Self Care while Self Employed

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting a true taste of self-employment. For the first time in my life I’m not in school and so there is no automatic structure to my life. Rather than following a set schedule I have been making my own rules, and that’s something that can be really dangerous. It would be so easy to fall into a cycle of laziness and Netflix binges, which are usually paired with bad decisions elsewhere (namely sleep and diet.) I…

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The ULTIMATE guide to getting fit in college.

You guys, over the last few months I’ve seen a concerning trend with friends in real life and in the blogging world. It seems that everyone is on a diet but isn’t dieting ‘right.’ I understand that figuring out how to get fit in college is hard because you are stressed, you are busy, and ordering a pizza is so much easier that cooking. But make the commitment to yourself and to your health to not take shortcuts when it comes to getting fit! A lot of people are sticking to the resolutions they made to get fit in the New Year which is awesome,…

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My empowerment playlist.

You guys, the other day I opened up big time and hit ‘publish’ on the most honest post I’d ever written. I made myself vulnerable and I opened up to you in hopes that my story might one day help someone. But you know what? You guys helped me. I have never been so scared to publish a post and I didn’t expect the massive out pour of support from you all (I don’t know why, I should have known better. You guys are the best!) But between the sweet comments and emails you sent my way, you taught me that I can be open about…

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The busy girl’s guide to fall skincare!

I don’t know about you, but my skin is in some crazy limbo right now trying to adjust with the change in weather that comes along with fall. Living in Illinois, the fluctuation has been crazy: sunny and seventy five one day, dry and mid forties the next. This time of year always reeks havoc on my skin, but this year I am trying to combat that the best way I can. In a perfect world I would be able to steam, and exfoliate, and mask, and moisturize extensively each night; but personally I’m too busy for that and I suspect…

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A simple switch for a more natural life!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. I have been doing a ton of research what I’m putting into my body, I’ve upped my water intake, and I’ve been working out (somewhat) consistently. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that while I’m doing a great job putting good into my body, I’ve been haphazardly slathering who knows what onto my body. In my recent health blog stalking, I read a…

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