How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

In the months leading up to a much anticipated “girls trip” to Miami, I prepared how any other 36-year-old mother of two would for travel. Pinterest became my instant go-to between packing lunches and loading the dishwasher; searching for the “best” restaurants, beaches, hotels…you name it.

Fast forward to the night before my trip…I was set! Reservations were made, beaches were researched and flip-flops were packed! Everything was perfectly planned.

Now, I consider myself to be a relatively seasoned traveler and confident when it comes to exploring new places. But Miami had surprises up her sleeve that no travel website, or social media platform could ever have prepared me for. What was supposed to be a weekend of mindless relaxation transformed into an eye-opening lesson on friendship, self-esteem, and living! Continue reading How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

Could Stress Be Hindering Your Health?

Stress is such an interesting phenomenon.  It’s rarely pleasant, and often prevents us from living our lives to our fullest potential.  Everyone experiences stress at some point each day to varying degrees, yet it is all too often disregarded as a major factor in our health.  It may seem like you are doing all the right things.  Eating right, working out, getting enough sleep, but if you are still unable to see results or achieve your fitness goals, stress may be the culprit. Continue reading Could Stress Be Hindering Your Health?