Random acts of kindness affect the body and mind

A grateful sigh of relief, a warm handshake, a caring pat on the back, a generous hug, a happy smile, an appreciative “Thank you”.   These powerful gestures are all responses that make us feel uplifted after an act of kindness was done.

We’ve all felt it at least once in our lives – that warm, inspiring feeling we get [...]

Simpli-fa-la-la

What? There’s less than two weeks until the holidays? If you find yourself not fully prepared and feeling stressed about your TO DO lists, stop! The holidays aren’t supposed to cause stress. In fact, they don’t. People cause stress. And if you’re that kind of people, you need a dose of Simpli-fa-la-la. Simplify your giving, your shopping, your trappings [...]

Bright, Easy Holiday Entertaining

Let’s face it, sometimes the easiest way really is the best way!

Throughout this joyous season we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make a beautiful, sparkling clean home for welcoming our families and guests. On top of cooking and gift preparations, decorating for the holidays can really be overwhelming. Here are some great ideas to lessen your stress [...]

The Bright Side of the Holidays

Imagine a world where the holidays are about joy again. Where days are filled with magic. Imagine a world where the only thing we have to wrestle for is the last piece of pumpkin pie. And where the normal place to camp out is around a fire, not in a store parking lot.

Imagine a world where the holidays are [...]

5 Fun Ways to Express Gratitude in Your Relationship

with thanksgiving just days away, hopefully you are not only getting excited about eating three times the caloric recommendation but also taking a moment to express gratitude.

“thanks” and “giving” are both vital pieces to marriage and really all relationships. in fact i would go so far as to say that thankfulness and giving are essential to a healthy soul. [...]

17 fun (and cheap) Autumn dates

i am not sure about you, but when the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn into gold and red, i get giddy. there is a feeling of coziness and the overwhelming urge to buy flannel, not to mention pumpkin spice everything. autumn is one of my absolute favorite seasons in which to nurture a healthy soul [...]

9 Ways to Remain Sane with a Newborn

becoming a new parent is no joke and not an easy task. you are constantly tested, consistently tired and continuously changing diapers. it is flat out hard, for both of you.

i used to shake my head when people us to tell us things like, “no matter what you do you can’t prepare yourselves for children.” now…i completed understand what [...]

Cara’s Book Recommendations: The Novel Edition

In honor of World Literacy Day, September 8, a handful of great books to read for every mood and occasion.

This special edition book roundup in honor of World Literacy Day on September 8 features novels that may have passed you by but are worth a look. Here are some fresh picks, organized by mood, for your next great [...]

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7 Sentences to Enhance Your Relationship

we can agree that when it comes to relationships, it truly is the small gestures that make the most significant impact. sure, jewelry or flowers are nice sometimes but i find that it is the every day moments that continue to build the connection between myself and my husband.

we have started incorporating these sentences into our conversations (both in [...]

Planning a successful staycation

the ‘staycation’ has been growing in popularity in the past few years and not just because it’s a fun, new word to say. one of the top reasons is because it’s less expensive to stay home (or near home) than buy plane tickets and accommodations for the entire family! plus, dealing with air travel to kick off a vacation [...]