How to Decorate Your Home to Elevate Your Mood

I am someone who is a big believer in the fact that our environment can seriously influence our mood. What simpler way to boost your happiness then, than to keep a tidy, inspiring, light- and love-filled home? Keep reading for some easy ways to mindfully decorate your home to elevate your mood.

A tidy, inspiring, light- and love-filled home can really boost happiness. Here's how to mindfully decorate your home to elevate your mood!

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9 Activities for a Fit and Frugal Summer

If you’ve been around our blog for any length of time, you’ll know we’re committed to health and happiness. That’s why when we think of summer the first thing that pops into our minds are all of the great opportunities for summer fitness! We’re all about keeping our spending to a minimum so we’ve pulled together a list of activities that will help you stay active on a budget. Our guide to a fit and frugal summer!

9 Activities for a Fit and Frugal Summer

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How to Become a Morning Exerciser

To anyone interested in committing to an exercise habit, my number one recommendation would be to try out exercising in the morning. From my personal experience, I am much more likely to actually exercise as planned in the morning rather than later in the day. The few times I have planned to exercise in the afternoon or evening have either left me slogging through an ineffective workout or have been met with one thousand excuses of why I shouldn’t do it at all! Follow my proven steps to discover if a morning exercise habit might work for you.

HowTo Become a Morning Exerciser

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Fighting Depression with Foods and Supplements

One of the things I’ve learned on my journey toward health and wellness is that many supplements exist in the natural world that can work in concert with things like medication and therapy to keep you feeling like your best self. This post is the start of a series on mood-boosting nutrition that will take you through foods and supplements that help improve your general well being. First on the list? Fighting depression with foods and supplements.

Fighting Depression with Food and Supplements

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Make-Ahead Recovery Smoothie

Hi again! It’s JW here to share the new best-ever way to make smoothies. I got this smoothie method and recipe from the latest issue of Runner’s World in an article about make-ahead breakfasts. With this method, you can put in a little time on the weekend and then sip on gourmet smoothies all week long!


Makes 6 servings

1 cup figs

2 cups hot coffee

2 bananas

1 cup of yogurt (I subbed 1 can of coconut milk to make it dairy free)

¼ cup almond butter

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 tsp vanilla

½ tsp cardamon (I subbed 1 tbsp of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice)    

Recovery Smoothie Ingredients

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Rebranding Our Blog and Our New Vision

Hello faithful readers! You may have noticed that we took an unexpected hiatus during the month of April. This was mostly due to some not fun life things happening for Emma and JW but we are both really excited about the positive outcomes from our unplanned time off.

Emma & JW's Best Day Ever

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Digging My Way Out of Depression

I was staring at a blank space on our editorial calendar for today and feeling unmotivated to fill it as has been my usual mode recently. I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed, feeling low-energy and unmotivated, not finding much joy in the things I usually love. All classic symptoms of the depression I’ve come to know so well over the past 9 years. And just as I know that things will get better and I’ll find my way out of the dark hole I’m currently living in, I also know that it will be work – blood, sweat, and tears work – to get there. Still stumped about what to write about today, I decided to be as honest as I know how and share with you some of my ongoing struggles and what I’m doing about them. So here’s to digging my way out of depression, one shovel-full at a time.

Digging My Way Out of Depression

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