10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Thoughtful Thursday: 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day is coming around again. Though I love the fact that there is a day each year to celebrate the planet we live on, it concerns me that there are people who only pay attention on one day each year. The truth is that every day it becomes more and more important that we start taking better care of our environment. So let's start now and keep the momentum going. Here 10 easy ways to celebrate Earth Day, and every day, with your children: 1. The next time it pours, go out and wash … [Read More...]

The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

When I was a kid, the girls in the neighborhood would hang out in our friend's backyard, acting out scenes from the Broadway show, Annie. To this day over 30 years later, I can still hear my friend Stacey singing the words, "You're never fully dressed without a smile." A smile is a very powerful thing. During stressful situations, smiling can actually improve our mood. Quite literally, turning that frown upside down can be enough to lighten the mood. Merely seeing a smile on someone else has … [Read More...]

Connected in Hope - Coral Scarf

Connected in Hope: Fashion That Gives Back (Giveaway)

When someone strikes you from the very first moment as an individual with grace, class and style, she is the type of person you want to get to know better. She is someone who draws you in. She connects with you. That is how I felt from the very first moment I heard from Ryane Murnane. Ryane is one of the founders of the Connected in Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that grew out of a “deep love and respect for the people of Ethiopia and a compelling desire to give back to the … [Read More...]

Thoughtful Thursday Linky

Pass Along Hope

Every 9 seconds in this country a woman is assaulted or beaten. In the state of Pennsylvania alone, more than 140 residents lost their lives to domestic violence in 2012. That is 140 too many from just one state. If we multiply that by 50 states there are 7000 lives gone too soon from domestic violence. Verizon Wireless and the Philadelphia Eagles are partnering to raise awareness through a campaign called Pass Along Hope. You can help by simply tweeting a message of hope for victims and … [Read More...]

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea

Green tea is one of those superfoods people have been talking about for years. The health benefits of green tea are often talked about and hard to ignore. But why is it … [Read More...]

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

What Prompts You to Give Back?

Let me ask you a question (or four). Do you believe that what you give to others comes back to you? Do you believe in karma? Or maybe you are of the mindset that karma matters … [Read More...]

Finding the Power Within

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s a Junga World Out There

One of my goals for this year has been to live more mindfully and more purposefully. Life has been frantic for the past few years, so I wanted to make a more concerted effort … [Read More...]

Aventura Clothing

Join the #SpringStyleChallenge Giveaway

The folks at Aventura Clothing are passionate about creating fashionable women’s clothing and accessories with low environmental impact. They use lots of eco-friendly and … [Read More...]

Stand up for safer chemicals

How to Help Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

Chemical reform is such an important cause in my family, so I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a … [Read More...]

Survive sleep deprivation with these healthy habits

5 Healthy Habits for Sleep-Deprived People

Today the very savvy Lindsey from Sisters to Sons is sharing 5 Healthy Habits for Sleep-Deprived People: You know you are sleep-deprived when you and your husband agree … [Read More...]

Genetic test can predict your risk for obesity

The Genetics of One’s Weight

If you could tell a Kindergartner what his or her weight might be as an adult, would you? This gets filed in the, “I’m not so sure how I feel about this” category, which is why I am bringing it to you. Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. But is this something that you would want to know? Part of me understands that this can be helpful for working with children who are at risk for obesity, as well as its … [Read More...]

Why You Should Get Your Omega-3's

The Amazing Health Benefits of Omega-3′s

In case you haven’t heard, Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils have lots of health benefits. These essential fatty acids are mostly found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, but they can also be found in algae, some plants, and even nut and seed oils. There are three types of Omega-3’s fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, sardines, tuna, and herring. ALA is found in flaxseeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, canola oil, walnuts, and the … [Read More...]

7 Great Ways to Conserve Water

7 Great Ways to Conserve Water

March 22nd is World Water Day. With a continued rise in population and technology, water use and demand continue to increase even though supplies are limited. We cannot continue to waste our natural resources, because water already has a crucial impacts on alleviating poverty throughout the world. Right now, 768 million people lack access to strong water sources and 2.5 billion people have no decent sanitation options. Sadly, 30,000 deaths occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living … [Read More...]

International Day of Happiness

Come On, Get Happy!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone were happy? What if we could all be happy at the same time, even for just one day? This week we are turning Thoughtful Thursday into Happy Thursday. Why? Because this Thursday, March 20th, is the International Day of Happiness. You are already happier having just read that, aren’t you? Thought so. At 5:00 pm EST there will be an hour-long surge of positive energy across various platforms of social media. Learn more at http://24hoursofhappiness.com/. … [Read More...]

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