7 04, 2021

5 Natural Ways to Combat Spring Allergies

2021-04-07T13:18:16-05:00Healthy Living, On the Go, Solutions, Tips|

After being cooped up all winter long, the warm weather brings us outside to enjoy the sunshine. The warmer weather also brings pollen, which can leave you feeling uncomfortable. If you've tried all of the over-the-counter tricks to no avail, give these natural approaches a chance to fight those allergies for you.   Here's how to handle those troublesome allergy symptoms and embrace this season's [...]

30 03, 2021

7 Practical Tips to Give Your Life a Spring Cleaning

2021-03-30T09:25:47-05:00Healthy Living, Solutions, Tips|

Spring cleaning isn't just for the home and physical space we occupy. You can also take that same idea and bring it into your entire life -- your mental space, your energy, your thoughts, and more.   Infusing the exciting rebirth of spring into all areas of your life leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for the new season. Here are a few practical ways [...]

2 03, 2021

5 Ways to Create a Lasting Healthy Lifestyle you Love

2021-03-11T10:24:20-05:00Healthy Living, Hydration, Tips|

Lasting changes don't happen overnight. These new habits take time to establish, time to adjust what's not working into something that does work, and guidance from within on what will work best for you.   I've found some that these pillars of health are the perfect foundation for lasting change, so if you need some encouragement for those new habits, here is the foundation I [...]

26 02, 2021

Where to Spend & Save on Organic

2021-02-26T13:20:12-05:00Healthy Living, Meals, Snacks, Tips|

Have you ever heard of the Dirty Dozen? It’s the 12 kinds of produce that you absolutely MUST buy organic because they are most heavily sprayed with pesticides. Pesticides contribute to toxicity in the body, which means that we are more likely to suffer from allergies, a weakened immune system, and digestive problems, among other things. Many fruits and vegetables that have thin skins or [...]

29 12, 2020

5 Holiday Meal Tweaks for Added Health Benefits

2020-12-29T19:26:13-05:00Healthy Living, Meals, Snacks, Tips|

Too often I hear about an "all-or-nothing" mindset, especially during this time of year. It seems to either fall under "I'll wait until January to get things under wraps -- so I'll throw all caution to the wind for now!" or an alternative strict, rigid approach where you feel restricted and unable to enjoy what you want to enjoy during the holiday season.  After all, [...]

22 12, 2020

7 Ways You Can Stop Wasting Food in Your Kitchen

2021-02-16T17:03:40-05:00Healthy Living, Meals, Snacks, Tips|

Can you recall when you last gave your fridge a good deep cleaning? There's something so freeing about a sparkling clean refrigerator. It is like having a clean car interior or sparkling windshield. As you're sifting through your old condiments and leftovers to toss them out, you may be realizing how much waste is going in the trash. We all deal with this, but I've [...]

26 11, 2020

4 Essential Oils to Help with Holiday Stress

2020-11-26T13:50:02-05:00Healthy Living, On the Go, Solutions, Tips|

Even if you love the holiday season and look forward to it every year, I think we can both agree that added stress is a part of the package. Perhaps the pressure is travel-related, relative-related, schedule-related, or something else among a long list of common stressors. Whatever it is that is stressing you out -- essential oils could be the answer to helping you handle [...]

3 11, 2020

One Minute Meditation

2020-11-29T12:39:32-05:00Healthy Living, Solutions, Tips, Weight loss|

In this day and age, we are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced work world and technology. No matter how hard we try, the stress just seems to creep in from trying to keep up with everything. If you’re the kind of person who’s got a little more stress than you’d like (and, honestly, who doesn’t feel that way, sometimes?), you’ve gotta [...]

5 10, 2020

9 Healthy by the Fire Recipes for Camping and Cookouts

2020-11-29T13:02:26-05:00Healthy Living, Tips|

  Whether you love to camp or you'd rather tend to your backyard BBQ, fireside recipes are one delicious way to dine alfresco. Often though, it seems like the usual suspects aren't the healthiest of options.   I'm going to be sharing my favorite healthy by the fire recipes that are nutritious, delicious, and easy ways to satisfy your outdoor appetite. These can be easily [...]

1 10, 2020

Your Healthy Fall Fun Bucket List is Here

2020-11-29T13:07:21-05:00Healthy Living, Tips|

As the seasons change, for us here in The Shenandoah Valley in VA,  Fall is our last chance to easily get out there before the snow makes it more challenging. When the breeze turns cooler, we're often scrambling to get outside and enjoy the colorful autumn season before we retreat indoors for winter. it is a beautiful time filled with gifts from Mother Nature. Through [...]

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