Now that we’ve got our ideal luggage in order and a few Grown-Up Spring Break ideas, next on our travel list is lining up some super bucket list places for our next substantial sabbatical style vacation.Continue reading “Bucket List This: 5 Underrated Travel Destinations”
When we started talking about self-fulfillment as our Self-Care theme of the year, we couldn’t help but start dreaming of all the things we’ve wanted to do forever. Things we’ve wondered about, but just haven’t made a priority. Things that would give us a feeling of accomplishment, the satisfaction of learning something new that feels somehow a bit greater or more, you know, sophisticated and maybe even…daring.Continue reading “We took a class on knife skills and left with lessons on life”
By the time February gives us its customary deep freeze/chinook-style melt/deep freeze snapback we’re about DONE with the fickle Weather Gods.
We. Just. Can’t. And so begins the fervent midnight internet trolling for a last-minute getaway.Continue reading “5 Sophisticated Spring Break Ideas for Grown Ups – WHOO HOO!”
In 2018 we explored self-care as something of an experiment, a way to see what kinds of activities could help us with the more immediate, every-day balance in our lives. We had grown tired of seeing faddish versions of self-care and longed for something a little more sustainable. Something with a little more substance.Continue reading “An Unapologetic Commitment to Self-Fulfillment”
We know lots of people who love the winter months. The crisp, cold air, the crunch of snow, rosy cheeks, and all the winter sports…
Sadly, we are decidedly not those people. Our feelings about winter weather are as negative as the temperatures – plus windchill. To us, there’s nothing quite like heading to work and heading home again in the pitch dark of winter to make us feel depleted, drained, and just depressed.Continue reading “We tried to beat the winter blues with a trip to “Light Therapy”- a new Scandinavian exhibit”
Whether 2018’s been a blockbuster or whether it busted something else, we’re all shivering with antici — pation waiting to see how 2019 might unfold.Continue reading “The Only New Year’s Resolution That Matters”
We don’t know about you, but when we turn the page on our sassy Anne Taintor calendar to December there’s an automatic catch in our throats. Anxiety, panic, perhaps the sliiiiightest twinge of concern about how to get it all done – without getting done in…
Who isn’t trying to negotiate obligations with work, friends, family? The holiday work/life balance struggle is real.
If only there were more hours in the day…Continue reading “Our Top Life Hacks to Restore Harmony this Holiday Season”
We’re now into December which means the music in the malls is on perpetually looped holiday jazz standards and everything’s being draped in the ole red, white, and green (and if we’re really lucky, silver and gold, too). For some of us, there’s no better time of year!
For many others, the holiday season marks a particularly slippery emotional slope marked by dread, anxiety, and depression. Not to be a downer, but sometimes even for those who normally look forward to the holidays, the sheer intensity of it all can result in exhaustion, resentment, and obligation. Continue reading “How to Handle the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Merry or Bright”
A long workday is one thing, but when the holidays approach it’s not just those extra days in the office, it’s the festive lunch, the client entertainment, the kids’ school concert, and the corporate party that make keeping up your best that much more of a conundrum.
For the season that has you running from one thing to another, from dawn until dusk, something must be done to keep you looking and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed – instead of roadkill run ragged.
We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for helping you maintain your good cheer – and good looks – during the long days ahead. And, they can all be done in a bathroom break – which is great, because we bet that’s all you’ve got time for!
There’s something different about being invited into someone’s home during the holidays. There’s an extra sweetness, a deeper belonging, and a sense that during the holidays, everyone really is a family.