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January 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

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I just finished driving down the coast from Seattle to Los Angles, and it had to have been the best road trip of my life. Why? I went to so many new places…that made me feel really, really small.

Traveling somewhere new is one of the most exhilarating feelings ever (yes, even if it’s by car). But, traveling somewhere new that’s also vast, open, immense and full of natural beauty that makes your jaw drop to the sand…gives you a slap in the face in the form of a new perspective. We are so wrapped up in little things: likes, followers, gossip, celebs, and our own little worlds. But when you are standing on a vacant beach on the Oregon coast, you forget about it all. All you can think of, is how to catch your breath, because it’s so beautiful you forgot to breathe.

At least I did.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 17th, 2014 | By | 88 Comments

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When it comes to the beach and your hair, it’s good to take a styling sabbatical.

Really, please do, it’s quite therapeutic.

I recently returned from a trip to Mexico, where I went about 6 days without washing brushing conditioning or doing anything to my hair. Mainly because I forgot to pack a brush, comb or conditioner (and the hotel didn’t have the little bottles in the room). But you know what.? It all worked out. And you know what else? My hair kind of was kind of amazing, full of volume, insanely messy…and I am still finding sand in my scalp a week later. Which is one of my favorite souvenirs.

The moral of the story: There is no such thing as a bad hair day when sand & salt are part of the equation.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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About seven years ago, I made a huge decision that really changed the way I viewed working out. I decided to work out for my health, instead of looks. It was one of the best decisions of my life. The more I focused on trying to be healthy and take care of my body, instead of trying to look like someone else, or achieve a magic number on a scale, is when everything started to fall into place. You realize working out is all about health, longevity and happiness, not about six packs, and selfies.

So, I say choose to workout for a bunch of reasons (I listed a few above. Google “health benefits of working out” and be prepared for over a weeks worth of reading), but please, pretty please, stray from working out in order to look like someone else, especially if that someone is in a photoshopped pic.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 2nd, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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A new year = A clean slate.
So, what are you going to do with it?

Here are a few suggestions:

Travel somewhere new, take an art class, take any kind of creative class, get certified in diving, learn to salsa dance, do a ton of DIY’s, find a new hobby, volunteer, volunteer some more, ride your bike more, walk more, start a garden, get a dog, rescue a dog, surf as much as possible, take a few road trips, do your first triathlon, smile more, dish out random acts of kindness…

If you think about it, there is a lot you can do with 356 days.

So, enjoy the clean slate and exhilarating feeling of a brand new year, then go do something (big or small) with it.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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