• Jenny Paul

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

You might not be able to hug or even visit your mom in person this Mother's Day (or maybe you are holed up together waiting for the COVID-19 storm to pass). Either way, here are a few gift ideas guaranteed to make your mom smile this year!


1. Make her a one-of-a-kind photobook with your old phone pics! When was the last time you looked at your ever growing i-Photo collection? Use it this year to make a collage of your favorite mom moments from the last few years or make a mini-book of the last vacation you took together. For User Interface and Print Quality-- Mixbook and Artifact Uprising and for price point-- Snapfish and Shutterfly. It seems like they are all running large discounts right now, so you should be able to get a great price anywhere you go. (Adulting hack: always search for a promo code before paying full price at check out!)


2. Send her a Personalized Flower Bouquet. An oldie, but always a goodie! Some great florists that deliver: For quirky, edgy arrangements, try Urbanstems, for more traditional choices, try 1-800-Flowers, or for edible "Flowers" try Cookies by Design.


3. Hand curate a Gift Basket. We love Sabon for home spa treatments (they're also running a buy a kit, give a kit special right now) or try Design it Yourself Gift Baskets where you can hand curate your own basket with tons of different options.


4. A gift is more than mom wants? A great card will do the trick! Want something traditional that doesn't involve you braving the drug store? Try Greeting Card Universe. Prefer something more unique and modern? Try LovePop Cards for a pop up card or card "bouquet."


Whatever you do, don't forget to call (or Zoom/FaceTime) the moms in your life on the 10th, and to all the mothers out there, have a wonderful and well deserved Mother's Day!





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Updated: Nov 18, 2020

It's so important, in this stressful time, to look after both the physical and mental health of yourself and others. Here are 3 tips to help keep you sane while you fight to keep yourself and others healthy.


Breathe/Meditate Set aside time each day, if not multiple times each day, to just deep breathe. If it helps, find a meditation app to guide you or use a You Tube video to play your favorite natural sounds in the background.

Talk to people

Especially if you are quarantine, self-quarantine, or social distancing, take time each day to call and/or FaceTime your favorite people. Maybe play an online game together. In 2020, you don't have to share physical space to share quality time. Call your Great Aunt Sally-- or finally teach your parents FaceTime. We're sure they'd love to hear from you ;)

Get plenty of sleep, water, and vitamins on board. Keep your body, brain, and immune system well-fed and strong. Get as close to a full night's sleep as your body will allow each and every night, hydrate if not over hydrate, and get your vitamins and minerals in, so you can operate at your best. And, if you do end up getting sick, your body is prepared as it possibly can be to fight infection quickly and successfully.

Stay strong, stay sane, stay well.
















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Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Please don't get us wrong, an authentic "I'm sorry" when you've actually caused harm or wrong to another person is entirely acceptable (and very much encouraged)! But, if you are one of those people that finds yourself apologizing for everything (even casually) more often than not, consider...


You are probably using "I'm sorry" as a polite entry point for conversation, but, by doing so, you are ever so subtly undermining your personal power and worth.


Why do we do this in the first place? Maybe we think we're being perceived as thoughtful or don't want to be rude, or, worse, we literally ARE sorry for taking up someone else's time and energy.


Every single time one of us utters the words "I'm sorry" when we didn't do anything wrong, we reinforce that any attention, even deserved attention granted us, is actually undeserved-- over and over again until they and our own brains actually start to believe it.


So, if you are one of those people that find yourself apologizing to the person that bumped into you on the street, to the waiter that brought you the wrong order in the first place, or to your boss for taking up his/her time to ask for a raise, STOP.



If you're now thinking "how?" or "I'm sorry, I really don't know how to stop saying I'm sorry..." try replacing "I'm sorry" with "thank you" as often as you can. You'll start to see this replacement is applicable far more frequently than seems logical, and more importantly, you'll find that you can get what you need from others more often with less struggle, gift a positive moment to the other person by expressing your gratitude for their attention, and, most importantly, start to fully realize and understand your personal value.




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