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...

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 as berries) that contain the most vitamins and antioxidants. All the time we see lists in the media of the best of the best, the healthiest of the healthy. Hence the added title of “super” for the… 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...

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 5 days.

I hear you. Recently I did a detox juice cleanse, and have learned quite a bit about it. It is designed rid your body of toxins that can potentially be causing bloating… 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...]

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...]

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 … [Read More...]

Easy peasy mango avocado yogurt chip dip recipe

My Healthy, Tasty, Easy Mango Chip Dip Recipe

As an ambassador for Stonyfield Organic, we are sometimes called upon to participate in really fun recipe challenges, and this one is no exception. The folks at Late July … [Read More...]

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...

Lassy Project Missing Child Alerts

The Healthy Habits of the Lassy Project’s Laura Ownbey

Laura Ownbey is one of the founders of the Lassy Project, a website and safety app that provides child abduction alerts, giving parents the ability to notify their community about a  missing child within seconds. The project was started after the Colorado community was rocked by the abduction and murder of a 10 year-old girl.

The Lassy Project is a combination of GPS, crowd-sourcing, and SMS technology that works together to… Keep Reading...

20 Ways to Boost Workout Performance

20 Ways to Boost Your Workout Performance

Lately when I’ve been exercising, I’ve been feeling a little sluggish. It may just be the weather change, or the need to change things up a bit, but for whatever reason I’m just not feeling it these last couple of weeks. So I started to look at my own habits, and do a little research. What I came up with is this list of 20 ways to boost workout performance… Keep Reading...

What you need to know about the DARK Act before it's too late.

The Legislation Intended to Keep Consumers in the Dark

You know what I am really tired of? I’m tired of the government and government agencies trying to tell us what foods to eat and what products to buy. I have a right to purchase homeopathic remedies, and to know what is in my food. I have a right to know how food is made. I have a right to know whether or not the food on my… Keep Reading...

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