Healthy Labor Day Party Tips

Summer is drawing to a close and September is almost here. Are you looking for Labor Day party ideas that won't completely ruin your diet? Healthy Labor Day party menus should include fresh summer produce, plenty of grilled dishes and even refreshing cocktails. Soak up the sun and, enjoy some relaxation and fun with your family and friends with these healthy Labor Day party tips.Healthy Labor Day Party Tips As a last hoorah to end the summer, our neighborhood always throws a huge Labor Day pool party complete with BBQ and an assortment … [Read more...]

Healthy Summer Tips for the Whole Family

Wondering how to have a happy, healthy summer vacation?  Here are a few healthy summer tips for the whole family to ensure that the next few months are both fun and safe!Healthy Summer Tips for the Whole Family Summer is here (even if the calendar says it isn't!) and the weather is HOT.  Summer vacation brings a relaxed atmosphere to the house that I love but having two teens lounging about all day is enough to drive me batty.I have already started planning ways to create a happy and healthy summer for the whole family. … [Read more...]

Use These 10 Essential Oils to Strengthen the Immune System

If staying healthy and preventing illness are on your mind, there are many natural ways to boost immunity.  Are you considering essential oils to strengthen the immune system? Essential oils for health are one part of an overall healthy lifestyle that you may want to consider. Disease Spread on a Global Scale For the last few months, it seems like everyone is running around like a chicken with it's head cut off freaking out about disease. Whether they're worried about Ebola, the flu or the recent measles outbreak, everyone is … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Fresh Lemons in Beauty Routines

I love the warm weather and am always inspired to buy more citrus as the temperature start to rise. Lemons, limes and oranges get their own separate fruit bowl from April through August! I decided to look for ways to use fresh lemons in my beauty routine. Since they are always there on my counter, it only makes sense to use them as often as I can, right? Have too many lemons?  Keep reading for a few lemon beauty hacks!  Ways to Use Fresh Lemons in Your Beauty Routine Wondering what to do with too many lemons? I have … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Moon Milk Recipe with Creamed Hemp Honey

Looking for a better night sleep? Have you considered drinking moon milk at bedtime? Check out this cinnamon moon milk recipe with creamed hemp honey! This post is sponsored by HempMe.  All opinions are my own.    Life has been pretty stressful over the last couple of weeks.  Increased stress during the day means I have trouble winding down at night before bed. Of course, finding ways to relax at night definitely helps me sleep better.  One way I am trying to improve sleep is by drinking more moon milk!  What is … [Read more...]

National Nutrition Month Ideas for Healthy Living

These National Nutrition Month Ideas for Healthy Living are sponsored by BabbleBoxx.  However, all opinions are my own.   Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  Who knew that nutrition had it's own month, right?  Need ideas for healthy living to kick start your journey to better health?  I have some great products to share with you.  Share these National Nutrition Month ideas with your friends and family.  Don't get healthy alone!  The journey to a healthy life is way more fun if you have … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Moon Milk Recipe for Relaxation and Better Sleep

Moon milk is a relatively new wellness trend that has been incredibly popular in the last year.  What is moon milk exactly?  Basically, it is an upscale, yuppy, herbal variation on the glass of warm milk at bedtime.  If you are looking for relaxation and better sleep, this tart cherry moon milk recipe may be just the thing you need!When Relaxation and Better Sleep Elude You The last 6 months have been incredibly stressful for me.  In October, my mom was hospitalized with heart problems.  Despite a grim prognosis, … [Read more...]

7 Effective Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

 Natural remedies for chronic pain are not always as easy as just popping a pill. I have been dealing with chronic pain for years. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with something called myofascial pain syndrome. It's a disease similar to Fibromyalgia but slightly different in how it presents. Basically, I suffer from chronic muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, chronic inflammation, and trigger points throughout my whole body and no one knows why.  Oh joy, right?  Basically, that means I am searching for chronic pain relief … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Medicine Cabinet

Despite the deplorable weather, I can assure you that spring really is on it's way! Here in Georgia, I already have trees forming tiny buds, daffodils blooming, and bluebirds checking out our bird houses. With the warmer weather comes an inherent need to spring clean my house. Since expired medicine can be ineffective (and possibly dangerous),  cleaning and organizing the medicine cabinet are incredibly important.  I thought a would share a few spring cleaning tips for your medicine cabinet to help you get started.Spring … [Read more...]

Simple Meditation Tips for Mindful Living

One of my goals for the new year is to stop multitasking and learn to focus my mind on one thing at a time. I want to quiet my mind from the chaos that is constantly scrolling through it and decided to share some simple meditation tips if you want to join me.   Meditation is different for everyone.  You may prefer guided meditation or using meditation videos to help you relax.  There is no one RIGHT way to meditate but hopefully this post will get you started on a mindfulness meditation journey that will help you relax and … [Read more...]

Staying Fit After 50 Is Easier With These Simple Tips

This post about staying fit after 50 has been sponsored. All opinions expressed here are my own.When I was in my 20s, staying fit was easy. I had a supercharged metabolism and plenty of time to exercise. In my 30s, I had small kids to chase around all day and not as much time to work out but staying fit seemed to still be in my reach. Now that I am in my 40s, things are a bit more challenging. My metabolism is slowing down and between work and kids, finding time to work out isn't always easy.I am going to be 50 in a couple of … [Read more...]

Mental Health and Teens: Does Your Child Need Counseling?

This post about counseling, mental health and teens has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own.As the mom of two teens, I worry about the amount of stress in their lives.  Grades, social media, and societal expectations create a huge amount of angst in kids who's hormone levels are fluctuating like mad. Our community, like many in the US, has been shocked by teen suicide, gun violence, and other events that may be the result of extreme stress. Mental health and teens is a topic that needs to be addressed more often and … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Getting a Cold This Winter

Learn how to avoid getting a cold this winter and your life will be significantly easier. No more sick days, no more passing that cold between every member of your family, and no more feeling like your head will explode unless your husband goes out right now and buys you some decongestant. I am working on avoiding germs and boosting immunity in between prayers for good health. Want to join me in my quest for winter health?  Whip up a batch of my natural flu shot remedy and fight off the flu before it starts!How to Avoid Getting a … [Read more...]

8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

Raising kids is hard. There are so many life lessons we need to teach them in order to mold their minds and bodies into healthy adults. While calculus and balancing a checkbook are challenging life lessons for kids, teaching kids about food isn't hard. However, it does take time. I thought I would share a few things we need to teach our kids about food so you could get started with your own children.  8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food Making healthy food choices is a concept that you need to start introducing when … [Read more...]

How to Wash Workout Clothes and Ditch the Stink!

If you work out regularly, you need to learn how to wash workout clothes properly if you want to keep them smelling fresh. When the kids went back to school about 2 months ago, I adopted a near daily workout habit. I have always been active with walking and the occasional yoga session but I was determined to work up a sweat every single day. Daily workouts mean that my workout clothes are getting a LOT of use. I'm washing workout clothes just about every day at this point.  How to Wash Workout Clothes I have noticed that no … [Read more...]

Fish Oil Versus Omega 3 for Heart Health

This discussion about Fish Oil Versus Omega 3 for Heart Health has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeHeartHealth #CollectiveBiasAs I move through middle age, I am amazed at the number of health issues that I need to concern myself with. I never worried too much about my metabolism, nutritional supplements or heart health in my 20s and 30s. Maybe my mortality is more of a pressing concern now that I am in my 40s? Or, maybe I am just more educated now about the need to take … [Read more...]

Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs. This isn't an actual flu SHOT. As in, the normal type of injection you go and get from your doctor. This is a flu shot that you put in a teeny tiny glass and toss back like when you were back in college and first learning about tequila. I promise, though, this natural flu shot  will not leave you hung over and feeling miserable the next day! Quite the opposite, actually!  Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu I know there is a lot of controversy … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Healthier Kids

Are you looking for back to school shopping tips already? It seems like summer just started but according to that pesky calendar, my kids go back to school next week. That is going to be a seriously rude awakening for my teenagers. They have been rather sloth-ish this summer and have pretty much grown roots and become addicted to their mobile devices.As you begin your own back to school shopping trips, I would like you to take a few minutes to consider how your back to school shopping can improve your child's health. Not only during the … [Read more...]

Trigger Point Therapy Tools for Muscle Pain Relief

Several years ago, I had a persistent muscle spasm in my shoulder. I went through the doctor's general treatment guidelines. Heat, ibuprofen and muscle relaxers. It wouldn't go away. We moved on to physical therapy for a year, steroid injections and more muscle relaxers. They called it a trigger point. Basically, a muscle spasm that won't go away. I started investing in trigger point therapy tools and trying a few alternative methods of healing. Very quickly, I discovered that chiropractors are awesome and that I hate acupuncture.I have … [Read more...]