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”

Tips for Home Training & a Few of My Favorite Things

The quarantine put quite a damper on a lot of people’s fitness goals when gyms worldwide were forced to shut their doors. As a result, many people turned their gym workouts into home workouts (or no workouts at all in some cases). Many mobile apps, digital videos (or dvd’s for old schoolers like me), YouTubeContinue reading “Tips for Home Training & a Few of My Favorite Things”

Healthier Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, especially the way my grandma used to make it (so much butter and cream). While I’m not a huge advocate for constantly denying ourselves simple food pleasures, I am a fan of moderation. Over-indulgence on potatoes is linked to weight gain. Weight gain hasContinue reading “Healthier Alternative to Mashed Potatoes”

You Have a Basic Right to Feel

We live in a society that encourages emotion suppression. Emotional reactions are oftentimes seen as a sign of “losing control” or even “girly.” Have you ever had someone say to you, “don’t be so sensitive?” It probably seems innocent enough, but what this phrase (and others in the same vein) essentially tells us is thatContinue reading “You Have a Basic Right to Feel”

How do I even begin to start meditating?

Oftentimes we are encouraged to utilize a meditation practice as a way to de-stress. Meditation is a great tool to both calm the mind and body, but to cultivate focus. Meditation can also be challenging and for some, very frustrating. Newcomers may have a difficult time sitting still for any length of time and trying notContinue reading “How do I even begin to start meditating?”