Self Love

Mindful Beauty: 7 Easy Natural Skin Care Tips

Mindful Beauty: 7 Easy Natural Skin Care Tips

Who doesn’t love beautiful skin? How well you relax, refresh and restore yourself, plays an important role in skin health. Read more for simple natural tips to create glowing, radiant skin.

This post offers easy lifestyle tips. A different post will cover nutrition tips and an update on cutting edge information about the skin’s microbiome.

7 Tips for More Fitness, Mindfulness and Happiness: a Simple Nature Walk Exercise

7 Tips for More Fitness, Mindfulness and Happiness: a Simple Nature Walk Exercise

Have you ever wondered how to fit everything you want for yourself into your schedule? Meditate, get fit, be healthy, feel happy and have the energy you need? Oh, and, finish all your personal and professional responsibilities. This is our challenge.

A way to tackle this reality is to add a nature walk into your weekly routine

7 Natural Holiday Beauty Tips

7 Natural Holiday Beauty Tips

You want to look your best for all those holiday gatherings. But, perhaps you’re concerned with what you’ve heard about toxins in self-care products.

The following beauty tips are 100% natural with no risk of harm. Most importantly, remember to laugh (even at yourself, when you catch yourself stressing out), smile more and savor the good in each moment. Happiness is the best beauty elixir of them all!

2 Proven Ways to Feel Happier Right Now

2 Proven Ways to Feel Happier Right Now

Have you noticed how some days you wake up and feel happier? For example, it's Friday and you feel great—or, it's a holiday or a birthday. You're smiling, you're energetic, you're looking forward to and feeling positive about the day.

9 Proven Tips to Boost Happiness: How You Can be Happier Now

9 Proven Tips to Boost Happiness: How You Can be Happier Now

Make time to find things that make you happy every day.  Happiness doesn't just happen to you—you can proactively create it. Here are 9 scientifically proven tips to increase your daily happiness.

Goal Setting For Success: How to Use Visualization to Set Goals

Goal Setting For Success: How to Use Visualization to Set Goals

Goal setting is an important component of living your most happy life.  Goals allow us to grow, to improve, to step into new versions of ourselves.   Following a systemized process can drastically improve your chances not only achieving what you set out to do, but also of ensuring that your goals are truly in alignment with what YOU want.  

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Do you push yourself to do more and sacrifice that extra hour of sleep? You may be undermining your efforts to keep a healthy weight.  While it's good to have discipline and be active, it's also important to give your body and mind the sleep it needs.

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Numerous studies show that prolonged sitting (and now standing) is bad for your health.  Many of us, myself included, earn our livelihoods by work done when sitting. The key to overcoming the negative effects of sitting or standing without moving seems to be to move more and to move more often. 

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

I created this website as a resource for today's busy woman - you! I know, because I am you. We all hear about the importance of self-care and self love. You know that you 'should' be doing something to take more care of yourself, but because of everything you're juggling — work, family, friends, and community — it feels selfish and impossible.

Take Care of your Décolletage

Take Care of your Décolletage

The décolletage is a French term that refers to a neckline that emphasizes or exposes cleavage—it also refers to the skin exposed by such a neckline, including the neck, upper shoulders, and upper chest and breasts. As I wrote in my book, Busting Out: Putting Your Best Breasts Forward, skin care for their area is an absolute must!

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

The first step? Find your WHY. Figure out why you want to exercise. Connect with your heart. How will your life improve? Will you have more energy, be slimmer, more attractive, or more successful? How will you be different from who you are today? Identify the specific reasons why you want to exercise and visualize yourself as that person.

Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

This summer, I had the pleasure to meet with new and old friends at the Midsummer Mindfulness Conference in Rome, Italy. My meditation experience began with my Japanese mom in childhood. My formal training is from yoga instructor trainings and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program from the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. Midsummer Mindfulness was a fantastic opportunity to renew myself at the source.