Life & Wellness

Guide to a happy life.

5 Tips for Maternity Dressing

maternity outfits

Let me first say that I am thrilled to be pregnant. I know that may women and their significant others struggle with infertility and I am thankful that I have proven to be lucky enough to be able to get pregnant. My thoughts are with those under different circumstances.  Dressing while pregnant can be a… Read More »

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My Thoughts on Hypnobirthing – Part I

Visualizing my happy baby

After reading multiple pregnancy and labor books, I realized that I should probably take some sort of birthing class. It seems that the birthing classes fall into three categories – Lamaze, Bradley Method, and Hypnobirthing. Most people I ask have never heard of Bradley Method or Hypnobirthing. A pregnancy book I borrowed that was published… Read More »

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Yikes! I’m having a baby. Can I have fun too?

Pregnant, 2nd Trimester

I’m having a baby! Is this adulting? Just last night, my great friend and fellow Gal came over for a visit, and we talked about being adults while still feeling like kids. Sure, we have our own bills and jobs – heck, she is even a Doctor — but it’s hard to believe that we… Read More »

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How to Write a Letter to a Government Agency or Figure


Activism is so hot right now. Have you ever felt passionate about an issue, but you don’t know what you can do to make things change? If you have no time to start an organization for change and no desire to run for office, you can at least write a letter to the proper government officials… Read More »

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The Little Things Add Up


I arrived home from a road trip late last night. I walked through the door to find dirty dishes in the sink and an unorganized house. After very little sleep, I awoke to get ready for work. I made sure to dress nicely and wear makeup for an important meeting about a project I’ve been looking forward… Read More »

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Life in a Far Away Land: How to Survive Away From Your Gals and Family


Once upon a time, in a magical land called New Orleans, a gal sometimes felt sad and blue. Although living in a city paved with colorful beads, where folks freely imbibed sugary alcoholic beverages anywhere and everywhere, she felt she was missing out on fun. Her kind of fun was different. Her kind of fun… Read More »

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Summertime Sadness: Helpful Tips to Cope with It

There are few things more depressing than being sad in the summer. (Okay, I’m being melodramatic, but go with me on this one.) The sun is out, the birds are chirping, the hipster are frolicking, and you’re feeling down and out. You feel like you should be happy in such nice conditions, but you’re not. And the contrast between how… Read More »

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