Lifestyle

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICING SELF-CARE

    THE IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICING SELF-CARE

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    You are sitting in the office; it’s a busy week at work. There’s an important meeting you’ve to prepare for, a social media campaign that you’ve to spearhead, loads of paperwork, and your calendar is jam-packed with tasks and events. So, how do you make room for all these things? You overwork, cancel your yoga session, cut back on socializing, and even skip a few meals. To keep up with this roadrunner form of living, we don’t think twice before putting self-care on the back burner. More often than not, it takes a wake-up call to notice the toll this...

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  • CHANGES THAT HELP REVERSE CRIPPLING NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE

    CHANGES THAT HELP REVERSE CRIPPLING NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE

    Like many girls, I grew up absorbing the message that in order to be liked and accepted, I had to be thin. A perfect storm of voices—from family, media, and even my doctor—combined into one declaration: You're a fat kid. Lose weight. Or else.  The thought of being unloved and not enough because my thighs were thick and I wasn't as small as other girls was enough to kick off a decades-long obsession about my body. In middle school, it meant trying to hide my body and feeling crippling self-consciousness. By the time I finished high school, hating my body...

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  • THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

    THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

    Anyone who has had experience with mental illness, personally or professionally, can tell you that despite advances in psychiatry and psychology, there is a great deal of stigma that remains. One needs to only think of the book and movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to get a feel for that stigma. The field of mental health has made some distance since that time, but the stigma continues to be a reality. Types of Stigma The stigma associated with mental illness can be divided into two types: social stigma, which involves the prejudiced attitudes that others have around mental...

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  • SELF CARE FOR BUSY MOVERS & SHAKERS

    SELF CARE FOR BUSY MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    As busy business owners, leaders, and professionals (often with lives of work, volunteering, and family), it can be challenging to prioritize much less actually follow through when it comes to truly taking care of yourself. Sometimes this topic is blown off as a fluffy, feminine issue. However, while men don't often get manicures or pedicures or schedule coffee chats with friends, both men and women both need to make sure they are resting and restoring their own energy. This is taking care of themselves. When we don't take care of ourselves, we put ourselves in a position of increased vulnerability...

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  • 11 BUDGET SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORTH USING

    11 BUDGET SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORTH USING

    Buying skincare doesn't have to take it's toll on your bank balance, there are plenty of impeccable formulas out there that won't make your wallet cry... 1. The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil If you want a cleanser that removes every last speck of makeup, nourishes sensitive skin and is cruelty-free, look no further. The lightweight silky oil dissolves makeup (yup, even waterproof formulas), then emulsifies to a milk when you add water, meaning it's quick and easy to use. 2. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Yes, the name is kinda confusing, but here's what you need to know…...

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  • 10 OF THE LOWEST CALORIE COCKTAILS YOU CAN DRINK

    10 OF THE LOWEST CALORIE COCKTAILS YOU CAN DRINK

    Order another round without ruining your diet. The season for celebrating is upon us, which means you probably have more occasions to drink than usual. If you're trying to watch your calorie intake, every cocktail menu is full of options that can add empty calories to your daily goal. So, here are 10 tasty cocktails that are all less than 200 calories. Whether you like gin, rum, tequila, or whiskey, there's a beverage for you below—and they're all easy to mix up at home. 10. Gimlet: 178 calories If gin is your liquor of choice, go with a classic gimlet...

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