Why you need to make sure you are getting enough zinc.

The Next Big Buzzword in Health and Wellness

If you eat oysters, beef, Alaskan king crab, lobster, or pork chop, you may be embarking on the next big buzzword in health and wellness. Care to take a guess? I am talking about Zinc. It’s not just for colds anymore. The more Zinc gets researched, the more we are going to learn about its importance and its impact on the body. Not long ago I wrote a post for Babble about zinc’s role in fighting off breast cancer. Then just this week, researchers identified zinc as one of the most important … [Read More...]

Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats Allergy-Free Vegan Recipes

Organic, Allergen-Free, Vegan, Low-Sugar, Delicious Recipes? Yes, Please!

Living healthy is super important to me. I’m not a saint by any means, but I try to value exercise, healthy organic eating and natural living as much as possible. The more health research I have read, the more I believe that we have just as much power to harm our bodies as we do to heal them. You may also know that my older son has lived with severe food allergies for many years. After researching gluten and reading Gluten Freedom, I am thoroughly convinced that gluten is just not meant to be … [Read More...]

Nelson Mandela Day #mandeladay #timetoserve

15 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes to Live by

July 18th is the birthdate of Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, Nobel Prize winner, and former President of South Africa. Mandela spoke throughout his life about addressing the world’s social injustices. He called for peace. He called for education. He called for kindness towards others. In his honor, July 18th is now known as Nelson Mandela International Day. It was inspired by his call for all of us to do our part to change the world for the better. As he said, we all have the … [Read More...]

philosophy - the hope and grace initiative for mental wellbeing

Thoughtful Thursday: The Hope and Grace Initiative

All the time I talk about putting our consumer dollars towards brands that give back or do good in some way. This week beauty company philosophy announced the launch of its new hope & grace initiative. In a show of support for positive mental health and wellbeing, 1% of the company’s sales across all products, retailers and online channels will be donated to community-based organizations working to empower women through the prevention and treatment of mental health related issues. Though I … [Read More...]

#Bloggers4Boobs linky. Join us as we fight for a cure

Wellness Wednesday: How to Prepare for the Breast Cancer 3 Day

The breast cancer 3 day event is around the corner, so it’s time to start preparing. Admittedly, I am starting to get a little nervous. Yet I know that with each step I take I … [Read More...]

All Natural Night Creme with Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Skincare: DIY All Natural Night Creme

Though I am still somewhat of an essential oil newbie, I have been taking careful notes and reading tons of materials over the past few weeks. There is so much to learn about … [Read More...]

Teshome bracelet from fashionABLE

One Fabulous Way to Live Fashionable

  I am a strong believer that where we put our consumer dollars makes a statement. Where we choose to spend our money, no matter how much it may be, says something … [Read More...]

Tips from a CSA Newbie

Thoughtful Thursday: How to Make the Most of Your CSA

This post could also be called, “Tips from a CSA Newbie.” This is my first year as a member of a local CSA. There is a terrific farmer’s market near my home, so for years I … [Read More...]

5 easy tips for living greener this summer

5 Easy Tips for Living Greener this Summer

My fabulous, brilliant friend Lisa of A Daily Pinch is sharing her tips for living greener in summer with us today. (She knows that I am all about natural and environmentally … [Read More...]

10 Patriotic Acts of Kindness

10 Patriotic Acts of Kindness to Celebrate July 4th

Happy 4th of July weekend! 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 our great nation. How … [Read More...]

How to prepare for hurricane season

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

We are in the heart of hurricane season, as this week our first named storm of the year will be hitting land on the east coast, threatening to ruin a lot of 4th of July holiday weekends. And around here we will certainly never forget the power of a hurricane, because there is still evidence of Sandy almost two years later. It was the longest night of my life, as the winds howled, the trees swayed, the rains poured down and the air smelled of ocean water some 90 or so miles from the … [Read More...]

Tennis for Good

Paying it Forward through Tennis

So now that the United States is out of the World Cup, will you be turning your attention towards Wimbledon? In our family, watching Wimbledon over the long 4th of July weekend is a tradition. The television stays on whenever we are not at the beach, and when someone heads inside to grab a drink or snack, they come back to the beach with a full update for the rest. Tennis is of course, a sport of athleticism. Though what makes it fascinating is that it is equally based on strategy and … [Read More...]

Getting Started with Young Living Essential OIls

Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils

If have been on Pinterest at all lately, you may have seen posts about essential oils, and how they can heal just about anything. As someone who is very into alternative and natural remedies, I was late to join the essential oil game. So I have finally jumped in with both feet, so to speak. I am only beginning to tap into all the incredible benefits these oils can provide, from reducing stress, to improving focus, to eliminating seasonal allergies. You name it, there is an essential oil, or a … [Read More...]

General Motors

Can Mary Barra be a CEO and a Parent? Of Course She Can

This morning on the Today Show, Matt Lauer asked Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, about whether she can do her job and be a mother, and I could not believe my ears. Never mind that she graduated with a degree in electrical engineering then proceeded to get a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford. That she serves on the General Dynamics Board of Directors, as Vice Chair of the Kennedy Center’s Corporate Fund Board, or that she is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of … [Read More...]



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