Coffee – Helping or Harming You?

Coffee is the second most popular drink worldwide with over 400 million cups downed a day by Americans alone. The statistics on coffee obsession are staggering, but not surprising if you catch a glimpse of the local Starbucks line around 8 in the morning. Of all the...

Tips For Staying Healthy in the New Year

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY IN THE NEW YEAR It’s the beginning of a new year and a fresh start so if you have not already, now is the time to set some new goals, specifically for your health. This past year was a tough one all around and most of us are feeling it...

Breast Cancer

“Menopausal women have the ability to reduce their chance of breast cancer by 14% by walking 7 hours per week. That’s one hour per day.” -Laura Renegar, Be Organic Podcast Ep. 47 This is a reassuring statistic. There are lots of ways we can reduce our risks and...

The Skin Microbiome – Acne & Eczema

If you're struggling with acne or inflammation like eczema, it's time to treat these skin problems as a symptom, not a condition. Stomach inflammation, chronic body inflammation, gut imbalances, and oxidative stress (which is essentially free radical damage) are all...
Unexpected Gifts of Shopping Local

Unexpected Gifts of Shopping Local

I recently purchased a coffee table from Charlotte-based artisan Janine Bithell of Rosewood Co and two original paintings by Leslie Poteet Busker, a Charlotte-based artist. I initiated both of these transactions on Instagram separately, but I wound up picking up the...

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The Power of Neutral Thinking

The Power of Neutral Thinking

How we handle stress is often a reflection of our character. Stress is toxic for our mind, our life balance and our health. There is no doubt that there are stress factors every day and every space of our life: work, relationships, health, training … the list goes on...

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Humankind’s Return on Investment

Humankind’s Return on Investment

Most of us derive our identities from what we “do” or what we have accomplished. I am not going to lie to any of you as I am a guy who has been working in corporate America for the past 16 years – and to be completely transparent – I really enjoyed it. I recently made...

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// be awkward.

// be awkward.

i am the guy who is not like the others. i don’t have a fancy business title or job description. i must prove myself everyday by making something and hopefully creating an obsession you’re compelled to exchange money for. sometimes i feel like i can’t afford my own...

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Why I Ditched Candles + Plug-ins

Why I Ditched Candles + Plug-ins

I used to LOVE burning candles. Fireside S’more? Yep! BeachSide Vacation? Had it! Warm Christmas Cookie? I’ll take 5! I was always hitting up store after store and picking up candles constantly, can you say candle hoarder? I was obsessed you guys! If you came in my...

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Gifts for your Guy

Gifts for your Guy

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Guys can be the hardest people EVER to shop for, so we decided to ask a few of our favorite men to point us in the right direction. Check out their suggestions and count on a happy guy come the 14th! FOR THE ALL AMERICAN:...

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18 Ways to Show Kindness

18 Ways to Show Kindness

2018 is here and we are hoping that January has found you healthy and inspired! We love the New Year - it is filled with such promise and is such an awesome time to set the tone for what you want to get and give from the coming months. In the spirit of living your...

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Body Imaging 101

Body Imaging 101

I am going to go on a little rant - I apologize in advance, but hang in there with me!  Not only am I sick of the bullying that goes if you’re overweight, but I am also sick of people putting others down for being small, fit or choosing healthy options to fuel their...

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It’s All in the Details

It’s All in the Details

As an Interior Designer, walking into a well curated space sends my heart racing.  My eyes scan the room, trying to soak in and mentally catalog every detail. I observe how a room looks overall, how it is accessorized and even how it smells. Most rooms have one...

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