Weighted blankets

Weighted blankets

Put a weighted blanket on your Christmas wish list and make your wish list known. I have tried sleeping under a weighted blanket and it really does help me fall asleep faster. But I can also tell you that this is true for any heavier weight blanket (for me). A blanket...
Get ahead of holiday blues

Get ahead of holiday blues

Get ahead of holiday blues by recognizing that unrealistic expectations are often the cause. Joy is internal, a way of experiencing the holidays (and the world) regardless of the behavior of others. If you find yourself feeling disappointed in the coming month, turn...
Homemade sugar scrubs

Homemade sugar scrubs

Make your own sugar scrubs for bathing. This is so easy to make that I now keep a jar of sugar scrub in my shower all year ’round. In the winter, this helps with my dry, itchy skin. In the summer, it helps with exfoliation of exposed skin. These jars can also be...
Put blankets in your cars

Put blankets in your cars

Make sure your cars have cozy blankets in the trunk. You never know when the car will break down and you will be on the side of the road in 20-degree weather waiting for the tow truck. I do wish I didn’t have personal experience with this! I have also seen it...
Put nothing on your calendar

Put nothing on your calendar

(Image credit: shebeko) Get out your calendar and put some empty days on it. There’s a lot going on in the next several weeks and you will appreciate knowing there are days where you will not be going anywhere or having anyone over. Speaking of calendars, you can get...