Simple Self-Care

Easy ways to take care of your body, mind and soul.

4 Easy Exercises to Tone your Whole Body – No Equipment Needed!

Having exercise goals is awesome. But if you’re like me,actually sticking to them can be really tough, especially if we get busy. Or if we are traveling, or the weather is bad, or…excuses are easy to come up with! But if you have the right “no equipment needed” exercises at your fingertips you can keep working towards your fitness goals no matter where you are or what the weather throws at you. These 4 easy exercises are a great place to start!  When it comes to exercise, or just about anything else, it’s important to set the right kinds of goals so that you can actually make progress rather than giving up in frustration. If you have a hard time with that, then check out this posts 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an Exercise Enthusiast. I know there are a lot of exercise plans…

Holiday Gift Giving Made Simple! 7 Tips to Save Your Sanity!

What to give? What to give? If gift giving has become more stressful than enjoyable during your holiday season it might be time to simplify! The ideas below can help you enjoy gift giving again and help you enjoy your holiday shopping again! I know that gift giving was one of my LEAST favorite holiday season activities for a while. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to give people gifts – there was just too much pressure to “get it right” and “get the perfect thing” all while keeping it within my budget.    My perfectionism had really started getting in the way of any “joy of giving.” For some people, the budget-busting gift giving requirement can be super stressful as well. Being generous can be a mood booster but when it’s an obligation and all comes at once it can be a real downer.   So here…

7 Game Changing Stress Relievers for a Happier Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! (or almost anyway). So why do so many of us cringe a little bit, or even a lot, when thinking about the coming holiday season? I love the holidays but all the extra stuff that needs to be done can seem overwhelming and dampen anyone’s holiday spirits. So I’ve put together 7 game changing ways to relieve your stress this holiday season!  These are things you can do this year, right now, to give yourself one of the best gifts ever –  a relaxing, joyful holiday season!    1) Assume everyone is doing their best.  Rather than wondering why your husband is never on the ball with helping with the holiday decorating or why your aunt Agnes is always pushing her deadly dry bourbon balls on you, or why your uncle Harry always has to have the football game turned on at…

14 Simple Solutions to Common Beauty Problems – Right in your kitchen!

The beauty industry is a humongous business. Like a $445 billion dollar business. So it’s obvious that a lot of us want to look and feel our best. If you wander through the cosmetics section at Target or Marshall’s or through a store like Sephora or Ulta Beauty which are dedicated to cosmetics, you’ll be bombarded by a multitude of skin creams, serums, lotions, and potions all promising the magic of beautiful youthful looking skin. It can be a lot of fun to browse and to even try different products out. But looking your best doesn’t have to come with a big price tag and a bunch of chemicals. Here are 14 common beauty problems with simple solutions that you can make from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! Facial Beauty 1) Problem: Dull uneven skin tone. Solution: Green tea…

3 Steps to Figuring Out What You Really Want (and why that’s important!)

Life can get REALLY complicated and frustrating if you don’t know what you want. An important key to simplifying your life is figuring out what you want. When I am clear about what I want out of life and what my goals are it is much easier to go after them and life is much more manageable. But many of us go through life with only vague ideas of what we really want.  Do any of these sound familiar? “I want to be happy.” “I want to be healthy.”  “I want my kids to be happy & healthy.” “I want to be rich.” “I want to be successful.”  All these are great and understandable desires to have and I want you and I to have all of that. But if you don’t get a little bit…