All posts filed under: Brighter Days

How to Prepare Your Skin for Spring

Spring is in the air and that means your skin is about to take center stage. If you’re like us, the winter has not been your friend and things are looking pretty dead and lifeless underneath those layers. But with these simple tips you can get glowing radiant skin in no time. Exfoliate To prepare your skin for Spring, you’ll need to remove the dead skin cells sitting on top your top layer of skin. These dead cells keep fresh air and nutrients from reaching the deeper layers. Pick up a sugar scrub, mix with your favorite body wash and scrub away! Just make sure not to scrub too hard; you only want to remove the dead layer of skin not all the layers. Clean Up Once you’ve removed the old cells, it’s time to nurture the good ones you left behind. Pick a body wash that’s right for your skin type and loaded with moisturizing nutrients. Wash away any residual debris and get that moisture right back in there! If you want to liven …

How to Cook When you Hate Cooking

Adulting is hard. And when every article out there tells you that a major milestone to being an adult is knowing your way around the kitchen… well the visceral reaction you have to looking at your stove isn’t going help. (I mean if you don’t ever use the stove it never needs to be cleaned – that seems like a win to me!) What’s a gal (or guy) to do you do if cooking isn’t your favorite, but you don’t want to keep getting eye rolls from the same delivery guy every night? Three words for you. Frozen. Crockpot. Casserole. And not all once. FROZEN More specifically frozen veggies. Nothing makes a meal like a good side dish (or two) and it’s super easy to execute. If you have a steamer you’re already a step ahead, and if you don’t we strongly suggest you get one. You’ll thank us later. To use the steamer: fill the basin with water, throw in the frozen veggies and set the timer. Because some veggies need longer than others, below are some …

The Effects of Happiness on Success

Who knew mood rings were back in style? Hint: they aren’t. But what these celestial rings told us during those years when braces were considered cool, is more relevant to your adult self today than ever before. Since the last 90’s when researchers first coined the term ‘positive psychology’, countless studies have been run proving happiness is not just a byproduct of success. Rather success comes from being happy. And it’s not just success at work. Happiness has been proven to add years to your life and can even make pain less painful. I know I feel like I’m taking crazy pills too. How Does Happiness Affect Us? Happiness influences the many aspects of our life that lead to success – how we view ourselves, how we build relationships, and how we stay motivated, persevere and solve problems. When we are happy and positive, our brains become more energetic, creative, motivated, resilient, engaged and productive. It’s like psychologists found the fountain of youth and it was inside us this whole time! Mind. Blown. So if happiness is the key …