The Benefits Of A Sunrise On The Beach

The Benefits Of A Sunrise On The Beach

Watching the sunset at the end of a day at the beach is always a lovely and relaxing finale. You’ve heard me talk about all of the health benefits of this beautiful activity before. But what about a sun rise? People don’t generally watch the sunrise as often, probably due to the hour you have to get up to actually witness it.  Read more to find out why I highly recommend it!

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This Simple Act Will Change Someones Life

This Simple Act Will Change Someones Life

I have been doing volunteer work since I was 14 years old and I will blog about the great effects of volunteer work in a future blog.  However, there are times in life where you just don’t have time to volunteer. Keep reading to learn how you can still make a difference to the causes that you believe in and desperately need your help.

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Indulge in your Favorite Summer Treat

Indulge in your Favorite Summer Treat

Every summer, my friend Beth and I go to Seaside Heights, one of the giant boardwalks on the Jersey Shore for her birthday. The boardwalk itself is filled with games, rides, attractions, and lots of food vendors. Find out how we indulged in our favorite summer treats!

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Enjoy An Outdoor Concert

Enjoy An Outdoor Concert

Going to outdoor concerts is one of the best parts of summer in my opinion. There is so much great music out there, and when you get to combine it with fresh air and sunshine it just elevates the experience to new heights. Read more to get summer concert inspiration!

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Stay Cool in a Pool

Stay Cool in a Pool

Ok this may sound like a no brainer, but sometimes we need reminding.  The best way to have fun and stay cool if you are outdoors in the summer heat is in a pool - or in a lake, or ocean, or river! Read more to learn about the best ways to stay cool in a pool!

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The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2019 to Lighten Up Your Life

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2019 to Lighten Up Your Life

Amazon Prime Day is here! Whether you're looking to stock up on cooking essentials or you simply want to lighten up your home with fun decor and furnishings, this is the perfect time to score the best deals on home and kitchen products and so much more! Don’t miss out!

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Hooping Your Way To Happiness

Hooping Your Way To Happiness

This summer fun activity is not only healthy, but it’s also one of the quickest ways to put a smile on your face and a laugh in your heart! No matter your age, size, or lifestyle, the happiness you get from hooping is undeniable! Read more to learn about my experience with it!

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30 Days of Gratitude Stretching

30 Days of Gratitude Stretching

A few years back, I signed up for a month long series of online daily gratitude meditations. I was really enjoying them but found myself getting rather ansty.  Having trouble sitting still as I listened, I got up from my chair and started to move around. Continue reading to learn what happened next.

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Let's Have a Picnic!

Let's Have a Picnic!

Let’s go on a picnic... an old-school picnic, relaxing on a large comfy blanket on some nice green grass, with some great food. How does that sound to you? Picnics conjure up feelings of fun, romance, lazy weekends, and relaxation. This sounds like a perfect Lighten Up Activity, don’t you think?

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3:00 p.m. Breather

3:00 p.m. Breather

About 6 months ago a good friend mentioned the idea of pausing each day at different times, to just take a breather. The idea was intriguing so I decided to try it and see if it changed my life in any way. I am always looking for tiny ways to improve my health so this simple life tip seemed easy enough to try!

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Add Some Color To Your Life

Add Some Color To Your Life

For most of my life, I have had a deep dark secret, and it’s time to come out with it…I love to color! It was never “cool” to talk about so I kept my love of coloring to myself. I really just love everything that has to do with bringing more color into my life.  I love bright vibrant colors, and soft pastels, and gorgeous jewel colors too. Read more to learn how to bring more color into your life!

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Relax With A Chair Massage

Relax With A Chair Massage

Just the thought of getting a massage immediately puts me on the path to utter bliss. It’s one of the best ways I know of to let go of all of your physical & emotional stress and tension. A good massage is such an effective way to lighten up your day! But often times we don’t have the time or money for a full hour long massage. Read more to learn about a fast and effective alternative.

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Step Outside

Step Outside

Yes, you technically were outside when you left the house to go to and from work, but you didn’t get to experience just “being” outside. I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time indoors working at my computer, cooking, and doing household things and often find myself craving a little fresh air!

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Happy Places from Your Past

Happy Places from Your Past

How many times have we heard the expression “Go to your happy place?” Generally it refers to meditation or relaxation exercises where you are asked to close your eyes and envision a place that brings you to a feeling of peace, joy, and complete contentment. Learn more about how to use this tip in a real way!

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Plant a Seed and Watch it Grow

Plant a Seed and Watch it Grow


It’s Spring, the perfect time to start planting.  Some people have that nack for making vast and beautiful flower or vegetable gardens, and some people (like me) are best left to plant just a few flowers, herbs, or veggies in garden pots that sit on my balcony. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a wanna-be like me, there is more meaning to planting a seed than just the end product.

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