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Tips for a DO BETTER New Year

Since we’re all still on that ‘New Year, New Me’ buzz, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you some of the practical things I do to keep spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy.
 
Become a morning person

I know this is easier said than done, but there’s something about waking up early that I finds helps me feel a little more excited and positive about the day. I’m more cheerful, more productive, and I just find I’m a better person overall than when I laze in bed until the final alarm goes off. The key to becoming a morning person is very simple: go to bed earlier.

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One Week of ClassPass

I like to think of myself as a purveyor of all things new and foreign. I’m open to trying anything at least once, and often regardless of cost. So when I caught wind of this amazing ClassPass deal – $19 for 5 classes – I had to jump on it, both for me and in order to share the experience.
 
The Rundown – What Is ClassPass?
ClassPass is a ‘new kind of gym membership’ that allows you access to a variety of classes and gyms in your area and across the US. How does this differ from signing up for a gym membership and taking different classes they offer, you ask? I asked the same thing.

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Laying the Foundation

I am an (un)certified product junkie, and it doesn’t help that some of my closest friends are the same. We are always swapping advice and ideas about what the best new products are, what eyeliner to use for the best wing, and which powder is the best for baking. But our most important discussions always center around what the best foundation is because… well, it’s the foundation. It sets the precedence for everything else!
Now, there are different kinds of foundation – powder, liquid, cream, powder-to-cream, etc, etc – but I generally gravitate towards the liquid end of that spectrum.

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Warm Weather Skin Care

As the weather warms up (or doesn’t depending on the degree of global warming that has hit your side of the world lol) I always seem to become more prone to nasty breakouts and blemishes. So as winter begins to (slowly) fade away, I always need to revamp my skincare routine to make sure it remains as healthy as possible. Here are a few of my current faves:
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel, Extra Strength Formula, $16
This product is an absolute gem for those days when nothing seems to cure a pesky breakout and your skin just needs fast relief.

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April Health & Fitness Challenge

So forget a New Year’s Resolution – this year definitely did not start off as I planned health or fitness-wise (when does it ever? lol). But no point crying over spilt milk – this month I’ll be jumpstarting my journey back to being whole spiritually, emotionally AND physically, and I hope you’ll join in!
Now, a couple things to note as I have been down this road at least a dozen times before: there is no one-size-fits-all way to get the results you want to see when it comes to your health and fitness.

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Spring Tips

When it’s 64 degrees out on the last day of February, and your tempted to just roll down the pavement in sheer joy because you were able to venture out without a jacket, you know it’s time to start stocking up on your Spring favorites! So I thought I’d share a few spring tips I have for you!
 
 
 

Find a great Spring Fragrance
I have never been a fragrance person – one, because 90% of perfumes smell the same to me, and two, because I don’t like the idea of smelling like everyone else. Really, Light Blue and Black Orchid are great, but EVERYONE is wearing them.

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My Seven Tips to Living a Happy and Healthy Life!

So I’ve been looking for a way to describe this season I’m in (and I’ll definitely talk more about it in a couple weeks), but it’s kinda like Eudora Got Her Groove Back! It’s like I’ve got this crazy positivity all of a sudden – and it might be because I just came out of a ten-day Daniel fast last week (talk about spiritual and physical detox!) or because of that Sephora sale this past weekend, but whatever light was off somewhere suddenly switched on, and I’m loving it! 
So I thought I’d share the good vibes and the top things I do/have done when I’m mentally, physically, and/or spiritually worn out or congested that help me live a healthier and happier life in all