Very excited to FINALLY be sharing this interview I did with Lauryn Bosstick founder of The Skinny Confidential lifestyle blog, book and podcast host. This badass babe has been blogging for over 8 years now! I happened upon her perfectly SEO optimized blog post back in college circa uhmmm 2010? when I was researching juice cleanses. I have been HOOKED on the TSC vibes ever since. She is health and wellness focused with real AF posts where she GOES THERE and talks about real shit that no one else is talking about. She’s relatable and an all around badass Boss Babe!Read More
I am a morning person. I am admittedly the annoying type of morning person. The one who upon opening their eyes is ready to have a full on conversation with anyone who will listen. This is my personality, but it does not mean that it is always easy for me to get myself up. I’m a busy girl, as are many of you, and try as hard as I might I don’t always get myself in bed early enough to get the prescribed 7-8 hrs of sleep a night. It is often extremely hard to drag my ass out of bed in the morning, however I make it a priority to try and utilize the earlier am hours as often as possible.Read More
A solid AM routine can really set the tone for your day and set you up for success. We have been dialing in our mornings to maximize time and promote health. Here’s exactly how it goes down for each of us every day and WHY you should pick up some of these hacks for your AM.
Reality is I may click snooze a few times before getting up (“bad” habit) working on it, but in all honestly not always as bright eyed and busy-tailed jumping out of bed in the AM.Read More
Welcome to our Terpene Spotlight, each month we want to cover a different terpene found in the cannabis plant and talk about the amazing characteristics and benefits.
Which better terpene to start with than one of the most unique and interesting: Beta-Caryophellene!
Beta-Caryophellene is an anti-inflammatory sesquiterpene. A compound commonly found in rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, hops, black pepper and cannabis sativa.
This terpene has a unique chemical structure making it a rare occurrence in nature. It’s a bicyclic sesquiterpene, meaning that it has 2 adjoining rings in it’s structure and consists of 3 isoprene units with the general formula of C15H24…. OK so you’re thinking what does this have to do with me?
Let’s break it down.
I am blessed to be able to travel A LOT and to have seen a lot of places. I remember the first time I went to Europe was when I studied abroad in college and that opened my eyes to new cultures and I of course fell in love with travel, culture and wanting to explore as much of the world as I could.
So when the travel bug ignited I explored and embraced all of the off the beaten track adventures along with the tourist destinations. From this exploration I formed my, what to do when and where and what to avoid mentality about exploring new places.
When I would return and friends and family were planning a trip they would ask for recommendations. I wanted to share my starred map with them, but that feature wasn’t available yet, until nowRead More
As the seasons change and the sun starts to set earlier our natural instinct to light some pumpkin spice scented candles and warm the home with the glow and smells of fall. I love the glow of candles and the ambience they set, but I refuse to turn a blind eye to the scented candles and all of the chemicals they infuse into the home.Read More
The gasping breath is said to emulate the last breath we take in life before we die. I’m not sure what the significance of this is, but once you have gotten the hang of breathing like this and your mind can focus on meditation is when the really trippy stuff can happen.Read More
It’s August and it’s HOT and HUMID. I’ve been on a popsicle kick since rediscovering my zoku popsicle maker and these fun push-pop-esque popsicle molds from long ago. Combine that with delicious, ripe melons from the local farms and friends and I’ve been making fruity popsicles ever since.Read More
We love the sun. Vitamin D deficiency is REAL like REALLY REAL for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you don’t know about it read my in depth article here. A recommended 20 minutes of unprotected sun is great for Vitamin D absorption, but as we get older we realize the damaging effects the sun can have on your skin specifically the YOUTHFULNESS. Insert early onset wrinkles and sun spots. No thanks.Read More
Pennsylvania is now one of the 30 Legal Cannabis states and 1 of 22 Medical only programs in the country. Hopefully that changes soon and recreational cannabis sales will pass, but nothing on the ballots…yet.Read More
Who doesn't love a good Tan? I was all about fake baking as a teenager. It was a bad, bad habit, but despite how bad I knew it was I wouldn’t stop. It took a friend with a melanoma scare from a tanning bed that made me promise to stop I finally got out of the tanning bed routine. I love worshipping the sun and still enjoy being in the sun and getting some Vitamin D. Now I am aware of the damage to my skin that I was doing basking away in the sun while simultaneously aging my skin. One thing you can’t deny is the accelerated aging of your skin from exposure to sunlight. Elders would always tell me about the dangers of tanning and the sun and now I wish I would have listened. Now I lather up ORGANIC SPF and layer clothing for protection + hat and enjoy the summer heat.
What's a girl who wants to protect her skin, but loves a great tan to do? Add a new weekly ritual of self spray to get me through! A great form of self care is boosting your confidence with a fabulous organic spray tan!
A great motto for life, as well legit advice for breaking up with your sugar addiction. When my cravings hit their worse, ultimately it was my spice cabinet that kept me from running to the store for a bag of Gluten Free Tate’s Cookies. The thought may have occurred to me on one, two, or ten occasions. My cravings for sweets are always at it’s worst post meal time. I’ve got that savory taste on my tongue and I just want something to balance it out.Read More
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The list goes on and on. With the ever evolving health and wellness trends on the rise and the light being shined on the reality of our food supply an increasing number of people are turning to alternative lifestyles focused around health.Read More