Entries by Elena

Mindfulness? A Beginner’s Exploration

Many of us spend the majority of our days living outside of our bodies. We are lost in thought — thoughts about what happened in the past and thoughts of endless to do lists for the future. With our minds living in the past and the future, we do not spend much time living in the present. […]

Reduce Stress and Anxiety with these 13 Simple Foods

Did you know that the foods we eat have direct impact on our mood and can reduce stress levels? Sometimes a simple addition to our daily meals can make all the difference in our happiness and wellness levels. Recently, SnapKitchen created an infographic on 13 foods that reduce anxiety. Check it out below. To read […]

Valentine’s Day Free Printable Coloring Cards

Valentine’s Day Free Printable Coloring Cards Valentine’s Day is here! It’s that time of year again…the time of hearts, love, and gifts for that special someone. You might be shopping for that perfect Valentine’s Day card, but before you do, have you thought about making your own? There’s something magical about putting in the effort […]

2019 Inspired Weekly Planner

This 2019 planner has a lot of love put into it. It’s been in the works for a couple of months…starting with painting some watercolor patterns, designing the pages, finding 52+ inspirational quotes, and asking mom to proofread all the dates (thanks, mom!). If you’re looking for a 2019 planner, you might like this one… a […]

Thanksgiving Free Printable Coloring Cards

Thanksgiving Coloring Free Printable Thank You Cards Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s that time of year again when we express gratitude…gratitude for the bountiful harvest and holiday dinners, gratitude for being in the here and now, and gratitude for spending time with family and friends. In addition to all of this gratitude, why not […]

12 Stress Relief Activities

Stress Relief is Easy with these 12 Activities! Stress. We all face it and deal with it at some point in our lives. Whether it’s that morning traffic jam, your child’s temper tantrum, or facing a big deadline at work, there’s tons of everyday stressors in life. While you can’t control the things that happen, […]

Can Art Heal?

Can Art Heal? Recently I had the opportunity to share my story at Voyage Houston Magazine. The interview made me think about the reason I do book design and the reason behind publishing Thank You, Me. Publishing a book takes a huge amount of effort. It has a way of really testing a person’s dedication […]

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award 2017: MIND-BODY-SPIRIT / SELF-ESTEEM

Just announced! I’m very excited that Thank You, Me is now a multi-award-winning book, having just placed as a Silver Medalist in the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The full list is available here: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2237 But, I’m even MORE excited because this winning spot is tied with another book… also about self-acceptance and self-love (Don’t You […]

Self-Care Through Gratitude: An Infographic

Gratitude is the perfect way to improve self-care. To explain, here is an awesome infographic by Case Western Reserve University: Since starting a gratitude journal a few years ago, my mood and peace of mind have improved astronomically. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice to everyone. It’s so easy to start! Just find a journal that feels […]