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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Make Your Own Anti-Bacterial Spray

Are you a germ-a-phobe?  Do you use lots of anti-bacterial products?  Did you know most of those products are made from synthetic substances that over time have led germs to morph into antibiotic resistant superbugs?  Natural substances are still effective against germs.  Make your own natural anti-bacterial spray. Combine one teaspoon of either tea tree, […]

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Why You Should Shop at a Farmer’s Market

This is the second year that I have been a vendor at one of my area’s farmer’s markets.  I don’t really have a farm, per se, as much as we just have four large gardens and some chickens.  I don’t have enough to sell that I can come anywhere close to making a living, but I […]

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How to Choose the Best Fish for Your Health & The Environment

You’ve probably heard by now that fish is healthy for you, but some fish can be toxic, most notably having too much mercury.  I’m personally not a big fish eater from a taste perspective, but I do eat fish regularly for my health.  And since I don’t just love fish, I stick to eating the […]

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Recipes for Homemade Cleaning Sprays

While I have a buying guide for reasonably non-toxic household cleaners, I still think it best to make your own cleaners.  So, here are a few recipes for some cleaning sprays.  Be sure to get you a BPA free plastic spray bottle or a stainless steel or glass one. DISINFECTING SPRAY – Mix one teaspon of […]

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Making Your Own Body Scrub Can Be Better for You and the Environment

Eventually I’d like to make all my own personal care products, just like women did for thousands of years. I have several books instructing me how, but time and gathering all the needed resources is still holding me back. However, one thing that I have been making myself for awhile because it is super easy […]

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