Category: Lifestyle

Live life in style. Dish-y.com staff shares tips and stories about making the best of life.

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Travel Tips for Hassle-Free Vacations

I’m fortunate enough that I’ve been able to travel the US extensively. We have friends all across the country and love to go visit them. In all my travels I’ve learned a few things to make traveling a little more enjoyable and less stressful. Here are a few travel tips I’ve learned over the last few years. Invest in a pair of noise canceling headphones. They’re totally worth the cost if you’re a nervous flyer. I analyze every little noise I hear on a plane thinking we could be in life-altering danger. These help block those noises out. Just be...

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late, but may never have learned had it not been for those of you I’ve left on bad terms. 0

A Letter To Those I’ve Left On Bad Terms

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late. I run on high emotion, and I’m an expressive personality. These are often very positive attributes, but there have been times in my life when emotion collided with disagreement, miscommunication, and frustration. A handful of times, this unfortunately led to anger, fear, and pain. In the perfect storms, those were the bad terms on which we parted ways. One lesson I learned a little too late is self-control in circumstances when these common negative emotions bubble to the surface. Now, I’ll wholeheartedly admit that I’ve been squarely in the wrong at times...

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Women Being Well Facebook Group

Overrun. Overextended. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. These are words that have described my life at times. Sound familiar? We all get caught up in the daily grind of things, trying to forge some sort of routine to make life a little easier. Inevitably, self-care tends to go by the wayside pretty often in my life. If you’re anything like me, maybe you used to do a good job taking care of yourself. Spending time on a regular basis to feed your soul, rest and rejuvenate your tired mind, and pamper your body. And maybe now you’ve got a bigger family to attend...

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7 Ways to Reset Your Happy Button

Do you ever have a moment when you wish you could just push a happy button to reset yourself? I get into funks. I consider myself a generally optimistic person, but I can get stuck in a funk like it’s my job sometimes. When sadness or anxiety gets a grip on you, it can be hard to break away. Maybe it’s something terrible that’s happened in our lives, or simply negative vibes that have creeped in and settled when we didn’t even realize it. I think we’ve all been there. Some of us have been there for a long time....

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Harness the Power of Kindness to Multiply Happiness in Your Life

I never thought I would be a blogger. The first time it was suggested to me was three years ago. It was suggested by a sales rep for a web development company we were interviewing for a project at the company where I worked. I’m pretty sure I laughed at him and said, “Yeah, that will be down the road for us. A blog isn’t much of a priority for this company right now. We just need to focus on a new website.” To be honest, the thought of trying to manage a blog scared me a little. I didn’t have one clue how...

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7 Things All Children of Single Parent Homes Have in Common

Growing up, I was child of a single parent home. My dad wasn’t around or even involved in any way. I don’t know the reasoning or thought process of him not being involved from one side or the other. I just know he wasn’t. And, honestly, lately I have decided that is enough for me. I’m a very introspective person and am constantly looking at things I do and trying to figure out why I do them. I’ve long since noticed these things in myself but recently noticed some other friends They’re used to fending for themselves. As a child...

When it comes to quitting smoking, it's a common New Year's Resolution, and commonly a broken one. Dish-y author Michelle shares her personal journey and offers some advice for rethinking this worthy goal to help you find your magic answer. 0

Rethinking Resolutions: Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is a New Year’s resolution I broke nearly every year after I started the habit. For me, the struggle to succeed at quitting smoking was an ongoing battle for about 12 years. I failed countless attempts to give up the bad habit. I’d last anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 months. (It was especially painful psychologically when I’d give in after a run that lasted several months.) I tried methods ranging from cold turkey to expensive prescription medications. I’m going to start by saying that I do not have a magic answer for how to succeed at quitting...

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5 Fabulous Gifts for a Diva

Sometimes it’s difficult to buy gifts for a diva. Divas are a little sassy and pretty bold. Maybe that’s not your style, and it’s hard to fake it. But if you’re here, chances are you’re actually a diva. How do I know this? Because divas are pretty dish-y, and we tend to hang in the same places. You probably don’t even need my advice finding great gifts for a diva—but I’m fairly sassy, so I’m gonna give it to you anyway. You’re welcome. 5 Fabulous Gifts for a Diva Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangster iPhone Case $40.95 from:...

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The Ultimate Guests’ Guide for Thanksgiving

Chances are if you’re not hosting Thanksgiving in your home, you’ll be attending a dinner at someone else’s house. It can be intimidating showing up to a Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Do I bring a dish? Do I know what my host’s hospitality agreement is and what that even means? Well, fear not, friends. Here is your ultimate guide to being the best guest at Thanksgiving dinner.   Always Ask Before Bringing a Dish or Dessert-I mentioned this in my previous post, but for hosts Thanksgiving is their Super Bowl. Chefs love to determine the menu well in advance. Some...

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An Esthetician’s Perspective on Nerium

I have failed twice at multi-level marketing businesses. I know just how hard it can be to become successful in them. First, I failed trying to sell Pampered Chef specialty kitchen tools (though I learned a lot about cooking, so overall a win for me). Then I failed at selling Premier Designs jewelry. Ultimately, these are sales businesses and I’m just not cut out for sales. I’ve finally accepted that fact. I say this because I want to put it out there that I have the utmost respect for women (and men) who are trying to earn some extra income...