wellness

  • make-believe: january sunshine.

    January. Such a paradoxical month, isn’t it? At the same time that I’m raring to start fresh and forge ahead, I’m tempted to cozy up, hunker down, and nap through the duration. You too?…

    January 10, 2018 25 Comments
  • make your own: calendula salve.

    For all of its loveliness, January is a month in New York that requires some amount of defending against. To fend off the cold we need extra layers of wool. To combat the blues…

    January 8, 2018 36 Comments
  • 15 ways to ward off seasonal depression.

    I wrote this moderately tongue-in-cheek list of ways to ward off seasonal depression over the weekend because the nights just got very long and the days just got very short and my gosh it’s…

    November 6, 2017 83 Comments
  • make your own: elderberry syrup.

    I’ve been sniffly for the past few weeks. Which has been kind of yucky and kind of uncomfortable but also a marker of the season and a good reminder to take a few proactive…

    September 25, 2017 19 Comments
  • natural beauty: bar soap, part two.

    That I enjoy lathering up with bar soap is hardly news. I could receive bars of freshly cut handmade soap for every birthday from now until the day I die and I’d be happy. Nothing quite…

    September 11, 2017 49 Comments
  • habit shift: habits that stick.

    Shifting habits is hard. Getting them to stick is harder still.  Sometimes you write long well-intentioned blog posts about your renewed energy to go on daily walks and it’s not until a year has…

    August 9, 2017 28 Comments
  • habit shift: sunscreen.

    I’m just a little less than two weeks from turning thirty-three. Yes, I’m feeling old. And vain.  Enter sunscreen. It’s no newsflash that I should be wearing it. Skin cancer rates are startling. The…

    June 19, 2017 199 Comments
  • self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
  • baby proof: pregnancy pampering.

    The word pampering gets used a lot when talking about pregnant people, especially in the lifestyle realm. And while part of the definition of the word is entirely apt—”to indulge with every attention, comfort, and…

    November 14, 2016 48 Comments