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Join The 25-Day Meaningful Christmas Challenge!

Until two years ago, the holiday season always seemed to fly by so fast for me. First, the weath...

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7 Clean Beauty Brands That Keep You and the Environment...

We should care just as much as the products we put on our face as the food we put in our body. T...

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Past Family Trauma Is Genetically Expressed

Everyone knows about DNA, but did you know that the trauma of your ancestors can determine how y...

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3 Mindfulness Tips To Avoid Holiday Burnout

In my family, I’m the magic behind the holidays. Whether it’s searching for the perfect gift...

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Hey, Younger Me? Thank You. For Everything.

My 20s were a lost decade. I spent a lot of it stuck in an almost ouroboric struggle with my men...

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9 Wellness Tips for First-Time Moms

It’s 2 a.m. and I’m writing this article on my phone as I feed my baby his second feeding of...

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Leaving My Marriage Was The Best Gift I Could Give Myself

“I love you,” I said on our wedding day. “I love you, too,” he said. “I promise to l...

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On Thanking Inward: Practicing Gratitude For Yourself

No matter where I end up on Thanksgiving — which relatives populate the table, which side dish...

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Making a Difference, Even When Times Are Tough

When I was a kid, I had some pretty lofty dreams about making a massive difference in the world....

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Practicing Self-Care During the Holidays

It’s November 4th and I’m sitting at my local Starbucks, writing this article. Christmas has...

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5 Ways To Holistically Balance Through the Holidays

Holidays are stressful for many of us. The entire family crammed in a small house together, spen...

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Give Yourself the Kindness Given to Others

It’s always been easier for me to be harsh on myself rather than being gentle. There have been...

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How Yoga Saved My Life

Turning 40 is a monumental event in a woman’s life. It’s the (un)official entrée into middl...

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Where's The Line Between Hustle And Entrepreneurship?

A quick search online about whether or not living the hustle life is entrepreneurship may leave...

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Let's Stop Feeling Bad About Holiday Season Eating

“I’ll eat intuitively tomorrow,” I said to myself while making a salty snack after the kid...

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Why My Sensitivity Is My Superpower

In the fall of 2020, I found myself sitting in my small office crying hysterically, and quite ta...

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Why It's Important To Be Your Own Protagonist

Dear Younger Me, You cannot choose what you love, I’ve learned. And you love the arts. You lov...

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Stalked

The summer of 2017 was one of the most memorable of my life. As a sophomore in my undergrad year...

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Saving Our Sanity

I’ve always been a long-suffering superstar; perfecting, over time, higher levels of patience...

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Unpacking My Journey With Weight With My Younger Self

Dear Younger Me, I see you pushing food around on your plate. I see you weighing yourself multip...

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What It Means to Be a Woman in Progress

It was five years ago that Linda Lopez decided she had to make a change. It was her 35th birthda...

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5 Things I Wish Every Girl Could Know

Of course, hindsight is twenty-twenty. We all learn as we grow. But it’s nice to learn from th...

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On Being Fat-Shamed in a Foreign Country

Growing up in New York, I was surrounded by a certain standard of beauty — tall, thin, immacul...

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6 Lessons I’ve Learned from Life on the Homestead

October 15 is Rural Women’s Day and I wanted to celebrate by highlighting some great life less...

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She Creates ‘Happy Interiors’ Through Sustainable D...

Miami-based interior designer Marcy Garcia always knew she wanted to create positive change in h...

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How Best to Get Yourself to Sleep — And Stay Asleep

One in three people has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. If you are not getting enou...

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How One Woman's Health Scare Led to a Complete Transfor...

I wasn’t always the avid runner many people know me as today. In fact, I pretty much detested r...

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12 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

A mentor of mine recently passed away and I was heartbroken — so I tried my b...

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Why Taking Care of Your Own Well-Being Helps Others

The pursuit of happiness is likely the furthest thing from people’s minds these days, as many...

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How to Get Past the Messy Middle to the Top

Today, women are more likely to have a college degree than men.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Health and Beauty While Living...

By saving more, you can increase your financial stability and work toward breaking free from the...

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Meet the Clean Beauty Line Founder with Her Own Holiday

For Kim Roxie, creating a vegan makeup line was more than just following a trend. Her mother’s...

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The Best Beauty Products To Use While Traveling

When I was younger, I never brought makeup with me when I traveled. I wanted to keep room for so...

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How My Mission to Make New Friends Turned Into the Care...

Once upon a time, I would spend my days staring out of my office window at Biscayne Bay and Miam...

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4 Daily Things You Can Do For A Happier Life

Incredible things can happen when we choose to look at life through a lens of gratitude. Studies...

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The Best Steps For Learning How To Self-Love

Tell me something: How often do you tell yourself, "I love you"? Do you smile at yourself wh...

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Letter From the Editor: The Circle of Sisterhood

As a young girl, shy and unsure of the world, I remember gazing up at the women in my life with...

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What I Learned After Committing To Prioritizing Female...

Making friends in your 20s and 30s seems so much harder than it was back in grade school. I have...

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Regrets I Have About Moving Abroad

Ever since I took my first trip to London when I was 18 years old, I’ve wanted to live abroad....

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Here's What You Can Do Daily To Keep Burnout Away

My first thought was, “It’s impossible! No one can get things done by only completing six ta...

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Why I Invested in a Personal Trainer

My first memory of working out was when I was about 6 years old. Mousercise was a show that came...

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The Back-to-Work Jitters and How to Overcome Them

As the old saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” During lockdown,...

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6 Signs You're Headed To Burning Out

We've all felt burned out at some point or another in our professional lives, more so during the...

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Here's How Cosmetic Surgery Boosted My Self-Confidence

“Close your eyes and don’t move,” Raina, my aesthetician, tells me. I’m sitting in a rec...

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6 Signs Work Is Taking Over Your Life

We've all felt burned out at some point or another in our professional lives, more so during the...

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The Transformative Power of Learning New Things As An A...

As a busy adult, it can seem impossible to imagine adding new hobbies into your life. I can hear...

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How I Consistently Worked Out for a Year

Last year, I wrote a piece for CircleAround called How I Made Working Out for My Mental Health...

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5 Life-Changing Ways to Boost Productivity

I love to-do lists and paper planners. If you like to have your daily tasks written down so you...

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It’s OK to Not Be OK: National Grief Awareness Day

We have heard it many times, especially during this unprecedented year and a half of the pandemi...

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Why Grief Goes Hand in Hand With Love

About a month ago, I was driving in a part of town where I don’t normally go. As I was waiting...

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4 Self-Love Habits We Don't Do Enough

I am a firm believer that being nice can actually get you a long way, especially with yourself....

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Dealing With Crippling Anxiety?

The pandemic has been hard on all of us. And, with the emergence of new variants all the time, a...

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Starting Over Five Times

I’ve started over five times. Every time, I put my life in a backpack — or suitcase when I g...

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Why I Rejected My Mother's Dying Wish

“Promise me you’ll never get divorced.” This was one of the last things my mother said to...

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How To Relax...From One Workaholic To Another

From a young age, I felt the need to be working or doing something to keep myself busy. It was w...

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6 Ways to Unplug That Inspire the Warm Fuzzies

This year has been one of productivity and progress for me. Not only did I sign new clients, but...

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10 Ways To Sneak Relaxation Into Your Workday

Your inbox is insane, your kids won’t stop texting asking where things are, your boss wants to...

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What to Do When the Body Positivity Movement Leaves You...

I am all about body positivity. I have spent the majority of my life struggling with my weight d...

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6 Ways I Connect with the Earth for My Mental and Physi...

One of the biggest realizations that came to light for me during the pandemic was that I complet...

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Connecting Women Over Motherhood and a Love for Running

Whitney Heins was 6 when she began running marathons. Sort of. Her father, an avid runner, would...

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Coco Gauff Withdraws From Olympics After Testing Positi...

Coco Gauff announced she'll not be playing at the Summer Games in Tokyo after testing posit...

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Like What You Like. Who Cares If It's Cool

When I was growing up, I always felt terminally uncool. It was still in vogue to make fun of peo...

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Counting My Blessings Amidst the Crisis

The past 15 months have been stressful worldwide. While we assumed things would be in much bette...

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Strange Self-Love: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying a...

We live in a world where every day happens to be National Something or Other Day, so it should c...

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These Pandemic Practices are Here to Stay in My Life

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has indeed changed the way we live. From the way we work to...

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The Sisterhood of Pole Dancing

By the time I found my way to S Factor, it was already a phenomenon. Sheila Kelley, the founder...

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Why I Plan to Continue Wearing a Mask in Public

No bones about it, wearing a mask can be annoying. I assumed my iLASIK corrective vision surgery...

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How to Say No

Learning to say no was one of the best gifts I’ve ever given to myself. At the same time, it w...

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A Summer Glow-Up: 5 Minutes to a Fresh Face

As the heat turns up and the sun sets later, the last thing that anyone wants to deal with is th...

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Curious About Freezing Your Eggs? One Woman Shares Her...

Your fertility journey is personal, private and, for some of us, can be very complicated. For as...

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How Deleting And Restarting My Social Media Has Had A P...

Social media and I have a love-hate relationship. As a marketing professional who manages multip...

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My 5 Favorite Products for a Natural Summer Glow

There’s nothing that says summer more than sporting a beautiful, natural summer glow! Whether...

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How to Deal with Mean Girls: Finding the Meaning Behind...

Dealing with mean girls is something that every young woman has most likely had to face at one p...

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30-Second Summer Hairstyles To Keep You Cool In Every S...

When I finally decided to chop my hair off and rock the cool-girl buzzcut I couldn’t get out o...

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Same Skin, New Eyes

Here we are in the middle of 2021 and it’s beginning to feel like we can all collectively rele...

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Pandemic Silver Linings

There’s no doubt the pandemic is one of the most difficult times of our lives collectively as...

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7 Ways to Avoid Gossiping and Actually Be Happy

Gossip doesn't always have to be a bad thing. Perhaps you gossip to entertain yourself or to lig...

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A Special Mask

Before we can fully move forward into a life outside of our pandemic-related boundaries, I feel...

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As the Global Nightmare Ends, A New Nightmare Begins fo...

From the very start of the pandemic, so many of us have been waxing poetic about what we would d...

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Reef-Safe Sunscreen: Good for Your Skin, Good for the P...

My mother always told me that the best thing you could do to fight aging is to protect your skin...

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5 Phrases Women Don't Want to Hear on Social Media

It’s rude and nauseating but somehow “normal.” On sites like Quora, women state that they...

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4 Things All Mentors Should Keep in Mind

Whether you’re just getting started on a career path, breaking into an industry different from...

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Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open, Cites Mental He...

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open, revealing in a social media post on...

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Dreaming of the Dominican Republic

I miss clapping with strangers once the plane lands, and the humidity puffing up my fresh salon...

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3 Ways To Lighten an Overwhelming Workload

People like working with me because I’m capable and reliable. I’m efficient, organized, and...

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Heeding the Call of the Open Road

Last summer, at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, my son and I went on a camping trip to B...

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I'm Chronically Ill. Please Don't Make Me Come Back Int...

I remember an especially hard day of work. It was in the summer a couple years back and I was a...

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An Unusual Gathering

By Treta Sellers, Scuba Instructor I am returning to my life after a magical week in beautiful...

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In Praise of Minimalism

My introduction to a minimalist lifestyle happened by necessity. In 2001, I was newlywed and a r...

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Improve Your Mental Health by Getting in Touch With Mot...

Psychological flexibility means “making contact fully with the present moment as a conscious h...

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She's Helping People Process Anxiety About Climate Change

For many of us, climate change is scary. The toll it takes on our mental health often isn’t ta...

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Mariah Carey Got Vaccinated In the Most Mariah Carey Way

Mariah Carey got her COVID-19 vaccine and celebrated the event in exactly the way you'd expect h...

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That Terrifying Time I Fell Off the Chairlift

What we learn from Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development is that our main job as ch...

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5 Environmentally Friendly Beauty Brands

This post is part of a monthlong April  CircleAround  series, tied to Earth Day. A 2018 U.N. r...

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How Learning To Stand Out Helped Me Fit In

When I was a kid, I was known as “the weirdo” at school. I wore things like overalls with st...

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How to Celebrate Galentine's Day as a Busy Mom

As a busy, introverted-extrovert mom of two dealing with work, COVID, homeschooling, and #momlif...

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Even Influencers Need Social Media Breaks, Too

Over a year ago, I made the decision to launch my own beauty blog on Instagram as an outlet to d...

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5 Self-Help Tips to Lift You Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has put all of us in a miserable space. Balancing work and home life doesn't leave m...

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What Comes Next?

On this page, you'll find all of the posts in CircleAround 's month-long January series in which...

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New Year, New You

On this page, you'll find all of the posts in CircleAround's month-long January series in which w...

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Sunday Scaries Are Out, Self-Care Sunday Is In

Self-care is something that very easily slips through the cracks in our everyday lives, but it i...

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Why Running Has Become My Lifeline During 2020’s Hard...

For the record, I don’t enjoy running. I never have. But once my gym closed due to social dist...

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How a Routine Changed My Day-to-Day Life

When COVID first became a big issue and most people were told to work from home, I felt like a k...

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She's Using the Power of the Internet to Help Therapists

Jessica Tappana is proof that you can run two successful businesses that feel like completely di...

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Staying Healthy When Life Is Heavy

Life has been hard lately. There’s no doubt about that. Between the COVID-19 crisis, the upend...

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How I Made Working Out for My Mental Health a Pandemic...

I had an epiphany about one month into the COVID-19 pandemic. With my two kids suddenly home all...

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Embracing Female Ambition by Ending Burnout Culture

For the first 10 years of my professional career, I reminded myself daily that I was a triple min...

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How I Stopped Instagram from Taking Over My Life

Instagram. Omnipresent, ubiquitous. Intrusive. Everyone has it, and everyone hates it. But everyo...

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My Practical and Holistic Approach to Health

Creating a personalized wellness routine has always been a foreign and tricky concept for me. Af...

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The Importance of Wearing a Mask

As you all know, it is super important these days to wear a mask. In most states, this is even m...

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She Created a Safer Way to Apply Paraffin-Wax Treatments

After owning salons in Arizona, Deanna Montrose knew there was room for improvement when it comes...

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Hair, Lips, and Skin: Your Pandemic TLC DIY Guide

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. Imagine sitting at home for weeks and doing nothing b...

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My Morning Workout Has Been a Lockdown Schedule Saver

I don't know about you, but I spent all spring cooking and eating. So, I joined a fitness progra...

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Three Witchy Ways I Reduce High Anxiety

I’m a Capricorn, which, for my non-astrology-savvy girls out there, means I’m success-driven...

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Normal Grief Looks Like...

Feeling great one minute and falling to pieces the next. Avoiding people and things that remind y...

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Emily Ratajkowski Pens Powerful Essay on Taking Back Ow...

Emily Ratajkowski made waves on the internet this week after publishing a powerful essay on bein...

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5 Ways to Chill Out When You Only Have 10 Minutes

Maybe you’re going through a big life transition — having a baby or buying a house. Maybe yo...

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Jessica Alba and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talk Skin Care an...

Jessica Alba and Joseph Gordon-Levitt embarked on a beauty routine together and opened up about...

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How I Find Calm During Crazy Days

Even stress coaches like me can find themselves caught up in a stress spiral. For most of us, st...

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5 Benefits of a Guilt-Free Day Off

I took a weekend off from motherhood recently, after three and a half years, checking into a hot...

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How to Deal with Stress-Induced Skin Inflammation

My skin type is oily and acne-prone. Keeping oil and breakouts under control is challenging, as...

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How Audre Lorde and Self-Care Are Keeping Me Well Durin...

As a Black woman, my idea of "self-care" and wellness has always gone beyond the ways in which s...

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5 Life Lessons from the Host of NPR's ‘Ask Me Another’

Getting in front of an audience can be nerve-racking for some, but for Ophira Eisenberg, a Canad...

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Make Dry Skin a Thing of the Past

One of my least favorite things is having dry skin or chapped lips. It is so uncomfortable and s...

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DIY Body Scrub for Smooth Skin

No matter how busy you get, you must remember to prioritize doing something for yourself. Whethe...

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5 Self-Care Ideas You Can Do Right Now

We could all use a little more self care. It’s too bad that the idea of “self care” has bec...

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How to Be Well

We have the power to uncomplicate our lives by doing things that make life easier. It is not eas...

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4 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in Stressful Times

As a psychologist, owner of a mental health clinic, a partner, and a mother to two young childre...

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This 2-Ingredient DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe Is a Lockdown...

As a homesteader, I’m a huge fan of DIY-ing anything that I can. I love making homemade beauty...

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3 Ways to Manage Anxiety in the Current Social Climate

As a woman of color, I have personally experienced injustices based on my race and skin pigmentat...

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The Self-Compassionate Home Workout Plan

I recently started working out virtually with a trainer. More accurately, I met with a trainer o...

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The Pandemic Work-Life Balance Doesn't Exist

I have always been a “yes” person. I say yes to new work projects when I’m already stretche...

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Exercises to Ease Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a significant transition in the lives of all women, and every woman experiences men...

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4 Body Positivity Accounts to Follow Right Now

With so many messages in the media perpetuating stringent standards of beauty, it can be a daily...

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The Best Moisturizer Is Probably Already in Your Pantry

Let’s be honest: The pandemic is stressing out a lot of things, including your skin. If you’...

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Wellness Routine While Working...

I am a wellness writer in my mid-20s and I work from home full time. I spend my days writing abo...

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Best Beauty Products During the Pandemic

Wearing masks has become our new normal, and for many, including myself, this has taken a toll o...

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Extending Grace to Myself

“You don’t manage time — you manage yourself in relation to time.” Growing up in a small...

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16 Ways to Practice Self-Love

Stay hydrated. Move your body. Care for your body. Maintain your emotional and mental health. Com...

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The Best Female-Run Wellness Accounts to Calm Your Mind...

Keeping our social media feeds full of good energy can be a challenge these days. But with so mu...

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7 Mindfulness Exercises for a Happier You

One of the ways that individuals attempt to cope during stressful and difficult times is to go o...

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When Mom Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Prozac

When I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and subsequently prescribed a low dosage of Pr...

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How to Focus When You're Working from Home All Summer

Working from home has become the new normal for many workers around the world amid the coronavir...

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Self-Compassion: A Highway to Happiness

When you make a mistake, don't call yourself names. Celebrate your accomplishments. Say nice thin...

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Work-Life Balance in the Age of COVID

Work-life balance has always been a tough juggling act for professional women, but in the age of...

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These Are the Best Sunscreens for Your Summer Skin

We’re in the throes of summer, ladies, which means the sun is beating down with all its streng...

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8 Tips for Mental Health During COVID-19

This is a very strange and difficult era to be living in. We are exposed to so much information,...

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Being a Therapist (and Human) Has Taught Me

People are complex. Experiences impact people differently. People need different things from oth...

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Backyard Bootcamp: 5 Equipment-Free Exercises You Can D...

When gyms and fitness centers closed due to quarantine, my first thought was, “How will I work...

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How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re the 'Strong...

Strong people need support, too. Even if you are often identified as the "strong one,” you can...

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Manage Anxiety During COVID with This Tip

Quarantining has given me ample opportunity to sit idle and worry even more. With so much time a...

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5 Simple Ways to Reconnect with Your Postpartum Body

Open a Google search, type in self-care for moms, and you’re bound to find a slew of advice ran...

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Here's What to Practice to Be More Resilient

From the time we are children, most of us are taught not to trust our “human radar system.”

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Move Toward Desire Instead of Away From Fear

When making decisions, people have a tendency to either move toward desire or move away from fear.

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