How to beat daily stressors (+3 Giveaways!)


How often do you take antioxidants? Do you know what they are? In my husband’s words, “Antioxidants fight free radicals and environmental toxins.” Free radicals are in food and can be cancer causing. I recently discovered RxQ Antioxidant Complex and after a chat with the co-founder, I was able to learn more about the benefits of taking one and wanted to share it with you why I’m taking them now.


What is RxQ

Formulated by a family practitioner and nuclear medicine specialist, Dr. Schoenwetter. He had military patients who were regularly exposed to pollution, radiation, and such. With co-founder Hannah Kim, a commercial environmental consultant, this ground-breaking supplement was created and in efforts to reduce the damage that leads to premature loss of cellular function, damage, and disability.

Think of RxQ as a supplement that balances and maintains cellular health. It guards us against the things we do every day – pollution, radiation, the food we eat, the things we are exposed to on a daily basis.


RxQ antioxidant complex pills are gluten, wheat, soy and dairy free, in vegetarian capsules. Suggested is to take one capsule with each meal, ideally 3 daily for best results. 1 bottle is a one month supply.


Why you might take RxQ

I am trying to get better with taking care of myself and what I battle daily includes sitting in front of my computer all day, traveling, every day pollution, hormone imbalance, and lots of sun in Phoenix.

The benefits of taking RxQ antioxidant capsules would be similar in comparison to flossing your teeth. While it doesn’t improve the quality of our teeth, it certainly preserves our teeth. Every day we are exposed to things that could prematurely wear out cellular infrastructure (hormones included) – air pollution, dust, fumes, allergens, radiation. If you’re into the science behind it, check out their FAQ here.


If taken daily, benefits can include: balancing out hormones, eyesight, helps your body fight free radicals, cell renewal, help battle dull skin, fine line wrinkles.

You may want to take it because you’re in the car a lot, outdoors, living in a big city with pollution, exposed to radiation through your job or a medical procedure (X-rays, mammograms, scans), travel, high stress job, heavy computer user, things of that nature – the harshness of every day life.

Enter to win 1 of 3 Giveaway Prizes!

Leave a comment below about what you’re battling the most, UV rays, stress, aging, pollution, sitting in front of your computer too much, travel, and I’ll pick 3 random winners who will receive two bottles of RxQ. When Hannah offered to do a giveaway I jumped at the chance because I want you to feel good too. We’ll take them together! I can’t wait to share this with all of you.

Comments will close September 9 and winners will be contacted by email.

10% Discount Code! Interested? Take 10% off until October 31, 2016 using code DIANA10.

Disclaimer: The statements and information contained in this website have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products featured in this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This post was supported by Schoenwetter, LLC through Shopping Links.


Are blogging conferences worth the investment?


Attending a conference can cost you over a thousand dollars once you pay for the cost of conference ticket, flight and hotel. Is it worth attending? How do you get the most out of attending one?

As with any profession, I believe in ongoing education. Times, trends, technology continues to advance, and so should your education – to get the most up to date information about your profession.

These are the workshops online and in person I have attended as a blogger –


Every year I make an investment to attend a conference – at least one.

I wouldn’t say every conference I’ve attended has paid off in the way I thought, or the way you and I think it would. Sometimes, it just takes one introduction to a brand that makes it worth it, a contact, a new friend, a tip you can use, or even the gumption to increase pricing that is the payoff.

I look for that one golden takeaway tip with every conference.


I try to visit a friend, or I invite a friend with every conference that requires travel. I pick up the hotel because I’m going anyway, and ask a friend to come along and hang out when the workshop is over or even before. In addition to the education I’m receiving, the trip itself with a friend to explore is absolutely worth every penny – no matter what happens, no regrets!

Ask yourself before deciding to attend a blogging conference –

  • What do I hope to get out of this conference – will I get the information I think I need?
  • What brands will be in attendance/sponsoring? Will I have time to connect with them?
  • How much will this cost? Can I turn this business trip into a personal trip?
  • Do I love the location – is it a place where I can explore as well and want to go? Or…
  • Is the material significant enough that I don’t care where it is?
  • Is there anyone who has attended that I can ask if they enjoyed it?

This is why if I attach a personal trip to it, I can see my immediate return on investment – memories and a blog post with beautiful photos.


Once you find a blog conference you want to attend, it’s always wise to make sure you ask friends who have already attended. There might be some where you are more advanced and you will already know the material that will be covered – this can be disappointing, and it has happened to me.

But when you find one with great reviews and seems to be a the level you need, here are some tips.

How to get the most out of a blogging conference

  • Bring business cards – consider your photo on it since there are so many bloggers.
  • Go to as many classes as you can – get in there early.
  • Join the Facebook groups before the conference to connect if you are going solo, you can find a roommate or have a buddy.
  • Make contacts – put on your outgoing personality even if you are an introvert.
  • Comment on other bloggers posts (especially sponsored.) I’m about to give you a golden tip/secret that no one told me and I figured out myself. PR of the company review the sponsored posts – on Instagram and blog posts, and sometimes your comment can trigger them to reach out to you to work on a campaign – it’s happened to me.
  • Look for that one golden takeaway tip that can change the way you blog. It’s your one takeaway that’s worth your ticket.
  • Introduce yourself to brands, get their business card and follow up.
  • Know your elevator pitch – what do you blog about?
  • Go to the breakfasts, lunches and SIT NEXT TO PEOPLE. Don’t gravitate toward an empty table. You should use the time to connect and you might find yourself  sitting with brand representatives!
  • Every night check out other blogger’s website, follow them, or comment – connect before you forget who you just connected with. Conferences that last several days can make other contacts hazy after a day or so.
  • Connect with new friends on Facebook, groups, etc.
  • Consider collaborating with other bloggers – guest posts and such on your blogs to SHARE and cross promote for increased readership.

If you are tight on budget, consider online workshops.

Online classes require the least amount of investment but also requires the most discipline. You will only get what you put into it.

I can say that as an online educator, teaching photography to several hundred students around the country, some even around the world! The best students who are now professional photographers were the ones who attended every class and submitted their homework!

How to get the most out of an online blogging workshop

  • Attend all online classes
  • Be intentional about doing homework
  • Interact with any chat rooms with your peers so you don’t feel alone
  • Consider having a friend take the online course with you so you feel more accountable
  • Have a separate binder/notebook for your online class
  • Ask questions in the chat room! Now’s your time!

I hope those tips help!  My husband and I, as well as my parents are always fans of continuing education – and I hope if you haven’t attended a blogging conference (or one for your profession) that you do!

What blogging conferences have you been to that you would recommend? What one golden takeaway tip did you learn from attending a blogging conference? Let’s share in the comments so we can help each other out!

Photos by Jennifer Young Studio from the Creative Residency Workshop in Los Angeles.

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