Stress Management for Pregnant Women

Thoughtful Thursday: Stress Alert for Pregnant Women

We have all heard that stress can get us sick, but have you ever heard how, or why, that happens? Is it from the mental exhaustion? Is it from our adrenal glands? What happens that makes us go from stressed out to seriously sick? That certainly was a lot of questions. Here is just one more. If you were ever pregnant, did you hear over and over again how you should not let yourself get too stressed out? I sure did. So many times. They said it might make me go into early labor. They said it … [Read More...]

30 Ways You Can Help the Earth

30 Ways You Can Help the Planet

  Today is the day every year when we talk about respecting our planet, the only one we have. Yet every day should be Earth Day. If we were to make every day Earth Day, we may be able to reverse the damage done to our planet to date. Climate change is no joke. We have seen it with our own eyes as we watch one “weather event” after the next. If we all make just a few small, easy changes to our daily habits, we can change the world. Here are 30 ways you can help the planet: Buy … [Read More...]

Don't let the bullies win

How to Not Let the Bullies Win

We talk a lot about bullying these days, on blogs, on television, in schools and in our homes. While it makes for important conversation and brings a serious issue to the forefront, bullying still happens across the country every single day. And bullying can affect someone for years afterwards. It is evident that bullying is an issue that is going to be around for a while despite efforts towards the contrary. With texts and social media, it has also become more difficult to define who should … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day is coming around again. Though I love the fact that there is a day each year to celebrate the planet we live on, it concerns me that there are people who only pay attention on one day each year. The truth is that every day it becomes more and more important that we start taking better care of our environment. So let's start now and keep the momentum going. Here 10 easy ways to celebrate Earth Day, and every day, with your children: 1. The next time it pours, go out and wash … [Read More...]

The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

When I was a kid, the girls in the neighborhood would hang out in our friend's backyard, acting out scenes from the Broadway show, Annie. To this day over 30 years later, I … [Read More...]

Connected in Hope - Coral Scarf

Connected in Hope: Fashion That Gives Back (Giveaway)

When someone strikes you from the very first moment as an individual with grace, class and style, she is the type of person you want to get to know better. She is someone who … [Read More...]

Thoughtful Thursday Linky

Pass Along Hope

Every 9 seconds in this country a woman is assaulted or beaten. In the state of Pennsylvania alone, more than 140 residents lost their lives to domestic violence in 2012. That … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

What Prompts You to Give Back?

Let me ask you a question (or four). Do you believe that what you give to others comes back to you? Do you believe in karma? Or maybe you are of the mindset that karma matters … [Read More...]

Finding the Power Within

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s a Junga World Out There

One of my goals for this year has been to live more mindfully and more purposefully. Life has been frantic for the past few years, so I wanted to make a more concerted effort … [Read More...]

Aventura Clothing

Join the #SpringStyleChallenge Giveaway

The folks at Aventura Clothing are passionate about creating fashionable women’s clothing and accessories with low environmental impact. They use lots of eco-friendly and organic fabrics that are made without synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. And the real bonus is that their items are cute and comfortable! I am so pleased with the items that I received for being an ambassador for their amazing line of clothing and accessories that I purchased many more on my own for the spring and summer. Now … [Read More...]

Stand up for safer chemicals

How to Help Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

Chemical reform is such an important cause in my family, so I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. In 1976, I was four years old. That year Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford for the presidency. The Best Picture award at the Oscar’s went to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. NASA introduced the first space shuttle. The first installment of Rocky was released … [Read More...]

Survive sleep deprivation with these healthy habits

5 Healthy Habits for Sleep-Deprived People

Today the very savvy Lindsey from Sisters to Sons is sharing 5 Healthy Habits for Sleep-Deprived People: You know you are sleep-deprived when you and your husband agree that the ideal Saturday night would be going to bed at 8pm and sleeping the ENTIRE night through. Yeah. Not gonna happen anytime soon. And I don't even have an infant anymore! But, when you become a parent, you also become a victim to sleepless nights. Whether you have midnight visitors (ahem, my 2 year old), or midnight … [Read More...]

Genetic test can predict your risk for obesity

The Genetics of One’s Weight

If you could tell a Kindergartner what his or her weight might be as an adult, would you? This gets filed in the, “I’m not so sure how I feel about this” category, which is why I am bringing it to you. Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. But is this something that you would want to know? Part of me understands that this can be helpful for working with children who are at risk for obesity, as well as its … [Read More...]

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