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The Power of Resilience

Foster Care & Family, Health & Fitness

Dear Friend. I have a message for you, today. I know during our most difficult circumstances, we struggle with a lot of fear. Whether it’s a recent loss of a loved one, a break up with the love of your life, unemployment, sickness, depression, you name it… FEAR can make its way into our mind and hearts.

“I’ll never recover from this. I’ll never be the same. I’ll never be able to move on. I’ll never be happy. I’ll never be able to replace what I just lost…”

But there is something that takes root at the very first moments of despair, and that is RESILIENCE. It’s a God-given characteristic that we all possess. Whether we know it or not. Or like it or not. Life may not get easier. But one thing is for certain, we will get STRONGER and more RESILIENT.

My New Skin Care System by Jan Marini

Beauty & Fashion, Health & Fitness

Friends, I am so excited to share about a comprehensive skin care system that I will be using for the next several weeks. I was recently selected by Jan Marini’s research team to not only try her award-winning skin care management system, but to speak with Jan, (founder and Chairman of the Board), personally for a 30-minute one-on-one consultation! In this post, I’m going to share what I learned from this conversation. Along with the skin care system that Jan Marini, herself, has recommended for me.

Teeth Whitening at Home ~ Smile Brilliant & Giveaway!

Health & Fitness

They say a smile is worth a thousand words. But, I’m convinced that a white smile is priceless. Recently, I partnered with Smile Brilliant and was given a teeth-whitening kit in exchange for an honest review. In this blog post I’m going to share all about my teeth whitening at home experience, using Smile Brilliant. From start to finish. And, let you see for yourself the difference this whitening kit has made, in my smile!

What is Collagen and Why I Take It, Daily

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Sometimes, I need to remind myself that I am a mommy, to a toddler, in my forties. Most of the time, I don’t have time to think about it. But, what I do think about, is my health. And, how important it is for me to feel healthy and strong, every day! I don’t care about the number of birthdays I celebrate. I care about feeling my best, and living as long as I can, for my son, Chase! Recently, I started adding collagen powder to my health regime. I read a lot about it, and I figured it was time to give it a try.

My Diet & Fitness Routine

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

I’m sometimes asked about my diet and fitness routine. Most likely because I’m in my forties, I look fairly fit, and yet I love food! I spend a lot of time, in my kitchen, creating home cooked meals. I’ve been a foodie from a young age, because I grew up in an Italian family that…You guessed it, LOVES FOOD! Fortunately, I also love fitness. So, just like everyone else, I do my best to stay fit. Everyone struggles in some shape or form, when it comes to balancing their diets and fitness.

We are living in a culture that worships “thin”. Most of us have grown up with the mentality that it’s better to LOOK GOOD than FEEL GOOD. But, I’m here to tell you that it’s AWESOME to FEEL GOOD! And, to actually be healthy. I’ve learned so many lessons about dieting and fitness over the past several decades. And, that’s what it’s all about! Finding that balance so we can reach our wellness potential. 

So, if you’re looking for some friend-to-friend advice. Or, just some tips on what I’ve learned throughout my years regarding diet and fitness, read on…

Home Remedies for Depression

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a long time. For years, I struggled with debilitating health symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. I didn’t realize I was depressed, because I wasn’t sad. I just felt…paralyzed and numb. Depression comes in many ways. My hopes in writing this blog post is to encourage you (or someone you know) to get medical help if you feel that you are struggling with depression. I also want to share some home remedies that can help, as well.

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