5 Ways to Help During Difficult Times

You know the phrase, “When it rains, it pours”? It seems the older I get and the more I experience life, the more this phrase seems to run true through in mine and my friends’ lives. This phrase could not feel more real than it has in recent months. My close-knit community of girlfriends has […]

Moving Past Fear into Freedom

At the start of a new year, it’s not unusual to think about what you want to accomplish in the days to come or what you’d like to focus on and areas where you’d like to see change.  So many around us in the blogosphere are discussing goals, resolutions and all that they anticipate, so […]

5 Tips to Save Your Sanity During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Family gatherings, remembering the spirit of the season, gifting friends and family with your time, energy and resources…well, it should be the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes when it all adds up, it can be anything but!  The pressures of the season and […]

Releasing Guilt and Choosing Joy over Holiday Indulgences

It’s Thanksgiving day, and after you’ve had your serving of turkey, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and cranberry salad, or whatever foods might adorn your holiday traditions, it’s that time for dessert.  You see the options and weigh them carefully. Which one has the least calories? Which can I eat and feel the least guilt […]

A Natural & Classy DIY Scent for the Home

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Now that it’s fall and most folks across the country are spending less time outside, it seems I find myself hosting more get-togethers inside my home versus out. This is a natural progression of the seasons, where we gather more frequently inside and share holidays and other special occasions together. […]