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  • Just because you know the importance of exercise doesn't mean it's always easy to fit in. Learn how to get moving more, no matter how busy you are!

Importance of Exercise: Tips to move more & better.

We all know the importance of exercise… or do we? Is it really just to have defined abs or burn enough calories to eat whatever we want? I remember a conversation I had with a wonderful friend many years ago. She was really getting into running and confided in me her motivation: “I work out [...]

  • Why should you ditch your fabric softener? Lots of reasons. Learn how to keep your home safer with these easy fabric softener alternatives.

Fabric Softener Alternatives and Other Safe Approaches to Laundry

Why would you need fabric softener alternatives? I mean, when I think of doing laundry I think of: Fuzzy bears bouncing into piles of colorful towels. Sunshine swirls dancing around a clothesline. Warm-from-the-dryer blankets wrapped tenderly around your family. I mean, this stuff is cozy and heart-warming. The array of products marketed to the masses [...]

  • The adaptogenic properties of Holy Basil and energizing Chia Seeds are perfect to replenish your body. Try this homemade sports drink recipe today.

Tulsi and Chia Seed Homemade Sports Drink

Your homemade sports drink just got a lot better with two words: Chia Seeds. If you look in the dictionary, the definition of chia seeds is as follows: CHIA: n /'tji-a/ the actual, indisputable, perfect supplement to anything ever. Also see: Heaven, Gift to Earth, Ambrosia, etc. Yup. That's it. Assuming, of course, that your dictionary's up [...]

  • Learn about the free way to boost your health. Earthing benefits range from better sleep and much more. Learn how easy it is to start earthing today.

Earthing Benefits: The free way to boost your health.

Let’s talk about earthing. As a modern dancer I’ve always viewed the feet as the foundation for the body, especially for spinal health. I prefer walking barefoot as much as  possible, and when I buy shoes they MUST be comfortable. And as a somatic practitioner I often look at women wearing high heels and feel [...]

  • These avocado fries are so amazing! Seriously, make some today. You won't be sorry.

Recipe: Avocado Fries with Chili Lime Mayonnaise

Avocado fries. If that doesn't sound amazing, I'm not sure what does. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Avocados, in my opinion, are just about the most perfect food. I love to slice them, sprinkle just a hint of sea salt on the slices, and savor them one at a time. I love chopped avocado [...]

  • Looking for natural remedies for seasonal allergies? Here are 9 effective natural remedies for seasonal allergies that are easy to try.

Nine Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Natural remedies for seasonal allergies: Allergy sufferers rejoice! I remember growing up watching my mom suffer from seasonal allergies every year. I felt fortunate that I didn’t have any allergies, especially because even as a young child I hated the idea of taking pills. That all changed when I moved a couple of years ago. [...]

  • Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Learn why you should! www.thankyourbody.com

Oil Cleansing Method: What it is and why you should do it.

Oil cleansing method? What does that mean? Is it a cleaning procedure for dealing with oil? Nope. The oil cleansing method (OCM) is a method of cleaning with oil. Stay with me. Some of you who have never heard of the oil cleansing method may be confused. After all, haven't we all been told that oil [...]

  • Is butter healthy? You may be surprised to learn the butter truth.

Is Butter Healthy? The butter truth.

Is butter healthy? If you would have asked me that while growing up I would have said, “Duh. No.” But I have a confession: I love butter. Real butter. You know, that yellowy goodness that comes from cream. I love it. I’ve even made my own butter. A number of times. For a long time [...]

  • Skinny Monkey Cookies are vegan, gluten free, and low in sugar. They'll satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body with healthy nutrients at the same time!

Recipe: Skinny Monkey Cookies

Skinny monkey cookies? What? When I saw this recipe floating around the internet, I must admit the name raised my eyebrows a bit. It's probably derived from the fact that the main ingredient in these cookies is banana...but it got me thinking, have you ever seen a fat monkey? Then I realized that yes, I [...]

  • Make an all natural foaming cleaner using non-toxic baking soda, dish soap, essential oil and vinegar. Gets the job done with no chemicals, and it's easy!

All Natural Foaming Cleaner

Been looking for a homemade foaming cleaner? You've come to the right place. If you've been on the road to natural living long, you've probably already read quite a bit about the wonders of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning the house. Dirty windows? Vinegar! Stinky fridge? Baking soda! Stopped up sink? [...]

  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

  • This all natural deep conditioner uses the fatty goodness of coconut to help damage hair. You will love this heavenly experience!

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

This luxurious deep conditioner with coconut cream is exactly what your hair wants. Why? Because your hair wants to be as soft and shiny as possible. And this coconut cream conditioner will give you that spa-like bounce, naturally. People are really interested in all natural care products. I've had a lot of great questions about [...]

  • These rich, chocolaty zucchini brownies will satisfy your deepest craving. Zucchini makes the brownies moist, but you'll never know it's there! So yummy.

Recipe: Chewy Zucchini Brownies

What's even better than a rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie? A rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie that's good for you! These brownies are so full of chocolate flavor, you won't realize that they're also full of healthy zucchini. If you happen to be swimming in summer squash (see this post), this is a great way [...]

  • The problem with romance and a better gift for Valentine's Day.

The problem with romance.

Some say romance is dead. I say, "Maybe that's okay." Stay with me. I promise I'm not against love. Hardly. I mean, I've read "Pride and Prejudice." I wanted my own Mr. Darcy. My problem with romance started with Valentine's Day. When I was first married I was relieved to think all my former Valentine's Day woes [...]

  • Creamy cauliflower mac and cheese gets its smooth texture and rich flavor from a whole head of cauliflower, rather than fat or flour. So cheesy and good!

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nothing says "comfort food" like a big dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's also a universal kid-pleaser. Mac and cheese can lean toward the not-so-healthy side, though...especially if you buy the prepared kind in a box.  This fun recipe (which is from Mark Bittman of the New York Times) for Creamy Cauliflower Mac and [...]

  • Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp! Warm cinnamon and a hint of maple with tart apples under a chewy oatmeal crust to give this healthy dessert its character.

Recipe: Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp

We've been having fun with apples at our house this season.  Boxes of organic apples picked from a friend's tree have been made into applesauce, dehydrated apples, and apple cider.  We've eaten plenty of crisp, fresh apples for snacks.  And finally, after almost all of the four boxes of apples had been dried, canned or [...]

  • 12 experts share their "one thing" you must do for a healthy life.

13 Experts share their “one thing” you must do for a healthy life.

What do you think is the most important thing you can do for your health? What goals are on your to-do list for the new year? For so many years I remember making promises to myself to "eat less junk food" or "run 20 minutes every day" or to follow a "no food after dinner" [...]

  • Pan-roasted savory Brussels sprouts with pine nuts, a hint of balsamic vinegar and a little organic cream will make you re-think Brussels sprouts entirely!

Recipe: Savory Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts

My youngest daughter tells me that her friends look at her funny when she tells them her favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts have a bad rap, most likely because they can be...well...less than tasty when the aren't cooked right. Many people have only tried sprouts frozen in a bag, steamed in the microwave [...]

  • Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa can be made with gluten free or whole wheat noodles. Homemade organic cream sauce, diced tomatoes and raw milk cheese...mmmm!

Recipe: Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa

We've had turkey twice this month, tons of pumpkin and cranberry and all the usual holiday favorites. To be honest, I have to say that I'm ready to move on in the dinner department. It felt like time for a little pasta, so I played around in the kitchen until I found a recipe that [...]

  • This recipe for homemade stock is simple, nourishing, and delicious. Crock-pot chicken broth makes it even easier to store up on this pantry basic.

Recipe: Crock-Pot Chicken Broth

With the beginning of Fall there is a lot more soups and stews being made in our home. Not only is chicken broth delicious, it's one of the most nourishing foods as well. This recipe for homemade crock-pot chicken stock is easy. It's also a great way to stock up so that you always have [...]