Mind Body & Soul

Kelly Nash sits on her outdoor couch clutching a pillow.

Learning That I Am Remarkable, And So Are You

I am remarkable. Say those words out loud – I am remarkable.  How does it make you feel? Do you feel empowered? Or do you feel awkward and a bit like a fraud?  Imagine being in an environment with people you barely know and saying five reasons why you are ...
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6 Ways I’m Recovering From Burnout

6 Ways I’m Recovering From Burnout

The term “burnout” was first coined in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. He used it to describe the consequences of severe stress as it pertained to certain professions. But unless you’ve been living under a rock, burnout now goes way beyond just job stress. It doesn’t just affect ...
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Mental Health Awareness: Beneath the Surface

Mental Health Awareness: Beneath the Surface

Mental Health Awareness: “You can sound confident and have anxiety. You can look healthy but feel like shit. You can look happy but be miserable inside. You can be good looking and feel ugly. So be kind, because every person is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” I saw ...
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Kelly reaches for her cup of Tiesta Tea.

My 7 Not-So-Guilty Winter Pleasures

This post is sponsored by Tiesta Tea. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. So, it’s not technically winter - yet. But here in Chicago, it sure feels like winter already. It’s dark, it’s cold, and we’ve already had our first snowfall. As ...
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Kelly holds the Formulate bottles in her hands.

My Hair Challenges & 4 Things I’m Doing About It

This post is sponsored by Formulate. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. They say your hair changes every seven years, and boy, has my hair changed in the last seven years. In high school and my early college years, my natural brown ...
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Kelly putting on the VIIcode mask as she looks in the mirror.

Glowing Skin in Your Early 30s: My Must-Have Products

This post is sponsored by VIICode. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. My skin has always been a priority for me. I’m a huge proponent of moisturizing and make it a point to do so every morning and night. Even on the ...
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Zicam sits on a nightstand in a bedroom.

8 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. Ahhh, the weather is getting colder and flu season is upon us! It’s that time of the year where more and more of us tend to get sick so I thought this post couldn’t be more timely. Truthfully, I am one ...
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Kelly puts whitening gel in her Smile Brilliant trays

4 Things I Learned About At-Home Teeth Whitening

This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. From middle school through high school, I had braces for three years and hated every minute of it. I was embarrassed to smile or laugh because I didn’t feel ...
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Kelly Nash hides coyly behind the "You Are a Badass" book.

3 Reasons Why to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” — J.K. Rowling Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, this little thing called failure. I think ...
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Botox Syringe

My Journey with Botox + Q&A

Did I ever think I'd be in my late 20s and getting Botox? Definitely not - but my forehead had other plans. I’m a very expressive communicator in general and raise my eyebrows a lot when I talk. This obviously wrinkles my forehead, which is natural for most people. I ...
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Kelly walks along Omaha Beach in Normandy, France as the sun peeks out.

6 Ways to Manage Negative Thoughts

Last week, I wrote about ways to handle negative people in your life. While those kinds of people will come and go, the biggest critic you’ll come face to face with more often than not is yourself. Isn’t it the truth that we are the hardest on ourselves? We tend ...
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Kelly stands and ponders on Omaha Beach in northern France.

5 Ways to Handle Negative People in Your Life

It doesn’t matter what you do or how you choose to live your life, there will always be someone judging you for it. Whether or not you choose to have children, work a corporate job or start your own business, stay put in the city you grew up in or ...
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