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Personal Development: What it is and How to Get Started

There’s never a better time to start working on your personal development than now. Prioritizing personal development not only helps you, but it can also strengthen your relationships at home, work, and other places. If you begin to invest in yourself, show-up for yourself, you just might be amazed at how the universe shows up …

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10 Clean Lipstick Shades That Have Lasting Power

Looking for clean lipstick shades that have lasting power? Well don’t fret, I’ve got you covered. Not only do these lip products work, but they are clean, so you don’t have to worry about increasing your toxic-load with harmful ingredients. I know what you are thinking – “Therese, we are still in the midst of …

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13 Best Clean Beauty Skincare and Makeup Gift Sets For This Holiday Season

This holiday season let your family and friends know you love them by giving them the gift of clean beauty.  I won’t do this whole diatribe around clean beauty, as I want to get straight into why you are here and how you can pamper those you love with these clean beauty skincare and makeup …

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Women’s Deodorant vs Antiperspirant – What’s the Difference

Did you know that there is a difference between deodorant and antiperspirant? If you are like most people you were likely going about your day thinking that the personal care products you buy from the store are completely safe. I felt compelled to share with you what I’ve recently learned. They are not the same, …

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Are Clothing Subscriptions Like Stitch Fix Worth It?

Why subscription boxes? What is your why? The value of anything in life is subjective. Hence the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” When looking at clothing subscription services and if they are worth it, you really need to ask yourself why are you considering going through a clothing subscription service vs. ordering …

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Cooking for Beginners – Part 3: Roasted Fennel-Cumin Shrimp

Learning how to cook one meal at a time I believe this is about the 8th meal I’ve cooked on my journey of learning how to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Perhaps not true self-sufficiency. I mean, after all, I’m still mainly leaning on the guidance of Green Chef and some really good cookbooks. The …

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Things You Didn’t Know You Needed – Part 3 (a tool for deshedding your dog)

What is deshedding your dog? Prior to 3 weeks ago I didn’t know what a deshedding tool was. We have an 11-year-old Bassett hound who hardly sheds and a Bashar named Dobby. When we pet Dobby we walk away with a handful of hair and his regular brushing sessions don’t seem to be making a …

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Cooking for Beginners – Part 2: Summer Zucchini Pasta

As I shared in my first post of this series where I cooked Mediterranean Salmon. I’m on a mission to push myself outside of my comfort zone and learn how to cook, to feel comfortable in the kitchen. I’m far from where I want to be, but the structure of this “Cooking for Beginners” series …

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Things You Didn’t Know You Needed – Part 2 (Laundry Bags)

Started a Things You Didn’t Know You Needed series, as I find that at least once a month I order something from Amazon that is life-changing. Last time it was a rechargeable electric lighter that I don’t have to worry about replacing in 1 month, where the flame doesn’t blow out with the wind and …

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Things You Didn’t Know You Needed – Part 1 (flexible candle lighter)

Who else is obsessed with TikTok? I should do a post in the mental health section of this site because 10 minutes every evening on this app brings me so much joy. Let’s be real, much of the time it’s well over 10 minutes. Recently I saw videos featuring “things you didn’t know you needed …