Author Archives: Samantha Peirce

Valentines Day Around the World

This month, February 14th marks the day of celebration of St. Valentine, both across the United States and around the world. While the legend of St. Valentine remains a mystery, it is told that he sent the first Valentine’s Day greeting. The legend says that Valentine fell in love while being imprisoned, perhaps with the jail keeper’s daughter who visited him. Before his death, he is said to have written her a letter and signed it, “From your Valentine.” Regardless … READ MORE

Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year. There are gatherings and parties with family, friends and coworkers to celebrate the most beloved time of the year. However, amongst all the eating, shopping and partying , we often forget to take some personal time for ourselves. Did you know that the average American gains an extra 3-7 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. For just a short 40 days, that can be quite a lot of weight. If you are … READ MORE

Mindfulness: What exactly is it?

This past year, the practice of mindfulness seemed to be the cool kid on the self-improvement block. Companies like Google and Apple started hosting meditation programs for their employees and star athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant use mindfulness to help them stay on top of their game. Several therapists recommend it to their patients as it has been found to be incredibly beneficial for a host of wellness related issues. It’s the new buzzword we hear floating around, … READ MORE

Understanding Beauty Standards and Lingo

Thankfully, we live in a society that has slowly become more conscientious and aware of the environment and what surrounds us. Thus, there has been a huge surge in green cosmetics and beauty products. It is safe to say that just about everyone has a natural, organic product that they rave to all their friends about. But, next time before you buy, it is important to know the terms and regulations around products that claim to be natural, organic or … READ MORE