Ever looked at the ingredient lists on the back of your personal care products? More often than not, you’ll see “fragrance” listed as an ingredient on everything from lotion to shampoo to soap. But “fragrance” isn’t really a single chemical ingredient.Read More
I don't know about you, but if I wake up with any of the following: scratchy throat, fever, diarrhea/vomiting, or flu-like symptoms, I want to know that I am prepared with all the right ingredients in my cabinet.Read More
It all started with a bump on the head….Well, I should say a rapid, head-first “mousetrap” type fall. Tripping over the 4-month old puppy who had gotten underfoot.
I’ve never fallen like that before, and it was quite a shock. The goose egg on my forehead went from hair line to brow line. I iced it and licked my wounds/pride over this incident.Read More
It’s no secret that the sun provides all sorts of health benefits, including helping our bodies manufacture vitamin D. With beach season right around the corner, though, many people are looking for the best sunscreens to cut their risk of sun overexposure, sunburns, and possibly skin cancer.Read More
Five years ago, when I started on this journey of Redeeming Wellness, one of my main concerns was that as women, we were self-sabotaging our beauty. I desperately wanted to tell you that while “beauty can be skin deep,” and that beauty starts on the inside, all of that is for naught if you have a poor diet.Read More
By now, most of my friends and family members know my position on drinking milk.I tell them that we are the only species on the planet that drinks another species’ milk even after we are weaned.
(And if you know anything about the history of milk production in this country, you’d be horrified.)Read More
How many strawberries do you eat each year?
Earlier this week the Environmental Working Group released EWG's 2016 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Hundreds of thousands of consumers like you are turning to this important resource to shop smarter and cleaner by avoiding fruits and veggies most likely to be laden in pesticide residues.Read More
Do you make New Year's resolutions? I can’t say that I ever have. But in the past couple of years, through working with clients, I have discovered the power of affirmations and positive language and the powerful effect they can have on life's journeys.Read More
Ash, sand, salt, and chalk? EEK!
So a couple of incidents with clients occurred in the past week that made me want to take up the subject of Supplements: what we should know about them, where to buy them, etc.Read More
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and I’m always looking for ways to make it easier, and more nutrient dense. Smoothies are a wonderful option for both ease and nutrition. I haven’t made the same smoothie twice. It depends on what I have on hand and what I feel like.. But here are some of the basic ingredients to have on hand:Read More
So a precious friend recently told me about an amazing book and the impact it has had on her life: Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
It is the idea of organizing, tidying, and discarding anything that doesn’t bring you joy. We all have that dress, pair of shoes, or tchotchke from Round Top that makes us smile and we all have closets and shelves full of stuff that doesn’t.Read More