Rose Petal Body Scrub Recipe (And Winner of Natural Body Care Package Announced!)

scrubs collage

Did I tell you that I was working on revisions for Simple Scrubs to Make and Give? I was. And it’s finally done! 10 new recipes were added, plus extra information about preserving scrubs. (If you have already purchased this eBook you will be send the new version soon). One of my favorite new recipes […]

What it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

what it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

I sat in the rocking hair, surrounded by a chattering, and happy family. It was Christmas morning. I smiled at their joy, but inside I asked myself, “Is this what it feels like when you are dying?” The hollowness of my eyes was heavy and throbbing, my stomach churned, my body ached, my nerves were […]

10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is well-known for it’s ability to reduce anxiety and enhance a feeling of  serenity. It’s also frequently used for promoting relaxation and sleep. Lavender also has anti-microbial properties. Diffuse Diffuse lavender essential oil to help bring peace and calm to your surroundings. I love my essential oil diffuser and find that adding […]

Veggie Bonus Challenge!

bonus veggie eating challenge

If you are participating in the vegetable eating challenge, I’ve got a bonus challenge that will help you meet the 10 servings of vegetables a day quota. Ready? Eat veggies at every meal. Yes. Every meal. Consuming veggies throughout the day will not only increase your intake of vegetables, it will help you feel better as […]

Online Resources for Healthy Shopping

Online Shopping for Healthy Living Resources

The internet has made shopping for healthy food (and other health-enhancing products) much easier. And less expensive. A number of years ago I lived in a small town in the mountains of Colorado; I did much of my shopping through Amazon. It was so nice to be able to get the stuff I needed without […]

7 Ways to Eat More Veggies (Plus Veggie Challenge Update!)

7 ways to eat more vegetables

I am thrilled to see so many of you joining me for the Vegetable Eating Challenge! It’s much more fun to do this with friends! I find eating veggies one of the hardest habits to stick with. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the multiple steps involved in preparing them or perhaps it’s […]

Save on Pantry Items, Body Care, and Supplements at Vitacost

vitacost discount code

Vitacost is a fantastic resource for those wanting to purchase supplements, healthier convenience foods, natural body care supplies, and more. I’ve been shopping with Vitacost for years now and often find their prices to be the cheapest on the web (not always, but quite frequently). Vitacost Discount Code Sign up for a Vitacost account using my referral code […]

Save on Healthy Living Products at Pure Formulas

Pure Formulas

I only discovered Pure Formulas last year, but have already ordered at least three huge orders! Why I love Pure Formulas: Here are the top few reasons I love Pure Formulas Awesome Selection Pure Formulas offers an amazing variety of products. They even have specialty stores including a Pet Store, Beauty Store, Fitness Store, and Food […]

How Many Veggies Should You Eat a Day? {Vegetable Eating Challenge}

Veggie challenge

In all my years of researching and experimenting with various diets for optimal health, the common theme I’ve found among them all is the inclusion of lots of vegetables. Vegetables are foundational for good health and many of us don’t get enough of them. Eating more vegetables is a great way to fill up on […]

I had to quit coffee. Here’s what happened next . . .

quitting coffee

Growing up, I never expected to be a coffee drinker. I hated the taste. Tea was more my thing and well-suited my British heritage. However, a number of years ago, fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. I have three children and live a busy life. I couldn’t keep up anymore. I was just […]