Robin

About Robin Konie

Hi! I'm and I’m passionate about healthy living: feeling nourished, having energy, getting good sleep, and feeling strong. I believe healthy living does not have to be complicated or stressful. I’m a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA). I’m also an avid researcher and love to read about nutrition, the body, and toxic-free living. Learn more.
  • Is your lavender essential oil fake? Learn why that could be really dangerous.

Beware of Fake Lavender Essential Oils

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Ever since I made the commitment to really research essential oils, I've learned there's a lot of information out there... and it's easy to feel [...]

  • Super simple, but effective, all natural sunburn remedies. Good to know.

6 Natural Sunburn Remedies (You know, just in case)

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Hopefully, this list of natural sunburn remedies isn't something you need very often. Let's be honest, I rarely use sunscreen (and when I do I [...]

  • Homemade skin cream for sensitive skin. A great alternative to other eczema creams.

Homemade Skin Cream (safe enough for babies)

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Homemade skin cream is super simple to make. Plus it's so much safer than steroid creams or other non-so-friendly toxin-laden over-the-counter treatments and eczema creams. [...]

  • A simple, all natural shampoo recipe to replace the toxic stuff.

All Natural DIY Shampoo

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Natural shampoo never even crossed my mind for more than two decades. Over the past couple years, as my family has tried to eat healthier [...]

  • Are you deficient in magnesium? Learn 10 common symptoms of magnesium deficiency (and why you should care!)

10 Signs You’re Magnesium Deficient

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Are you magnesium deficient? Very likely. Despite the fact that more people are hearing about the importance of magnesium, a recent study suggests that only [...]

  • Don't be fooled by the hype. Some candles are dangerous to your health. Ditch those toxic scented candles for these natural, frugal alternatives.

Say Goodbye To Toxic Scented Candles (+ Simple Alternatives)

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Ah, scented candles. I remember the days when I’d stroll past a store full of them and stuff my nose deep into these colorful object. [...]

  • 5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

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Growing up I always would watch my mom go outside and do her gardening. As a child I didn’t understand her fascination with gardening. Since [...]

  • 20 Powerhouse Vegetables You Should Be Eating & Why

20 Vegetables You Should Be Eating (+ Yummy Recipes)

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We’ve all been told over and over again “eat your veggies!” I’m sure at this point in your life you know how good veggies are [...]

  • Discover the surprising health benefits of furniture-free living.

The Health Benefits of Furniture-Free Living

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Have you ever thought about the health benefits of furniture-free living? Wait. Let's go back a step. Have you ever thought about the possibility of [...]

  • Are you one of the many who hate exercise? You're not alone! Read this.

For anyone who hates exercise. Read this.

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I have a secret, and it may surprise you: I hate exercise. There I said it. I realize it may be strange to hear those [...]

  • Some awesome healthier, natural Halloween candy options with lots of allergy-friendly options!

11 Natural Halloween Candy Options (+ Allergy Friendly)

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Looking for healthier, more natural Halloween candy options. Um, yeah. Me, too. Here's the thing - I am a crazy planner. I am always weeks, [...]

  • 10 Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes (+ the benefits of pressure cooking)

10 Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes (+ the benefits of pressure cooking)

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I've been on a mission to find all the most awesome pressure cooker recipes. Why? Because I am so in love my pressure cooker. As [...]

  • 6 incredible health benefits of infrared saunas. Yes, please.

6 Incredible Benefits of Infrared Saunas

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The health benefits of infrared saunas are pretty awesome. But here's the thing, I never considered myself a "sauna girl". I mean, sure, I had [...]

  • Looking for some effective stretching exercises? Here's a quick 30-second energizing sequence you can do at home or in the office. No leggings required.

Stretching Exercises: Try this quick 30 second stretch.

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Looking for some effective stretching exercises? Try this quick 30 second stretch for the most bang for your buck. If you're looking for ways to [...]

  • What does your sitting posture have to do with low back pain? Lots! Learn how to sit properly and the one single tip that will keep your back healthy.

Sitting Posture: The QUICK fix to reduce low back pain.

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Let's talk about your sitting posture. And back pain. And how your sitting posture is probably the reason why you have low back pain. And [...]

  • How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you need? What if I told you that exercise may be the problem? Learn what your body really needs.

How much exercise is enough? The surprising truth.

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How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you really need? And is all exercise the same? What if I told you that exercise [...]

  • Body image issues. We all got them. But is working toward a

Body Image Issues: Shocking results from 1000 women.

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Body image issues. We all got 'em. Big or small. It's hard not to feel the pull to look a certain way into today's image [...]

  • Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, learn the super simple body hack that will fool even your toughest critics.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. No diets necessary.

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Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds? Stop right there. You didn't really think you could lose 10 pounds that easily, did you? I'm mean, let's be real. [...]

  • Interested in reading body language? Want to make a better first impression and find your inner confidence? Stop making these 5 body language mistakes.

Reading Body Language: Don’t make these 5 mistakes.

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When I was young I used to think that reading body language would open a whole world to me. It was a world where I [...]

  • The importance of self-love is an important tactic for healthy living. Being kind to your body may do more for your health than anything else. Here's why.

The Importance of Self-Love: Be Kind to Your Body

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The importance of self-love. It's talked about a lot online, but not as an actual tactic for healthy living. Self-love is more than just accepting [...]