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How To Get Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick!

While the vast majority of us set New Year's Resolutions, most of us do not stick with them. While there are various reasons why resolutions do not hold up over time, there are also various tricks to ensure that they do. FirstAt the beginning of the year I always make…

My New Year’s Resolution

Every year I choose some lofty and unrealistic resolution that normally only lasts a week or two; however, this year will be different. How will it be different you ask? Well, this year my goal is realistic and instead of waiting until the new year to implement my new lifestyle,…

Mood-Booster

With shorter days, colder weather, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy to slip into a funk. While television often over-dramatizes and gives us a contorted view of reality, there are many things I learned from my favorite characters. Besides all of them being there for…

Recap: Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is coming to a close, here is what you need to know about the 2018 open enrollment period. 1. What is open enrollment and when it is? Open enrollment is the only period of time when you can add, change, or cancel your healthcare coverage. For 2018 coverage…

Holiday Detox Tips

Especially after a holiday meal or a big dinner while catching up with family and friends, I am left feeling bloated, lethargic, and gross. While everybody should indulge a little, this sluggish state leaves me wondering if it was really worth it. Luckily I have 5 tips that will leave…

DIY Holiday Scents

There is nothing better than walking into a house and smelling cookies baking in the oven or the warm scent of cinnamon. Especially during the holidays, it is so nice to have this sort of greeting to welcome your guests. Below are my favorite ways to fragrance my home without…

Foolproof Pumpkin Muffins

All of my will power goes out the door when there is a pumpkin treat nearby. I can resist chocolate, ice cream, and all of the other delicious sugary treats out there. However, if you put a pumpkin muffin, cupcake, or anything that contains pumpkin within sniffing distance of me,…

Complete Skin Health

I think it is time to give a shout-out to the body's largest organ--your skin. Many people (myself included) do not take proper care of their skin by giving it all of the love & attention it rightfully deserves. Especially during the winter, my skin is dry, dull, and just…

Aliera’s 30-Day Plank Challenge

If you do not have a strong core, you might not realize what you are missing or how useful one could be. Your core is made up of your abdominal, obliques, lower back, and gluteus muscles. These muscles act as stabilizers for the entire body and is the body's center…

Tackling the Halloween Sugar Monster

The seemingly unlimited amount of candy was, and still is, my favorite part of Halloween. It is more or less an excuse to binge on sugar, which is definitely not healthy. Candy and sugary treats are Halloween staples, so how do you combat the copious amounts of sugar without completely…