The holidays are upon us and I know it can be stressful for a lot of us out there. To be honest, I don’t usually get too stressed out about holidays. I love spending time with my family, decorating the tree and baking. BUT, it does take a toll on my body. Some of my favourite gifts to both give or receive are the ones that help me recover from the holidays. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite gift ideas for this holiday season.Read More
Full disclosure: I am aware that this letter may make me seem like an old biddy who can’t adjust to new technology, but I’m hopeful that by exposing how my conversations with clients as a professional makeup artist have changed over the last 14 years, I’ll help to show how social
media has shifted the way we feel about beauty and ultimately ourselves...
This time of year can be really tough. It's dark when you wake up and dark when you get home. You feel like your bed is calling you as soon as you get in the door and all you want to want to eat is mac n'cheese. I get it, the struggle is real. Some people are not only tired due to the time change but the lack of sunshine makes them feel down. Here are 5 simple tricks to beat the daylight saving time blues:Read More
Self-care Sunday is trendy right now. While others may be upset that this is just superficial and may cause people to feel pressure to do certain things just for social media, I love that it encourages people to dedicate some time to themselves. We are all busy, distracted, and stressed these days. It's important to be able to take some time each week and prepare for the week ahead so that it can be less stressful.Read More
A lot of people watch my health and fitness journey. I get many positive comments, which means a lot to me. But I also receive some negative messages. I’ve been told that I must hate myself, to want to change my life and my body. I’ve been laughed at and made fun of.
Here's the thing. I work out more than most. I know this. But I work out because I love myself. In 2008, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I spent much of my life before my diagnosis hating myself. I didn’t understand why I was different from everyone else. People seemed genuinely happy a lot of the time. I wondered what that was like. My diagnosis was a blessing.Read More