8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019
Dec05

8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019

Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do. I love thinking about the person and coming up with something that would make them smile. Choosing just the right gift for mom is a very important part of the holidays. You know what your mom likes the best, but just in case you need a little guidance – here are some fantastic ideas I know you can customize to make perfect for her! 8 Holiday Gifts For The Conscious Mom 2019 A Vacation!...

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5 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter
Dec02

5 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

The winter season is here and as always kicks off in lots of excitement with the holidays. It is a long season in which colds, flus, stomach and throat viruses all seem to flourish. I’ve spent many winters on both US coasts at this point and I can tell you from North to South, East to West, winter brings a chill, crazy weather patterns and that icky feeling at some point to almost everyone! No one can escape it. Many of us fall off...

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19 Reasons To Be Thankful In November 2019
Nov25

19 Reasons To Be Thankful In November 2019

It is the week of Thanksgiving here in the US. There is a chill in the air (thankfully rain here in SoCal!) and everyone is busy getting ready for their families or friends to come together and feast. This year, we are hosting our first ever Friendsgiving. The kids and I have been busy planning it. Along with all of the fun, good food and laughter this season brings us, it can easily (and quickly) overwhelm us. So I like to take some...

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3 Benefits To Traveling During The Holidays
Nov18

3 Benefits To Traveling During The Holidays

Holiday travel has such a bad stigma attached to it. Yet it is one of the best times to travel, literally!! Everyone needs a break at this time of year and there are so many great deals to find. I have flown on both Christmas Day (epic surprise Christmas present to by kids btw… they awoke to presents that led to a packed bag and a ride to the airport) and Thanksgiving day (not a surprise, but I was surprising pleased at how easy and...

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Conscious Living: 6 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
Nov12

Conscious Living: 6 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Worried about packing on the pounds this holiday season? I always used to be! All of the events and parties with the delicious party foods and desserts… oh my.  And the dinners…, just the thoughts have my mouth watering! I used to put lots of weight on during the holidays. Until I became more conscious. My body is my temple, I need to treat it right. But that doesn’t mean I can’t splurge here and there, it just means I need to...

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5 Ways To Stay Organized & Ahead This Holiday Season
Nov04

5 Ways To Stay Organized & Ahead This Holiday Season

The holidays always seem to quickly creep up on us, don’t they?! As much as I love them and look forward to them, I could do without all of the stress that comes with them. From planning to entertaining to gift buying to gift giving to travel planning to coordinating schedules, it can all be completely overwhelming. So I am constantly on the lookout for great conscious hacks that will de-stress and still dazzle my holiday season. It...

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What Is Domestic Violence Abuse?
Oct28

What Is Domestic Violence Abuse?

The word domestic violence floats around a lot and covers a huge amount of territory. We never seem to specifically identify the type of violence, just that it exists. I do get asked periodically, my partner never hits me, but they know how to make me feel really bad and do sometimes, is that abuse? YES! And because this is such an important question, an important thing to try to define, I have turned to the US Department of Justice...

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Oct21

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

No matter how well domestic violence survivors think we are hiding it, we are not. Whether the domestic violence is physical or emotional, guaranteed, your kids know something is not right. I thought I was hiding it. I thought I was doing the right thing and a good job keeping it to myself too. I now know it’s not true. When we stepped Out of the Darkness, I took each child aside alone and told them the one thing I was the most scared...

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Conscious Parenting: 6 Ways To Talk To Your Children About Domestic Violence
Oct15

Conscious Parenting: 6 Ways To Talk To Your Children About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, violence in the home, is one of those topics that no one really wants to have to talk about. It brings out so many raw emotions – anger, fear, frustration, love, shame, sadness, hope – to name a few, that even when it is brought up, it is a challenge to know what to say and how, especially to children. If your child has witnessed abuse, or perhaps has a friend who has confided in them and is confused, then...

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5 Ways You Can Get Involved In Domestic Violence Awareness Month Today!
Oct07

5 Ways You Can Get Involved In Domestic Violence Awareness Month Today!

The ugly truth is that we all know someone effected by domestic violence in some way,behind the scenes or otherwise. It is common to think ‘well they are staying in that situation, so I’ll just let them deal with it’. It is easier for some people to just pretend it is not going on. But the easy way is not always the best way. In fact some of the best things that have ever been accomplished in this world took an incredible amount of...

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