you love yourself, life is limitless. You can do anything you want. In Radical Self-Love, you’ll discover exactly what makes you so magnificent, and you’ll gain a litany of tools and techniques to help you manifest a life bursting with magic, miracles, bliss, and adventure! Featuring…

February 17, 2017 Laura 3Comment

Wishes make me think of dandelions…like when we were young and we would grab as many as we could gather in our hands and blow the seeds around and send out the simplest wishes. Wishes are magical sparks that dance around our mind like sparklers. They are the easy breeze that blows through the leaves. They are the little blocks that make up our dreams. Wishes are like little fairies skipping through our imagination. wishes: plural noun : desires or hope for something to happen Our wishes change as we grow. When I was little I wished to grow a mermaid…

February 15, 2017 Laura

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness!   – Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! – boosts the immune system – good for the eyes and skin – can improve your mood – helps maintain a healthy heart – assists in healthy bone growth – Helps beat kidney stones. – Grapefruit is a natural fat burner and boosts metabolism!  – It’s hydrating! Grapefruits are made up of about 9% water and are packed with electrolytes!  – They’re high in antioxidants! – Helps reduce cholesterol. – They’re low in…

February 14, 2017 Laura 3Comment

“I will text you 50 times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, you literally signed up for this.” I came across that quote the other day and I couldn’t help but immediately think of the friendships I have in my life right now. I have the greatest friends!  The #LoveBlog2017 is back and today’s prompt is Friendship. This was such a fun post to write, thinking of all the wonderful moments I’ve had with my greatest and bestest friends!!! I have the kind of friends that could see me at my ugliest moments and still would…

February 12, 2017 Laura

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going by! I’ve been so busy with work and blogging and administrative kind of stuff that I decided I deserved a craft day…and what perfect excuse to make some cute DIY stuff but for Galentine’s Day!  I pruned through Pinterest and found my favorites:  Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from The Kitchen Is My Playground XOXO Plate from The Pinning Mama DIY Heart Mobile from Little Inspiration  Valentine Heart Jars from Mason Jar Crafts Clay Valentine Hearts Garland from So Much Better With Age Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pops from…

February 12, 2017 Laura

Valentine’s Day can bring controversial feelings to many singles but it doesn’t have to. Love comes in so many forms and in so many areas of our lives. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating that love in all places.  This year will be the first Valentine’s Day in a bit that I’m on my own but that doesn’t mean I won’t be celebrating the holiday this year. I’ll be diving right in to the celebrations even so, actually this year I’ve decided to make Valentine’s Day about me and the self-love I am continuously cultivating in my life.   1.) Light some…