South of Zen

ZEN THOUGHTS: PROMISE COSMETICS’ LIQUICK DEAD SEA MUD MASK

ZEN THOUGHTS: PROMISE COSMETICS’ LIQUICK DEAD SEA MUD MASK

While there are many facial mask products on the market, many tend to fall short of expectations. Some have dyes in them, others are tested on animals, and some continue to use low quality ingredients or contain ingredients that are promised on the label to be absent.   … Read more

ZEN THOUGHTS: PRETTY LITTER

ZEN THOUGHTS: PRETTY LITTER

As someone who is changing out cat products quite frequently, testing out this litter was exciting to say the least. The thought of being able to manage the health of both of my feline buddies by a simple glance at the litter box is more than any cat… Read more

LIVING WITH BACK PAIN AND BODY ACHES

LIVING WITH BACK PAIN AND BODY ACHES

If you are someone that has ever dealt with a sports injury or unfortunate car accident, even a physical deformity – you may know what it entails to live with permanent daily pain.      I am someone who knows all too well what it feels like to… Read more

SURVIVING ACL

SURVIVING ACL

ACL is one of those events you wait for all season, only to realize there is a reason you only subject yourself to this type of torture once a year.     Between searching for the last available spot in the shade, having your group split up at… Read more

ZEN THOUGHTS: LIVING A BALANCED LIFE

ZEN THOUGHTS: LIVING A BALANCED LIFE

Do you have days where you’ve tried everything, but something still seems, well, “off”? I have slowly come to the realization of the importance in my own life of scheduling out each part of what is important to our personal existence and trying to set aside dedicated time… Read more

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PICKS FOR THE BEGINNER CONNOISSEUR

PICKS FOR THE BEGINNER CONNOISSEUR

  Entering into the world of cannabis can be overwhelming. We have put together this list for the beginner connoisseur to potentially alleviate the mystery behind what products are worth purchasing.     The products listed below include a large roller, a practical and compact rolling tray, organic… Read more

ZEN THOUGHTS: CANNABIS

ZEN THOUGHTS: CANNABIS

As I sit down to begin the writing process for this post, I am met with an uncertainty. An uncertainty in how this piece in its entirety will be received. For those of you that may have avoided the debate on cannabis or have just yet to inform… Read more

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MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR INBOX

MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR INBOX

Do you ever open your mail account and think “Woah there, when did I start getting this amount of junk in a day?!” This crossed my mind earlier today. I spent the morning organizing my space, met up with my partner to relax and enjoy a new sushi… Read more

MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR BUSY MOMS

MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR BUSY MOMS

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a seasoned or new mother with little to no time to worry about anything other than taking care of your precious little one(s). We have two rescued cats, including a Maine Coon, one rescued pit, and one extremely fluffy Australian Shepherd. Needless… Read more

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GROUND TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

GROUND TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

These have been a saving grace when needing a quick last minute meal for guests! Enjoy! TIME ALLOTTED: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS (Makes four bell peppers): 4 Bell Peppers (Pick your favorite color, and make sure the peppers chosen are decently large) 1 Box Quick Rice (Brand of your… Read more

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NO-BAKE COOKIES

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NO-BAKE COOKIES

These classic no-bake cookies were a staple of my childhood, and a quick summer treat to share with friends and family. With 15 minutes of your time, and a little bit of love, these are impossible to mess up! TIME ALLOTTED: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS (Makes about 20 cookies): 1/2… Read more

OUR TOP PICKS: SUNSCREEN EDITION

OUR TOP PICKS: SUNSCREEN EDITION

There is a minute chance that you or someone you know has not been affected by cancer in some form or fashion. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, yet has one of the highest rates of those affected. Is this due to lack… Read more

A CAT’S KINGDOM: OUR ALMOST WEEKLY LIST

A CAT’S KINGDOM: OUR ALMOST WEEKLY LIST

If you’re anything like me, you spend way too much time talking to your feline friends. You would also do anything for them, including anything to keep them active and healthy. I know I would! That’s why I’m constantly looking through top of the line and eco-friendly products… Read more

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BEGINNINGS OF A SUMMER READING LIST

BEGINNINGS OF A SUMMER READING LIST

As the May flowers approach full blossom, and the heat in Texas has us all pondering if this upcoming season will once again gain enough superpower to melt the soles of our shoes this go-around, most around these parts are preparing for the fact that school lets out… Read more

WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE, HUH?

WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE, HUH?

So, you’ve clicked on a link and found yourself here – a wellness and lifestyle blog, huh? This is the point at which I am supposed to “wow” you, as a reader. To make my life seem over the top, perfected, approaching the un-achievable, all while making you… Read more

TREAT YO’ KITTY

TREAT YO’ KITTY

            Today is #NationalCatDay and what better day to treat your feline friend than today!Here are the latest toys that have been well loved on lately in our home:                   SmartyKat Chickadee Chirp Cat Toy… Read more