Cardiovascular exercise is important for everybody. It keeps the heart healthy and reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease associated with today's sedentary lifestyle, yet with so many options available the rates of obesity are still growing. There are a lot of reasons for this ranging from demographics to cost, but I think a lot of… Continue reading Walking & Swimming, the Cardio Workouts for All Bodies
The title might be a little misleading because it really points to my own struggles of finding something close to the location where I'm currently living right now that will fulfill the 10 contact hours required once every three years by Yoga Alliance to keep your certification. But then, of course, that's got me thinking… Continue reading Finding a Yoga Workshop or Certification Program that Works for You
It's that time again. It's the time when life carries you away with business. The holidays are upon us, and while that means good food and great times, it can also mean unnecessary stress and anxiety from to-do lists that are too long. And that means longer nights and shorter tempers, which is no fun… Continue reading The Holiday Edition: Remembering Yourself
I owe you the articles and recipes I've collected this past month, but we've had some unexpected events happen in our lives that have made things a bit chaotic around this place. For one, we learned that my husband won't be promoted and so we're having to follow some other plans that we've had in… Continue reading A Brief Update!
I cannot take credit for this idea. I heard about it when I attended Mommy Con last fall, but I think it's a terrific idea. If you are looking to reduce the amount of sweets your children are eating during Halloween--which begins the holiday sweets-eating frenzy that happens from October through the new year--then try… Continue reading A Healthy Halloween Candy Alternative
Yoga pants have recently come under fire, even so far as there being proposed laws against them, and not without reason. Sometimes, these pants aren't flattering. And I don't mean to your body shape. As a mind-body fitness instructor, one of the things we're supposed to do is monitor clothing so that it doesn't distract… Continue reading What is with Yoga Pants Anyway?
I hate saying No. I'm an overachiever. I want to do everything. But sometimes you've got to step back from an overly-packed schedule and tell someone you're sorry but you can't do it. I mean, I say NO to my toddler all the time! HAHA! Why shouldn't I say it to someone else? Let's face… Continue reading Saying No Is Healthy
I'm going to keep this post very short because the article to Using Essential Oils Safely's all about hydrosols is extremely detailed...and therefore extremely long. In short, a hydrosol is the steam that collects while an essential oil is undergoing distillation. It is gentle and very safe for young children and even babies! But enough… Continue reading Essential Oils 101: Hydrosols
This post stems from thoughts I've had while writing last week's post. It's a very simple idea that has a lasting impact. What is it? How does it change your perspective on lifestyle and behavioral habits? Maybe it doesn't, but I bet there is something you'd like to change in your life to make it… Continue reading There Are No Quick Fixes
April Fools! No, not really. I meant to get this post up last week, but it didn't quite happen. I ended up giving birth instead! We have a second beautiful little girl whose bringing much joy to her entire family. I plan on taking the month of April off from blogging so I can get… Continue reading March 2015 Articles and Recipes + April 2015 doTERRA Offers