Lifestyle Content

People use Google and Pinterest to find content to enhance their lives. Lifestyle content helps you connect with your ideal customer as you are offering something they value.

Try These 5 Easy Ways to Stop Stress Now

Stress is a killer! It comes from the flight or fight impulse that helps with crisis situations. However, when stress is chronic and not managed, it is dangerous. Reducing stress is essential to your fitness and wellbeing. Managing stress is vital to your fitness and wellbeing. While some of these tips may seem obvious, I wanted to focus on sustainable lifestyle changes that will help reduce stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can contribute to weight gain, heart disease, and other is

Four Tips For a Fun and Safe Winter Road Trip

Are you planning a winter road trip? Travel safely whether you travel for the holidays, for business, or just for fun. I am honored that our friends at Cars.com commissioned this sponsored post! It gives us a chance to discuss how we can enjoy a safe winter road trip. Being safe is a big part of feeling fit for you and for your family. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A road trip is an opportunity to see the beautiful sites at the coast, through forest roads or in the mountains. Unfor

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving holds a special place in my heart. What is there not to love about enjoying good times and good food with good friends? It is a welcome respite during the hectic holiday season. It can be easy and casual or extravagant. There are no rules. Friendsgiving is not bound to the same traditions as a family Thanksgiving. I consider my closest friends an extension of my chosen family. Why not take the time to celebrate them? I celebrated my first Friendsgiving while living abroad in the

Small Business, Branding, Marketing Content

I write business-to-business content for small business and not-for-profit organization's websites. Most of this content is anonymous, ghostwritten content. Here are a few samples of bylined on branding, small business marketing, or social media.

Custom Articles & Blog Posts

Does your website attract your future customers? If not, it is time for new content. Original custom articles and blog posts can help your business grow. They attract your future customers to your website. Not just any content will do the job. Your content needs to be helpful, answer questions, or help solve your reader’s problem. Words By Sam specializes in creating original articles and blog posts for small business and not-for-profit websites.

Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat Produce Original Video Content

Get ready Hulu and Netflix! You may soon compete with top social media channels. Twitter, Facebook, and even Snapchat may produce unique, original video content to stream through their channel. If you follow technology news, most likely you heard of the cord-cutting trend. In a 2016 report from market research company GFK, 25 percent of homes do not watch cable television. This ratio decreases among younger adults aged 18-34, 40 percent do not subscribe to cable. Many subscribe to streaming ser

Getting Down to Content Marketing Basics

One thing I have learned is a content writer cannot be all things to all people. We also cannot be all things to all search engines, social media networks or ranking algorithms. There is so much noise in the field of content marketing. Sometimes we just need to get down to basics and focus on the things that matter. Usually, we want to share an inspiring idea or useful information. The best content speaks to a particular person and makes that person’s life easier or better.

Fitness & Fitness Tech

People are hungry for fitness information that is easy to understand. My content writing career started as an active lifestyle blogger. I create empowering and useful content on fitness technology and wearables.

How A Weekend In Vegas Impacts Biometrics

You may have heard the expression, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Unfortunately, this may not be true when it comes to your biometrics like Heart Rate Variability. A night or weekend out can take a toll whether you are at a graduation party locally or a bachelor - bachelorette party in Vegas. A weekend of drinking, staying out late, eating junk foods, or partying creates stress to your body that takes time to recover. The good news is that you can be healthy and still celebrate life.

Sleep Health: How Your Natural Circadian Rhythms Can Boost Health and Productivity

Every cell in your body responds to an internal clock, kind of like how you plan your day around a schedule. Researchers are beginning to learn how our internal rhythms affect every aspect of our health and well being. "We didn't realize at the time that this clock would be represented all over the body in many different tissues and control so many different biological processes that we go through every day. It left us with the understanding that our whole body is rhythmically active."

ASMR: Is Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response the Key to Stress Relief?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) became an underground "cult" mindfulness technique. Practitioners report feelings of blissful relaxation, meditation-like states, and flow. Some who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, and depression find it an effective technique to relieve their condition. Some people report experiencing a tingling sensation across the scalp and back of the neck in response to specific audio and visual stimuli. Often they associate this sensation wit

Swimming: Take a Dip in the Fountain of Youth and Other Benefits

Swimming is a classic recreational and aerobic activity. Did you know that a regular swimming practice might also help keep you younger and relieve stress? This post is not intended to substitute for medical or professional advice. We just wanted to highlight some often overlooked and surprising benefits to swimming. Swimming positively affects several metrics tracked by your Biostrap! In addition, your Bootstrap's Activity Classification system is already set up to track your swimming workout

Shape by Atlas Offers Personalized Fitness Coaching

Many consumers buy an activity tracker because they want a 24-7 fitness coach. First and second generation trackers track activity and give feedback on progress. Fitness technology devices are moving towards more sophisticated coaching features. For example, Atlas unveiled their Kickstarter campaign for their new Shape by Atlas program. “For the first time, you’re no longer bombarded with step summaries or suggestions to get eight hours of sleep.” – Peter Li, Peter Li, CEO of Atlas Wearables.

How To Get Started With Your New Fitbit

Your new Fitbit is a fun and powerful motivator. It can coach you to increase your activity level, to eat right, or to get enough sleep. While many people love their Fitbit activity trackers, some get frustrated as they do not know how to make the best use of it. While Fitbit’s interface is fairly intuitive, there is always a learning curve. As a long time Fitbit user, I want to share a few tips to help you get started. Most likely, you chose your Fitbit to help you on your journey to a health

Food & Recipes

If your business involves food or drink, recipes are a great way to attract traffic to your website. 

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Most grocery stores feature fresh foods on the perimeter of the store and more processed foods inside. So the outer perimeter usually includes the fresh produce, fresh protein, bakery, deli, and dairy. Shopping from the outside-first saves time because you choose your fresh foods first. Keep in mind that the outer parameter might also include the bakery, alcoholic beverages, and deli. Not everything on the outside is healthy or thrifty! Grocery stores tend to organize their store this way because the outer perimeter has easy access to refrigeration, ovens, and other appliances.

Red Carpet Ready Truffle Parmesan Popcorn Recipe

Red Carpet Parmesan Truffle Popcorn is an upgraded snack for foodies, adults or those who want a red carpet snacking experience. Popcorn is a popular film viewing snack. It is inexpensive, potentially low in calories (depending on the toppings) and delicious. And it can also be glamorous! For red carpet worthy popcorn, I seasoned it with freshly​ popped corn with grated fresh Parmesan cheese, truffle oil, organic garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Yum!

Smooth Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, I admit sometimes I enjoy this Chocolate Coconut Chia Seed Pudding for breakfast. It seems so decadent, but is actually quite healthy and keeps me satisfied until lunch. Chocolate chia pudding tastes like a vegan chocolate mousse. Only this chocolate mousse contains healthy superfoods such as chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, coconut milk, etc. It is delicious served with fresh fruit or nuts.