Now more than ever, I’m focused on self-care and living my best life. This includes making good decisions for myself and my family. Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t just about what we put in our bodies, but also what we put on them.
The underarm area is delicate. Mine tends to get easily irritated by deodorant, so I need a protection that doesn’t expose me to unnecessary or harmful ingredients like parabens and phthalates.
I have always loved Arm & Hammer products and now I can add their deodorant to the list!
Arm and Hammer ESSENTIALS deodorant is:
Aluminum-free deodorant with natural deodorizers
Neutralizes odor using the trusted and natural deodorizing power of Baking Soda
Free from any potentially harmful ingredients like parabens or phthalates
Contains natural essential oils to help keep you smelling fresh
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I didn’t realize how deficient I was in the loungewear category until the pandemic hit, and pajamas became more visible online. ⠀
So, I was eager to partner with Cozy Earth —a Premium Bamboo Loungewear & Bedding company.
All of their bedding and loungewear are made with Premium Bamboo Weave that feels as good as these gray stretch-knit pajamas, which would earn my mother’s approval. And my mother is very selective about pajama fabric.
They are also:⠀
•Certified free of harsh chemicals and dyes⠀
•Antibacterial & Antimicrobial⠀
•10x Softer than Cotton (for real, for real!)⠀
• Backed by a 10 Year Guarantee (say what?! ) ⠀
•Sustainable and Eco-Friendly⠀
•Selected to Oprah’s Favorite Things (Sheets, PJs, and Joggers)⠀
A. Me, myself and I! 🙂 I have taken all of my own photos for quite a while. Mike (and sometimes Nile) used to help me, and I have worked with photographers in the past, but it’s been several years. In addition, I do my own hair, makeup, and styling. I also write all of my own blog posts and do my own photo editing.
It’s been eight and a half long months since I’ve created a blog post. ;-( I’m sorry it’s been so long. Please forgive me.
I have some more blog posts planned between now and the end of the year; I promise that this won’t be the last life update. So, I am keeping it brief.
This fall, I will be entering my third year as a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Oregon. My time in the program has passed quickly, just like I thought it would. School is as rigorous and demanding as one might expect. While it certainly hasn’t been easy, everything has gone well and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity and the support of my colleagues and professors.
Can you believe that the twins will be 22 years old at the end of August?! I can’t. They are both doing well and thriving, taking their time getting through college, enjoying learning and loving life. I have enjoyed spending some much needed quality time at home in Vancouver, WA with them this summer. They are incredible humans and I am infinitely proud of each of them.
Health and Fitness
One of the reasons I took a break from social media and blogging is because I was having some health concerns. Luckily, it was nothing too serious. However, I have had to be very careful about managing my stress (which can contribute to lots of health problems). As usual, I have been keeping up with my workouts. I recently shed 10 lbs. of winter and stress weight by being more strict about my intermittent fasting and increasing the duration of my workouts. Every time I drop weight (since reaching middle age) I say this, but I hope to maintain it for longer than six months this time! 😉
I hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for stopping by to check on me. I will be in touch again SOON!