How To Cope With Family Drama

Bella Breakdown Everyone has that family member. You know the one: that uncle who makes you feel awkward, the grandma who’s political views are vastly different than yours, the cousin who gets too drunk. When families get together, it can be a time for celebration but also a time for extreme drama. If this is the case for you, follow these steps to help yourself deal with the struggles for your family. 1. Stand up for yourself and your beliefs Although it might be appealing to avoid confrontation in your family, you will get pent up anger if you...

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Host A Holiday Brunch To Remember With These Festive Recipes

Bella Breakdown There’s nothing better than getting together with friends and family around the holidays. Spirits are high, old friends are back in town, and everyone is ready to catch up after a long year. Whether you’re hosting a brunch at your own home or making some festive treats to bring someone else, these recipes are all you need to put together a holiday brunch everyone will love. Serve these dishes alongside some apple cider mimosas, mulled wine and homemade hot chocolate! Gingerbread Waffles 1 1/3 cups milk, warmed to room temperature 3 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup molasses...

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How To Stay Fit While Traveling

Bella Breakdown Traveling at this time of year is wonderful. You’re probably spending time with family, enjoying lots of yummy food and staying cozy inside. It can also be a time when we tend to fall off the exercise wagon though. I know that I’m a lot less inclined to work out when I’m traveling, and have people to visit and things to do and see. But this is also an opportunity to jump start your New Year’s fitness goals and get on track! 1. Bring Sneakers and Fitness Clothes This may sound obvious, but if you don’t pack...

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Keep Your Pets Safe And Happy Over The Holidays

Bella Breakdown Pets are part of the family too, and when it comes to the holidays, there is a lot of chaos and a lot of mischief that your furry friends could get into. Of course you’ll want to follow some common sense rules, like keeping the low-hanging ornaments away from your cat, and keeping an eye on your pup when there’s chocolate around, but in order to keep the fur babies happy and healthy this season, follow these pet-approved tips! Keep Candy and Bread Away Other types of candy, not just chocolate, can be harmful to your pets....

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Smoothies For A Holiday Detox

Bella Breakdown If you’re like me, this time of year is filled with treats and lots of extra indulgent calories. It’s perfectly fine to #treatyoself this season, but all that extra rich food can make you feel lethargic, bloated and just plain gross. The best way to combat the holiday bulge is to mix in some super healthy recipes and detox the next day to help regain your energy. A smoothie or nutrient-packed juice is a great way to get your groove back! Tropical Green Detox Smoothie Super hydrating and super tasty, this smoothie is packed with flavor and...

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