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January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

Welcome to my January Recommendation! This month, it's all about candles. If any of you have been following me on Instagram for awhile, then you probably know that I am in love with Vellabox! What is Vellabox? It's a monthly candle subscription. I can understand your disinterest if you are not a candle person, but… Continue reading January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

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Inspiration, Life

New Year’s Resolution: Roadmap to a Better Life

I don't like to use the words, New Year's Resolution, because they are really ongoing goals year-round. However, given that it is January 1st and clearly a new year, let's call it what it is.  I'm not going to make this post lengthy, because thanks to my beautiful Day Designer Planner, I have set some… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Roadmap to a Better Life

Dreams, Inspiration, Life

Reflections on turning 35

Last week I turned 35! And a week later, I am ready to properly share my reflection of this new age bracket. My initial reaction to my 35th birthday was one of uncertainty.  It wasn't so much about turning 35 as it was about the idea of 40 creeping up sooner than ever. Because 40 seems like… Continue reading Reflections on turning 35

Health, Inspiration, Life, Music

New Year, New Resolution!

Well guys, 2016 is FINALLY over and good freaking riddance! I don't normally like to write off an entire year as "bad" because it's never exactly accurate. But wow was 2016 as bad as it has gotten in many years! Not just for me, but for many of my friends, families, the world, and hell, even… Continue reading New Year, New Resolution!

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Health, Inspiration, Life

Daily Recommendation: 15 Minute Workout

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. June 14: 15 Minute Workout  I never do a daily recommendation without having tried the product out for myself. But like all rules, there are exceptions. And while I have not tried out this 15 minute exercise pattern in the order in… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: 15 Minute Workout

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Inspiration, Life

Daily Recommendation: Focus on the Keywords, Everything Else is Noise

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. June 8: Focus on the Keywords, Everything Else is Noise Today's recommendation is a bit more mystic, personal and extra-subjective. Yet, it applies to all of us. We are constantly surrounded by voices - at work, at home, at social gatherings and… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Focus on the Keywords, Everything Else is Noise

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Daily Recommendation: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. June 2: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD Listening to sounds of nature is an effective stress reliever. Something about human beings and nature just go hand in hand, imagine that. I love listening to soothing music to relax my… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Essence of Ojo Native American Flute Music CD

Dreams, Inspiration, Life, Social Media

You Do Not Represent Me

As a woman, there is one category in which I am under and/or not represented well: the inevitable road to motherhood. Mother's Day passed a couple of weeks ago and all over social media, I read comments from proud mommas. They were filled with joy, pride, happiness and in several cases, an inaccurate statement representing all… Continue reading You Do Not Represent Me

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Inspiration, Social Media

Daily Recommendation: Follow OpinionatedWanderlust on Instagram

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. April 28: Follow OpinionatedWanderlust on Instagram Who's OpinionatedWanderlust?  Me! I've totally revamped my Instagram over the last few weeks, adopted weekly themes to keep it fun for you as a viewer and challenging for me as the author. I'm sharing only my… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Follow OpinionatedWanderlust on Instagram

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Daily Recommendation: Nyle DiMarco on DWTS

To watch my daily recommendations on Snapchat, be sure to follow me at “SaadiaExplores”. April 23/24: Nyle DiMarco on DWTS I will be the first to admit that I wasn't super excited about the Dancing with the Stars lineup this season, other than for Jodie Sweetin (from Full House and Fuller House). And when I saw… Continue reading Daily Recommendation: Nyle DiMarco on DWTS