10 Alternatives to Traditional Meditation

I’ve accepted that meditation is hard for me. I’m not great at sitting still and letting my mind clear and only focusing on my breath. I’ll continue to practice and hope that my three minute meditations can eventually, with practice, turn into 20 minute meditations. In the meantime, I’ve…

How to Open Your Heart

I left my yoga mat last night feeling renewed, open, hopeful and ready for whatever the next 24 hours might bring. I love that post-yoga feeling– it’s like hitting a refresh button for the body.

It got me thinking– what if we could hit a refresh button for our hearts?…

Wish List: Gem-Inspired Planters & Vases

I love this trend happening with gem-inspired vases and planters. I like the idea of the softness and fluffiness of petals and leaves justapositioned with the geometric faceted edges of these vases. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites here. Click to shop!

 

How to: Distressed Denim & Crystal Bermuda Shorts

I recently came into a boatload of sew-on crystals, and now I want to embroider them onto *everything* in my life. I made a faborama fancy necklace for my Emmy Awards adventure and since then have been eyeballing everything, with a “are you bedazzalable?” glare. I pinned these sweet jeans from Anthropologie awhile back, and…

5 Crucial Instagram Stories Tips (+ Planning Printable)

Instagram Stories are now more popular than Snapchat, with over 200 million people using the feature every day. I resisted using Stories for the first 6 months. I thought, oh man, another platform to update and check. But….I’ve changed my mind. I’m into you, Stories. Now that IG has added so…

How to: Make Labels for Your Pantry

My kitchen cabinets had officially hit rock bottom. It was pretty bad, friends. It was a sea of plastic bulk food baggies, half-full boxes of pasta, opened packages of nuts/rice/flour–it was such a disaster I never really knew what the heck I had. Stuff like this drives me CRAZY (Libra, here). I’ve…

How to: Make Vanilla Rose Bath Salts

I’m really really reallllllly into salt baths. Ever since my knee injury, they’ve been my consistent little luxury. I take one just before bed, to help me unwind and to take the deep aching feeling that I often get in my right hip and quad while I’m still restrengthening my entire lower body. I…

Palm Springs Paradise

I love going to Palm Springs. It’s only a few hours drive from Los Angeles and it feels like a far away dream place. Truth: I’ve only been for a few days here and there in the 11 months I’ve lived on the west coast, but when I’m there my…

Digital Greetings #2

My great and wise friend David says this a lot. I have totally glommed on to it. Over the last few years it’s become my life motto. You never know what might happen today, tomorrow, next week. You gotta get celebrating, friends. Celebrate http://laparkan.com/buy-vardenafil/ everything everyday forever.

 

 

 

 
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