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Sleeping Soundly: A Review of The Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine

Sleeping Soundly: A Review of The Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine

I have some severe insomnia, so sleep doesn’t happen easily for me. To make matters worse, I suffer from tinnitus, which is a constant ringing in my ears which can make it even harder to fall asleep. My sweet mother-in-law came to the rescue. For Christmas, she got me The Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine and it is one of the best non-medical sleep products I’ve ever tried. Here’s why I love it. (This is not a sponsored review.)…

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“Taming the Tiger Within” by Thich Nhat Hanh and Pritam Singh: A Book that Helps You Turn Anger and Fear Into Love

“Taming the Tiger Within” by Thich Nhat Hanh and Pritam Singh: A Book that Helps You Turn Anger and Fear Into Love

I have a temper. I’m more than willing to admit it. However, I don’t like to be angry, nor do I enjoy feeling fear. So, when I stumbled¬†upon an audiobook that claimed to help turn anger and fear into love, I was all ears. “Taming the Tiger Within” by Thich Nhat Hanh and Pritam Singh, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini is full of wisdom about how to address challenging emotions within yourself, and transform them back into love.¬† This review is…

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Xlear: Solve Your Sinus Issues

Xlear: Solve Your Sinus Issues

The good news is that Spring is on the way and flu season is slowly heading for the door. The bad news is that allergy season is coming for us, and it’s not going to be pretty. Luckily, a brilliant company makes a natural nasal spray that helps clear your sinuses, moisturize your nasal passages, and washes out any unwanted allergens. Here’s why we all need Xlear in our lives. Unblocking Xlear is an excellent nasal spray for impacted nasal…

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Vital Adventures: The Importance of Going Out and Having Fun

Vital Adventures: The Importance of Going Out and Having Fun

A while back, my husband and I fell into a rut. We had a lot of substantial life events all happen at once. Some were good things, and some were challenging. All of it left us physically and emotionally exhausted. So much so, that we fell into a type of “survival mode.” We stopped exerting the energy to try new things, or go on adventures. We stayed that way for far too long after our lives started to slow down….

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E-Books Without The Side Effects of Screen Time: A Review of the Kindle Paperwhite

E-Books Without The Side Effects of Screen Time: A Review of the Kindle Paperwhite

I love rewarding myself some time with a good book. E-books are fantastic because you can get them for free or for reduced prices. However, I hate reading off of a screen. It gives me a headache and messes with my mood. Research suggests that too much screen time can lead to sleep disturbances, eye strain, and headaches. Fortunately, I found an e-reader that grants me access to all the e-books I want without the screen time drawbacks. Here’s all…

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Be Your Own Valentine: 5 Self-Care Items to Buy for Yourself for Valentine’s Day

Be Your Own Valentine: 5 Self-Care Items to Buy for Yourself for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day on the way, and regardless of your love life you deserve some care and adoration. This year, take the opportunity to be your own Valentine and shower yourself with the gift of self-care. Here are five amazing self-care items to buy for yourself this Valentine’s day. #1 Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Epsom Salt I don’t usually buy bath salts or bath bombs. I make my own. However, I make an exception for Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Epsom…

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The Miracle Ointment: Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment

The Miracle Ointment: Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment

Itchy, irritated, dry, cracked, or inflamed skin can be miserable, and sometimes lotion just doesn’t cut it. You can slather yourself up all day long and you’re still uncomfortable. For me, it’s the skin on my wrists. They get chappy from washing my hands, cleaning my house, and cold winter weather. Basically, if I look at them wrong, they chap up and dry out. Luckily, I found a miracle that heals my wrists and makes them soft again. It’s the…

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Worrying Yourself Sick: How Stress Impacts Your Immune System

Worrying Yourself Sick: How Stress Impacts Your Immune System

The term “worrying yourself sick” refers to more than that knot that forms in the pit of your stomach. Excessive stress and worry can actually lower your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to all kinds of illness. Here’s a look at how stress impacts your immune system and what you can do about it. Stress vs. Lymphocytes Lymphocytes are the cells that make up your immune system. There are B-Cells which protect healthy cells from invasive bacteria and viruses. Then,…

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Warm and Happy: A Review of the Ororo Slim Fit Heated Jacket With Battery Pack

Warm and Happy: A Review of the Ororo Slim Fit Heated Jacket With Battery Pack

For a large portion of the world, January is one of the coldest months of the year. If you ask me, there are few things more miserable than being too cold. I actually have a circulation problem, so for me, being cold can be dangerous. So, when I discovered the Ororo Slim Fit Heated Jacket, I fell in love. Here’s why it’s my favorite winter accessory. I have the women’s slim fit jacket, but Ororo makes an equivalent for men…

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Magical Melodies: The Power of Music and Your Mood

Magical Melodies: The Power of Music and Your Mood

When I was in college, I was a little obsessed with goth rock music. I loved the darker, raw emotions and the power I felt when I listened to them. One October, I listened to nothing but the most ominous, creepiest goth rock I could find. After about three weeks, I noticed that my depression was getting pretty bad. I sat and thought about what had changed. Then, I realized that I hadn’t listened to any positive music for three…

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Drink to Your Health: A Review of the Contigo AUTOSPOUT Ashland Chill Stainless Steel 20 oz. Water Bottle

Drink to Your Health: A Review of the Contigo AUTOSPOUT Ashland Chill Stainless Steel 20 oz. Water Bottle

Proper hydration leads to better health. That’s why this year, one of my goals is to drink more water. So, I started looking for the best water bottle I could find, and I found the Contigo AUTOSPOUT Ashland Chill Stainless Steel 20 oz. Water Bottle. It may have a mouthful of a name, but it’s the best water bottle I’ve ever used. Here’s why I love it. This review is not a sponsor. Spill Proof I work at my computer…

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Life Ruts and Breaking Free

Life Ruts and Breaking Free

Amid the chaos of your life, you might find yourself falling into bored, tired ruts. You wear your hair the same way, you eat the same food all the time, you listen to the same old music, or you just get stuck in a routine that no longer excites you. Those ruts can lead to depression and frustration, so it’s important to shake things up all the time to avoid them. Here’s how. Get a New Haircut One of the…

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