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 the world, she has racked up over $2.6 million in poker earnings. She is the only poker player in history to be the Last Woman Standing at the World Series of Poker – three times. Maria is also… Keep Reading...

International MEday

25 Ways to Celebrate YOU on ME Day

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Recently I wrote a statement within a post that seemed to really resonate with readers. It was about how I maintain a sense of balance by making an effort to put myself on the list.

Between work, home, and parenthood, our lists are long, people. You may have also noticed that those… Keep Reading...

Essential oil facial lotion for daytime

Anti-Aging Essential Oil Skincare for Daytime

Over the weekend I received an email from a reader who made my DIY night crème and enjoys it enough to send an inquiry about what regimen I use for the daytime.

Of course, this natural skincare recipe is made from essential oils too. It does not contain any oils that are light sensitive, so it can be applied after the shower and worn under makeup.

If… Keep Reading...

How to make your small business more socially responsible

Easy Ways to Make Your Small Business More Socially Responsible

Call it social responsibility, good business or simply good karma. Whatever you call it, it matters, whether your business is a multinational corporation or if you work alone at your kitchen table.  Running a socially responsible business is not only possible, but vital.

Today 90% of consumers want to know what companies are doing to make the world a better place.  Not only that, four in five say they wish… Keep Reading...


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...]

Essential oils for moms

Some of the Best Essential Oils for Moms

Between work, homework, home life, meals, carpools, doctor appointments, bedtime, and so on, the life of a mother is just plain hectic. More and more, I have noticed this … [Read More...]

Healthy Pumpkin Coconut Shrimp Soup

Thai Coconut Pumpkin Shrimp Soup

Last week I played with some ingredients I had on hand and ended up making the creamiest, most delicious soup ever. It was such a lovely surprise that I just had to post the … [Read More...]

the amazing health benefits of berries

15 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Berries

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, oh my! It has long been known that berries contain powerful antioxidants. With a one-two punch, the health benefits of berries … [Read More...]

The Best Essential Oils for Meditation and Yoga

The Best Essential Oils for Meditation and Yoga

Stretching, posing, breathing and mediation pave the way for body and mind to relax. The proven health benefits of yoga and meditation are undeniable. Yoga can help all of … [Read More...]

10 Helpful Marathon Training Tips

10 Marathon Training Tips from a Running Coach

Runners are an enthusiastic bunch. It seems to me that once someone starts running, it gets into their blood and becomes their lifeline. They live, eat, and breathe running. However, that was not what happened to me. I enjoyed running. I still enjoy running. However, I wasn’t getting any better at running, and then I stopped pushing myself.

I’d still love to be a runner. To be among that… Keep Reading...

1000 Voices for Compassion

1,000 Voices for Compassion

Today is a special day in the blogosphere, as bloggers around the world are uniting for a day of compassion, kindness, support, and caring. Today, we are flooding the blogosphere with voices for the greater good. The timing is just perfect, since today is also United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice.

Social justice is so incredibly vital for a peaceful coexistence among people (and nations). It goes hand-in-hand… Keep Reading...

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 healthy and how exactly can we benefit from drinking it?

Green tea is loaded with polyphenols, which are strong antioxidants that protect the cells in your body from free radical damage. Need more persuading to go grab… Keep Reading...

Metabolic Aftershock Workout

Got 15 Minutes? Then Try the Metabolic Aftershock Workout

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For the past couple of years I’ve asked the same question of several fitness experts. On days when I don’t have time to get in a full workout, what are the best exercises to do? If I only have 15 minutes to exercise, what is the most optimal way to use that time? Because… Keep Reading...

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