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  • Adventures Await: The Start of Wanderlust 2021

    As I drove through the ups and downs of the hills on our trek to go hiking, my mind was in a fierce battle. In the back seat the kids made poop jokes and were unusually boisterous but I barely heard them over the sound of my own brain, debating herself. A quiet whisper that sounded like a little girl…”but it’s what you always wanted…it’s not selfish to chase your dreams.” But what about the beautiful home we have now? How can I ask our kids to leave that? We have done so much work to make it what we want. Again, barely a whisper “Deep down, you know it’s not what you want. It’s a beautiful place, and yes you could be very happy there for many years to come. But on some level, you will know you stayed because you were scared to chase what you really want…” 
  • Center Fresh Farmers Market

    Come see us every other Thursday starting June 10th at the NEW Chicopee Center Fresh Farmers Market!

  • Simple Indulgences- Our Exclusive Monthly Subscription Box

    What is Simple Indulgences you ask?! It is our exclusive monthly subscription box, full of gifts just for YOU!
  • Self-Care for the Winter Months

    This year as we are about to embark on a long winter, while a global pandemic rages on around us, self-care is going to be especially important. Winter months are often a challenge for many people for a variety of reasons: cold weather, less daylight, stress around the holidays and feeling more socially isolated due to less frequent gatherings with friends. 
  • Curly Girls Have More Fun

    I have had a ton of customers and friends ask for curly hair tips, so today I decided to put all of my best tips and suggestions into one blog post, for all of the other curly headed folks out there who are trying to make their natural curls work for them!

  • Protect Your Vibe

    Protecting my energy has become a front and center priority these last 7 months. Some days it feels like a warm hug, surrounding myself with high vibing people who truly see through to the heart of me, see all of me without feeling the need to change a thing- and without ever once feeling intimidated. And other days...

  • World Mental Health Day- 5 Tips for Managing Chronic Anxiety and Depression

  • My Body is Perfect Thanks (Part 2)

  • My Body is Perfect Thanks (Part 1)

  • Closing Time

    Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning's End Melaney Houle President, Owner of Lotus & Compass Inc As ...
  • Lotus & Compass Inc Grand Opening on 22 News

    Reporters from WWLP 22 News covered our grand opening celebration last Thursday!! Watch the story HERE!   
  • Grand Opening Celebration

    We celebrated with family, friends and customers this past Thursday, August 8th 2019, as we cut the ribbon on our FIRST brick and mortar store!!