7 Simple Ways to Start Working Out Again

7 Simple Ways to Start Working Out Again

It happens to all of us. We make New Year’s Resolutions and sometime before the first quarter ends we fall off. Since I’ve been away so much, I didn’t have the time to follow my gym schedule. Honestly, the holidays, personal travels and family obligations are all excuses, but I’m determined to find time to get back into my routine this year. If you’ve been slacking on your fitness goals...

Finding Balance in 2018

Finding Balance in 2018

Photos by Jackie J Photography Happy New Year! As with years past, I took a few days off to reflect and enjoy the beginning of the year with my family and friends. Members of my group blog and I also decided to separate to focus on our individual platforms. While this change allows me to have more time, it suddenly shifted my whole plan for 2018. As much as I’m a fan of...

Joanna E Best of 2017

On December 31, 2016, I posted my last photo of the year on Instagram with a quote from C.S. Lewis that read, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” It meant something to me at the time of posting, but I had no idea that quote would be more relevant today. 2017 brought tons of opportunities for me as an individual and blogger. I went on...

Cozy Up for the Holidays with Tea Forté Teas

Cozy Up for the Holidays with Tea Forté Teas

For the past few years, Christmas for me has truly been for the kids. I usually give gifts to family and friends from my travels throughout the year, so I splurge on my nieces and nephews. I’ve never been a holly-jolly Christmasy person, but decorating my “struggle tree”, playing parang and sipping on Tea Forté tea definitely helped me get out of my funk and more into the Christmas spirit. I learned...

Fall Photography Fun in the Park

Fall Photography Fun in the Park

A few days ago the weather was disrespectful giving us 30-something degrees in NYC. I was extremely happy the sun came out on Sunday because I’m not mentally ready for parka season. Since I was photo ready and the weather was nice, it was the perfect day to have some fall photography fun with my new Sony Alpha a6000. Even though I initially wanted to take the Canon route, I...

Essentials for a Blogger Conference or Meetup

Essentials for a Blogger Conference or Meetup

I’ve been to many events and meetups as a host or attendee, but Blogalicious 9 was my first blogger conference ever. I did a lot of research to prepare, but some things still fell through the cracks. It was definitely a learning experience and I can’t wait to use the tools I’ve learned in the coming months. If you’re attending a blogging/ business conference or general meetup anytime soon, here...

Utilizing My Tribe + 6 Reminders From Blogalicious Weekend

Blogalicious Miami Carnival

After almost four years since my first post, I attended my first blogger conference earlier this month. Since I wanted to network more in the lifestyle category for both blogs, I chose to attend Blogalicious Weekend. Blogalicious is an online community and annual conference celebrating the diversity in social media. This year’s theme was to Tribe Up and each session reminded me to utilize the tools I have and people I...