Go Purple Now for Spirit Day

Show Your Purple to Support LGBT Youth Against Bullying

Are you dressed for the day yet? Are you wearing purple today? If not, head on back to your closet and grab something purple. It is important to show your purple today, so go ahead. I’ll wait right here. The reason why purple is the color of the today is that this is Spirit Day, a day to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. We’re in the midst of National Bullying Prevention Month, and it is vital that we take at least one day support LGBT youth, who are often a … [Read More...]

Kisses for Kyle ladybug

How to Raise $1,000 in Apparel or Donations for Your Organization, Charity or Event

  Kyle Snyder was a little boy who loved life, and ladybugs. Just three weeks shy of his second birthday when Kyle was diagnosed with Leukemia. He lost his life to the disease just eight months later. In 2001, Kyle’s mother Sharon founded The Kisses for Kyle Foundation to honor Kyle’s memory, and to help local families in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs who are battling childhood cancer. Sharon and her team have worked tirelessly ever since to help alleviate the extra … [Read More...]

Winter Preparedness

If the Coming Winter is Colder than Last Year, are You Prepared Enough?

  Last winter was one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record I the United States. Here in the Northeast the weather was just brutal. (In our school district alone, we exceeded the limit on snow days by a whopping nine days, taking away part of Spring Break and tacking on an extra week of school at the end of the year.) Well, rumor has it that we are about to embark on a winter that was even worse than last year. Being prepared can make all the difference, and all it takes is a few … [Read More...]

DIY essential oil massage oil that relieved my muscle pain & soreness

The Essential Oil Massage Oil that Helped Me Walk 60 Miles in 3 Days

That sounds a bit like the title of a spam email, doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not, it’s true. A few weeks ago I walked in my first Komen 3 Day to raise funds for breast cancer research. Almost two thousand people walked over 60 miles around Philadelphia and its suburbs in 3 days. Survivors, friends and family of survivors, and supporters of the cause all came together to not only walk, but to raise $3.8 million dollars in one of 7 walks around the country this fall. So, one would think … [Read More...]

Liv N Grace Bracelet from @NaturalLife

Shop the Natural Life!

Buying from and working with companies that give back is incredibly important to me. I say it all the time here that we have the power to show companies what matters to us as … [Read More...]

Caesars Entertainment Group issues a Code Green

What You Should Consider Before Making Your Next Hotel Reservation

  The last time I stayed at a hotel, I quickly took notice of the recycling bins around the facility. At one point during our stay, we learned at all about the hotel’s … [Read More...]

At the start of the 2014 Philadelphia Susan G. Komen 3 Day

My Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer Experience

Do you have a bucket list, or any set number of experiences you want to have in your lifetime? Well, since its inception I have wanted to participate in the Susan G. Komen … [Read More...]

FanPrint Tee - Adversity causes some to break, others to break records.

How to Support Your Favorite NFL Players While Giving Back

In my home we have a saying with regards to football season. Being from New York I am still partial to my Giants despite what might be another dismal season ahead. Living in … [Read More...]

The latest on addiction and recovery from Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation

How to Help Loved Ones Get – and Stay Sober

Addiction and substance abuse have been in the headlines quite a bit lately. From Philip Seymour Hoffman to Elizabeth Vargas, Robin Williams, and so many others, there are … [Read More...]

Make Success Mandatory

How Jeremy Scott Made Success Mandatory

  Jeremy Scott is a self-proclaimed “master of failure.” That sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? However, it is through his mastery of failures that Jeremy Scott has … [Read More...]

Essential Oils by the Research

The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research — Part Two

In yesterday's post I gave you a wealth of essential oils research listed by ailment. For those who may be curious about particular oils, I thought it might also be a good idea to create a post that shows you the amazing benefits of essential oils listed by oil rather than the ailment it can help. Please note that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA. Because they are not evaluated by the FDA, essential oils are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illness. I cannot … [Read More...]

The Research Behind Essential Oils

The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research

Whenever I talk about essential oils, it occurs to me that we have it all backwards. Why is it that the natural leaves and herbs, the stuff that nature intended to cure us, is considered “alternative,” while products that are developed in a lab and laden with chemicals are considered “mainstream?” With that, it makes sense that some people are just skeptical about natural alternatives such as essential oils. It’s okay. I get it. Living in the pharmaceutical belt of the country, we probably … [Read More...]

Beware of the Super Bananas

Why You Should Beware of Those Super Fruits

Over the past few years we’ve been hearing a lot about “super foods,” those fruits and vegetables 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 overachieving produce, the ones at the very top of the nutrient dense heap. Soon you might even be seeing signs in your local supermarket for “super bananas” as well as other such “super” fruits and veggies. But, … [Read More...]

Get your workout on with aqua aerobics

Want a New Workout? Give Aqua Aerobics a Try!

Working out is such a personal topic. Some people love to run, getting a high each time they step into their sneakers. For others it may be tennis, spin class (me), martial arts, or hiking. For Kaitlin Gardner, it’s all about the pool. Her new favorite activity is aqua aerobics, which she now does all year round. Here’s Kaitlin’s story, and why aqua aerobics may just be right for you: Aqua Aerobics: Bring the Gym to the Pool A while back, I got burned out on the gym. Part of it was the … [Read More...]

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