Playing for Change global social good art project honoring the late Jerry Garcia

Celebrating Jerry Garcia with the “Acts Of Kindness” #RippleEffect Social Media Global Art Project

Now this is my kind of party. In Celebration of Jerry Garcia’s Birthday, the Playing For Change Foundation and the Jerry Garcia Foundation have announced that they are inviting us all to participate in an “acts of kindness” social media art project.

The project will support the mission of bringing music education programs to children around the world.

Foundation co-founder, 

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Meatless Monday (and Every Day) with Veestro Vegetarian Meals

When I was 13, I decided to stop eating red meat. No more burgers, hot dogs, steak, meatloaf, or the like. My mother thought it was just a phase. For a while she kept making the meals I was used to, the ones that she had always served before.

Though it didn’t contribute to my decision at the time, it turns out that the health benefits of a vegetarian… Keep Reading...

How you can pay it forward during back to school season

Ways to Pay It Forward During Back to School Season

If the stores are stocked with pencils and backpacks, then it is probably not too early to talk about going back to school. (Sniffle.) Kids of all ages are getting their school supplies ready and their thinking caps on, while others (like my own) are going to leave the planning to me and avoid the thought of school until the very last possible moment. Sound familiar?

As you get ready… Keep Reading...

The Undeniable Health Benefits of Beets and Beet Juice

The Undeniable Health Benefits of Beets and Beet Juice

Love beets? Me too. However, beets aren’t just a colorful item to add to an otherwise bland-looking salad. The health benefits of beets and beet juice are plentiful too!

First of all, beets are high in high in folate, betaine, and nitrates. Of course, we all know that folate is important for women who are pregnant. Betaine helps to maintain liver, heart, and kidney health. Nitrates increases blood flow throughout… Keep Reading...

That's Caring, Giving Happiness while Helping Hunger

That’s Caring: Gifts That Give Back

If you need to purchase a gift for a friend, colleague, or loved one, look no further. Because there are few gifts more truly special than gifts that give back. Recently I … [Read More...]

For all those times. Do something.

10 Reasons to Sign Up for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day

  Here we go again! Last year, my friend Trina and I walked our very first Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk over the course of three days to help support research … [Read More...]

15 Patriotic Acts of Kindness

15 Patriotic Acts of Kindness

Believe it or not, July 4th is just about here! Not only is this the time of the year when we barbecue and watch fireworks, it is also the time of year when we show pride in … [Read More...]

Super fruits and vegetables aren't always what they seem. Here's what you need to watch out for the next time you go to the supermarket.

Why You Should Be Wary of Super Foods

Are you ready for a supermarket filled with genetically edited produce? Over the past few years we’ve been hearing a lot about “super foods,” those fruits and vegetables (such … [Read More...]

Tips for a successful detox juice clenase

Say Goodbye to Toxins With These Detox Juice Cleanse Tips

So you’re ready to give your liver and digestive system a break by trying a juice cleanse, but you are a little intimidated by where to start and how to not eat food for 3 to … [Read More...]

That Sugar Film - Official Poster

That Sugar Film: Changing Perceptions of “Healthy” Food

What I adore about being a blogger is the ability to provide information and opinion in a way that does not force my views on anyone else. I am an advocate for a healthier … [Read More...]

Let's Clean the World

Clean the World: Recycling Soap Bars and Saving Lives

You might assume that recycling soap bar remnants is environmentally friendly, but would you have known that recycling soap from hotels could save a life? Me neither.

Ever since last summer when I learned about Caesars Entertainment Group’s CodeGreen initiative, I’ve been reading more and more about hotels, resorts, and other hospitality venues that are utilizing sustainable practices. In the springtime our family stayed at a resort that… Keep Reading...

What should you bring to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Read this before you grab your suitcase and go

What to Pack for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day

Whether you have already signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, or are still considering becoming a walker, you may be curious about what to pack for the event. Never fear, I’ve got you covered! It is, after all, a fairly big undertaking to walk over 60 miles in three days. Though I promise that it is one that you will never, ever, ever forget… Keep Reading...

Here's what a typical day looks like in the life of an essential oil user.

A Day in the Life of an Essential Oil User

If you have followed this site for a while, you probably know that I am an advocate of using essential oils, as well as a distributor for Young Living. The benefits of essential oils are incredible, and there are many.

People always ask me what I use these oils for, though every user may have had a different reason for getting started. For example, some may begin with a desire… Keep Reading...

Are these hidden sources of gluten lurking in your "gluten-free" diet?

Is Gluten Hiding in Your “Gluten Free” Diet?

So you have decided to adopt a gluten free diet. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a gluten allergy or Celiac disease. Or maybe you are trying a gluten free diet to see if it helps reduce inflammation (which it certainly should) or if it helps with your digestive issues.

No matter what the reason, going gluten free means more than eliminating white bread and pasta from your plate. There… Keep Reading...



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