Nothing says holiday to me more than a whole lot of sparkle. It may just be the time of year. The days are short and the nights are long. There is the shine of all the decorations everywhere you go. The lights outside our homes and the lights on our Christmas trees. And it goes all the way back to the original Christmas story, where the 3 wise men and the shepard’s were lead to the manger in Bethlehem by following the brightest and shiniest star in the sky.Read More
A healthy diet plan plays an important role in ensuring that an individual looks good and feels good. A lot of people fail on their quest to lose weight and become healthier because their diet plan is one they struggle to stick to. Well-constructed healthy diet plans ensure that people do not stray. A healthy diet plan should not enslave the person following it. People often mistakenly think that healthy eating should be a chore. Instead, it should pump energy, fulfilment and motivation to the individual. You can enjoy eating healthily, and here is how…Read More
When it comes to living healthily, it can be hard to motivate yourself to stick to a permanent routine. That’s because most of us aren’t excited by the idea of a healthy lifestyle. Eating well sounds boring, and exercise sounds like a chore. But that’s because you’re approaching a healthy routine in the wrong way. If you’re creative with the way in which you approach your daily routine then you can stick to healthy habits. These ideas might give you some inspiration.Read More
Living a healthy life can be difficult and this is especially the case when you have so much to do on a daily basis. You may feel as though you don’t have time to make a change and you may even feel as though anything you do is not going to have an impact on your life. This is not the case at all, and sometimes a simple change is all you need to really lead a healthier life.Read More
These words, by Lord Byron, were sent to me by my friend Nicola Gillam as a way to explain why she is so passionate about her adventure travels to some of the most natural and most unexplored areas in the world. I’m fascinated by what motivates people do such trips. Especially when the choices they make result in some difficulties or sacrifices. Take for example, the type of vacations Nicky likes to take. They put her in nature and amongst some of the most beautiful natural landscapes you can hope to see but, they also have her battling the elements and testing her body, her spirit, and her endurance. Not necessarily my idea of a vacation. Where I might choose a 5 star hotel and fine restaurants, Nicky loves to explore the great outdoors; unspoiled locations where roughing it doesn’t even begin to describe the experience.Read More
If you’re a fierce and dedicated career woman, it’s likely that you pour your heart and soul into what you do. You recognize the efforts of trailblazing women throughout history who have suffered and toiled to change attitudes and institutions just so that you can have a job. You have labored on despite the inequities of the workplace, the casual misogyny that all-too-often goes unchallenged in the break room or the gender pay gap that could (according to the World Economic Forum) still take over 200 years to close. Thus, when a workplace injury leaves you unable to do your job on a long term or even a short term basis, it can be a huge blow.Read More
We should avoid feeling stressed in our day to day lives as much as possible. It has been found that stress can have profoundly negative impacts on our body, mood, and behavior! Common effects of stress on the body include:
● Muscle Tension
● Chest PainRead More
You might already have a regular skin care routine that you enjoy and get results with. However, if you are over 40, chances are that the effectiveness of the cream and different massage techniques is declining. If you would like to make sure that you are able to look and feel your best, you can implement some extra steps to improve your skin’s flexibility and detoxify your pores. Here are a few tips for you to consider.Read More
Let’s face it. We live in a world that tries to tell us that by the time we hit midlife, we are worthless and irrelevant. Some people believe we are invisible; that we have no influence; and that the best part of our lives is behind us. Nothing could be further from the truth.Read More
So now that fall is pretty much here, and winter isn’t far off, and if you enjoy a cozy night; you’ll be thrilled. There are plenty of ways that the colder seasons can bring joy and happiness; even if you’re mourning the loss of summer, you can still do the little things that will make the most out of the colder days and long, chilly nights.Read More
When you think about being ready for any emergency, most people will consider issues like making sure they have a first aid kit in the cupboard, fire blankets readily at hand, and, if you live in a flood area, sandbags at the ready. However, most people tend to forget the aftermath of emergencies. No matter what happens, you can pretty much guarantee it will cost money to repair or replace.Read More
Our senses help us to understand and navigate the world. While each holds an important survival-based premise, we have also learned to use each of our senses to endow ourselves with a sense of pleasure. This is why maintaining good senses is extremely important. Not only do they allow us to live a safe and healthy life, but they can help us to live a full life too! Let’s take a look at a few of our senses, their purposes, and how to maintain them!Read More
It’s true to say that as you age, your body changes. Some of the health issues that you’re likely to experience you will already be aware of. Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, is now a common topic in various types of media. Others though may be a little more unexpected and you could be unprepared for these issues. Let’s look at a few and make sure you are aware of health changes that can impact you as you age.Read More
It’s often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder–and it’s mostly true. However, we have to recognize that sometimes objectivity prevails, and standards of beauty should be observed. And that includes fashion. A good example of this is pattern clash. While some fashion bloggers will argue that clashing patterns looks fantastic, there still has to be some method to the madness.Read More
When we think of nightwear, we tend to skip to one of two extremes. On the one hand, we have lacy or silky numbers that are relatively scant. They look impressive, but don’t offer much coverage and aren’t exactly the coziest clothing to nod off to sleep in. On the other hand, we have long nightgowns or pajama tops and trousers that do no favors for the figure, but are extremely comfortable. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to choose either one of these two extremes. There are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing options out there. Here are just a few to consider.Read More
As a woman in midlife, I embrace my aging face and aging body. It has served me well and will continue to do so. I encourage you to be proud of every wrinkle and every stretch mark as I’m sure, like me, you have earned every single one. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work hard to always look your best. Face creams and anti-wrinkle serums, for example, can help your skin look its best. But what you wear has a huge impact on how youthful you appear. Wearing the wrong clothing can add years to your appearance, just as the right ones will keep you looking younger.Read More
Your skin goes through a lot each day - from the burning hot sun into air-conditioned shade to bright sunlight to cold rain and that’s just the weather! But keeping your skin soft and smooth doesn’t have to be impossible. The key is to figure out what your skin needs throughout the year to stay beautiful.
Though some problems might persist throughout the year, others are definitely attached to particular seasons. As the weather changes, the needs of your skin change too and so your skincare routine should step up to prevent as well as cure.Read More
Are you a self-confessed creature of habit? Are you used to a routine, or have you been doing the same job or living in the same place for as long as you can remember? There’s nothing wrong with the familiar, but sometimes, it’s beneficial to embrace change. If you feel like you’re in a rut, or you’d like to be a little more adventurous, here are some suggestions you may find helpful.Read More
Whenever you visit a new country for the very first time, you want to get the most out of it. You want it to be the kind of place that you fall in love with and head back to time and time again. Of course, it doesn’t always go that way. Sometimes you don’t fall in love with the country. That can be because the country simply isn’t the right fit for you and what you’re looking for. But other times, it can be because you don’t experience it properly.Read More
Traveling is something a lot of us take for granted. We grab our passports, throw everything in a suitcase, get some money exchanged, and haul ourselves off to the airport for a week or so away at a sunny landscape and margaritas every hour, and have a fabulous time. But travelling is more of a privilege than anything else, so you should treat it like one!
And that means you should do everything you can to make your next holiday as luxurious as possible! Getting a taste of the high life whenever you can is easily done when you’re staying in a hotel or on a resort after all, so take advantage of all that’s on offer with ideas like those below.