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40 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom

January is a time for new beginnings, in the house, in the office, and in the gym. Though spring is typically the time for cleaning and organization, we like to think of January as a good time for a rest. For getting a little more rest while the days are still on the short side, and for cozying up …

10 Inspiring Furniture Makeovers

Feeling creative these days? Me too! It must be all of this summer sunshine and color! I recently came across an article about an inspiring furniture …

7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

Surprising new tips to help you get the rest you crave.

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

While that’s the way we are born breathing (seriously, go look at a baby’s belly go!), over time, a combination of stress, sitting, and worrying over how our stomachs causes us to force air upwards into our chest, where our lungs actually absorb relatively little oxygen—our bodies’ primary fuel. As …

Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>First, let’s be clear about something…<p>Surrender is <i>not</i> …

18 Night-Time Affirmations Before You Go To Sleep

Here are 18 amazing affirmations to speak aloud to yourself before you go to sleep.I read them every night, and find that they help send me off to …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others …

How Meditation Changed My Life, Saved My Job and Helped Me Find a Husband

I sit still, close my eyes and breathe. That's it. Nothing more. Who'd have thought such a simple thing could change my life? A simple thing yes, but not an easy thing.<p>It wasn't happiness that drove me to a 10-day silent meditation retreat. My dream job had turned into a nightmare thanks to a new …

6 Ways Your Mind Tries to Control Your Life

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~</b><b>Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Our mind is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s awesome. But …

End the Drama: Stop Taking Things Personally And Needing to Be Right

<b>“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.” ~Unknown</b><p>I remember quite distinctly the point where my …

Cognitive Bias - and 15 Minutes to a Less Biased Mind

A while back I planned to write series on barriers to learning, but I was stopped in my tracks when I tried to write about what I perceive as one of …

The Only 10 Guidelines You Need To Practice Yoga

As I write this, I have a bag of frozen peas strapped to my leg, icing a strained ligament in my knee. How did I strain it? Doing yoga. It was my own …

Yoga

8 Steps To Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is a journey from the externalized, distracted, and often crazy flood of thoughts in our minds to the inner peace and wisdom of our deeper …

Meditation

Why You Really Need To Quiet Your Mind (And How To Do It)

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace–but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.<p>Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Do you struggle, like me, with monkey-mind? Is your brain also a little unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, …

Mindfulness

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

Make Ahead Cold Lunches {A Week’s Worth of Lunches in a day!}

<i>Disclaimer: this post has been updated with new images and ideas with special thanks to my sponsor, Frigidaire Gallery®. I love this post and</i> …

Small space: Organizing the bedroom

Much of what you need to organize in the bedroom can be pretty, so why not change your mode of thinking and consider yourself to be styling your …

Small Spaces

Makeup Bag Organization: 6 Ways To De-Stress Your Cosmetics Case (PHOTOS)

Between dirty brushes, smeared lipsticks and expired mascaras, makeup bags -- which exist solely for the purpose of making us more beautiful -- can get pretty ugly. When left unkempt, a once-organized cosmetic pouch can become a breeding ground for bacteria, dirt and clutter, and it can add a whole …

11 Fantastic Ideas for DIY Jewelry Organizers

Spring is officially here and you know what that means: time to break out the brightly-colored attire and its corresponding bling! If you’re anything …

15 minutes of cleaning? - How to have a {fake} immaculate house (part 2)

To see the whole series on how to have a {fake} immaculate house, go HERE!<p>Ok...I have lots of friends who are seriously skeptical but I'm telling …

How To Organize Your Life: The 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

<i>By Sarah Stebbins</i><p>You know those folks who seem to have it all together? Experts say they follow these simple rules that'll help you organize your life.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 10 Habits Of Highly Organized People<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter.</i>

31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #2: Dresser Drawer

Today is Day #2 of 31 days of spontaneous organizing! Your mini-challenge for today is a <b>Dresser Drawer</b>! You can choose any dresser drawer - just one, …

Clear the Clutter: 12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of

Don't worry...shoes aren't on the list!<p>Do I really need twenty t-shirts, a dozen towels, three teapots? I need multiples of certain things, yes, but …

Lips

101 Beauty Tips Everyone Should Know

There are about a million beauty tips floating around out there on the internet—but that definitely doesn’t mean we should be following every single …

At-Home Manicure Advice and Tips

People notice your manicure. Here, we share thirty of our favorite manicure (and pedicure) tips. Enjoy!<p>How to Give Yourself a Mani and Pedi<p>Why spend …

Coats

How to Give A Pedicure at Home

This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine.<p>In the Midwest, Memorial Day weekend is basically the kickoff of summer. This is the …

Skin Care

5 Tips For Faking a Flawless Face Every Day

Not all of us are born with perfect skin. If you’re like me, your face doesn’t exactly glow like a goddess when you wake up in the morning. Some women can walk out the door with just a swipe of mascara and a dash of gloss, but for me, I need <i>at least</i> a bit of concealer (okay, maybe A LOT of concealer) to feel presentable. I’ve accepted my imperfections but I’ve also learned a few tricks for faking flawless skin to use when I need a little extra help. Here are my favorite 5 tips:<p><b>1. The Benefit</b> …

3 Tips For The Perfect Long Weekend

<b>3 Tips For The Perfect Long Weekend</b><p>The long-weekend is finally here—maybe you’re already jetting off on a getaway or starting a stay-cation. Either way, you work your butt off, so when those precious three days come around, use them well and look good doing it. Here are some tips to make your weekend plans even better:<p><b>1. 4 Glam (and Supereasy) Ways to Wear a Hair Wrap</b><p>Staying in? Going out? Taking a trip somewhere new? There’s a wrap for that. Grab a colorful hair wrap and try out one of these …