But, when you consider the author is only eighteen, you begin viewing these poems through a different lens; looking at her poetry through the context of age inspire a sense nostalgia. Campbell’s poetry deals explicitly with the need to be accepted and even desired by one’s peers, which is a feeling we all remember from high school.
Chile is a breathtakingly beautiful country, full of rich culture, natural diversity, friendly people and exciting adventure. There are very few places in the world as diverse as Chile. So, if you’re looking for a place for your next adventure, then Chile should be on your list. By Elisa Leonard
By Sam P The RD
Travel can really throw your healthy habits off track, but it doesn’t have to. With just a bit of planning, you can be well on your way to feeling just as good coming home from vacation as you felt heading out. As a dietitian working one-on-one with clients, here are some essential tips I like to share:
Raise your hand if you can walk into your bathroom and find some unused shampoos, makeup, nail polish, or personal care items lying around? If you’re like me, you probably have way more than you need hiding in the great depths of ‘Under The Sink’ or ‘In the Back Of The Drawer’. All of the leftovers from the Birchboxes, the free samples with purchase, the hotel room shampoos that you steal “for the guest bathroom!” - Am I right? I thought so.
A friend recently commented that my bathroom looked like a Sephora Pop-Up shop...While my initial gut reaction was to say thanks, I quickly realized they had just written me a great big Reality Check. That very innocent comment coupled with my recent discovery of Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (yes I finally read it)... I was at risk of a guest appearance on Hoarders and clearly, it was time for a change.
As my “Konmari” Quest for Inner Bathroom Zen unfolded, I saw an abundance of shampoo’s, mascaras, body creams, small tubes of toothpaste, nail polishes and eye color pallets slowly becoming a scale version of Mount Everest outside my bathroom door. I glanced over with a sigh and thought “What do I do now??” Hail the almighty Google!
I typed in “where to donate unused cosmetics,” and Project Beauty Share appeared.
Project Beauty Share is an incredible organization that will take your unused (or even used cosmetics—as long as it fits within their guidelines on what to give) and distributes these items to nonprofit organizations “who serve women overcoming homelessness, addiction, and poverty.”
I know and you know, that inner beauty is the most beautiful of all. Though there is always something to be said for that feeling you get when you wear red lipstick.
We want all women to feel beautiful, empowered and ready for the next great adventure in life. We rise by lifting others. Donate your unused products to give a fellow female a little extra shine and sparkle.