Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Easy 5-Minute Self-Care Practices

Self-care should be a part of your daily lives, whether it’s 5 minutes in the morning or before bedtime. It’s your time to recharge and regroup. Some of us feel pretty guilty for taking time out for ourselves to sit in a bath until our fingers get wrinkly. This happens only because it seems like others are self-caring all day, every day and you wonder what bad life choices you’ve made not to deserve such a care-free lifestyle. The first thing to do is to quit comparing what you do with your time to what someone else does with their […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Spring Renewal

Spring renewal is also known as the second Happy New Year. I know January is long gone but in my world, spring is the time for renew, refresh, and new resolutions. All those resolutions from the first of the year have begun to weaken by now. Or, in most cases, crashed and burned with the dawn of February! I’m looking at myself right now. I’m not pointing fingers, but if you are in the same group as me, then this is our “do over”, a second chance, and this time, we literally have more time thanks to the longer days […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Holistic Approach to Great Abs

Summer is coming and that means abs and swimsuit weather will soon be upon us. This is not your average fitness article. I am not going to promise you a six pack in six weeks. Instead, I want to tell you about holistic fitness and offer an approach to getting great abs that are accessible to all skill levels and body types. Below I will outline my approach to improving your core.   Attitude Your abdominal muscles do more than just look good. They support your back and upper body. No matter your skill level or body type, improving your […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the best thing about this holiday aren’t the sappy love songs, public declarations of love that slightly make you nauseous, or the card your spouse bought on the way home. Hands down, the star of this day are all the desserts. It may come as a shock, but desserts can be healthy and delicious. Whether you plan to bake all day or pick up the most delicious pie in town, here are some of the most delicious dessert ideas. Let us know if you end up making any of these and if […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

7 Foods For Glowing Skin in 2017

We all want glowing skin. While we love our green beauty products, there is no easier way to get your glow on than with food! Believe it or not, nutrition factors like hydration and nutrient dense foods can transform your skin. Many of these items below are things you are already eating anyway, so let us know if you think they’ve been great for helping you get glowing skin! Water and lots of it! We talk about water so much around here but we can’t stress how important it is to drink water. Hydration is absolutely key for glowing skin. […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Best 10-Minute Easy Indoor Work Outs

Are you looking for the best 10-minute, easy, indoor work outs? Who has time to get to the gym these days? If you do, then you probably don’t have kids. But, if you don’t have kids, then you are faced with the whole process of getting to the gym. Dressing up (yes, you know you have to dress up a little), get your gym bag, towels, water, and by the time that happens, it’s cold and you’re tired. Exercise can go by the wayside when you’re totally exhausted from a full day of work, but it’s so vital to keeping […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

5 Healthy Holiday Party Food Ideas

Holiday parties are so fun and holiday party foods can be fun, also. When else is it appropriate to wear sparkly dresses for an entire month? However, it can also be a little stressful if you are the hostess. Specifically, if you are the hostess and you have no idea what to serve your guests. Don’t fear, we’ve got you covered. These holiday party foods are sure to please! Vegan & Gluten-Free Cheese Board Seriously, who doesn’t love a cheese board? You can even make two, or separate a large board into two sections: vegan cheese and dairy cheeses. A […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beyond Turkey: 5 Healthy Thanksgiving Dish Ideas

While the turkey may be the centerpiece of many American Thanksgiving meals, the sides are usually my favorite part! I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the third year in a row, and have found a few crowd-pleasing, healthier versions of classic side dishes. You don’t need too much time or really any skill in the kitchen, either!   Almond Butter Stuffed Dates If your family is anything like mine, there needs to be something to nosh on pre-meal. These are so stinkin’ easy and the perfect blend of sweet and savory. They’re also bite-sized, so you don’t need to worry about serving […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beyond Yogurt: Benefits of Natural Probiotics

Probiotics seem to only be talked about in yogurt and similar dairy products. But for those of you who don’t particularly care for yogurt, it’s still important to include probiotics in your overall healthy diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms, most often bacteria or sometimes yeasts, that when ingested provide some type of health benefit. The Probiotic Market has grown since Dannon released their Activia yogurt stateside in 2003. Probiotics are now available in pill, powder, and even gummy form, and claim to solve and prevent a wide variety of ailments. Most research has shown improvements in treating mostly inflammatory diseases, […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Top Healthy Halloween Party Treats for Kids

Childhood, it is so magical. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Halloween is an awesome costume. But, maybe more like candy. Ok, mostly candy with a side of costumes. How many of you remember going Trick or Treating and coming home to divide or steal the better candy with your siblings? But, could there be a way to participate in the fun of the holiday without a boat load of processed sugar and artificial colors? But also avoiding being the mom who hands out crossword puzzles? Why not have a Halloween party for your kids […]