How to Reduce Stress Hormones

Stress is, well, stressful. Sometimes we even get stressed out about how much stress we're under! (Speaking from experience here.) But don't get caught up in that vicious cycle (trust me). Stress reduction shouldn't be stressful! Let's talk about stress, what it is, and how to reduce stress hormones so we can enjoy more vibrant health. What Is Continue Reading...

Uncover the REAL Reason You Want to Lose Weight (It’s Not What You Think!)

So you want to lose 10 pounds. Or 20. Or 30. Or whatever. The amount of weight you want to lose really isn't the important thing here (although it probably seems like the most important thing in the world sometimes--especially in those two minutes after you step off the scale in the morning). What I want to talk about today are the reasons you want Continue Reading...

9 Very Real Benefits of Laughter

Laughter is medicine. And that's not just a cute saying. Science says there are real and tangible benefits associated with laughter. So if you love laughter and crave comedy, maybe that's just your body nudging you toward better health. 9 Very Real Benefits of Laughter Benefit of Laughter #1: It's good for your heart! One study showed that people Continue Reading...

9 Ways to Use Purification Essential Oil

You may have noticed I've gone all oily here at The Nourished Life! And one of my favorite oils to use is Purification--it's a unique blend of Lemongrass, Citronella, Rosemary, Lavandin, Myrtle, and Melaleuca essential oils. This blend is perfect for a variety of uses around the home. Some of these may surprise you! 9 Ways to Use Purification Essential Continue Reading...

6 Blog Posts that Will Help You Get Back to Sleep

Sleep. Next to water and food, it's necessary for survival. And what's more, good sleep is a requirement if you want to feel great, support your health, and have the energy you need to live (and love!) your life. But good sleep can also seem like a pipe dream, especially if you've been suffering from sleep issues for years. I've put together a collection Continue Reading...

19 Coconut Flour Desserts that Will Make Your Mouth Water

Whether you're gluten-free, grain-free or if you just love all things coconut, coconut flour is a great alternative to conventional baking flour. Coconut flour can be a bit tricky to work with--it absorbs a lot of liquid, so you usually use a lot less coconut flour than you would other kinds of flours--but once you get the hang of it, the results Continue Reading...

8 Homemade Facial Masks to Rejuvenate Your Skin

When you're ready to pamper your skin, don't head to the department store--head to your kitchen! I absolutely love homemade facial masks. They're the natural way to pamper your skin, refine pores, smooth wrinkles, and rejuvenate your skin--without the chemicals (or the pricetag!) of your typical department store products. Here are some of my favorite Continue Reading...

Winner of the Pure Prescriptions $600 Giveaway PLUS a Coupon Code for 20% off

It’s time to announce the winner of the Pure Prescriptions giveaway! But first I have a special coupon code for all my readers: Right now you can use coupon code VGNPURE to get 20% your order from Pure Prescriptions. And the winner is… Brittany Ann T. (brittanyann85@...) Congratulations, Brittany! Please contact us at info (at) villagegreennetwork Continue Reading...

20 Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

Did you know peppermint oil can get rid of spiders... and hiccups? Did you know it repels aphids... and relieves allergy symptoms? These are just a few peppermint essential oil uses! Here are a bunch more: 20 Peppermint Essential Oil Uses 1. Headache Apply peppermint oil to the temples, forehead and the back of the neck for headache relief. 2. Continue Reading...

DIY Sunburn Relief Cream

I know, I know. The best remedy for sunburn is to avoid it. But it sure is easy to stay out in the summer sun just a little too long and... whoops! And once you're stuck with a sunburn, the only thing you can think about is how to get it to go away as fast as possible. So here's a quick and easy DIY sunburn relief cream that not only relieves Continue Reading...