I have a confession to make, I am not always happy. Yes, this site is intentionally positive and meant to be smile inducing. But, I have days where I cry uncontrollably, when it’s hard to get out of bed, where motivation can not be found, when I can’t find my car keys anywhere and am looking around the house frantically, and am therefore running 20 minutes late, only to find they are in my hand (true story)…days when life seems overwhelming.
Don’t we all?
So, I thought why not share a few ways to help alleviate those feeling down times…a few ways that help me cheer up.
Here you go.
I am back in Hawaii (on Kauai) for a week, and am taking full advantage of the scenic (and free) shade providers.
There are really cool companies. Then, there are really cool companies that help provide jobs for people, which helps them send their kids to school, which has helped to empower a group of women and artisans, which has helped to make their gorgeous works and stories available to us across the globe…and if you think about it…has really made this world a better place.
Such is the case with a rather stellar company, called Koko Kenya.
I’ve seen a certain quote circulating around a lot lately. I don’t know who said it, but it is a 100% certified, amazing truth. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
The best kind of beach chair there is. In my opinion.
Whoever knew a deck of cards could provide you with a total butt whooping. Well, it can. The other night, I still needed to workout, couldn’t go to the gym, and couldn’t go for a run. So where did I turn? Pinterest. I searched “at home workouts”, and stumbled on a certain workout that originated on The Biggest Loser, that was quite popular in the home workout genre.
I now know why.
Sand shadow selfies. Say it five times really fast.
Happy National Margarita Day. Yum.
Washi tape. It’s like the MacGyver of the crafting world. Along with dressing up cords, keyboards, walls, notebooks, sunglasses and mason jars, it can also easily add a touch of pizazz to…your nails. Yes, people who stink at doing their own nail art, it’s time to rejoice.
I warmed things up a bit.
Remember to look up and smile. Especially if coconut trees are in sight.
What happens when I live next to a health food store with big barrels full of various nuts, and an über strong food processor needs some love? Macadamia nut coconut oil chia seed butter is what happens. Word.
I think it’s a rather delish, yet different addition to the nut butter rotation. And hey, it’s mac nuts, which remind me of Hawaii. So that makes it extra sweet.