4 Steps to Becoming More Zen

During these hectic and strange times it can be hard to find peace, comfort and balance. I have been researching options and techniques. Almost always, adopting Zen methods tops the list. Before we get into the details, just what is Zen? The textbook definition is: a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of … Read more

America is on the MOVE!

With COVID changing lifestyles dramatically; millions of Americans are moving. According to a new Pew Research Center survey about a fifth of U.S. adults moved due to COVID-19 or know someone who did. Overall, around one-in-five U.S. adults (22%) say they either changed their residence due to the pandemic or know someone who did. Huge … Read more

Tips for the Last Days of Summer

As we all get back to school, a slightly more active schedule and shorter days – its time to grab onto those last few days of summer before. Fall officially begins the September the 22nd. In many parts of the country we still have warm temperatures and perfect outdoor weather. With COVID, it’s important to … Read more

We Need July 4th!

I’m sure your asking yourself, why is a beauty blogger writing about the fourth of July? For me, that’s easy – because beauty at Amalie is more than how you look, it’s about character, your soul, how you live your life and how you connect to the world about you. I typically stray away from … Read more


In these uncertain times it’s hard to even imagine what the future might look like but we should try to plan for it. The Corona virus is leading our actions right now and until there is wider testing and/or a vaccine our “new normal” is bound to be dramatically different. In fact, it’s likely that … Read more

Please let me have Thanksgiving!

Ahh, Fall! Have you noticed that Christmas decorations went up before Thanksgiving even happened? I’m sorry but this is just wrong! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it is for many of the people I know. Please let us enjoy it before you push Christmas on us. Here are the reasons why Thanksgiving is the … Read more

Take A Hike!

Why would a beauty blog talk about hiking? Because when your healthy inside it shows outside. I’ve gotten into the habit of hiking in the woods and find it really calming and beneficial. This weekend I took a group of friends with me to hike Crowders Mountain in North Carolina and even the least athletic … Read more

3 Benefits of Sunday Brunch

There are lots of reasons to love Sunday brunch. Here are my top 3. Catch Up It’s a relaxing way to catch up with friends and family. Somehow Sunday brunch doesn’t feel like others meals. Even the name tells you it’s something different. The vibe, timing and simplicity all make it the perfect environment to … Read more