• A Day at the National Gallery of Art

    A few weeks after vacation, I love taking time to really reflect on my time away. We were in Washington, D.C. almost two weeks ago and I really miss the city already! We are planning on a few more trips down in the coming months, but I still can’t help but to reflect on our… [Continue Reading]

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    A Day at the National Gallery of Art
  • Cilantro-Garlic Shrimp

    A few weeks ago I published a recipe very similar to this one that included Greek yogurt and shallots. However, after a few more trial runs with the recipe, I decided that the new one I am posting below is better. I hope you enjoy! Ingredients 2 lbs raw shrimp 1 c. chopped cilantro 1/2… [Continue Reading]

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    Cilantro-Garlic Shrimp
  • Dear Moms, I (For One) Do Not Care About Your Parenting Style

    As someone who is pretty involved in various parenting communities, I have noticed a surge in a new kind of Mommy Wars. Typically, from my understanding, the traditional Mommy War was between working moms and stay-at-home moms. Even now I do see this debate in a lot of places, but it’s been primarily replaced with… [Continue Reading]

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    Dear Moms, I (For One) Do Not Care About Your Parenting Style
  • New Trial Alert: Countercontrol Collection by Beautycounter

    Happy Tuesday! I wanted to keep everyone in the loop about a new beauty product I’ve decided to try. A few months ago I tried BeautyCounter’s Countertime Regimen and while I really did enjoy the products overall, I decided to switch up my routine a bit. The Countertime Regimen primarily focuses on caring for aging… [Continue Reading]

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    New Trial Alert: Countercontrol Collection by Beautycounter
  • The Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in Your Bathroom

    I love finding natural home remedies that help my overall health and well-being. I am not anti-medicine (at all!), but I do think the organic world is chock-full of untapped or forgotten about resources that can help everyone in their overall health journey. One of my favorite natural remedies is eucalyptus. My mother always had… [Continue Reading]

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    The Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in Your Bathroom

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Antoinette Cea-Lopes

THE PURSUIT OF WELL-ROUNDED LIVING…

Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’m so glad you decided to stop by.

I created My Better Self a few years ago after feeling inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s famous bit about going confidently in the direction of one’s dreams.

I’m in love with the idea of romanticizing every single day of one’s life, and My Better Self is a way to hold myself accountable in that dream.

I love to cook and bake, talk about motherhood and femininity, read, and watch horror movies. Let’s connect!

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