Tag Self-Care

2 Things That Helped Me Find Self-Care and Healing at New York Fashion Week

What’s in this post: A fashionable, energy healing statement necklace along with skincare products formulated especially for travel that both helped me take better care of myself this time around at New York Fashion Week.  The Look: [sp] Blue Raw Cut Hemimorphite Necklace from Joree & Jane // Similar Little Black Dress (ON SALE – $93.00) // Missguided Thigh High Boots ($114.00) // [sp] Activa Wood Sunglasses from Public Sunglasses ($79.00) // [c/o] Mimi Cork Vegan Teal/Croc Cross Body from Rok Cork ($178.00) // Styled by: Christina Stein Imberlina Simply put, healing is “the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again”. It’s normally an afterthought. We scrape our knee and then need a bandaid. We misstep when running and then need time for our muscle to heal before going back at it again. We get back from a week of traveling and then need a few days to recover. But is that the way we should be doing it? There are

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Less Stress, More Focus: Meditation for the Chaotic Mind

I am, for all intents and purposes, someone who is really, really bad at getting things done. No, really. It takes a special amount of motivation to get me to finish the things I start—from cleaning the kitchen, to making a schedule, to writing my novel. I have to be in the right mood; or at least in the right feeling. However, no matter how much I may not want to do something, life is such that I have to do things anyway (we’ve all been there). The biggest question I’ve had to answer for myself is this: how do I find more motivation within my life? How do I find more mindful productivity when the things I should be productive about feel more stressful than desirable? The clearest answer I’ve been able to find is meditation. To give myself time in my day to meditate, clear my mind, and

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10 Things to Treat Yourself to this Month (That Do Not Include Pumpkin Spice Anything)

Fall is in the air and while I can get excited about adorable booties (all of my favorites are on my STEP Pinterest board) and chic cozy sweaters (this girl’s got a board for those too), the crisp, cold air is just not my style. So, while everyone else is drooling over dead leaves and anything with the wordage “pumpkin spice” on it, I found a few less basic (did I really just say basic?) things that are perfect for showing yourself a little extra love and indulgence this month… And none of them are pumpkin spice related, promise! =P 1.) Caramel Apple Twizzlers: Move over pumpkin spice everything. Caramel apple is the all time fall flavor. These babies are incredible. Last week, I made a special trip to Target just to buy 5 packs. Not. Even. Joking. ($1.00 for an 8 Pack at Target) 2.) A dress you can style 30 ways:

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A Traveling Beauty Routine for Self-Care

To be honest, unless I’m taking outfit photos or heading to an event, rarely do I clock more than 15 minutes in front of the mirror. Yes, it might take me a long time to “get ready” and I’m pretty much 5 minutes late for everything, but you can’t blame that on my primping and prepping. It’s usually an “I can totally knock this email out before I go or craft this Instagram post before I leave” kind of thing. However, when I’m on vacation, there’s something so rejuvenating about slipping back into my lengthy, pre- “I’m an entrepreneur and have no time for myself” kind of routine. Those 60 or so minutes aren’t clocked in front of the mirror with an attempt to impress anyone, to cover up or conceal my imperfections, or even to look adequate for the Instagram pictures I’ll likely be snapping later. It’s me time. It’s time to notice

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After Lifelong Struggles with Anxiety, Janelle Martel Creates Self-Care Subscription Box

When you can’t find what you are looking for, create your own! That is exactly what Janelle Martel did when she couldn’t find any care packages for people that want to give their mental health some love. Channeling her love of psychology and passion for helping others, Janelle created Caring Crate, a subscription box for those who are suffering from chronic illness, experiencing mental health issues, or just need a little extra TLC. With goodies from healthy snacks and scrumptious tea, to journals and beauty products, Caring Crate helps put self-care back at the top of your to-do list. Janelle was sweet enough to send me a Caring Crate to try recently. To be honest, I completely forgot it was coming, so when the box landed on my porch in the middle of a hectic week, the anxiety prone, overwhelmed, and overworked parts of my soul stepped forward to indulge in some much needed R&R. My

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Battling Depression Encouraged Me to Become an Entrepreneur

Depression among entrepreneurs seems to be rarely discussed in favor of the glamorization of being ones own boss. Aside from talks about startup depression among tech founders, honest discussion about the emotional upheaval of those who are freelancers or who run larger organizations seems null. However, for me, depression was one of the reasons I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Early in my career in administrative services, I sought help for chronic depression stemming from physical health problems and bad circumstances. Balancing work with frequent doctors appointments, including separate appointments with my primary care physician and my therapist, was difficult. If there was ever a need for intense therapy, I’d miss a lot of work. Soon after returning from a three month leave from my job supporting a QA exec, I was terminated. With the money I got in severance, I bought a computer and started writing proposals for marketing and

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5 Ways to Make Wellness an Important Part of Running Your Business

Running a business is not for everybody. While being an entrepreneur is very rewarding, it can also be very demanding. You are the go-to person, whether you are a soloprenuer or running a business with a team that reports to you. No matter the size of your business, it can be so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day work that sometimes the business starts to run you – taking a toll on your health and overall wellness. Here are five wellness tips to help business owners: 1.) Find ways to get social. I’m not talking about social media. I am talking about actually getting social with those important to you in your personal life. Sure, interacting with some of those special to you online or even keeping in touch on a regular basis through text messaging and that is fine, but when was the last time that you actually

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Managing Your Business When Dealing with a Personal Crisis

When starting a business, you are super excited and all fired up to show up for work every day. You engage with clients and customers and you have finally created the life you’ve always wanted. Sure you have some days where you don’t feel on top of the world but you know this is all part of the entrepreneurial game. But, what you are not expecting is the personal crisis that just showed up on your doorstep. A crisis is defined as anything that causes you difficulty to function. Perhaps you are even being asked to make the most important personal life decision, which can also have a profound impact on your business. Maybe your partner is asking for divorce or you or a loved are dealing with a medical situation. Perhaps there has been a death in your life or maybe you are dealing with depression. RELATED: A Note to Entrepreneurs

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