March of Dimes #imbornto

Support the March of Dimes #imbornto Campaign for Premature Babies

Did you know that every year, nearly half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States? That is equal to one baby born prematurely every single minute.

One in nine babies is born prematurely in the United States each year. Both of my children were among them.

Unlike most pregnant women, I was in a position where I knew beforehand that my babies would be born prematurely. The days and weeks leading up to their births were terrifying, not knowing just how early they would be born or if they would suffer long term consequences from coming into the world before their little bodies were ready. Keep Reading...

How to lower saturated fat intake

15 Ways to Reduce Your Saturated Fat Intake

There are different types of fats in food, and if you are trying to eat healthy, saturated fat is the one you most want to avoid. Not only because they are, well, fattening, but because saturated fats can also raise your cholesterol levels, leading to a whole bunch of heart health concerns. It is also linked to a higher risk of diabetes. Saturated fats can be hard… Keep Reading...

Track your steps with thie Omron Alvita wireless tracker

The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker from Omron

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For the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out the new Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. It records the steps you’ve taken throughout the day, the distance you have gone and the calories you burned, so that you can get moving towards your goals.

Here’s what I liked about

Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Kitchen Cousins

Energy Efficient Living Tips from the Kitchen Cousins

People are moving in droves to smarter, more energy-efficient living, such as upgrading home appliances and décor. Even small improvements can lead to a big difference in your home’s energy-use. Some of these upgrades are incredibly easy and low cost investments, such as replacing old light bulbs for LED bulbs. Additionally, an increasing number of appliances can be controlled wirelessly, saving homeowners on their electric bills.

Anthony Carrino and… Keep Reading...

Maria Ho, photo courtesy of Bobby Quillard

The Healthy Habits of Poker Champion Maria Ho

Professional poker player Maria Ho has a schedule that is so busy that most of us would get dizzy just thinking about it. Currently ranked the 3rd best female poker player in … [Read More...]


Choosing Happiness

My friend Stacey Hoffer Weckstein contributed to a fantastic new book, Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Choosing Happiness, released today Amazon! In this new book, … [Read More...]


What it Means to Have Courage

  When my kids where very young, there was a special book that I read to them both. Once they learned to read, I encouraged them to read it again for themselves. It … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Shrimp Fried Rice Stir

Gluten-Free “Fried” Rice Stir Recipe

  Several weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for a healthy, gluten-free Tex-Mex Rice Stir recipe that, by the way, my older son has been bugging me all week to make … [Read More...]

Be BRCA Aware

What All Women Need to Know About the BRCA Gene

  Over the past few years, breast cancer has become a part of everyday conversation. I have close friends who have battled the disease at various levels, those who … [Read More...]

Seven ways to shop organic on a budget

7 Ways to Shop Organic on a Budget

Oftentimes us health and wellness writers come across folks who mistakenly assume that if we are buying organic, GMO free, and chemical free items then we must have unlimited … [Read More...]

How to Start a Backyard Vegetable Garden

How to Start Your Own Backyard Vegetable Garden

Have you ever considered starting a garden to grow vegetables in your own backyard? Well, if you are anything like me, you may have thought about how to start a home garden but then let that thought go because it seems like too much work. We are really busy people, after all!

KLB is a member of an award-winning husband-and-wife reggae/world/hip-hop band and record label. In her free time, she… Keep Reading...

Stop getting slumberjacked!

Stop Getting Slumberjacked! Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

With the advent of fitness trackers and all sorts of sleep apps, we are slowly becoming obsessed with monitoring our sleep, and getting a better quality rest at night. The reality is that we are still letting ourselves be slumberjacked by skipping the easy things that promote good sleep.

Here are five things that may be impacting your sleep, according to the sleep experts at AllerEase

Essential Oils for Introverts

10 Essential Oils for Introverts

I am more of an introvert, always more on the side of reflective and reserved. Fortunately, my closer friends get that about me, and I am so appreciative for that. They don’t see me as rude, and certainly not as shy. They simply understand that sometimes I need time to myself, and other times I am caught up with my thoughts in my own head.

Introverts are not necessarily shy… Keep Reading...

How extra virgin olive oil benefits your health

How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Affects Your Health

As a health and wellness writer and enthusiast, I have become a firm believer that even small changes can make a significant impact. If you can only make one improvement to your diet this week or even this month, I urge you to consider stocking your cabinets with organic extra virgin olive oil. Ditch the corn oil once and for all. Get rid of the canola oil too. When you… Keep Reading...

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