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Beauty & Style

How (and why!) to make gua sha part of your midlife skincare routine

When I first read about the ancient Chinese art of gua sha, I was intrigued but dubious. Then I tried it…and I’ve never looked back. …

Beauty & Style

DIY facial oil for gua sha, oil cleansing, and moisturizing

While I’m a big fan of all the products in my daily skincare routine, more and more I’ve been appreciating the simplicity, versatility, and sensory …

Career Pivots + Second Acts

Self-acceptance -vs- self-improvement: do they have to compete?

“You’re enough.” “You’re amazing.” “You’re beautiful, just as you are.” Also: “Employ a growth mindset!” “Do better.” And, “This is your year to slay!” Everywhere …

Adventure + Creativity

A few of my favorite bird-watching books & resources

From their antics at the feeder to frolics in the forest, there’s just something about watching birds that brings me so much joy. Here are a few books and products that have made birdwatching more fun and accessible for me.

Adventure + Creativity

If you could live anywhere: empty-nest moving fantasies and what it means to bloom where you’re planted, with Melody Warnick

Do you fantasize about moving across the country – or globe – the minute the kids move out? Are you happily settled in your current …

Health + Wellness

Where the holidays go to die: January re-entry and packing away Christmas

Good morning! In this week’s Sunday Morning Tea we’re talking about re-entry, January challenges/intentions/goals, and that feeling when you’re surrounded by the remnants of Christmas …

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