How to Make Your Blog More Inclusive

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment from a purchase you make through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! Inclusive (n.) -- not excluding any section of society or any party involved in something. A.k.a., the opposite of most blogs, Instagram influencers and Pinterest…

Switching to Natural Beauty Products

Let's talk about beauty products: you think about the food you put into your body, the thoughts you put into your brain.... but how often do you pause to consider the impact of the products you put onto your skin? The same rules apply when it comes to climate change. We recycle our papers and…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks for Summer

As someone with IBS, summer style makes me nervous. Gone are the slouchy sweaters of winter -- now, it's time to usher in a season of crop tops, short shorts and itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikinis. Yikes! When bloated from the delicious spoils of a summer vacation (or birthday celebration, if you're a Cancer…

Cozy Candles for Self-Care Junkies

I'll be honest with you: writing about chronic illness and mental health recovery is tough. Recovery is hard enough on its own, but being frank about my journey? Some days, it takes even more out of me than my own recovery. For years, I identified as a lifestyle blogger. Depression and chronic illness robbed me…

How I Turned Social Media Into a Career

In my recovery journey - from both IBS and mental illness - I've witnessed the transformational power of social media firsthand. These days, the world is full of critics bashing social media, claiming it's robbing us of genuine connection or manipulating us with targeted advertising. But I believe social media can be a powerful force…