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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.

20 Awesome and Perfectly Great Ways to Drink More Water Daily

I previously posted an article on the great importance of water to our health and to our waistline.  But even though we know it’s important, many of us still struggle to get in enough water daily.  The water isn’t going to drink itself, so you do have to make the effort, but there are ways […]

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Water – That’s What’s In the Fountain of Youth

Ah, the mythical fountain of youth.  Throughout history, tales have been told of fountains of youth that are said to make people younger, cure disease, heal injuries, and give special powers.  While these are all simply tales, the truth is that plain ol’ water makes people (look) younger, helps prevent and relieve disease and sickness, […]

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Why Use an Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser?

I recently got an essential oil diffuser and I love it!  There are different types and brands on the market, but the one that I got is one from NYR Organic.  It features LED color lights (changes colors) and also doubles as a mini-humidifier (really great in winter months). You might know by now that […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven to Work – Second Edition

I previously posted a list of my version of commonly recommended eating tips.  Today I thought I’d give you a few more simple eating tips to make you healthier and possibly lighter.   1.  Eat a variety of colors (those that come from nature).  You know this.  If the food on your plate is all […]

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Brand New Six Week Fat Loss Program Starting on 2/26/15

I am starting a new six week fat loss program (locally) in conjunction with Dr. John Edwards at Cornerstone Chiropractic.  *Program open to anyone.  I’m super excited about the program and anticipate it filling up quickly, so sign up today to start the change to your body composition.  Here’s the link to the information on […]

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Tips on Easing, Relieving, and Preventing Back Pain

*Disclaimer:  I am not a medical professional or back pain specialist.  I am a health coach and personal trainer with knowledge regarding keeping your back healthy, but do not claim expertise. *If you are experiencing an acute attack of back pain, see your doctor and do not attempt the following suggestions.  These are not typically […]

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Benefits of Regular/Occasional Inversion (Heart Above Head)

When was the last time that you hung upside down?  Been awhile?  Not since you were a kid?  You don’t actually have to hang upside down to get the benefits of being inverted.  You can lay on your back on your bed and hang your head fully off the bed (simple, but with less benefit).  […]

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Very Simple Horseradish Sauce & The Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish is an underestimated vegetable and condiment.  Recent studies have found that horseradish is effective against cancer (it’s a member of the cruciferous veggie family).  Rather than me write about all the benefits of horseradish, I’ll link you to an article from Life Extension because they did a good job in explaining the health benefits. […]

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Dance Like An Idiot (or The Many Benefits of Dancing)

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars, but I’m aware of it, and I know that the dancers are in great shape and that the contestants often lose weight during their stint. I tried Zumba once, and it wasn’t for me, but I know so many people that love it. I […]

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(Some of) The Best Foods to Eat for Anyone

I came across an article titled “120 Best Foods for Women” and was interested from the title. The claim was that the foods were good for you, promoted weight loss, and fought disease. Really?! Sounds great! Let me eat all of them. However, upon looking at the list of foods I quickly realized that the […]

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