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Tips for the Holiday Host: How to Entertain Guests of All Ages Using Gratitude

Tips for the Holiday Host: How to Entertain Guests of All Ages Using Gratitude

When it comes to hosting holiday gatherings, it can be difficult making sure everyone feels involved and occupied while they eat. That’s why I’ve p...
My Official Thanksgiving Day List (Nope, It’s Not a Grocery List!)

My Official Thanksgiving Day List (Nope, It’s Not a Grocery List!)

However you spend your Thanksgiving this year—with friends, with family or alone—there are so many things to be thankful for. As a reminder, I crea...
“What Makes Gratitude Soap So Special?”

“What Makes Gratitude Soap So Special?”

I get that question a lot. So here are a couple of answers: It’s actually soap. Much of what we think of as soap is, in fact, not soap at all...
You Are the Special Occasion You’ve Been Waiting for (Use the Soap!)

You Are the Special Occasion You’ve Been Waiting for (Use the Soap!)

Truth time! How many bars of “special” soap do you have sitting around in your cupboard? You know, soap you bought because it smelled so good, loo...
The Real Meaning Behind “Treat Yo’Self”

The Real Meaning Behind “Treat Yo’Self”

I loved the show Parks and Recreation. And even if you’ve never watched a single episode, you’ve surely heard the expression “treat yo’self.” Cl...
Mr. Rogers Lowered My Blood Pressure

Mr. Rogers Lowered My Blood Pressure

There’s something about that man. When I was pregnant with our first child, my doctor was concerned about my blood pressure.  It wasn’t high enoug...
Stop Waiting for the Perfect Moment

Stop Waiting for the Perfect Moment

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward
Living Gratefully Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Sad or Angry

Living Gratefully Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Sad or Angry

Have you ever suffered a huge loss or disappointment, only to have some well-meaning soul tell you, “one day, you will look back on this and realiz...
How to Practice Mindful Breathing for Relieve Stress and Strengthen Your Focus

How to Practice Mindful Breathing for Relieve Stress and Strengthen Your Focus

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” - Thich Nhat Hanh


“Just breathe.” Simple, yet good advice.

The Only September Playlist You Need to Remember You Rock!

The Only September Playlist You Need to Remember You Rock!

Is there anyone who hasn’t sung along to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”? It’s one of those songs that you just have to belt out in the car, shower, dancing around the kitchen—doesn’t matter!
The Fastest Way to Happiness Starts with Gratitude

The Fastest Way to Happiness Starts with Gratitude

“My beauty ethos? Well, I’d love to tell you it’s something like ‘less is more,’ but honestly, it all starts with happiness. If only someone could bottle that up—when I’m happy, I’m at most most radiant and glowing.” - Solange
Back to School Already? Here’s How to Keep Your Cool

Back to School Already? Here’s How to Keep Your Cool

It’s that time of year again. The kids are lining up at the bus stop, lunches are packed, and homework is stuffed in every backpack—which can only mean one thing...