Heck, no! They're furry, gentle creatures that make engaging house pets for us to adore.
What Are Rabbits?
Technically speaking, rabbits are classified as mammals. This means they are warm-blooded, have fur or hair, and have live births – and don't lay eggs as the Easter Bunny might suggest. Rabbits have short fluffy tails, cute wiggly noses, a soft fur coat, strong hind legs for jumping, and can weigh anywhere from 2 to 16 lbs, depending on age and type.
Did you know they are fast runners to...
As I scanned my email inbox last week, a familiar reflective tone overlapped message to message.
Check in with your heart.
Does your creative work please you?
Don’t be afraid to evolve.
With the shift from a cold dormant winter, to the warmer growth vibes of spring, my writing colleagues are checking in with themselves to be sure they’re happy with their path.
And, they’re asking their readers to do the same. (Um, that’s you and me!)
Of course, as a cheerleader for self-care, reflection and m...
I spent the last half hour looking for a blog post — that I wrote — on THIS website. I know the topic and angle, but for the life of me, none of the keywords that are popping into my head are locating the piece.
It’s time to do some spring cleaning around here. This will include updating keywords in old posts, removing outdated information, adding new resources and links where it makes sense and updating old CTAs.
The blog post I’m looking for is about people who see your post...
Last Friday I woke up to numb fingertips. Then, the tingly sensation spread over my hands, leaving me unable to maneuver much of anything, including my keyboard.
I called my doctor and was in her office within an hour.
We discussed my history and she narrowed in on the Celiac Disease listed in my charts. We talked at length about my diligence with a gluten-free diet and how this autoimmune illness may be the source of my numb fingers.
Interestingly, I learned that although malnourishment from...
That being said, the pandemic likely drained (or is about to drain) any vacation savings you might’ve had tucked away. And you’re not alone. Economists are saying that many working and middle-class households’ “excess savings” could be wholly exhausted by early next year. This probably solidifies a no-go for flashy vacations.
But there are ways to make getaways financially possible, while still being fun for the whole fam. Let’s dive into how to plan family trips on a budget.
Choose your trip...
Maintaining a consistent skincare routine is essential if you want a bright, clear complexion — but those elaborate routines you’ve likely seen on social media with dozens of steps and products look confusing and expensive. It’s far easier to slap on some moisturizer and go to bed, right?
Technically, yes. But it’s also entirely possible to find affordable skincare products that meet all kinds of needs (not just moisturizing!) so you can get the skin you want. You can have several goodies in ...
Okay, so you’re here because gardening is your passion. Pothos on the patio? Aloe on the armoire? Maybe some basil basking in the sun on the kitchen windowsill? We get it.
At this point, you’re probably running out of pots and planters, right? And they’re kinda boring too — the same boring circular thing over and over from the local gardening store. Might you be willing to experiment with a DIY upcycled planter? It’ll give your home so much personality. After all, a little greenery looks good...
As everyone rose to their firm-footed warrior poses, I dropped down into the coziness of a child’s pose. There, I curled into a sweating, sighing mass for several breaths as the others gracefully swayed through the morning flow.
At the start of the yoga class, we were encouraged to think deeply about the difference between could and should. Although I could do warrior pose, I turned my listening skills inward. My body said I should rest.
All warriors need a break, I told myself.
As my hips su...
We’re knee-deep in a season of planning, refining and producing.
I like to keep my creativity flowing and focus sharp by choosing an intention, or a short phrase of positive guidance, for the day, week or month. This simple practice takes just a moment of your morning, informs your mindset and can truly help you reach your goals.
Intentions help us stay mindful of the bigger picture according to Rick Hanson, Ph.D., one of my favorite science-backed wellness authors. For us creatives, this is ...
Adding a new companion to the household creates warm, fuzzy feelings of excitement and compassion. But you may wonder, especially if you're a potential first-time dog owner, "Do I have time for a dog? And how much attention does a dog need each day?" Let's run through how to make your new dog feel welcome and how you'd integrate a dog into your schedule. Let's dig a little deeper into understanding how much time you need for a dog.
It's a warm day, and you've been out exploring a park with your pup. You reach for a cool gulp of soda from your backpack, and that's when you start to wonder if it's okay to share the sweet treat with your canine companion.
If you're curious if dog's can drink soda, the quick answer is no. When giving your pet a beverage to help them cool down, you should stick to fresh water. Remember that while a lick of spilled soda isn't likely to hurt your dog, it's not a healthy go-to beverage for pets...
As you and your furry buddy snuggle into the couch for an evening movie marathon, you reach for a handful of buttery popcorn. Your cat or dog gives you those irresistible big doe eyes, innocently begging for a taste.
Is it okay to share? Is butter bad for your dog or cat? Let's get the lowdown on this popular condiment.
If you’re trying to become more eco-friendly, you might be taking stock of all the products you interact with on a daily basis. From toothpaste to makeup to deodorant, there’s a lot we can swap out of our daily routine for something more natural.
Have you ever wondered if swapping out your household cleaner with a DIY cleaning solution you make from natural household ingredients is worth the time and effort? Does it clean as effectively? Might it save money?
Let’s look at some facts.
Budgeting isn’t boring. It’s all about making those dollars go where you need (and want) while finding a balance between saving and spending. And we’re here to say: You don’t have to stop doing your fave social activities when you’re focusing on smart spending.
You can keep doing the things you love — meeting up for brunch, attending yoga classes, relaxing at happy hour after work and other events with friends and family — and still stick to your budget.
Here are four ways to be mindful with ...
It’s fun to spoil your wedding guests with cute favors to thank them for celebrating with you on your special day. But it’s not fun to add another expense to the overall wedding cost, especially if you’re working within a budget.
With a little creativity and strategic shopping, though, you can offer your friends and family adorable mementos that don’t break the bank.
When it comes to unique and affordable wedding favors, we’ve got you!
Tips for budget-friendly wedding favors
The purpose of a ...