What To Pack : Brazil

What To Pack : Brazil

I’m heading to Brazil this weekend and I’m so excited! Getting ready to leave for vacation is such a great feeling. You can finally turn on your out of office and look forward to a week of sun, sand, and sea. I wanted to share my vacation packing list with you all in case any of you are heading to a tropical destination soon! By: Elisa Leonard
June 07, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
2am Thoughts: A Review

2am Thoughts: A Review

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.

May 28, 2018 — Renee Pindus
If This Isn't On Your Summer Reading List - It Needs To Be

If This Isn't On Your Summer Reading List - It Needs To Be

But what if I just didn’t do all those things? What if, instead, I wrote about all the things that I do that give me constant foot-in-mouth syndrome? What if I laughed at myself more? What if I transformed my embarrassing moments into something that helped people? Could I be as inspirational as Sloane Crosley?
May 26, 2018 — Renee Pindus
Aromatherapy Rituals: Using Scent To Trigger Relaxation

Aromatherapy Rituals: Using Scent To Trigger Relaxation

I would apply the perfume when I was dressing up, going out to the city, or doing something that made me excited. The scent was a trigger in my brain for being confident, happy. The only trouble with my designer perfume was that my wellness research kept telling me about the dangers of conventional perfumes. In a lot of cases, perfumes contain disruptive ingredients that can be harmful to us. While I still occasionally use my signature scent (making sure to only apply it to clothing and not on my skin to be absorbed), I decided to dive deeper into natural scents and essential oils.
May 21, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
7 Sustainable Brands That Belong In Your Suitcase

7 Sustainable Brands That Belong In Your Suitcase

Eco-friendly fashion has never had particularly glamorous connotations. But living the sustainable life doesn’t have to be unfashionable. In fact, a new generation of designers is building brands with a more conscious approach to fashion at their core. Here are 7 of my favorite sustainable brands that make you feel and look good…
May 15, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
Feeling Under The Weather? A Protocol for Sick Travel

Feeling Under The Weather? A Protocol for Sick Travel

Nothing ruins the hype of a vacation quite like the onset of a cold or other immune system challenges. And because traveling with the contents of a small pharmacy in your bag is a little more than unreasonable, here’s how to treat the root of illness instead of masking its symptoms.
May 03, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
Top Ten Reasons Chile Should Be On Your Bucket List

Top Ten Reasons Chile Should Be On Your Bucket List

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

May 01, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
Skip the Bagged Peanuts for these Healthy Travel Hacks

Skip the Bagged Peanuts for these Healthy Travel Hacks

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: 

March 27, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
When You Have A Migraine At 10K Feet

When You Have A Migraine At 10K Feet

Migraines. Ugh, Is there anything more to say? Fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, blurred vision and not to mention the mind-numbing headache pain. Take all of the above and add a 2-hour delay and/or a screaming baby in the row behind you and basically, you just want to die. Luckily, we're here to help. 
March 23, 2018 — Erin Lindquist
Change Your Makeup, Make A Change

Change Your Makeup, Make A Change

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. 

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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 bookThe 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.” 

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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.

DONATE TO PROJECT BEAUTY SHARE

 

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March 08, 2018 — Erin Lindquist