Simple Living

I recently wrote about my adventures with the no ‘poo or no shampoo regimen. I never attempted the baking soda/apple cider vinegar routine because it’s really not suitable for colored hair (If you don’t already know, I color mine to cover grey hair…at age 25 arg). Instead I chose to use the “conditioner only” method […]


I wrote a few weeks ago about my plans to wean myself off the twice-a-day applications of benzoyl peroxide I’d been using for years to control my acne. My wedding has officially come and gone (yay! married!) and so I decided I was ready. I figured there would be no better time to begin my […]


Alright I’ve been taking Cod Liver Oil for about two weeks now and my skin has this glow to it that it hasn’t had since…ever.  I’m really not a huge fan of supplements-I tend to think once you start taking them your body grows dependent so if you ever stop taking it, it can screw […]


I believe you should eat healthy as a loving gesture toward yourself. I believe when you eat as self-love, your diet changes for the better in a way that seems effortless. Suddenly eating healthy isn’t about punishment (because you’ve gained weight), it isn’t about control (anyone who’s every had an eating disorder knows how negative that […]


What if you could get rid of most of your products and grooming routines and not only look just as good but actually look better?! Well, I’m here to argue that you can. (Not to mention, by cutting out makeup and products, you’ll limit your exposure to harsh and unnatural chemicals!)  Here are a few […]

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I worry a lot about what life will be like for my future children. I worry about whether they’ll take the time to get off the computer and go play outside. I hope they’ll invite friends over and go visit them instead of just interacting on Facebook. But most of all, I worry about what […]


Why has one of the most simple activities necessary for survival evolved into this convoluted, emotional, and unnatural experience for so many of us? It’s really sort of tragic that we live during this very brief time in history when food is relatively plentiful and yet no one can enjoy it (If it interests you, […]


After a great deal of research I have solidified my plan to wean myself off Benzoyl Peroxide. First, some background: I’ve been following the regimen which involves applying Benzoyl peroxide to any acne-affected areas twice a day every day. I’ve been very grateful to find products that have given me control over my skin […]


Dry shampoo is an absolute necessity for me, especially since going “No Poo”. Not only does it keep my hair looking fresh on days when I don’t rinse or wash, it also just saves me so much time and money. I can roll out of bed, rub in some dry shampoo and be set!  Even […]


Where Does Your Anxiety Come From? Although work and family issues may obviously cause anxiety, much of your day to day angst may simply come from the city you live in. My surroundings certainly make me anxious: I live in Los Angeles, the City of Anxious. Let me describe what I experience and tell me […]


Hire a Maid. Haha. Just kidding–although that could help. The real secret to keeping your home clean? Have less! Simple, right? As any episode of “Hoarders” will show you, it’s simpler for some than for others. I imagine I fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, but I still struggle with getting rid of […]