On Beauty and Motherhood

I put on makeup every day for 30 days. I didn’t wear makeup every day before I had my daughter, so I surely didn’t prioritize it after she was born. One day in January, I realized that I liked how I felt when I wore makeup, so I thought I would conduct a little experiment. I wanted to see how it would make me feel to wear it every day for 30 days. Depending on the results, I may consider making a concerted effort to wear it daily.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

A love story about married people is a rare one. Most romance novels end with a wedding, as if that wraps up every important thing that could possibly happen with this couple whose love the reader has just become invested in. But really, that is ending a story right when you get to the good stuff. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, is one of those stories I return to again and again, one reason being that I love a love story that goes beyond the wedding. The Time Traveler’s Wife is an epic story about a couple’s love which has no end and, somehow, also has no beginning.

The Yoga of Max’s Discontent

How far would you go to find the answers to your big life questions? Max has questions. A lot of them. And he is going to drop everything to find the answers. In this novel by Karan Bajaj, a young man goes to the furthest parts of the world in search of something he may just find within himself.

Project Yoga: My Experience Building a Yoga Practice Using the Book, “Get Your Yoga On”

I tried yoga in a desperate attempt to relieve some of my ever present stress, hoping I could find a healthy way to cope with stress, instead of reaching for a glass of wine or Netflix every time I felt anxious. I found a yoga class at my local public library and, since it was free, I figured I did not have anything to lose.

The 5 Books You Need to Build a Lasting Yoga Practice

This month, I did a deep dive into all things yoga. I turned to yoga when I was moving through an immensely stressful season of my life, hoping to find some relief. I was not disappointed. I’ve been practicing yoga for around 5 years, but I have not read much about it. I have learned so much about yoga from these books.

10 Things I Learned From French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

After studying abroad in the States for a year, Mireille Guiliano returned to France to realize she had inexplicably gained weight. Through careful study and practice, Guiliano had to rediscover her French practices around eating in order to shed the weight and keep it off. Since then, she has been unraveling exactly what it is that helps French women to stay trim. Here are 10 things I learned about eating like a French woman.

5 Books You Need to Live Like an Effortlessly Chic French Woman

Ah, la magie des femmes françaises. The magic of French women. How are they so wildly chic while making it look like they aren’t even trying? Elegance seems to happen so effortlessly for them. In truth, it isn’t effortless. Through reading each of these books, I’ve learned that there is actually a whole lot of effort involved. But French women make it look effortless, and therein, I think, lies their charm.

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

Ever wondered what it would be like to work alongside one of the most accomplished artists in history? To learn from them? To serve as a muse, even? Based on the real life story of photographer Lee Miller and her love affair with artist Man Ray, The Age of Light is the story of a woman bound in love and desire and her journey in forging her own path in discovering what it means to create meaningful art.

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