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

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

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