What I Learned From My Second Divorce

Yes, I Actually Learned Something And something besides “don’t get married again.” Like I haven’t heard that before.  I didn’t go into marriage, either time, thinking I would get divorced.  Who does that?  Oh wait, I may know a few people. Let’s just be clear.  Divorce sucks.  It’s brutal.  It’s like cutting your tongue off…

I’m Female and I’m Not Supporting Hillary

When I was in high school, I worked at Kay-Bee Toys at our local mall.  Remember Kay-Bee?  It was a fun part-time job for a teen; I was paid, in part, to play with toys.  Not a bad gig. I remember thinking, while stocking the aisle with the various Barbie dolls and their accessories that…

Is Your Bedroom Affecting Your Sleep?

Did you know that an estimated 30-50% of the general population is affected by insomnia, with 10% suffering from chronic insomnia?   Insomnia affects all age groups but women are more likely than men to be afflicted with it. While there can be physical reasons causing insomnia, your bedroom can factor in to this ailment….

Support Your Girls

Are You Wearing the Right Bra Size?   About two years ago I read an article on bra sizing and how most women wear the wrong size bra.  It led me to a store for a fitting and surprise, surprise, I too was wearing the wrong size bra.  I had gained some weight and filled…

Can We Stop Body Shaming Now?

  This is a dirty little secret, isn’t it?  Basically all of us do it – – judging others on their appearance, on whether they need to lose (or gain) weight, how his butt looks in jeans or how big her thighs and hips truly are. I’m talking about body shaming.  I’ll admit, I’ve done…

Morning Ritual: Make Your Bed

I admit it, I only started making my bed every morning within the last couple of years.  I was brought up to believe you should make your bed every single morning but I basically filed that advice in my brain with things like “wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident.”  (By the…

Zen Your Way to a Better Commute

If you’re a typical American, you spend a frustrating amount of time commuting to and from work.  Speaking for myself, I spend roughly an hour and a half to two hours a day (Monday thru Friday) in my car.  Let’s all utter a collective “Ugh!”, shall we? Bumper to bumper traffic is one of the…

The Skinny on Standing Desks

  Way back in 1999, I had the fantastic luck to be rear ended on my way to work., resulting in whiplash.  Bad enough at the time but seventeen years on, I deal with back and neck problems that still plague me.  The only upside to that whole thing was my Honda was in the shop for…

10 Expenses You Can Do Without Right Now

If you’re like many people (Victor Antonio of the “reality” show Life or Debt says 75% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck without savings – – yikes) you may be looking for a way to save more money and cut expenses, or you made need to in order to make ends meet.  It can…

Product Review: Hugo Naturals Essential Body Mist

I am a girly-girl type woman when it comes to scent.  I loooooove scent.  I love scented candles.  I love incense.  I love aromatherapy and essential oils.  Once I began going more green and realizing what was in basic perfumes, I panicked.  I didn’t want the toxic chemicals on my skin so that I could…

How To Drink Your Water

You’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard the many benefits of drinking water throughout the day and choosing water over caffeine-laden beverages.  I’ll be the first to admit that I generally don’t crave water.  I’m a terrible Dr. Pepper/Mr. Pibb junkie when left to my own devices but consuming the…