The Petite Bijou has been on break for over 2 months and is back in full swing. A few of my readers and Instagram followers reached out to me asking where the heck I went and why I wasn't posting as frequently anymore. And although I wish I could say "lounging somewhere in the tropics" but that wasn't the case. I was burnt out from my daily responsibilities and overworked in graduate school. In the month of January alone I had 3 group projects, redesigning and reworking my ... View the Post
The Petite Bijou offers a variety of wellness blog posts to inspire you to live a happier and healthier life. From dealing with stress, chronic health, flu season, natural therapies, and everything in between! I have strived to make my own life a lot healthier than it was and it has helped be become a happier person! I hope these posts will inspire you to do the same!
I'm not going to impress you today. In fact, I'm going to talk about something that has plagued me my entire life - forming new habits. Remember my last post on being a super procrastinator? Well, what do you know? In addition to having been a procrastinator all my life, I was also a bad at habit formation. Habit Formation Starts Early I'm not quite 100% sure why I grew up like this, but I can bet it had a lot to do with stress levels at home. I grew up in a household of immigrants. I ... View the Post
Working on having a healthy self image may seem like a distant and maybe irrelevant thing. I mean, let's face it - who has time to work on yourself when there's so many other things that need to get done?! What about focusing on your career, family, and friends? Well, hold up - because that's exactly why you need to step in and take some time for yourself. I believe that self image is something that many women don't work on. There's always something tearing us down - always something else ... View the Post
You can say that I'm a 80 year old in a 24 year old's body. With my scoliosis and several other health problems. sore muscles are the norm for me and I unfortunately can't take pain medication. After all, a pain reliever caused all of my health problems to begin with. So I'm left with two options - suffer in pain or find relieve homeopathically (without drugs or procedures). You might remember me mentioning Victorian Trading Company in this post, one of my favorite period online stores. ... View the Post
It happened to me...I got mild heat exhaustion a few weeks ago. A nightmare ensured afterwards - headaches, vertigo, disorientation. Just overall yuck! Needless to say, I spent the rest of the day inside with the AC full blast and drinking as much water as possible. Heat exhaustion caused by sun exposure is a nasty business and not something you should take lightly, especially if you have underlying medical conditions. So what exactly is heat exhaustion? Mayo Clinic gives ... View the Post
The first day of spring was yesterday and this season is in full bloom. Unfortunately that means that spring allergies will be on the rise and pollen counts will get higher as the season progresses. Allergies can be pesky - disrupting your day to day activities and causing all sorts of annoying symptoms. And although spring is in the air, there's no reason you should be cooped up inside with allergies. I've rounded up some tips and tricks on how to keep allergens away and ease the ... View the Post