The positive physiological effects of acupuncture aren't limited to (adult) humans. You might be surprised to read that the treatment can actually benefit your toddler and even your dog. In fact, many of the same things that might bring you turn to Chinese medicine to fix — stress, pain, fear — might be alleviated in your little loved ones as well. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of acupuncture for pets and babies.
New year, new you! Let's get this decade going! 2020 is going to be lit!!
Also... isn't it crazy that we're halfway through February?? At this point in the year, you might be starting to feel a little run down... and time might have taken a toll on some of your New Year's resolutions (yes, even the easy ones). That said, you still need to take care of your mental health and take a step back.
She's been there for you through it all: your breakups, your make ups, and your one-night stand regrets. No matter what your relationship status looks like at the moment, one thing's for sure: Your single best friend deserves to feel the love on Valentine's Day.
A fresh year often results in self-reflection and renewed inspiration to treat our body, spirit, and mind with utmost care. Whether your goal is it build endurance at the gym, thoughtfully re-organize and prioritize, or simply to treat yourself with more kindness, these wellness-focused finds will help you do exactly that.
Fragrances have a way of bringing back memories, whether happy, sad, or heartwarming. A new year brings more opportunities to create new memories, which means you need a new fragrance — perfume, candle, diffuser, or spray — to remember it by. But really, fragrances are more than just memory builders: They're also there to ease stress, brighten your mood, and simply feel all the feels. So, in celebration of the new year (er, decade!) ahead, browse through this list of new releases and soon-to-be-favorites until you find the perfect scent for you or your space.
Hunching over your computer for hours at work — not to mention carrying the weight of patriarchy on your shoulders — can definitely cause muscle tension. At first, it might seem like a minor issue, but as time goes by, the pain can really sneak up on you.
Last year, the wellness scene exploded with CBD products, retinol (and plant-based retinol alternatives), and boutique fitness spaces that offered everything from boxing to pole dancing. While the above trends aren't going anywhere soon, we had experts weigh in on what they predict will be the biggest wellness trends for 2020. Here's to discovering new things and perhaps even pushing your boundaries by dabbling in something new.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into while stripping down to nothing at an outdoor spa at the utterly dreamy Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Maldives. The resort's spa is recognized as a leader in ayurvedic treatments, so while I knew it'd be a mind-blowing experience, I had no idea just how good it'd be. For those unfamiliar with abhyanga, I'll dive into the process more in a second, but it essentially entails a body and soul nourishing experience via an oil-laden choreographed massage given by two therapists (sounds pretty good, right?).
Yes, we're already into January, but it's not too late to make some 2020 New Year's resolutions — especially if they're easy! Sometimes, we're simply too ambitious when it comes to our resolutions... which often leads to lapses and setbacks, which in turns often leads to giving them up entirely.
Candles, without a doubt, are one of the best parts about winter: They add so much coziness and there are so many fun, seasonal varieties to choose from. They also make for gorgeous home/office decorations (especially that Insta-worthy 3-wick that always garners tons of compliments from your coworkers).
Is staying organized one of your New Year's resolutions for 2020? Well, start things off right with a good planner! Whether you want guided planners or blank ones, keeping a journal is great for keeping track of your work, social life, hobbies, interests, finances, etc. What's more, writing every day — whether it's about random thoughts, reflections or idea — can also help keep you calm, centered and grounded.
No matter how hard you try, you can't avoid the fact the holidays are madness. You can, however, make sure that your body and mind are ready to take on whatever the "most wonderful time of the year" brings. Even with all the festive cheer, the holidays bring stress, chaos, and some potentially awkward family dinner conversations (you know it's true). Gear up for all that the season brings with these stress-relieving and mindfulness-inducing finds, ranging from bath time staples, to candles that'll give your home a zen feel.
It's that time of year... again. The season of more time with family and friends, the season of giving gifts — and getting them, too. Yes, it's the holidays: For some, it's the most wonderful time of year... and for others, not so much. No matter where you fall in that spectrum, there's one thing that can really elevate your state — and it's gratitude.
We get it: It's not always good for our emotional health to spend time with certain toxic family members at Thanksgiving... but it's not like you want to sit around at home with all those (paid) days off. That's why it's the perfect time to travel to one of these amazing spots. Pack your bags, baby: Last-minute hotel deals are calling our name...
It's the most wonderful time of the year (well, at least I think it is). The leaves are changing colors, cinnamon-y desserts abound... and it's finally time to bring your go-to leather jacket out of storage. One of the best ways to embrace the season is by pumping your home full of heavenly fall scents. But candles aren't always practical, and their scents don't always last once the flame flickers out. That's why we've rounded up the following reed diffusers that were made for fall (and have scents that last for up to three months). So throw on your coziest sweater, whip up a hot chocolate, and sit back and enjoy these autumnal scents. Bonus: They're all great gift options too as you make the holiday party rounds!
Fall is truly the most wonderful time of the year. After you fill your kitchen with bags (and bags) of apples, it's time to give fall's other staple (aka pumpkin) its time to shine. Even once Halloween passes and your jack-o-lantern has seen better days, there are so many seasonally appropriate ways to incorporate pumpkins — some real, mostly faux — into your day-to-day décor well into November. Shop these pumpkin-themed items, ranging from scented candles to party-ready placemats, to get all the inspiration you need for a festive fall home. Bring on the cozy.