Can You Survive the Holiday Season?

December is my favorite time of year. I love the holiday season, the arrival of cold weather (and dare I say it? Snowfall!), sweaters, cute boots, and holiday decorations. I celebrate Christmas, but regardless of the holiday you celebrate, I love the overall change in attitude I see in the vast majority of people duringContinue reading “Can You Survive the Holiday Season?”

Almond Flour Drop Cookies

This is a super easy single bowl cookie recipe that is gluten free and also free of oil, eggs, and butter. Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour (alternative option: 1 cup almond flour + 4 tablespoons teff flour) 6 tablespoons coconut sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 4 tablespoons of water (or moreContinue reading “Almond Flour Drop Cookies”

Pet Safety in the Home

Your fur (scaley or feather) babies have no control over your choices and to the best of our knowledge, they can’t read. Therefore you may understand the warning label attached to the electric cord, but they don’t. Also, unless you’re Doctor Doolittle, you can’t exactly have a conversation with them in order to talk aboutContinue reading “Pet Safety in the Home”

What the heck is squalene?

Squalene is a “natural organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil, although plant sources are now used as well.” What should you care what squalene is? It’s found in a lot of beauty products because because it mimics our body’s natural oils and therefore is absorbed easily without leaving behindContinue reading “What the heck is squalene?”

Short Restorative Yoga Sequence to Add to Your Bedtime Routine

Building on my earlier post about sleep, I thought I’d share a short (approximately 20 minutes or longer depending on your customizations) restorative yoga routine that you can do prior to bedtime to prepare your body and mind for sleep. There are a few props I’d recommend having in your arsenal before practicing: a bolsterContinue reading “Short Restorative Yoga Sequence to Add to Your Bedtime Routine”

Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant

We all sweat. It’s a fact of life. Some of us more than others. Often, where sweat collects (i.e. our armpits), body odor follows. This tends to give sweat the bad reputation of making us stinky. However, it’s not sweat that makes us stinky, but the bacteria that grows naturally on our skin. When weContinue reading “Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant”