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15 Self Care Ideas

Self Care is health care. Let's think of it like preventative medicine. You cannot fill from an empty cup. It's like the airplane analogy: make sure your air mask and life vest are secure before assisting others. Because you are not much help to others if you are depleted yourself. Make time for self care, so you can be the best version of yourself. Here are some self-care ideas to get you started:#1. Cuddle your pet or loved one. Cuddling and affection causes the release of oxytocin in your brain, which is the hormone associated with feelings of connection, bonding and trust. It’s that warm and fuzzy, lovey dovey feeling. So as you can see, cuddling your pet or loved...

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The Best Gift for Everyone on Your List

If you are like me, gift giving can be a challenge. What can I get my loved one that will be thoughtful and meaningful? What can I put together that will not just get thrown away or shoved away in a closet somewhere, but instead actually useful and desirable? Giftsets are great because the work is already done for you. You have some sort of customization of what goes in the box, but the thoughtful boxing, wrapping and even the gift messaging can be done for you. One less thing to worry about, and it takes some of the stress and guesswork out of the process. So, I have been working really hard the last few weeks to put together...

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Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Hair Care

When setting out to reduce one’s plastic use and waste, I like to suggest to folks to start with one room or area of life at a time. For example, the bathroom. Take an inventory of all the products you currently use that is packaged in a plastic bottle, tube, pouch or jar. Then, look for products that have plastic-free packaging alternatives or are package-free altogether like bars. Use up what you have in the bottle, and when you run out, swap it out. One of the easiest ways to remove plastic from your inventory of bathroom products (and specifically hair care products) is to transition to using products in bar form or refills. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body...

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