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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and [...]

Five Best Drinks to Hydrate Naturally

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Not drinking enough water before an intense exercise session like yoga (especially hot yoga) can put you on the path to dehydration. Staying hydrated is important any time of the day, but even more so when working out. Drinking plenty of fluids can increase your endurance throughout your session, but [...]

Four Unhealthy Foods to Stay Away from this Summer

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Summer means outdoor barbecues, backyard parties, picnics—and the temptations of fatty foods. Not only can these treats ruin your diet, but they often have terrible consequences for your health. Here are five unhealthy foods to avoid this summer. Hot Dogs They’re a staple of every cookout, but hot dogs are [...]

Understanding Natural Toothpaste Labels

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Kelly Stapleton, guest blogger Reading food labels is a necessary routine for the conscious consumer. You’ve probably even looked at toothpaste labels and found a few recognizable ingredients in conventional brands. However, you’ll also see a long list of components that may or may not be helpful to keep your teeth healthy. Although the [...]

5 Natural Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

Posted on July 27th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger When my baby was in pain from teething, I was ready to do just about anything to help. However, I wanted to stay away from commercial teething products that could be laden with chemicals. Instead, I tried some medicine-free alternatives for my teething baby, including the five listed below. Gum [...]

Six Recipes to Kick Start a Clean Eating Diet

Posted on July 26th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Clean eating is a lifestyle. Several years ago, I decided to keep things simple and focus on enjoying whole, natural foods. This meant that overly processed foods, like microwave meals and frozen veggie burgers, were off the menu. Instead I focus on cooking from scratch with nutritious, single ingredients [...]

An Easy Pasta Salad Recipe, Greek Style

Posted on July 25th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Move over, calorie-crushing creamy potato salad. There’s a new summer salad vying for a place on the picnic table. It’s my easy pasta salad recipe, Greek style. This healthy pasta salad recipe came together for me by accident, while attempting to make a quick lunch with leftover cooked pasta [...]

Shared Values

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Posted by Sophie Uliano, guest blogger, author Over the past 6-8 years I have witnessed a huge change in the way we make decisions when we’re shopping. Why this gradual turnaround? A decade ago we didn’t necessarily scratch beneath the surface of a product. We trusted what we were told and made decisions based on [...]