3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being in 2022

The last two years brought to the forefront some valuable lessons. We’ve learned which things we need, which we can live without, and how precious our health and well-being is. The pandemic and social divisiveness has caused heightened stress, anxiety and depression....

Mood Boosting Adaptogens You Need in Your Life

If you feel like stress and anxiety is becoming more difficult to manage, you're not alone. We've been pummeled with stressors over the last few years. We're long overdue for a dose of calm. Allow me to introduce you to the calming regimen that lowered my inflammation...

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

A majority of people are biting at the chomp to return to their pre-pandemic lives. I'm a little more slow-go. As I reflect on the last two years, I realize the pandemic habits I felt forced to create have helped build a better me than I was before. For starters, I...

How to Smudge with Palo Santo and Sage

The ancient tradition of energy cleansing is on the rise. Many newcomers to smudging with Palo Santo are adding it to their wellness regimen. I've been an enthusiastic believer in its creative magic for years. If you're curious about how to refresh your home with Palo...

DIY Candles Anyone Can Make

Few things soothe our senses like the calming glow and unique aroma of our favorite candles. I have candles in every room of our home. I light them when I'm overstimulated and need to channel calm. If you happen to be a candle lover, and who isn't, you'll love these...

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

I’ve read a lot about the toxic effects of mainstream cleaning products. This prompted my search for the best non-toxic cleaning products to use in our home. And I found a line of products that are the perfect healthy home swaps.Have you heard of endocrine disruptors?...

How to Determine Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivity occurs when our immune system reacts to certain foods. Food sensitivity can cause nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn and headaches. Alternatively, a food allergy happens when our immune system thinks proteins found in food...

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

Heightened stress and anxiety are mainstream these days. I feel it. I'm sure you do, too. I have a tendency to lash out under stress. It isn’t pretty. So, my therapist showed me a technique called Surfing the Moment. It helps interrupt negative thoughts and diffuse...

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

The key to a well-planned party is good music, effortless sociability, and delicious food and drinks. Some party hosts enjoy serving their guests. I prefer to enjoy the party myself. And thanks to these creative self-serve party ideas, I can do less serving and more...

Maple-Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe

Meet your new favorite healthy and delicious salad dressing recipe. Six ingredients is all it takes to hit this salad dressing home run. Mix it up in minutes. Let your taste buds give it a whirl. And try to tell me it's not your forever fave!Shake up some olive oil,...

My Favorite Gluten-Free Protein Bars

Many of us tackle our days without scheduling meals. We get on a roll and before we know it we're hangry. When I get to the hangry phase, I need a protein bar. But, many bars have gluten and other junk in them. So, when an old friend introduced me to 3BAR, it became...

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Here’s the thing about Brussels Sprouts – they’re super underrated. I get it, veggies that please everyone in the family are not easy to find. For a long time broccoli was the beginning and end of my boys’ veggie experience. That is, until this Maple Balsamic Brussels...

WELL-BEING

Creating a healthy lifestyle requires qualified information, an open mind and personal effort. It’s about creating enjoyable habits that enhance your mind, body and soul. The goal is to become so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can compromise your well-being. Consider living well as a gift to yourself—the gift of optimizing the quality of your life for many years to come.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

—Jean Shinoda Bolen