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From Night Owl to Early Bird: A Step by Step Plan

There’s a night owl in my house and it’s not me! It’s my 8 year old daughter Lola! When the other 3 of us are winding down for the evening Lola is just coming alive. Ready to whirl and twirl and do flips and gymnastics on the bed! Of course with this comes the fact that she abhors getting up early and can easily sleep until 11am if given the opportunity. I’m wondering what it will be like when she’s a teenager since most teens like to sleep late anyway! Lord, help me! Lola has been like this for as long as I can remember. Even as a baby. But why? According to Science Alert the answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90,000 people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 versions of genes that are linked to reports of being an early or a late riser. Most living things, including people, live by natural 24-hour cycles called circadian rhythms. These internal ‘clocks’ determine whether you have …

What Are Your Strengths? You Should Want to Know Your Strongest Stripes

Originally posted on A Color Pop Life:
There seem to be two great competing philosophies on whether someone should embrace their natural strengths, or extend the majority of their attention on their weaknesses.  Myself, I see value and purpose in both. Natural strengths put you in a position to accentuate your potential for consistent higher performance, or outcome(s), in what you’re doing.  You’re more likely to experience more successes at the task(s) at hand, and contribute with greater ease.  It probably comes to no surprise that the following are proven outcomes you may expect when embracing your natural strengths: Increase Your Overall Happiness Increase Your Ability to Manage Problems Decrease Stress Increase Confidence Accomplish More Goals Strengthen Relationships On a different standpoint, switching predominant energy on nurturing weaknesses does lend an opportunity to see where growth in future potential can be realized.  But, I’m not sure I agree that we are meant to be good at all things.  I mean, think about it for a moment … in football, would you give Tom Brady feedback that his…

Can A Organic Skincare Line Really Fight the Affects of Aging? I Think So!

Are you sticking to those resolutions that you made a few weeks ago? Was taking better care of your skin using good for you, organic products on your list of things to do? You might be eating organically, recycling, and doing what you can for the environment, but how natural are your skincare products? Read on to learn about a fabulous skin care line that I have discovered that’s getting rave reviews from med spas and esthiticains! And, as a To Be Simply Happy friend you can get a 10% discount when you order here:  Skin Drink Phytoceuticals ! Just link to them through this post and enter simplyhappy as the promo code at checkout! So, raise your hand if you want to age gracefully, with beautiful skin, as few wrinkles as possible, and all without nasty chemicals and ingredients that sound like they should be in motor oil instead of on your face! My hand is raised, but it’s hard to type with one hand so I’ll put it back down now 🙂 I’ve even read that skin …

Himalayan Salt Lamps: Beneficial or Not?

I’ve often seen Himalayan Salt Lamps in spas and I have always thought they were pretty. But, I really wasn’t sure what they were for… They certainly are nice to look at and emit such a warm, soothing glow. Then I discovered that they actually do serve a purpose beyond looks. They are actually supposed to be good for your health! And, while I am by no means do everything right 🙂 I am always on the look out for things I can do to improve my health and environment! So, for a while I have been meaning to buy a salt lamp, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Much to my surprise my friend Courtney gifted me with one for my birthday in December! Had she been reading my mind?!? Are there any health benefits to having a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your home? Many people believe so, but of course there are always naysayers. First, a little info on how the Himalayan Salt Lamps works: Water vapor is always circulating in …

Work It Girl! My 20-Minute Conditioning Routine for Fall

Happy Tuesday Morning Ladies!  I think I am smelling something called Fall in the air … or maybe it is this nice, dry breeze that seems to be welcoming me in the mornings and evenings now.  Whatever it is – it is SO nice 🙂  And, as I am quickly reminded, along with Fall comes the busyness of school … plus multi-sport schedules for the kids … a little sprinkle of fun with holiday get togethers and events … and BAM – you’ve got yourself a bonafide full schedule!  Well … this little mamma needs to get some workout in somewhere, and somehow.  Therefore, to add some conditioning to my few days a week of yoga, I started to do 2-3 days, a week, of 20-minute conditioning activities that is already getting my yoga pants to feel just a little more comfortable – is that even possible?!?!? So, I thought, no need to be stingy with my routine and share this because I know I’m not alone with trying to fit in pockets of exercise …