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Big Picture, Mindset

Death, Trauma and Coping: Does Time Really Heal Wounds?

True or False: Does time really heal wounds? October never meant more than Halloween and an exorbitant of candy that I would stealthily steal from my siblings. Then, as I got older, it turned into a day where you could dress up like a crazy person or mimic a street walker and no one would ever judge you. Then, as I became a mom, it turned into a day of hiding candy that my children collected and slowly eat them myself, in secret. But, as life started happening, October turned into a month of both joy and sorrow. The joyful […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Clean Recreation: Mermaid Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Halloween is creeping upon us, so start brainstorming now before you wind up without a costume like I have so many times before. I remember when we were kids, it was more about the candy. But, as we grow up, it becomes all about the most creative and fun costume. This year, I am planning early and decided to go with an intense green mermaid costume, a look inspired by the gorgeous YouTuber Melissa Alatorre. Here’s the look I recreated: Face Mixing together the Jane Iredale Glowtime BB Cream with Teri Miyahira Dew Drops in Calm highlighter helps give the […]

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, […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

How-To: Easy & Perfect All-Natural Smoky Eye

Ah, the first few weeks of Fall is the perfect time for an all-natural smokey eye. The time where I am not quite sure if I am ready to trade in my lemonade and sunshine for hot chocolate and long sleeves. But, then I think about fall smoky eyes and I become excited at the possibilities. Not only is fall weather the best for cozy clothes and candles, but the smoky eye options are endless. Bring on the crisp oranges, deep maroons and all of the black liner. Here’s some all-natural and cruelty-free makeup favorites that are going to get […]

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 […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Cool Weather All-Natural Skincare For Mature Women

Cool weather skincare for mature women shouldn’t be a task, but a ritual. It’s October, the most glorious month for those of us who have had quite enough of the hazy, hot, and humid summer days. Right when we’ve settled on the perfect summer skin routine to battle the extra shine and sweat, our skin gets thrown into a loop trying to adjust to the sudden cold, dry, frigid days. Let’s turn our attention to the care and maintenance of the largest organ in our body, our skin, for the upcoming fall and winter months. Head to Toe Now is […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

Best Website Platforms: WordPress, Weebly, Shopify and more

Ah, the big website platform debate. When you’re just starting out as a business owner or blogger, you already know that the look of your online presence is a make-or-break decision. If you’re an online business owner, the visual presentation of your website is especially important since your website becomes your “home”. If you’re non-tech like me, you probably hate the thought of website building by yourself. However, if you’re bootstrapping your endeavors and budget is tight, hiring a web developer to create a fully customized website might not be in the cards right now, but you still need to […]

Big Picture, Mindset

How Guilt Can Be Good For You

No, I haven’t fallen off my rocker when I say that guilt is good for you. We have come to associate guilt as being paralyzing, catastrophic, and more uncomfortable than an 8-hr flight with a hairy, unkempt foot on your armrest. What about those all-consuming thoughts and feelings that come with guilt that eats you up inside? And what about all the “what-ifs,” “could haves” and “should-haves”? This level of guilt is absolutely all encompassing and very, very difficult to move past. So, this is where I will have to do my Resident Health Advisor spiel and tell you to […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

5 Easy Steps to Veganism

Becoming a vegan is a huge life decision that needs lots of information and guidance. Sometimes, we can feel discouraged and even judged for our imperfect decisions along our journey. I’m here to remind you that it is a journey and that it’s ok to have good and bad days. Breaking free from our old lifestyle and working towards a new one will not happen overnight. The main consideration for becoming vegan is that there are a myriad number of health and beauty benefits. If you need a little help, inspiration or just more info, here are 5 easy steps […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Guide to Au Naturale Cosmetics

Au Naturale was one of the first clean beauty brands I started using on my green beauty journey that continues to be one of my favorites. Their luxury cosmetics are all handcrafted in small batches. Not only are their products glamorous, but they are on a clean beauty revolution to provide safe products that are farm-to-face fresh and are also environmentally friendly. They have so many options for the green beauty enthusiast or those new to the green beauty world. Au Naturale is a complete range of organic beauty products ranging from lip products, cheek products, eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, and […]