Living Well

Tips for Living the Good Life with Less!

Self-Care in Difficult Times

These are pretty stressful times we are living through. But no matter what life is throwing at you, please know this, you are not alone! We are all in this together and we all need to be sure to focus on self-care in these difficult times. So for easy reference, I thought I would share some quick links to resources to help reduce your stress, bring you some peace of mind, inspire your sense of creativity in the kitchen without you needing to spend hours to get results, and even one resource that can help you create a life you love starting now, even during these difficult times. As Ram Dass said, “We’re all just walking each other home.” Here are some practical, easy to use “self-care in difficult times” resources: Just click the picture to go to the resource. These 2…

2 Self-Care Tips to Change Your Life!

There are a million things you can do to make your life better but I’m going to share 2 self-care tips with you that I think can make a HUGE positive difference in your life and they don’t cost any money and won’t end up taking more of your precious time and energy. Ready? Self-Care Tip Number 1 – Quit Something! “If you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.” Lily Tomlin – Actress, Comedian, Writer, Singer, and Producer When someone asks how you are or how you’ve been, do you often answer with “Busy!”?  When you look at your to-do list every day do you shake your head and realize it’s unlikely that you’ll even get 75% of it completed? Have you been trying to find time to spend 30 minutes by yourself each day focusing…

How to Fix Your Morning Routine

You have probably read a lot about the importance of creating a good morning routine to get your day off to a positive start. I’ve got to say, when I follow my planned out morning routine it makes a huge difference in how my day goes! Does your morning routine make you crazy? Tired of having hectic, disorganized mornings? Have you had too many mornings where you wake up late, can’t figure out what to wear, don’t have time to eat breakfast let alone pack a healthy lunch, and end up at work late or at best squealing in at the last minute? Whew! Just thinking about all that wears me out! Would you rather start off your day calmly, deliberately and with intention? With a few changes, you could actually have positive feelings about weekday mornings. You could even do one or two things that…

7 Best Essential Oils for Stress Relief 

The other day I was sitting at my desk, hunched over my computer, working furiously trying to get 20 different things accomplished. There were deadlines approaching and I was getting totally stressed. I needed a quick solution to relieve my stress and help me stay focused.  And that’s when I remembered how great essential oils are for stress relief. With a few whiffs of this awesome essential oil and a really effective breathing technique (I’ll link to it below) in less than two minutes, I was feeling calmer and better able to focus.  So, if you’re wondering what essential oils to use to relieve stress and anxiety and help calm you down, here are 7 of the best: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, and Orange Oil.  1) Lavender Oil to Relieve Stress The scent of lavender is probably one of the…

25 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Americans are more stressed than ever AND more stressed as a whole than most people from other countries. A recent Gallup poll found that Americans report feeling stressed and worried at the highest levels in a decade.  So if you are wondering, how can I reduce my stress levels and stop worrying and start living you are not alone!  Here are 25 simple and scientifically proven ways to reduce your stress and start enjoying life more today including tips on what to eat and drink, how to breathe, what to listen to, watch and read!   1) Breathe your way to reduced stress  First, let’s talk about the amazing ways that breathing can help calm your mind and body!   I love starting with the breath because it is something that is with us all the time and that we can easily control. We can use a stress relieving breathing technique…