6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

I am a big fan of adding certain oils to my diet and using them in my beauty routine.  They are a relatively inexpensive, natural, nontoxic, and usually very easy to find in stores.  Many oils even fight inflammation and dry skin- two things that I battle constantly- so it is no wonder that I like to use them. You are probably more than familiar with popular oils, such as olive oil and probably even coconut oil, but hopefully, I will familiarize you with a few more today! Note: Choose organic and cold pressed oils whenever possible...

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Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

I used to be curious about meditation, but I couldn’t get past the goofy image of myself sitting around chanting while seated in a cross-legged position alone in the dark. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I read about how it can combat inflammation that I decided to give it a real try- no matter how silly I might look.   By the way, meditation has also been shown to reduce stress, alleviate IBS symptoms, increase fertility, and improve immunity. As you will read below, meditation can actually be as simple as taking time out...

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Friday favorites (6/19)

Friday favorites (6/19)

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.  I blogged a lot on The Mini Skirt this week, so if you like more personal posts, be sure to visit.  It has been a lot of fun to share more of those details with you! (Image source) Trader Joe’s Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie  I think that I went through about three bottles of this stuff in like a week and a half, but I’m just so into juices right now!  As I said the other day, I really need to get a new juicer, but for now, I am really enjoying this green smoothie/juice concoction....

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Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

If you read The Mini Skirt (and thank you, if you do!), you might know that I am under the weather this week.  I originally planned to do a food related post, but well, the thought kind of turned my stomach today.  I’ve been drinking juice like a madwoman though, and I remembered that I owed you a little more info about tart cherry juice. (Totally unrelated but my juicer broke a year or so ago, and I am in the market for a new one.  Any reasonably priced recommendations?) Before I get into why I started drinking it, let me tell you...

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Friday Favorites (6/5)

Friday Favorites (6/5)

Happy Friday! It has been pretty busy around here lately- all good things, including a new business opportunity that I cannot wait to tell you about- which is why I have been posting less frequently.  I hope to get back to a more predictable posting schedule within the next few weeks. Despite the craziness, I’ve managed to keep things interesting around here with some new (to me) discoveries. Enjoy!   Raw Taco Gorilla Wraps These wraps are one of Kimberly Snyder’s delicious creations.  They’ve also been my lunch...

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TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick

TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick

Before I get into my thoughts on TOX-SICK and why I chose to buy it, I just want to state that what you are about to read is just my personal experience.  I am obviously a big fan of the book, but I encourage you to discuss any potential changes to your lifestyle with your physician.   Most of you probably know that I have a pretty severe case of rheumatoid arthritis.  While I am currently taking prescription medication (via at-home injections), I have been searching for a more natural (and more pleasant) way to manage the...

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