Wellness

Why You Need Toe Stretchers and Tips To Relieve Foot Pain – Lifestyle Article

BUT DO YOU HAVE TOE STRETCHERS? They’re such a fun addition to your quarantine. Like, it doesn’t get better than Cheez-Its, Tiger King & toe stretchers. They’re everything you never knew you needed. Stretching your toes is a ‘thing’ & you can’t judge it til you try it. Have you ever gotten some hot new shoes that don’t quite fit? LOL. Ya, that’s right. The evil stepsisters from Cinderella. You still gotta squeeze your foot in though, ya know? Those…

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20 Organizational Tasks You Can Tackle in 5 Minutes or Less – – Lifestyle Article

You know that sense of deep satisfaction that you get after tackling a big organizational task, like cleaning out the garage or organizing the linen closet? Suddenly, everything in life feels a bit more tidy and manageable, even if it’s just in our imagination. As much as I love the feeling, those bigger jobs are usually relegated to a Sunday afternoon when I have time to spend a couple of hours. But I have found quite a few ways to inject a bit…

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Take Refuge in Your Body – Meditation Article

When the storms of life hit, your body can be a place of refuge and healing. Cyndi Lee says it starts with making friends with your body. Photo by Borislav Zhuykov / Stocksy United. My beagle, Little Bit, can sense a storm gathering. The reason I know this is because Little Bit uses the language of her body to communicate her fear. From just the slightest shift in air pressure, her chunky little body starts quivering. Then, at the first…

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5 Tips To Give Your Immunity a Boost – Lifestyle Article

Obviously we are in a time where everyone wants to keep their immunity up. Probably every single person on the planet, right? These are some things that I do at home every day, so I thought it was super relevant to share them. I force my husband to do them every day too, & I think they make all the difference. You probably have a lot of this stuff on hand, or you can hopefully order everything to avoid the…

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Chill Out With These 6 Calming Yoga Moves – Lifestyle Article

Ed. note: this post was originally published in October 2016. With the anxiety and fear we are feeling surrounding the coronavirus, we wanted to bring it out of the archives, as it has helpful tips and trick on how to breathe easier, and reach a state of calm. Ommmm. Our society today often asks us to do more and do it faster. This sustained sense of urgency and stimulation can shift our nervous system into overdrive and lock us into…

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Social Distancing and Spiritual Dirction in the Age of COVID-19 – Spiritual Article

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is changing how we have meaningful conversations and gatherings — yes, even spiritual direction sessions for a while. Leading experts in the fields of immunology and medicine are advising us to practice “social distancing,” which merely means you are very careful about getting physically close to people when in groups or crowds. It does slow down the spread of the virus, which is great, but we still need to be able to communicate with one another,…

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The Benefits of Magical Matcha – Lifestyle Article

Matach matcha matcha. It’s a thing. You’ve seen it everywhere, you’ve heard about it everywhere & it looks…erm…interesting?… until you try it. If it’s prepared right, let me tell ya, it’s DAMN GOOD. When I got pregnant I cut down on caffeine & became a matcha fanatic. Actually, in the last 9 months I feel like I’ve become a bit of a matcha connoisseur. I like to drink it in my clear Bodum mug….which if you haven’t heard about yet….YOU…

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How to Work With Fear and Pain in a Moment of Crisis – Meditation Article

Even when it feels like you’re lost in the universe, Emily Horn explains, you can face the unknown with a still and calm heart-mind. Photo by Jeremy Thomas. As I watched the snow fall on the mountains outside my hospital room, where I was undergoing treatment for an illness that had progressively worsened over the previous months, I was reminded once again that this life moves and changes with each breath — we can not know what will happen in the future.…

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The 3 Best Lower Ab Exercises to Tone Up for Bikini Season – Lifestyle Article

Lower abdominals are one of the hardest areas to target on a female body. We’ve come up with three of our favorite moves that work your abs and focus on the transverse abdominals. Our secret at MOD Fitness for abdominals is to think about the mind/abdominal connection while controlling the movement. Breathing is an important part of our cues and motivation through a challenging set. You will strengthen your back, improve your posture and balance, and slim your waistline with…

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Why I Ate My Placenta – Lifestyle Article

Hello hello hello. Getting a lot of questions on why the fuck I ate my placenta. What better way to explain the whole thing than with an in-depth blog post. My birth story is coming, but in my meantime I just wanted to explain why you guys are seeing my placenta pills all over my Instagram Story. First off, you should know that I am not a doctor. Surprise surprise. I’m just sharing my experience & my story & why…

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Find Your Passion With This One Simple Change in Your Perspective – Lifestyle Article

On my drive to work the other day, I listened to a podcast interview with author and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein, and she said something that struck me so deeply that I had to pull over and write it down. “The secret to finding your passion is bringing passion to everything you do.” Whoa. It was a simple idea that floored me. We all have a longing in our hearts to spend our lives doing something we’re passionate about, but…

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UNIQLO Sport Utility Wear Collection Launch | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     In my recent post, I shared my intentions this 2020 and it focuses on my health and overall well-being. It has been six months since I started eating clean and going to the gym for my Yoga and Pilates classes. I struggled in the first three months, almost gave up but I’m serious about changing unhealthy habits for a healthy lifestyle. What keeps me going? The support from my husband, family, and friends and my workout essentials like…

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I Tried 5 of the Most Popular Online Personality Tests. Here’s What I Learned. – Lifestyle Article

Many of us set a few New Year’s resolutions this month, and let’s be honest that the majority of them probably fall under a few standard buckets: Workout more, eat better, sleep more, cut back on alcohol and spending, etc. Of course none of these intentions are bad and I definitely have a few of them on my personal list. That being said, this year I thought it would be interesting to dive deeper into understanding my motivations, strengths, and weaknesses by trying…

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9 Gift Ideas for Your Athletic Friend This Holiday Season – Meditation Article

December 16, 2019 Fitness is such a personal choice that it can be difficult to buy a gift for someone who’s all-in on athletics. If you’re stumped on what to get for the work-out freak in your life, here are some suggestions we love from across the fitness world that will please even the most hardcore athlete on your list. Sitting at the top of many “best shoes of 2019” lists is the Hoka One One Carbon X. Hoka’s shoes…

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The Perfect Gift Guide For Health & Wellness Lovers – Meditation Article

December 16, 2019   Take the edge off the holidays with these health and wellness gifts for your loved ones who already are (or really need to be) centred and calm in a stressful time of year. Designed for home or office, the Ember Mug does more than simply keeping your coffee hot. This smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature so that your coffee is never too cold, or too hot. But that’s not all. Ember…

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3 Chic, Bougie, Amazing GIFTS to Get Your Girlfriends – Lifestyle Article

 HO HO HO. Happy holidays !!! CRAZY that the time is here to get gifts right? Since everyone is busy & my whole entire platform is about saving YOU time, I figured I’d give you 3 products that you can order in bulk for you girlfriends. One is a little pricier ( $88 ), while the other 2 are under $10 ( what up $9.97 honey-filled cleanser ). Randomly, I like to buy products for my friends in tens so…

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How to Detoxify Your Kitchen – Lifestyle Article

Hello hello hello. Today we have Torie Borelli of The Vida Well on the blog. I met Torie through one of my really good friends, Jackie. Both Jackie & Torie gave me a  tutorial on water which made me want an alkaline filtration system asap ( add it to my list ).  When I was getting this tutorial, Torie also gave me a little walk through of things that are toxic in the kitchen. Needless to say I was blown away. I’m…

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Southstar Drug Drop the Prefix Campaign | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     What’s your ultimate favorite all-around bag? A tote, bucket, satchel, hobo, duffel, messenger, backpack, or minaudiere? Did I miss one? It’s so true that one can never have too many bags, so they, right? For some, each bag has a different use— carrying daily essentials or traveling while some loves a sturdy bag for hauling books in school or simply for flaunting it as a style statement.       Our bags play an essential role in life these…

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Defining True Self-CarePick the Brain – Personal Development Article

Once upon a time, the idea of self-care was a foreign concept. Then, it came into our consciousness and quickly pervaded our waking thoughts. Now, people point to everything they do for themselves as self-care. Doing so might be one incredibly broad way of looking at it, but it doesn’t define what true self-care is. What Is Self-Care? In very general terms, self-care is an activity in which we take part to soothe our mental, physical and emotional health. Proper…

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The Health Benefits of Spending Time with People – Lifestyle Article

When we think about the different ways to live healthier lives, lifestyle changes like diet and exercise come to mind. For most of us, spending time with friends probably doesn’t beat out squeezing in a gym session or making sure you eat your leafy greens on your list of health priorities. But, consider this: Even the most introverted among us (this writer included!) knows that spending time with the people we love actually makes us physically better. That’s because socializing is…

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4 Kenyan Cookbooks that will Spice Up Your Kitchen – Lifestyle Article

YouTube, Google and Pinterest are great for recipe inspiration but nothing can replace a good old cookbook. There’s something about a collection of recipes and dishes with gorgeous photos that you can hold on to like a magazine. If you are new to the kitchen and you want to figure out how to start making your own meals or maybe you want to advance your culinary skills then we recommend you get a cookbook. In no particular order, we…

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How To Avoid Nasty Rat Plastic in Tea Bags – Lifestyle Article

Recently I came across a graphic on @steph_shep’s Instagram feed ( Kim K’s former assistant who is now a badass influencer. Anyway, I found this stat pretty disturbing, so I immediately went to Google & started researching if it was true. WELLLLL, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I came across some pretty bleak information. There was a study conducted by McGill University in Montreal & they discovered that one single,  ‘silky’ plastic-based tea bag releases 11.6…

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Win Special Trips from Watsons | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     Watsons, one of Asia’s top health and beauty retailers, just gave away a 3-DAY / 2-NIGHT TRIP FOR 2 TO BORACAY to a total of 40 loyal cardmembers! As one of the most exciting highlights of the Share the Sun campaign last March, this promo had the simplest mechanics: all card members had to do was shop for their sun essentials at Watsons. Every P500 single-receipt purchase they made from one of Watsons’ participating products automatically got them…

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The Non-GMO, Lemony Prenatal Vitamin That Won’t Cause Nausea – Lifestyle Article

Before you stop reading this because you’re not pregnant &/or not planning on pregnancy any time soon, HOLD UP. You can totally take a prenatal when you are NOT pregnant & I’m here to tell you why you should look into it ( THINK HAIR NAILS SKIN OMIGOD ).   I MEAN, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to feel their best all while getting 12 essential nutrients in? LIKKKKKE sign me up. AND no, I don’t have pregnancy brain ( well…

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Product Review: Nuwhite S-Acetyl Glutathione | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     Ah, glutathione! The most sought-after whitening pill since time immemorial. If my memory serves me right, this skin beautifying supplement has been serving the Philippine market for more than a decade and until now. Filipinas who want to lighten their skin still choose glutathione because of its main function in the body- as a master anti-oxidant. The skin whitening/lightening part is just a bonus but a big factor in giving the user a flawless, smooth and radiant skin.…

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Joy Boost – Stop Starving Your Soul – Positivity Article

You know your lungs need oxygen to breathe. You know your heart needs love to feel safe and supported. You know your body needs water to survive. But did you know that your soul needs joy to thrive? And that more than likely due to the pressures of your life, your soul is hungering deeply for the joy it’s being starved from. And this is affecting your health, your feelings of happiness, and even your real wealth. This is not coachy…

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What’s the Most Charming Thing Someone’s Ever Done for You? – Lifestyle Article

According to Webster, charm is to “delight greatly,” and I love that the meaning of this month’s editorial theme can apply to relationships, friendships, kind gestures to strangers or colleagues, and so much more. Show of hands for anyone that’s taken the 5 Love Languages Quiz? This is such a great way to keep relationship expectations open and clear. Plus, it feels good to know how your partner likes to give and receive love. For instance, I don’t love to…

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The Best Fitness Supplements for Beginners | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     People engage in fitness exercises for varied reasons. Some take to exercising for leisure and networking at their work or social places. For others, it may be their profession, whereas others go for fitness on medical grounds. Generally, the need for toning your body muscles should be your daily preoccupation. In whichever category above you fall in, you must know the basics about boosting yourself with essential supplements.      Most beginners go into the gym without knowing…

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11 Fat Burning Foods That Help Loose Weight & Boost Metabolism – The Happiest Blog – Happiness Article

Exercise and physical activity is vital to losing weight but no matter how much you hit the gym, nothing spectacular is going to come out of all that hard work if you are not switching to a healthy diet. What “fat burning” foods can do to your body is just remarkable. They don’t really “burn” fat. Their secret is that they manage your weight by boosting your metabolism and digestion, making you full so that you are not hungry all…

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The Best Iced Tea on The Planet – Lifestyle Article

Alright guys, this tea is blog post worthy & something that has been on my mind for SO SO SO SO SO LONG. Funny back story: When I first started The Skinny Confidential, before it was even anything, I had this pink trapper keeper where I kept all my ideas for the blog. A lot of the ideas had to with  food & fitness. Anyway, when I was little I used to do tap & ballet classes in Solana Beach…

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