Seeking Beauty


One of my favorite things about Morocco were the Souks in Marrakech. But especially the spice souks! I'm not usually a shopper when I travel but we bought so much this trip! Eucaliptis crystals, spices, moroccean mint tea, and so much more! I love the crystals the most especially becauseI got a head cold toward the end of the trip and the crystals act like vicks. You add a small....teeny tiny amount to your teat and it opens everything up all your sinus passages without changing the taste of your tea. I usually make tea with simply hot water, lemon, honey, turmeric and ginger in the winter but this season I'll be adding a little crystal power to it too!

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Keep Calm & Put Your Stretchy Pants On

Thanksgiving, while full of holiday cheer, can be stressful for some and for lots of reasons! Here are a few that I see as the top few:

  • You're hosting dinner
  • You work in retail
  • You had to choose between seeing one family or the other
  • Or you didn't choose and you have a long day of driving ahead
  • Holiday weight gain
  • Its the start to the rest of the holiday season - money, gifts, etc
  • Family, family and more family

So while we all have different things to stress about, remember to think of the things that aren't stressful, remember to be greateful for what you do have, look hard through the craziness of the day and find the light!

And if all else fails....just stay calm and put those stretchy pants on :)