Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil Supplement Review

Before I launch into my review of this omega-3 fish oil supplement, let me state that I received a free bottle of Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil from Life & Food for evaluation purposes. They asked for an honest review, so here it goes… If you’re worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack. Don’t eat enough fish in your diet? Then maybe an Omega-3 fish oil supplement is the way to go. Fish oil is widely known for several health benefits, including: improved blood pressure levels, reduced cholesterol, vision and […]

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Snack Smart: 10 Foods to Curb Your Cravings

“Chew quietly and keep your mouth closed.” This childhood lesson in manners taunts me now as I gnaw my afternoon snack of celery with hummus. It’s impossible. No matter what I try, I can’t muffle the ‘crunch, crunch’ echoing in my cubicle. I try to convince myself that my coworkers are applauding my smart snacking, rather than hoping I’ll choke on a seed. You have to admit, there’s something satisfying about snacking on foods that make you work. I don’t know if it’s primal instinct, but it is so gratifying to pry open a pistachio or pull apart an orange. Not only are […]

9 Things To Say Yes To For A Happier Life

When did you last say “no” to something? Chances are you can recall it fairly easily. Now, when did you last say “yes”? A little harder, right? Life is busy and full of demands. It’s easy to become used to saying no whenever possible. But I encourage you to start saying “yes” more often. Why? While it is easier to avoid change or challenge, when you say yes, you open up your life to so much more happiness and opportunity. If you want to start being happier without much effort, keep reading, because this stuff is simple. Here are a few things I’ve said […]

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Find Motivation After Work With These Simple Fixes

Let’s face it – holding down a full-time job and pursuing other projects on the side isn’t easy. I struggle from time to time with getting motivated to write after a full day of work. Sometimes, all I want to do is pour a glass of wine and plop on the couch for a marathon session of The Walking Dead. But I also know that I do some of my best writing after sunset. After much trial and error, I’ve discovered a few techniques that help me to get the ball rolling. Hopefully you find that they make your evenings more productive, too! Create A Mental Break Use […]

How To Charm Baby Boomers On Social Media

It’s hard for me to picture my Baby Boomer mom tweeting the latest news or checking her Google+ feed first thing in the morning. I imagine her squinting at the screen, trying to figure out what it means to “poke” someone. This misconception was smashed to bits last month when I was hired to work on a Facebook campaign targeting the over-50 crowd. It turns out my mom and her peers are quite a force to be reckoned with on social media! Adults born between 1946 and 1964 represent one-third of all social media users. And, they wield a huge amount […]

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5 Skinny Shamrock Shake Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, which means the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back! The creamy minty concoction is magically delicious but extremely unhealthy. Just the small shake is a whopping 530 calories, with 10 grams of saturated fat and 73 grams of sugar! Luckily, several fellow shamrock shake admirers have set out to create healthier versions of the frozen treat. I’ve been on a green smoothie kick these past few weeks trying to shake those last five pounds. So far, so good! I’ve never felt more energized and I’ve avoided getting sick during these last two harsh winter months. Needless to say, […]

5 Simple Tricks to Organize Your Home Office

Today is National Organize Your Home Office Day (who knew that existed?!). My “home office” is more of a room corner. Having a small work space can be challenging, but with a few tweaks I’ve come to adore it. In light of this obscure holiday, I thought I’d share with you five simple tricks that have helped me get organized. 1. Reuse Shoe Boxes for Storage As an avid shoe lover, I have amassed quite a few shoe boxes. I put them to use storing small, light books and papers, and I use pretty labels to keep track of what’s in each. You […]

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8 Simple Steps to Creating Your Fashion Uniform

How often have you been late to an event because, despite an overflowing closet, you can’t find anything to wear? It’s happened to me more times than I’d like to admit. One recent evening, after spending an hour trying on dozens of outfits, I collapsed on the floor in a heap of skirts, leggings, sweaters and dresses. Finally I had been defeated by my own wardrobe the exhausting possibilities. In light of that low, I decided to create a fashion uniform. Did you just scrunch your nose at the word “uniform”? Yes, it can conjure images of schoolgirl outfits and military uniforms, neither […]

Hello, World! This is Simply Anna

If you’ve just stumbled across my blog, welcome!  I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little about me and what I hope this blog will become. I already have a question for you – do you prefer video, or text? Who Am I? My name’s Anna and I am a freelance writer and digital communications professional. My day job is Communications Manager of, but I am also a lifestyle writer and shoe blogger. While completing my journalism degree I enjoyed creating advertising copy, social media posts, and writing content for this intriguing medium called a “blog”. So, I decided to throw myself […]

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