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Why Is It So Hard To Take Our Own Advice?

Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia It’s no secret that I love giving advice (Hence, the creation of Life Off The Reel). I get a thrill out of successfully overcoming emotional hurdles and sharing how I did it. I love listening to other people’s problems, talking through them and helping them figure out how to overcome them. I’m not sure why, maybe I should have been a psychologist? Maybe I’ll end up being some sort of coach some…

Ole Henriksen

My Favorite Serums & Moisturizers

I've always been good about taking care of my skin, washing off my makeup before I go to bed, using moisturizer - super basic stuff. Now that I'm 25 and super mature I started reading a bunch of stuff that freaked me out and said your face starts seriously aging in your mid-twenties. I realized I had to start getting a bit more serious about my skin if I want to maintain it. Hence, my recent obsession with serums. According…

Settle In

You Can Settle In Without Settling

You know that feeling that pit in your stomach feeling, when you look around and your life doesn’t look the way you want it to. You want more, you know you’re capable of more, you deserve better, but you look around and life just isn’t what you want it to be. You refuse to settle for this life. You’re so determined to get to where you want to go, that where you’re at almost drains you. You can’t enjoy the…

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Dream Big

You Don’t Have To Dream Big To Be Happy

I just need to get something off my chest, it weighs on me a bit. I hate the thought of someone watching me say things like “chase your dreams,” “take risks,” or use hashtags like #dreambig and feel like if they have no desire to do those things there is something wrong with that. To be clear, those are things that make ME happy; thinking big, having something seemingly unattainable to work towards, taking risks and putting my creative work…

Happy

5 Tips For Living A Happy Life

Being happy is one of the most simple yet elusive of goals. We trick ourselves into thinking that it is a destination. We place happiness in Someday Land, where one day if we achieve the right goals or find the right person we can finally have it. The truth, happiness is a moment to moment choice that we all have access to at any given time. Here are a few of my favorite tips for living a happy life. Stop Trying…

optimism

My Evolution Of Optimism

Does anyone else agree that your twenties are basically just a broken record of feeling like you know EXACTLY who you are and what you want only to find that a year later you look back and say, “what the hell was I thinking?” Or, am I the only one? I knew for about year before the blog launched that I wanted to start blogging, so naturally I started doing some writing. I just found this post written from about a…

Skin

7 Tips For Glowing Skin

We only of one body, one set of skin, and taking care of it is not only necessary but can actually be uplifting. I don’t know about you but I feel worlds better about myself when I know that I am actively doing things to take care of my body. There is just something about enhancing natural, makeup free beauty that makes me feel more confident about myself. Which is why I got together with my friend Calli - at The…

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Why Being Happy Should Be Your Number One Priority

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, enjoy the moment, blah blah blah – I know, we’ve heard it before. But have you ever really, seriously tried it? A little over a year ago I was enthusiastically happy about where I was going, but I was terribly unhappy with where I was. All the goals were written out, the plan was in place, and let me tell you the future was looking very bright. Problem was I woke up anxious,…

Finding Confidence

The No BS Truth About Finding My Confidence

I don’t know how well you know me, or how closely you follow me, but the people closest to me have noticed and voiced a shift that has occurred in me. I’ve certainly noticed it. My confidence in what I am capable of and what I’m up to in the world is at an all-time high. I am fully standing in my power and I am feeling more real and honest than I’ve every felt before. It got me thinking.…