We all look forward to Memorial Day Weekend. It's the official start of summer after all! But, It's also a time for us to honor and commemorate our service members, vets and fallen heroes. This morning I watched the Rolling Thunder make their annual voyage (it's the ride's 30th anniversary!) to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. A sight to see! And an amazing display of patriotism. What's Rolling Thunder? From their website: 'The Rolling Thunder Run mission i
It’s official! Summer’s here! But, before we dive into the pool and fire up the grill, let's take a moment to honor the amazingly brave folks, past and present, who have served our country to make this day possible. At Unplug & Hug, we are so honored to have generations of service members in our families who served (and continue to serve) proudly and bravely. From brothers to fathers to uncles to grandparents to cousins, here are some of the people we know and love - who dedi
We talk a lot about unplugging so that we can connect with family, friends and the world around us. But disconnecting also helps us to reconnect with ourselves - physically, emotionally and spiritually. That’s why I’ve incorporated Pilates, meditation and essential oils in my life. So, how do I “hug” myself? I practice Pilates. I started practicing Pilates because I was looking for an exercise program to support my cardiovascular health, strength, endurance and flexibility.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Sunday, May 14 to be exact. Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate your mom or spoil your partner? Give her a special (and ‘unplugged’) day with these five brilliant ideas. 1. Treat her to breakfast in bed. Little chefs (with a little help from a family member!) will love to whip up these 24 Best-Ever Mother's Day Brunch recipes. 2. Get crafty. Grab the crayons, scissors and glue gun, and set your kids loose on 10 Cute Mother’s
Do you know where the term, 'potty' came from? Read on... Yesterday I chaperoned my daughter’s field trip to Colvin Run Mill, ‘the sole surviving operational 19th-century water-powered mill in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area… and a nationally significant example of automated technologies pioneered in milling and later adopted across American industry. ’ One of the most interesting (and enlightening) activities of the trip was a guessing game where the Colvin Run histor
We all know the physical health benefits of walking, like weight loss, improved strength and increased endurance. But, did you know that taking a walk also improves your mood, sharpens your memory and helps you have a good, peaceful and re-energizing sleep? There are so many ways that a simple walk affects your brain and mental health! We also like using walking as a way to unplug, and especially love it because it stimulates our connection with the world around us. Most impo