You know how much mindfulness matters in the happiness and connectedness of your everyday life — at home, with your kids, at the office, with your partner, with your friends and family, etc. But did you know that you can help your kids to be more mindful and therefore happier, too — both by how you parent and by exhibiting mindfulness yourself? True story, says Beverly Conyers, mindfulness expert, author of Find Your Light: Practicing Mindfulness to Recover from Anything, and mom to three grown children. In this guest post, she’s going to show us how to start incorporating mindfulness…

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We all know how powerful stories are — both the stories that we’ve been told and the stories we tell ourselves. Beth Carvin — CEO and co-founder of JamBios, an online memoir website — knows this better than anyone. She’s had the opportunity to read life stories from thousands of different users and has learned a lot in the process. Here are her top takeaways when it comes to learning from — and healing from — the hardest things in your past. 5 Ways to Heal From Your Past, by Beth Carvin In the mid 1900s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz…

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Been shopping for new workout or athleisure gear recently and done a double-take at the number on the price tag? via GIPHY Hey, us, too. via GIPHY Which is why we are psyched to bring you tips from style, beauty, and lifestyle influencer Sharron Clear that’ll help you to save big and score yourself affordable athleisure — each and every time you go shopping. via GIPHY Sharron is a strong, self-made single mom of three. Born in Tennessee, she was the youngest of four athletic girls and a self-professed “girly girl athlete.” With a love for fashion and an eye…

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I love leftovers. Whether I went out for a great meal and get to have it again or I cooked something amazing at home and I’ve got enough to enjoy it for another day — it’s just nice to take a good meal and experience it more than once. Not to mention that it sure does make for a convenient and quick option on busy nights! That said, leftovers tend to get stored in not-so-eco-friendly ways — especially when you go out. I’m looking at you, foam to-go containers. And, even at home, all of those plastic lids and containers…

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Fashion and beauty trends seem to come and go faster than you can say “leotards” and “legwarmers.” via GIPHY But these tips dropped on some of our favorite podcast episodes on the subject? Timeless. via GIPHY And they’re never dependent on your size or your shape. Which is how we roll. via GIPHY Dress for yourself. Celeb stylist (and former yoga instructor) Elysha Lenkin said this in episode 123 of our podcast and we couldn’t agree more. Because you feeling good? Well, that NEVER goes out of style. Listen here or below. Know what’s in your beauty products. Most of…

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While we’re not big fans of making excuses to skip a workout around here, we are all about tuning in and listening to your body when it tells you it’s time for a rest day, and we take zero issue with opting for some yoga (gentle or not so much) when that kind of movement feels better than going for a run or lifting heavy weights. You do you, darlin’. via GIPHY However, I was recently hipped to a pretty common reason that women opt to avoid workout classes as a whole — even gentle yoga classes: light bladder leakage (LBL).…

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What’s the most common mistake people make when setting up their home gym, you ask? Usually, it’s the thinking that a “home gym” means big equipment, heavy weights, a huge budget, and a ton of space. When, really, if you do some planning, ask yourself the right questions, and find the right products, you don’t need a whole lot of space (or money!) to work out and get active at home. We picked the brilliant minds of the home gym experts at ProSourceFit (our fave place to get workout gear online — so much so that we’re an affiliate!) for…

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What does your kids’ play room or area look like? Is it tidy? Chaotic? Fun? A design and look you love … or just totally for them? Maud Maciak, toddler mom and busy business owner of Magnifique Homes, has real-world and functional design tips on how to make it an area you and your kids both love — including easy tricks to keep it organized and engaging. 5 Design Tips for an Awesome Kids’ Play Room, by Maud Maciak 1. Real furniture for a real mess. One of the first thing to remember is that although it is a kid’s…

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A few months ago — in the matter of just a couple of weeks — I lost both my grandmother and my dog. Neither was a surprise, but both were close relationships. And happening that close together? Well, it hit my family and me HARD. Not only was I dealing with the grief of losing a woman gave me a strong foundation of unconditional love throughout my childhood and into adulthood, but I also lost my four-legged daily companion of 11 years. Sometimes it felt as though both losses were connected, and I could release emotions for both of them…

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Since leaving my corporate job four years ago, my dress shoe collection has become pretty unimpressive. And I’ve never really been one to collect casual shoes. However, my workout shoe collection is a whole other story. Some might even find it a bit … fussy. It’s not that I have so many workout shoes, or all the colors and fancy new styles. No, for me, it’s all about function — having the perfect shoe for the occasion is key. Heaven forbid that I start a workout without first considering which shoes would be most appropriate. Yeah, I’m not high maintenance…

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