“Let food be thy medicine” We all know that quote. I’ve heard it my whole life. But the last 5 years or so, particularly the last 3, I’ve been delving deep into herbs and foods for healing, immunity and wellness and what I’ve learned is that Mother Earth provides us with many safe, healthy remedies and natural immune boosters. No boxed, factory made food or … Continue reading Herbs and Foods for Wellness
Everything we do adds up to the whole of our day, which is the whole of our lives. So each little thing contributes in a big way actually. Our wellness comes from a lifestyle of all the little things we do, and steps we take, on a consistent basis that pay off by keeping us healthier and happier. Some of the most important small things … Continue reading Little things we can do daily for big wellness changes
Through the years I have realized more and more how important it is to nurture your spirit. (your soul, if you prefer) Personally I think making seasonal changes is often one of the best ways to do it, since, like the flowers, we go through phases and fall and wintertime is a good time to shed the old, to embrace the inner core strength of … Continue reading Take Good Care of your Spirit
Make summer about self care, self love and lots of nature and sunshine! Stay offline more, slow down and savor more. See if you can do everything on this list, and add your own goals too. And you know, I can’t say one thing on this list is more important than another because that’s all individual. But a few I think are MUSTS for most … Continue reading Summer Self Care Bucket list
So I’m a list maker and love hanging inspirational sayings and lists and reminders around the house. Of course, this list can be much much longer but these are the first 10 things that popped into my head that will lead to a better and balanced life. Some, like sun on skin, may be controversial. There are people who believe we need sunscreen just to … Continue reading 10 Things We Need Daily
Recently I read a post by Jamie Lee Curtis saying she tried expensive beauty products due to falling prey to advertising. She spent $800 on a jar of cream that ” didn’t do anything”. I’ve been thinking about that post. Because the older ( wiser?) I get, the more I tend to agree. While maybe some people say they have results from expensive creams and … Continue reading Back to Basics- Why simpler skincare is better
Years ago a friend was going through a rough patch. When I saw her, I was quite surprised to see she looked ten years older. She had lost her glow, had dark under-eye circles, and her skin had clearly taken the toll of her emotional stress. As her life improved, so did her appearance. Of course, if the stress is sustained long enough, the damage … Continue reading How Stress Shows Up On Your Skin- and What To Do About It
Spring means renewal. A time for new routines. More of your skin showing. More sun. What that all means is it’s time to do a little makeover from your winter skin routine, change up what’s in your handbag and choose some new colors! Do you color your hair? If so, a color saving spray now that the sun is stronger is a must! Spritz in … Continue reading 7 Spring beauty must-haves!
I don’t know what it is about herbal salves, but there’s a feel-good element with them that goes beyond their healing properties that I can’t explain. Maybe it reminds me of childhood, or simpler times with the old fashioned tins. Maybe it’s because the remedies are made with pure, natural ingredients that make them comforting to me. Maybe it’s the tactile experience of turning the … Continue reading The incredible healing power of salves
Short and sweet today. Ever notice when people walk in the room, the energy changes? They could bring a positive vibrant upbeat energy, maybe a light-hearted laughter and love spilling out type energy or worse yet, a negative somber energy you pick right up on. It changes everything. Same as a sunny blue sky day gives most people a sunny outlook and more bounce in … Continue reading Energy Givers and Energy Zappers
Have you heard of shampoo bars? It’s like a soap bar for your hair. I switched to them over a year ago and I am hooked! How did it take me this long to hop on this eco-trend? Don’t know, but I am glad I did. Read until the end to get my top 2 recommendations. There are a many reasons these bars are good … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Switch to Shampoo Bars
No long explanations here. 22 things we all should do: 1 Stretch 2 Walk 3 Meditate 4 listen better 5 yoga 6 donate time 7 compliment 8 travel 9 create art 10 be still 11 be in nature 12 get barefoot 13 cook more homemade foods 14 cut sugar 15 eat and take herbs 16 garden 17 read 18 say affirmations 19 live in gratitude … Continue reading The Shortest 22 Things In 2022 list for mind, body and spirit wellness
We all have those days we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. We also all seem to be a bit (a lot) moodier now with pandemic fatigue, stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. All that can often manifest in a classic “bad mood.” And then that mood can escalate if we don’t make moves to change it right away. I know if … Continue reading 10 minutes to a better mood!
Let’s practice some Hygge now that the cold is here and daylight hours are dwindling. You may have heard of Hygge last year, it was a big buzz word. To me, it is now a lifestyle. Hygge (pronounce it HOO GA) is basically the Danish way of contentment, coziness and happiness during the cold months. As someone who used to rebel against winter and complain … Continue reading Embracing the season with Hygge
It’s that time of year. With less humidity in the air, you might already be seeing a change in your skin. And if not yet, you know it’s coming. Many women get dehydrated skin in the fall and winter months. This is not actually dry skin. Though you can also have dry skin year round. Confusing right? During these cold weather seasons, you will want … Continue reading Get glowing hydrated skin with oils and serums!
In the last few years , not only have I learned a lot about herbs, I’ve started taking many. Research on these herbs is pretty extensive in the world of holistic remedies. Most have been used thousands of years. How do you know if you might need to take some herbs? Well, how’s your gut health? Do you have any inflammation in your body? Need … Continue reading Herbal Remedies for wellness
It’s my time of the year- beach time! But we all know as much as summer lovers love being outside, there are some things to look out for. And there are some things that can happen to skin now that don’t happen in colder months, like bug bites, sunburns, poison ivy and rashes. Not to mention there’s messed up sleep schedules with vacations and parties. … Continue reading Summer Skin Savers and Beach Bag must-haves!
I made a little list of wellness habits we can all add to our lives to nurture ourselves- mind, body, and spirit. Remember, experts often say it takes 21 days to form a new habit so give things time to adjust into your lifestyle if you are new to some of them. Everything on this list is something I strive to do myself and to … Continue reading 21 days-21 new wellness habits to work on
We all know when we are in balance, we feel better. Yet sometimes we focus on taking care of certain parts of our lives and almost forget about the others. For each of us, some areas will come naturally and others we have to remember about and make sure to focus on. We definitely need a variety of various “activities” and healthy focuses in our … Continue reading The Pillars of Health for mind, body, spirit balance
Do you have an old container in your cosmetic drawer with nail polishes from God -knows- when? Yeah, I did too. And I cleaned it out recently to replace them with new nail polishes that are known to have fewer chemicals. Many of us are doing nails at home now so why not make sure you have a good stash of safe polishes? You can … Continue reading Non Toxic is the new norm for nails
I’m pretty sure we all have some great beauty habits, with the wealth of online information we have access to. We all probably have some not-so-great habits too. What are your worst beauty habits? Any of these? Biting your nails and cuticles. This can be a hard to break habit. Some people have been doing it since childhood. Others do it when bored. Biting not only … Continue reading Conquering your worst beauty habits
Wellness is key this season, more than ever! Wellness starts with mindset, and conscious choices.It’s about feeding the mind, body and spirit with good. Good foods, good thoughts, good nurturing self care.It’s about keeping your passions alive and treating your body with loving care. Tips for self care 1-Get outsideTry to never spend an entire day indoors (unless you really must). A 15 minute brisk … Continue reading Top Tips for Self Care right now!
Here’s my top 10 product lists, from skincare to wellness products to things to do to feel and look better! Many of these are my personal favorites, many best sellers for a reason…so ,in no particular order… Top skincare Safe, effective mineral sunscreen from Beauty by Earth! Reef friendly, no soy, no gluten, no parabens, phthalates, and nano-particles. Just an SPF 20 protection without … Continue reading Top lists for natural beauty and wellness!
Once a year many of us do our deep spring cleaning. We’re often cleaning maniacs, going through closets, attics, garages and drawers. Do you include your cosmetics on your cleaning list? Whether it’s a cabinet, a bag or drawer, or like many of us, several places with various scattered cosmetics, it’s time to take a look at them. Some products may … Continue reading Have you Spring Cleaned your Cosmetic Drawer?