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Are you ready to prioritize your wellness and self-care this fall?​

The Bliss Essential store is open! Shop the highest quality and purest essential oil blends for SLEEP, STRESS, ENERGY and IMMUNITY!​

5 Fall Cleansing Foods

5 Fall Cleansing Foods

I know it’s trite but I’m going to say it anyway. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the chilled smell in the air, seeing the leaves change and eating my weight in apples smothered with almond butter.

It can also be a time of intense overwhelm– throw in a global pandemic, and you’ve got yourself quite the fall 2021! Combining the feeding frenzy that starts at Halloween and blazes on until the new year and you are destined to feel like a stuffed turkey who’s seen better days. With everything we put on our plates during Fall, literally and figuratively, it is no wonder we beg for green juice and a rest come January.

The One Thought That Could Change Your Life

The One Thought That Could Change Your Life

I came across this quote a few years ago in an email and I have to say, it changed me. Just imagine. Think about this concept. You are one choice away from changing your entire life’s direction. ONE CHOICE. If you reflect upon your life, you’ve come to where you are through a series of choices, no doubt. But each one of our long and windy paths started with one choice. A single choice. And if this concept seems too abstract, let me give you an example… You are on a business trip, sitting at the bar in a strange country. A man propositions you to go up to his room. Your answer at that moment, that yes or no, that ONE CHOICE, could change your life.

10 Tips To Stay Healthy and Happy During The Back To School and Fall Season

10 Tips To Stay Healthy and Happy During The Back To School and Fall Season

It’s just about that time – summertime! People are starting to get double vaccinated, the evenings are longer and warmer, school’s out soon, and we are trying to usher back in a sense of normalcy.

Throughout the summer, I generally try and come from a place of YES instead of my frequent place of NO. “No, you can’t stay up later,” “No, it’s too late to go Dairy Queen tonight,” or “No, I can’t meet you for coffee, my friend, because I have too many deadlines.” It was a few years ago that I decided that that “no” was not going to dominate my summer vocabulary. Summer is a perfect time to say YES to your life. ESPECIALLY after the year we’ve had. We want to make sure we’re seizing the moments this summer 2021.

June 21 is International Day of Yoga

June 21 is International Day of Yoga

When I look at how I manage the everyday juggle and grind, there are two things that keep me most grounded through it all. There are two things, that no matter how stressed I am, or how frazzled I may be, that literally transform my entire aura. One is meditation.

The other… yoga.

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About 13 years ago, I was close to burning out. Literally. I don’t think anyone knew just how close I was. If you’re reading our blog today for the first time- I owned a successful company, I had sales growing by the quarter. I was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs. Top 40 Under 40 Nominee. I graced the cover of multiple business sections in newspapers. I was named a Profit Hot 50 Company- One of Canada’s 50 Emerging Growth Companies- I was the only female CEO on the list. And more. I was newly married. I had no kids.

Trading Prada for Peace

Trading Prada for Peace

I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence. I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry. I was raised to excel in my studies and obtain the high-paying executive job and title. I was on my way.

I was fortunate to have found my soul mate and husband in my late 20’s, and we both decided to wait a few years before starting our family. My first daughter came along shortly after my promotion into a management position. Having the financial resources, we had a full-time nanny, which allowed me to continue my career. My job required much time, travel, and intellectual/emotional effort. Being in the entertainment industry, I got to meet and work with famous television and movie stars. In addition to attending awards shows, movie premieres, and launch parties, my husband and I got to attend exciting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl.

The Slow Fix

The Slow Fix

The other day a woman walked into a doctor’s office and issued a demand that summed up why the world is in such a mess.

“Look, I know I got a million things wrong with me, but I really don’t want a lecture,” she announced. “I just want a pill that will make it all go away.”

A Woman Should Have...

A Woman Should Have…

This poem has been said to have been written by Maya Angelou, but it is written by none other than the brilliant Pamela Redmond, New York Times-bestselling author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the show that I binged watched, Younger, when COVID started last March. It’s an honor to have her personally share her poem with us on EricaDiamond.com today in honor of International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day: 20 Inspirational Quotes To Celebrate Women

International Women’s Day: 20 Inspirational Quotes To Celebrate Women

Today, March 8th, marks the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.

You all know how much I love a great quote, but I have never put together a compilation of all of my favorites in one post. On this day, on this blog, over the years, I have honored different women for #IWD. I have spotlighted trailblazing women (both known and unknown), but today I will keep it simple. I would love to share a page full of my favorite inspirational quotes for women.

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy.

1. Turn Off Alerts

It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see efficiency skyrocket once you tell your phone to shut its blabbering mouth.

Top 11 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

Top 11 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

The plane has landed. I guess I deserve it. I did, after all, write a blog post called ‘Born Skinny.’ My metabolism, the metabolism that had been overly kind to me for so many years officially retired a few years ago. I think due to overwork! I have since joined the rest of humanity- ass fallen, boobs headed south, beautiful cellulite, and finally the inability to eat whatever I want (that’s the worst part of all). Ahh, the wonderful world of aging. It was great while it lasted. Now I actually have to do something called, **gasp** … WORK.

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