All posts filed under: Wellness

Tara Approved Products

I want to make my home “safer” and “less toxic” but I find it very overwhelming to know where to start. I gave it a good think, and I decided to start with the products that our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, yaps at me about the most. (I say “yap” with love as Tara is also my bestie). Here are the 3 products we’ll start with…

Move Forward, But…

Recently, I was watching the Real Housewives of New York and noticed that every time there was an emotional blowup of sorts, one of the women would inevitably say something like, “I just want to move forward.” That’s great, but they kept wanting to “move forward” without at all addressing the terrible thing they did (or that was done to them by a fellow RHONY costar). We all need to live in the present and look to the future, never letting the past hold us back. BUT, we must first deal with what happened. If we don’t, we won’t heal, and we’ll never really move past it. It’s hard, but I’ll hold your hand. Here’s how we do it….

Modern Marriage

I think being a lady is hard. We’re constantly being judged by friends, employers, employees, children, mothers, significant others, and even ourselves. We have so many roles to fill and in 2016, we can go from feeling like we have it all to feeling like we have nothing, in a matter of an hour. Life is complicated, and I think that it’s severely complicated our understanding of what can be the fabulous position of wife or lady-friend. I don’t like a complicated life, so it’s time we get to the bottom of this…

Efficiently Getting Out the Door

I went through this terrible phase a few years ago where leaving the house felt like preparing to climb Mt. Everest. This was no bueno. It caused me to hardly ever leave the house, and when I did I was constantly stressed and anxious. That’s no way to live! So, I made a change and got my life together. Now, I’m always ready to go, which means, I’ve living life and not hiding from it. Here’s how:

Lies Explode Like Eggs in a Microwave

Don’t lie. Life will be much simpler.

Even lies that seem to start out small or “harmless” will erode sooner than later and just cause us more trouble. We’ll end up becoming stressed and confused and life will be harder for us than if we just told the truth in the first place.

To avoid lying, we have to get to the bottom of why people do it in the first place. There are two answers:

Where Have We Been?

Hi Everyone! Unfortunately, the answer to the question, “Where have we been?” is not “at the beach.” Shortly after Memorial Day weekend, I was hospitalized for a total of 4 weeks with a kidney disease called FSGS. It caused me to gain 35 pounds of fluid in two weeks and brought on many other symptoms such as severe fatigue, faintness, and disorientation. On top of my already existing health struggles of Autonomic Dysfunction and MS, it has been a really hard period of time. Thank you so much to everyone who reached out to express their love and concern. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to receive your support and to know you missed hearing from Graye Note! The Graye Note Team is also my personal care team, so as soon as I fell so suddenly ill, all Graye Note operations abruptly paused. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH! I seem to be getting a little stronger each day, and as I recover, we are planning new videos, articles, and the launch of Graye …

I’m Not Me if I Can’t….

If I can’t create, I’m not me. I learned this truth about a year ago, when it became increasingly apparent to me that life behind a computer is arduous, while one in front of dreamy racks of clothes to be styled is heavenly.

If we aren’t doing the greatest things we were created to do, we’ll never be fulfilled. I have MS. I never write about this or talk about it on social media. It’s not because I’m trying to be secretive. It’s because of a lot of other reasons…

Cold Weather Activities for Kids!

When cold weather hits my first thought is to stay inside and hibernate. Unfortunately, children don’t have that tendency. The more they are cooped up, the crazier they act. The only way to fight the winter crazies is to burn off all of that energy! We are really lucky to live where there are plenty of outdoor activities in the winter time. My daughter loves to stay busy and I love to watch her experience new things, so I signed her up for a few lessons this winter. I’m a teacher, so my first instinct is to sign up for a class whenever possible. But, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t teach your own child these activities. Also, if you have an older child who already knows how to ski or skate, lessons might not fit your needs. A family outing to the rink, park, or mountain could be your answer to the winter blues. We started off the winter with ice skating lessons. It was a huge success. My daughter is four and had …