In my last article “Activism at Work: Farewell to Pink Slime” there were a number of comments stating this as a number one reason individuals have chosen a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Not knowing what is in the meat products currently on our store shelves is a huge factor in changing your diet. Unfortunately we don't always know what is in our produce either. Our produce has been inundated with genetically modified organisms and currently produce companies do not have to label these ... Continue Reading
Learn about the GMO debate and how you can get involved in signing petitions for labeling standards.
Keep toxins out of your home with these five tips: including opening your windows and skipping artificial fragrances.
When you think of green cleaning and toxin reduction in your home, you most likely think of green cleaning products and homemade cleaning solutions. These are very important and I highly recommend looking into purchasing toxin free cleaning products. However, you can also keep your home clean and green by limiting the number of chemicals and toxins that enter your home in the first place. It may seem shocking but the average U.S. household consumes 2.5 GALLONS of toxic chemicals a year. ... Continue Reading
The inside scoop from a woman who spends her days on the front line of the fight against head lice. The Lice Lady speaks…are you listening?
It all started three years ago when I got "the call" from my neighbor. "My daughter has lice," she said, "you should check your kids." When my son returned from an afternoon at his friend's house I accosted him the moment he walked through the door. I parted his hair and saw something crawl past my finger. I screamed, flailed, jumped, and nearly vomited. To put it mildly, I didn't handle it well as a parent. To this day I will still swear that I saw that bug eyeballing me as it skittered for ... Continue Reading
Seven tips for relieving stress and sleeping better.
Our technology-filled, multi-tasking lives can become very stressful. By the end of the day we are overwrought and sleepless. The less sleep we get, the higher our stress levels climb. Here are a few tips to help break the vicious cycle and sleep better with a sound, restful night. Strike a pose. Stress and sitting all day long can wreak havoc on muscles and leave us in knots. To ease the tension and clear your mind for bed, try some bedtime yoga positions like Child's Pose, a nice Forward ... Continue Reading
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Don’t stress over your holiday hosting and entertaining with these few easy steps to simplify the evening.
With all the holiday festivities this time of year, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. Between the office party circuit and informal get-togethers with family and friends, the holiday season can become a blur. Not only do you have to get you and your family’s schedule in order for all the events, you probably have a few soirees to host yourself. To make the most of your time, here are few ways to make hosting during the holidays less time-consuming and more fun: Go ... Continue Reading