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11.17.18

Seasonal: Twenty resolutions that have nothing to do with losing weight. Affordable Christmas crafts from Martha Stewart. These are GORGEOUS.

Light: Lavender Vines’ Bible overview.

Wellness: How to balance your hormones as you age. Natural treatments for children with allergies, asthma and eczema. Sleeping in on weekends is good for you; here’s proof.

Personals: Here are 25 things more important than the likes you get on Instagram. Fourteen people in your kid’s life that you should be thanking, but aren’t. Find your gratitude calendar, here. What to do about the mental health issues that stem from social media use.

Career: How to find a job and score that interview in this day and age. (It’s about getting past the computer/software screener).

Style: Outfit inspo. It’s cold!

Relationships: The weirdest parts about being a newlywed. Your relationship status and what it means for you during the holiday season. (A humor piece).

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11.10.18

Seasonal: What to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. First idea: Indian spiced sweet potato soup, just in time for soup season from the lovely Nisha, at Rainbow Plant Life. Tablescape ideas for Thanksgiving. Ideas of what to do this November, by Camille Styles.

Beauty: Major inspiration from Violette, the queen.

Wellness: Nutritionist tips for the holidays (because we all indulge a bit more than usual). The Drybar folks are bringing us a wellness stop to add to our list. Self-care, my friends. (Coming to a city near you).

Living: The best Southern cities to visit (in the U.S.). These prints by Audrey Leighton are gorgeous.

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11.03.18

Wellness: Non-hormonal birth control alternatives. Holistic ways to sync your body to Daylight Saving Time.

Personals: The glories of being unproductive (we need rest). Where to travel, according to your Myers-Briggs.

Living: How to do a proper table setting. Just in time for the holidays. (I found the way Reese Witherspoon explains it in Whiskey in a Teacup super helpful). Love a good etiquette moment. Personality types and types of spending. Outfit ideas for the transitional weather.

Relationships: Christian couples and money.

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10.26.18

Wellness: The effects of the anti-anxiety diet. Tips for a better detox. What to do when you have a UTI, other than take your antibiotics. Supplements that help detox estrogen dominance.

Living: Home design tips. Crepes, anyone? A couple that exemplifies minimalism.

Personals: Creative ways to beat the phone addiction. Financial mistakes to avoid. Ways to reduce stress. Great inspiration for glute-focused workouts.

Weddings: Tips from a florist about what not to do.

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10.20.18

Wellness: Natural ways to reduce stress. Your endo guide. EFT tapping therapy. Have you heard of it? Cancer causing toxic ingredients to avoid. A typeface created to increase memory.

Beauty: The secret(s) to healthier hair.

Personals: All about change. All about living longer. Making the best out of PMS. (Even this has a positive side). Jamal Khashoggi’s last column.

Living: A miso soup you will keep coming back to. Gift boxes for everyone on your list (amazing gift ideas)!! Light breakfast ideas for days when you know you are going to eat a lot for dinner (like Thanksgiving). Mood boosting color for your space.

Travel: Best things to do in Montreal.

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10.14.18

Wellness: The benefits of reverse fasting. I do this a lot. Gyno visits and what to expect. (Because the truth is we are all terrified). Cycle-syncing your meals. Five signs your body is on overload.

Personals: The Bella Twins keep inspiring us, every time. They are vulnerable, hardworking, and I can’t wait to see all they conquer, next. How to practice gratitude. For those who are seeking freedom

Relationships: Exploring the world of cross-cultural, multilingual relationships (with humor). Fixing communication.

Living: One pot meals for those chilly days. Best places for females to travel alone. Fall trends. The coolest Target shoes for the best price. Fall recipes for a fall reset.

Career: How to simplify your workday. How to calculate your salary requirements.

Happy weekend!

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10.07.18

Personals: Books that will inspire you in gratitude. Toxic behaviors that we can have, without necessarily being toxic people. Let’s check ourselves. How complaining rewires your brain for more negativity. A piece on equality and sexual assault.

Wellness: Thoughts from a wellness-minded entrepreneur. Everything you should know about preventing breast cancer. Embracing our relationship with our breasts. Signs that you have healed your inflammation.

Relationships: Veronica from Atelier Doré gets so real. This is a must-read! The enduring power of relational teaching.

Career: Books to inspire you in your career and growth. All about that career change after 40.

Living: The best productivity hacks. What to pack for that road trip. Forgetting happiness to pursue joy.

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09.23.18

Wellness: The most filling fruits. How to trick your kids into eating healthy.

Personals: Simple practical advice to implement. Stuff to do when boredom strikes. Why you need some R&R. How to do a quarterly review (of your life).

Career: Why some women are intentionally invisible at work.

Living: Martha Stewart’s tips on how to prep your house for guests when pressed for time. Efficiency using the two-minute rule.

Tech: Google Inbox will apparently change all of our lives.

Relationships: Tips for mindful parenting, for those moments when your frustration reaches its peak. Why reciprocity is key.

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09.16.18

Wellness: Garance Dore speaks about depression and her own personal journey. Seven natural ways to boost your energy, this fall, from FloLiving. The power of a “mental health shelf“. Eight foods to relieve stress. Eight of the most common reasons women go to therapy. There is no shame in asking for help.

Spirituality: Miracles at Birth, Emily B.’s birth story, (a must read, if you need a reason or reminder to believe). The Truth About Depression by Amy Osorio.

Career: How to deal with toxic coworkers. The workwear staples. Six qualities that will get you noticed.

Personals: The books that changed our childhood (I am sure you will find one on the list that will make you sigh with nostalgia). So, it was New York Fashion Week (#NYFW). Catch up on the (street style) lewks, via Man Repeller. Let’s bring street style back, my people.

Relationships: Giving your spouse the benefit of the doubt, and how it changes everything, by Gary Thomas (marriage expert).

Living: Soup September, anyone? Lunch ideas that will motivate you. We all need inspiration.

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09.09.18

Wellness: The new device trying to tackle menstrual cramps. The glories of turmeric. Wellness on a budget. How to exercise at work.

Personals: Mature people don’t apologize when they succeed or complain when they fail. The Martha Stewart story.

Career: Healthy habits for a productive day (I loved the printable).

Beauty: A review of a revolutionary lash serum (I am intrigued).

Living: The best gifts on Amazon.

Finance: This fall, take control of your money.

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09.02.18

Wellness: Understanding the connection between flossing, inflammation and blood-sugar balance. The best supplements for anxiety. The best foods for hormonal imbalance.

Career: Have you experienced the millennial burnout? The Katherine Power interview on how success can come, even if everyone thinks your ideas are crazy. Malcolm Gladwell’s advice to entrepreneurs.

Personals: Candice Kumai in Forbes revealing the secrets to success. Things the author wished she knew before living alone. A Harvard study on happiness. The Hot Young Widows Club— have you heard of it? An interesting perspective on grief and love lasting forever.

Relationships: How to accept a compliment. Monica Gary tackling the subject of forgiveness. The truth about on-again, off-again relationships. Subtle signs of relationship abuse. (We need to talk about this more).

Living: At what age will we be the most confident, according to studies? The power of a positive mind. Productivity tips for those who always want to be efficient.

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08.26.18

Wellness: The go-to meal Jessica Biel makes when she is too tired to cook. An interesting map from the NYT that shows at what age women have their first child, by region, in the U.S. Why the annual pap smear will no longer be needed.

Personals: Stop asking “how” and ask “who.” The link between “no” and success. Start doing these 15 things.

Career: Why it’s important to have coffee with the women you do not hire (or with the people who did not hire you). Interview questions CEOs ask.

Living: Want to support women-owned businesses? Here is a list. Should we make our own directory of all of your businesses?

Relationships: How to leave a toxic relationship. Family friendly movies for the family night. The most romantic cities in the U.S. What happens when you ask what burdens another is carrying. Four keys to mindful parenting.

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08.19.18

Wellness: The health benefits of being bilingual. The Natural Cycles app was approved by the FDA as birth control (and it’s all natural). Why prebiotics are important.

Personals: The way you read books says a lot about your intelligence. The concept of inversion. When it’s time to forgive yourself, by Lori Harder. How to relax.

Style: Ideas of what to wear for that fall wedding. Zara shoes for autumn. Common shopping mistakes to stop making by 30, according to The Zoe Report. Summer-to-fall transition outfits by Man Repeller.

Living: How to throw a backyard wedding for $10k. (Given that you have a nice backyard to begin with). Lessons from Ms. Weiner’s French mother-in-law.

Relationships: What you need in a friendship, based on your Myers Briggs type.

Career: Great books for career inspiration.

Finances: Have you heard of Women Doing Well? Definitely a resource to check out (there may be a chapter in your area). Bethenny Frankel on how she straightened out her finances; THIS IS A MUST READ.

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08.12.18

So jam-packed with August goodness.

Wellness: Caffeine-free energy boosters. Candice Kumai featured in Bon Appetit. Healthy foods that may be causing you brain fog. An in-depth look at probiotics for all that ails you. More on your microbiome and hormone health. TSC on magnesium. (It’s the thing you didn’t know you needed). Treating vertigo. Vitamins for your metabolism.

Beauty: Best antioxidant serums. Breast implant illness and symptoms. An important PSA for women. We don’t talk about this enough. As many of you know, this year I transitioned to natural non-toxic deodorant. Obsessed. Here is more about it, from the nontoxic beauty queen, Alice.

Living: The most serene spot in every state. A look at Martha Stewart’s daily routine. Collective swoon for the Magnolia Hearth and Hand fall Target line. Six mindful styling tips for your home, and how to make sure your home is safe and healthy for you (people are still finding asbestos). Guest bathroom essentials.

Relationships: What will your boyfriend or girlfriend be like as a spouse? Find out how to know, here.

Personals: Stop trying to be vulnerable and do this instead. (Insightful). Best lessons from living alone. Books to read if you are feeling stuck. What to do in August.

Finance: The biggest money wasters. Paying off student loan debt? Read this. Twenty-five money questions you need to ask your significant other. Top financial tips to follow.

Career: Toxic job recovery. It’s a thing.

Travel: The Greece guide from Bec and Marissa (Twice Blessed).

xx

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08.05.18

Relationships: The mindset/ tendency we can all have that is a happiness killer.

Personals: Why making the decision can be the most important thing (you actually don’t need more time).

Finance: Paying off the student loans (women of color have the most student loan debt because they are getting educated). Don’t forget to check out our finances section, for more resources. Forbes featuring how this entrepreneur is teaching millennials about finance.

Career: The guidelines for befriending colleagues. Why the right time to start is now. The “I look like a _______ (fill in profession here)” movement. Women changing the stereotypes and breaking molds. How to be a millennial manager who manages people who are older. How to stand out in a work meeting. Make your own business card (and the reasons why you should).

Style: White shirt outfit ideas that are perfect for late summer.

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07.29.18

Spirituality: “We are for you” by Lincoln Alabaster, the host of the Evidence of Things Screened podcast about film and faith, delivers a powerful message about waiting, your future and the truth about God’s role in all of it. You won’t be disappointed. (This is a video, but it’s available in podcast form under Church of the Advent Hope on iTunes).

Career: Are you ready to be a manager? An important assessment on what your leadership style is. Do you know yours? How to navigate the job search. (Yes, even when it gets draining). The Career Contessa is a place to start.

Wellness: Frozen treats for summer. Getting rid of your headaches. All about herbs that help PMS.

Personals: How to hustle; your own guide. How to overcome perfectionism. Advice on how you are spending your time. Ways to stop comparison from ruining your day (from Grit & Virtue).

Living: Picnic basket menus for those late summer evenings.

Style: The fab fashion from the classic, The Parent Trap.

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07.21.18

Personals: Gopnik (the brilliant journalist) addresses immigration, France’s World Cup win and the strength of diversity. Stuff you can do solo in this summer heat. Explore your creativity, and be reborn.

Finances: A special feature on finance is coming, but while you wait, check out this great piece on tithing.

Wellness: All about #2, and the conversation we should be having. (Yes. That #2). All about healing your hormones. The Almost 30 Podcast is an excellent resource. This is your brain on sugar.

Living: What makes a farm girl different from a city girl– a thoughtful exposé. Amelia Diamond and her experiment of wearing red lipstick for a week. Rouge can be empowering.

Relationships: Gary Thomas explores the common difference between single men and women. The legacy of the narcissist parent. LavenderVines and the 21 Day Love Challenge. You up for it? Should we do it together and report back? And lastly, clearing toxic relationships.

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07.14.18

Personals: Why finding your passion is the “lazy” approach to life. (Finding your purpose just got real, and surprise surprise– it’s not about being comfortable). Valuable life lessons from Hilary Kerr. How to delegate outcomes and not activities. Being Elliot on living in the present. Top Five to Thrive from the Type A Checklist.

Wellness: Food swaps you will want to try. Results you will see when you focus on gut health. The best and worst foods for breakouts. Because #solidarity. How to eat well and for health, when it’s at odds with your culture. (Like when you go vegan, and your grandmother is still trying to force-feed you chicken). The connection between gut health and insomnia.

Relationships: Date ideas that don’t involve Netflix. Things you need to know when working with your significant other.

Living: French decor tips for those of you getting ready for the next season. A little redecorating never hurt anyone. Affordable wedding dresses for the no-fuss bride. It’s wedding season. Tips for hosting a stylish summer party. Thinking about buying a home? Here is the breakdown on renting vs. buying. What we own shows who we are. This is not new, but it’s always interesting.

Happy weekend. xx

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07.07.18

Wellness: Six nutritionist approved snacks for when desperate times call for desperate measures.

Personals: What your Type A personality means for your health. I read this because clearly, I am Type A. How to boost your energy in these heat-drain months. Life accomplishments that are not having a baby or getting married that deserve to be celebrated. I couldn’t agree more.

Living: Spiced rice pudding recipe alert. The perfect cool-off snack. Atelier Doré takes us upstate. So much inspiration here (especially if you appreciate old world vibes). Laila Gohar and her crispy dill potatoes in the New York Times.

Relationships: An intriguing piece about how to break free from energy vampires. Yes, those vampires exist. You can’t have a healthy marriage with a sick soul, by marriage expert Gary Thomas.

Happy weekend, lovelies!

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06.30.18

Spirituality: Sazan opened up and shared her testimony and how God helped her overcome her greatest fear (and how He brought restoration). Our girl Naseem, talks about Jesus sustaining our hustle.

Personals: Candice Kumai on letting go (in conversation with Bobbi Brown). Lessons on minimalism from Japan. I love this idea of having less and being more.

Wellness: How kombucha can help clear your skin.

Career: Ambitious people on work-life balance. This piece blew my mind. It’s very unlike anything you have ever read.

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06.24.18

Career: How to take that leap of faith in your career. Tips for women of color (WOC) in the workplace.

Relationships: Dealing with contempt.

Style: How to wear a neck scarf this summer.

Podcast: Erwin McManus (pastor at Mosaic). He is on fire. Available on iTunes.

Wellness: The staple in your kitchen that is contributing to bacteria and food poisoning.

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06.17.18

Personals: How to stay present. Dealing with the “too busy” syndrome. What to do in the month of June.

Wellness: Inspiration for when it all goes bananas. Kombucha brands that won’t give you a sugar high. How to know if your period is normal.

Relationships: The mental health impact of getting married later in life.

Career: What if there were no more job interviews? This is now being considered.

Tech: My friend did a TED talk on artificial intelligence. Learn from his brilliance.

Podcast: A new gem in the audio world– the Doctor’s Farmacy.

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06.02.18

Wellness: A powerful piece on addictions and overcoming from The Skinny Confidential. Childhood attachment patterns and how they inform our relationship with food.

Relationships: Keys to success in relationships. What the 20 years of marriage phenomenon means for you.

Podcasts: Wabi Sabi by Candice Kumai. Episode 2 was everything. She is a great storyteller, and as real as it gets.

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05.25.18

Personals: The science and magic of forest bathing. Productivity killers. Throwing the timeline to the wind.

Beauty:Clean self tanner for that no-UV-damage glow. I am still talking about natural deodorant. Have you made the switch? Healing a breakout.

Relationships and Parenting: The pros and cons about permissive parenting. The power of vulnerability in relationships. What to pack for your child’s summer camp.

Wellness: A great Forbes piece on how we can use apps like My Flo (period tracker) to increase our productivity. Things to know if you quit birth control. Peganism, what it is and why it’s all the rage. Traditional Chinese medicine self care rituals. Natural remedies for cold and flu. What every woman should know about PCOS and Endo.

Travel: Must see destinations in Europe.

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05.19.18

Spirituality: Remember that God is a God who sees us, no matter what the circumstance.

Personals: An Honest Life Blog posted a powerful piece on loving who you are. The power of affirmations and positivity. Three shifts in thinking that can change your life. Sazan discusses the beauty of imperfection.

Relationships: How to stop others’ projections from affecting you and how to recognize it. How to stop being a defensive person. I found this piece to be fascinating. I think that when you work with difficult people often, this is a necessary skill.

Wellness: Easy self care that you can implement into your day. Did you know that people who commit to self care are more successful?

Beauty: The best natural beauty products on Amazon.

Style: Stylish tips from Southern women.

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05.12.18

Personals: Nine habits that set the tone for the day. Next, how to stay positive around negative people.  The things people can determine in about 4 seconds after meeting you. How to celebrate what I think is the best month of the year! May!!

Relationships: All about Gilmore Girls, and the fact that they were actually co-dependent. It was a fascinating piece about relationships and how they can turn unhealthy, even when they look fine at a glance.

Beauty:Minimalist beauty glow. More tips for the minimalist. (Great for beach days, too!)

Exploring: The best French spots in NYC. The Miami guide, according to Goop.

Living:Recipes to try out on a sunny Sunday. The anti-autoimmune diet.

Career: Things learned from a career coach.

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05.05.18

Relationships: Amanda Booth on the joys of life that she has experienced through her son’s down syndrome.

Living: Gorgeous spring salads to make and share. A great piece about what a young woman learned in Silicon Valley.

Personals: Acts of self care for this weekend. A great piece on those of us who empathize, and the burden of being sensitive.

Style: The timeless outfits that we’d still wear from Rachel Green’s closet (Friends).

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04.28.18

Relationships: A great post on why it’s worth honoring God in your relationship.

Personals: How to stop treating life like a competition; an awesome post from The Wholehearted Woman. What to do if you are struggling with financial PTSD. A list of things they don’t teach us in school, which help us succeed.

Wellness: A days worth of anti-inflammatory meal plans. A nutritionist shares some diet/meal tips. From Pegah and Sweat, how to be more with less. I loved this piece.

Career: Work uniforms of successful women. How to change careers. (We are young and change is good). Mindfulness at work, for when you are praying and it all hits the fan. Other practical little tips to go along with prayer.

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04.21.18

Personals: How to stop the comparison game that plagues us all, once in a while. Time alone and why it’s necessary for even extroverts.

Health and Wellness: Best foods for best brain function. The wonders of collagen. I have been really into facial massage, and how it can help with lymphatic drainage and stress headaches. Dining out can expose us to more hormone disruptors.

Style: Incorporating some throwbacks into your outfits. The French girl brands that are taking over.

Living: How to use Sunday to make the week better. How language affects perception. Junot Diaz breaks the silence on childhood trauma.

Relationships: Dealing with toxic people (how to know who is toxic and how to deal).

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04.14.18

Personals: What’s your archetype? (An intriguing read). I got so much nostalgia from this post on the outfits from 13 Going on 30.

SpiritualityDreaming big, the way God wants us to dream. The Bible verse that changed Stephen Colbert’s life. Dr. Sadeghi on how emotions and thoughts impact our physical wellbeing.

Living: The environmental impact of laundry products. Dealing with anxiety in a natural way. The beauty of eating outside, old world style. The Parent Trap’s perfect soundtrack for your next dinner.

Health and Wellness: The wonders of aloe (and the fact that it keeps blood sugar in check). Tips to balance your hormones. Lately, I have focused on hormone health. I can’t stress enough how important it is. The “dirty dozen” list of produce is out. Dr. Gottfried talking about how aging well has everything to do with emotional wellness.

Career: A lady boss is on the May 2018 Vogue cover: Amal Clooney.

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04.07.18

Personals: Good habits worth the effort. All about self improvement. This brilliant piece on social media and living (the real IRL). (A must read)!

Health and Wellness: Food counseling for women with PCOS and hormonal imbalances. Coping with anxiety. Echinacea and all of its wonders.

Relationships: Sabrina Peters and 10 things she has learned about marriage. (You will read and share this one!)

Career: How to navigate the modern workplace. Ever heard of the glass cliff? Six things to remove from your resume.

Travel: Some tips for the wanderers.

Living: How to throw an unforgettable party. And how to impress with homemade almond milk. (I am so nerding out).

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03.31.18

Financials: Good debt vs. bad debt.

Relationships: Date night ideas for married couples. According to your Myers-Briggs personality, what type of a friend are you?

Living: How to entertain on a budget.

Career: How to ace your next interview.

Personals: Are money and confidence interchangeable? How iPhones impair our brains, even when we aren’t on them. (Scary). The details on gratitude. (And the type of gratitude that really makes us happier).

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03.24.18

Directly from me (yours truly, xoxo): My open letter to God. I wrote out my purpose, guys, and it was harder than I thought.

Wellness: Seven diet changes that will improve your gut health. Trader Joe’s products that make life and meal prep easier. Some spring food picks from Pegah.

Personals: A bit of humor from Garance Doré.

Relationships: All about the pit in your stomach.

Career: The happiest places to work. Six questions to ask at your next interview. A tool that helps you speak confidently at work (a solid reminder).

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03.17.18

Career: Striving for the work-life balance. Business casual attire to make sure you keep winning and look like the boss you are.

Beauty and Wellness: Sephora’s list of the best natural beauty products. Get the natural stuff, and keep racking up your points! “The Dirty Dozen,” list of endocrine disrupters. (Perfect for guiding some spring cleaning). The health benefits of collagen (going beyond skin).

Parenting: Why mom’s should embrace (not resist) their changing bodies.

Relationships: The beauty of a rebuke, and the changes it can lead to. (If you love someone, you call them out).

Personals: Daily mantras and affirmations from incredible women. How changing 1% of your life can change everything.

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03.10.18

Spirituality: Taking the limits off of God. (Video).

Wellness: Inflammation 101. Using probiotics to make homemade coconut yogurt. How tech is helping women stop taking hormonal birth control. (This is pretty amazing).

Beauty: Alice Panikian’s non-toxic beauty routine.

Food: Vegan Easter recipes. Spring, come to us!

Style: I loveee MPG’s everyday wear (especially their office stuff). It’s clean and minimalist. For every thing you buy, part goes to charity to feed a child. The quality is excellent.

Career: How millennial women are handling burnout.

Decor: Plants that will elevate any bathroom.

Parenting: All about children and their social development.

Personals: Top 10 best states for women. Do you live in one? (New York did not make the cut). Girl and the Bay brings us 30 things we can learn from Oprah on personal branding.

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03.03.18

Wellness: The importance of rest days, in your fitness routine. Feeling like yourself after being diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. How to tell if your gut health is on point.

Relationships: Silicone Valley parents are raising their children tech free, and what we can learn from this. Man Repeller got an older woman to dish out love advice.

Entertaining: Getting those high tea vibes before spring.

Financials: Lessons learned after paying off a student loan.

Career: Managing workplace conflicts.

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02.24.18

Health: Why fermented foods matter. Julianne Hough opens up on natural remedies and comforts for her endometriosis. The best natural makeup products, as listed by Man Repeller. All about hydration (how much water is really enough?).

Home: Five areas to keep clean in your home (that are often overlooked).

Personals: Ways to save time in the morning (we know you are busy!). When to know it’s time to relocate. (Moving on, to a new city, can change your life). Ways to have a better morning.

Season: 28 things to do before spring beckons us outside for warm sunshine (the snow is melting). If you find yourself dreaming of spring, Gal Meets Glam has some gorgeous colorful shots from her time in Palm Beach.

Spirituality: Why Christians are mean, and what it means (and why it needs to change).

Relationships: Ways to avoid a breakup. (Really, they are tips for a healthy relationship).

Career: The best job for your personality types (for the Myers-Briggs obsessed). And 10 things to do if you dislike your job with a passion (but can’t leave quite yet).

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02.17.18

Spirituality: Christine Caine at Passion 2018 was fire!

Making a statement: India celebrates and promotes ‘Pad Man.’NYFW takes on feminist symbols and the Puerto Rican flag.

Clean Beauty: The best natural deodorant according to Dr. Mona Vand, and how to make the switch to non-toxic deodorant.

Personals: One of the most important questions of your life– this is a good one. An open letter to her body and period, by Garance Dore. Lena Dunham shared thoughts on motherhood after her hysterectomy (Endometriosis awareness month is coming, ladies).

Relationships: A simple tip to increase happiness. Julianne Hough on endo and married life, because #goals. Melissa Wood shared her thoughts on dropping the health snobbery and living your life (and letting your partner live his).

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02.09.18

The treats from the week included:

Financials: Stacy London On Her Year of Going Broke

Self-care: Our own Modern Witness Pegah O. talked about treating yourself this Valentine’s Day, with Girl & the Bay. 

Food & Wellness: A breakfast worth waking up for, from Welleco; Your guide to gut health, here. The power of ginseng, listed for your enjoyment. Health as a choice.

Career: What executive presence means (and what it can do for you). How to create a compelling future by design (with free printable), from The Skinny Confidential.

Personals: The dangers of perfectionism, as investigated by The Washington Post. Keep your head up, on tech ruining manners and moods. Dealing with low self-esteem, from the Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine.

Spirituality: How God awakens us, thoughts sparked by Thomas Merton and digested by yours truly.

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