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Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep

Sleep is one of those things I can never get enough of, and there’s nothing worse than having a full day ahead of you, and hardly being able to keep your eyelids open! It’s weird how life works, because as a kid I despised nap time. In kindergarten I always reluctantly retired to my woven multi-colored mat, when what I really wanted was to finger paint, or run around the playground. Now I’d do unspeakable things for nap time during the day! Since I highly doubt nap time is going to become a…

10 Things I Never Travel Without

Although I’m by no means a travel expert, I do love going new places and experiencing new things. I fully intend to do more traveling in these next couple of years, so hopefully I’ll quickly become more seasoned and confident with the whole travel thing, especially where packing is concerned. Most recently I packed for my honeymoon to Jamaica (still so surreal to think I’m married and went on a honeymoon!). It was a bit tricky because Ted and I wanted to carry on our luggage, so the size of our suitcases was restricted…

The Importance of R&R + 10 Ways to Unwind

Hello, strangers! Long time no blog-but this post sort of goes hand in hand with my absence. So, allow me to explain. Wordily.  I’m writing this during a day home from work, my very first ever sick day. Yes, you read that correctly. In the 2.5 years that I’ve worked my nursing job, I’ve never called in, not once. This is for a couple of reasons. I’ve always gotten sick on my days off, a sort of win-lose situation because although those off days were spent in bed, it…

Ways to Disconnect and Unplug

Raise your hand if the first thing you do when you wake up, and the last thing you do before you go to bed involves your phone? *reluctantly raises hand, slightly embarrassed* Technology is definitely something that has quickly been integrated into our daily lives, and with internet capable devices becoming smaller and more portable, social media, email, and YouTube are now more easily accessible than ever before. While the internet certainly has a place in our lives, I’d argue that sometimes it dictates our lives. I’ve been challenging myself to disconnect and unplug for a…

How to Stay Inspired

I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I have periods of time where I’m just…blah. I lounge around, and want to accomplish things, but I’m not sure what I want to accomplish or how, and it’s just no good. During these uninspired times, I try really hard to regroup, recenter, and do things to help me feel passionate and excited again. How I Stay Inspired: Browse Pinterest Follow new Instagram accounts Get outside, take a walk Read a book, or browse through a magazine Watch TED talks…