The natural circle of human life includes children growing up and leaving the nest. Even though parents know that phase is coming one day, it can still be difficult. The empty-nester phase of life is interesting. Some empty-nesters embrace this as a time of newfound freedom, yet some experience new challenges they were not expecting.  I have

Starting your day on the right foot can set the tone for the entire day ahead. One of the best ways to cultivate a positive mindset and promote personal growth is through morning journaling. Taking a few moments each morning to engage in this practice can have a huge impact on your mental health and

I travel frequently for work. Oftentimes, the change in altitude coupled with the change of climate causes my sinuses to go haywire. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler, dealing with nasal congestion after flying is a common concern. The discomfort associated with pressure changes, cabin air, and prolonged travel can lead to various sinus

I recently returned from my first cruise and I’m pretty sure I did more research for this trip than I did for my doctorate degree! I combed numerous websites, subscribed to multiple YouTube channels, talked to several different cruise line employees, and polled almost every friend (and stranger) that I encountered looking for tips for

One way to practice self-care is to be intentional about not overloading yourself with tasks and responsibilities. While it’s flattering for people to consider you for opportunities and experiences, you are in charge of managing your schedule and commitments. Knowing how and when to say no is a valuable skill that contributes to maintaining positive

Nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is an enchanting blend of Southern charm and breathtaking landscapes, setting the stage for unforgettable date nights. Whether you’re savoring the beauty of a first date or celebrating years of love, the Scenic City offers a myriad of possibilities to make your evening extraordinary. From moonlit

Friendship. It’s a word that we hear tossed around very often. But have you ever wondered why friendship is so important in our life? Friendship is important in our lives because it provides emotional support, companionship, and a sense of belonging. Friends offer understanding, empathy, and encouragement, enhancing our overall well-being and happiness. They also provide

In our booked and busy lives, finding time for our prayer life can sometimes be a challenge. However, the practice of prayer journaling has emerged as a wonderful way to deepen our connection with God and nurture our spiritual growth.  In this post, we’ll explore the transformative journey of prayer journaling, offering insights into its benefits, practical

If you’re a parent of a teen, you know first-hand just how difficult it can be to talk through some of the more unsavory parts of life. Even with the best questions for teens at your disposal, figuring out how to talk to a teenager about school, life and other topics can be really hard.

A cruise can be a fun vacation. But, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself falling prey to the demanding nature of cruise ship travel. While you may be tempted to get your money’s worth of fun and activities, it’s important not to overlook the opportunities to rest and relax while you’re aboard a

In this fast-paced world we live in, taking a moment for self-care is crucial for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. What better way to encourage self-care than by hosting a self-care party? Whether you’re gathering good friends, family members, or enjoying a solo retreat, a self-care party is a fantastic way to help you rejuvenate

For decades, society has taught us that in order to be amazing moms, we have to put ourselves last.   We have been programmed to take care of our own needs only after we’ve worked tirelessly around the home.  That has caused many moms to put their careers and businesses, health, and even their lives

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and finding the perfect gift for the special teens in your life can be both exciting and challenging. Whether you’re shopping for teen boys, teen girls, college students, or older kids, I’ve compiled a list of the best Valentine’s gifts for teens that cater to their unique interests and styles.

February 14th is a day reserved for love. Couples everywhere use this day to buy each other gifts and express their love for each other in the most romantic ways possible. All over social media, we will read long posts, see date night pictures, and gush over flowers, candy, stuffed animals, and other trinkets of

Forgiveness is a topic I talk about frequently. Honestly, it’s selfish. It’s something that I’m constantly working on. While I realize that everyone is human and bound to make mistakes, some mistakes are clearly more difficult to move past than others. The thing that brings me back to reality is realizing that I, too, have

self-care gifts for men

Most of my blog posts focus on self-care for busy women. Well, today, I’m encouraging men.  But since my blog audience is mostly women, I’m counting on you to pass the message along. Let’s talk about some self-care gifts for men that will encourage them to focus on their physical and mental well-being.  Why is it important

Date nights are an essential ingredient in the recipe for a healthy and thriving relationship. Whether you’re in the early stages of love or celebrating years of companionship, finding new and exciting ways to spend quality time together can reignite the spark. To help you keep the flame alive, we’ve compiled a list of 101

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Forgiveness is something that we should all do more of. It’s the right thing to do. Forgiving someone is an important act for the person forgiving and the one being forgiven. Releasing the feelings associated with wrongdoing is freeing. It allows us to move on with our lives and be at peace. Let’s talk about

Good morning to everyone, except those of you who didn’t tell me what I was missing out on by not going on a cruise! I recently returned from my first-ever cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, and it was amazing! I had no clue there was so much fun to be had on a cruise ship!

In a world filled with routines and responsibilities, the idea of a travel bucket list holds a unique allure. It’s not just a list of places to visit; it’s a roadmap to a life rich in experiences and memories.  Creating and pursuing a travel bucket list can be a transformative journey in itself, offering a

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As the start of the new year approaches, many of us are contemplating the annual tradition of setting new year’s resolutions. While popular resolutions often revolve around fitness, finances, or career ambitions, there’s a growing awareness of the importance of self-care resolutions. In a world where the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming, prioritizing

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