The idea of changing up our lives and homes in a major way to live a greener existence is tempting for those of us who are, well, let’s just say it — freaking the hell out about the state of our planet. Replace all the plastic! Ditch all the toxins! Go vegan! Get solar! via GIPHY But, even though the motivation there is no joke — seriously, just look at how much trash you can save in a year with these swaps — the fact is that trying to make loads of big changes, all at once, doesn’t tend to…

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Want to run faster? Think more clearly? Have increased energy? A good night’s sleep — on the reg — can help you do all that and more. And hey, if all you need to do is tweak your schedule so that you can get in bed earlier, that’s great to know! But one in four Americans develop insomnia each year — and if you’re one of them, or you just consider yourself a bad sleeper, then knowing you’re supposed to get more sleep isn’t exactly helpful. Now, there are loads of factors that can contribute to poor sleep, but there…

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Ever said to a friend: “I want to work out, but I just can’t seem to find the time?” You’re not alone. Lack of time is probably the most common reason people name when it comes to struggling to get their fitness in. But! It can be done. And we have just the challenge for you in order to make regular workouts a habit. Straight from the self-help book Get Your Life Together(ish), author Julia Dellitt lays out not one, but three different challenges you can take in order to find time (and make the time) to work out. Each…

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Wish you had better posture? It may just be a stretch (or four!) away. Learn how to improve your posture from Sukie Baxter, a posture and movement specialist and the author of Perfect Posture for Life. Sukie helps people change their lives by changing the way they move. Download her free guide to easing aches and pains here. Up to 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make sure you’re not among them. And, fixing your posture is at the top of the…

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If you’ve ever wanted to create a super cool floral arrangement (like, perhaps for a special mama in your life this weekend), or if you’re interested in getting the most bang for your buck when you buy from a professional florist (hey, who doesn’t), you’re going to love this interview with Courtney Sayner, florist and owner of The Floral Loft in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and she’s been named a favorite florist by sources like Racked SF, California Home+Design, and Yelp. She came into her line of work while working at a flower…

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Although I’m pretty homebound from now until the twins make their debut (also the reason why I’ll be Skyping in for this!), now that summer is just around the corner, I’m thinking of all the summer family vacations yet to come. Disney is always up there as a dream, along with any destination that has a beach or mountains (or, let’s be honest, wine!). However, with my family expanding from a party-of-three to a party-of-five, affordability is definitely a key factor for any future family vacay. And, I imagine I’m not alone in that need, huh, mamas? So! Without further…

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Have you been watching “Tidying Up?” If so you’ve probably been so inspired that you’ve made piles of your possessions, held them tight to see if they spark joy, and said “thank you” or “bye” to those that don’t. Perhaps you’ve even organized your drawers, folding each item with such care and attention. If this sounds like you, I’m here with you. I’ve been on the joy-sparking, minimalism, decluttering train for a few years. It started with a desire to clear something from my air. Not the incessant dog hair that seems to multiply with each blink — no, something…

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When you head to your fitness facility, you’re pursuing health and wellness through exercise. But there’s a possibility that your efforts at the gym could actually hinder your vitality by exposing you to pollution and toxins. via GIPHY This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go to the gym! Still, a few mindful considerations regarding how you pick your gym, workout clothing and equipment may help improve your health and quality of life. Air pollution might not be on your radar at your local gym, but clean air is a crucial component to wellness. And factors restricting air flow and boosting carbon…

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Inspired by “Tidying Up” on Netflix? Us, too! And today, we have tips on how to get your KonMari on at home from Cathy Hannah Pérez, the 159th worldwide certified KonMari Organizing Consultant. Cathy coaches her clients through organizing projects (professional or personal) to create their best lives imaginable. You can reach her at cathyhannahperez@gmail.com or checkout her website, cathyhannahperez.com. Organized Home + Gratitude = Happy Life, by Cathy Hannah Pérez Who believes an organized home equates to a happier life? Who believes organizing one’s home leads to a more grateful attitude? Both statements are true. Organizing may sound mundane, but…

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This post is sponsored by Easy Spirit. For our sponsored post policy, click here. We recently partnered with Easy Spirit (who has some wicked cute and comfy shoes that were made to move in — have you seen the site lately?!) for its #MoveFor campaign. Not only are we loving the shoes (see below), but we’re also loving how they’re helping us better align with the reasons why we move — and how we make both self-care a top priority (even though we have totally different reasons and ways of going about it!).   Jenn’s #MoveFor Self-Care Tips To put it simply, I…

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