Stop Dieting: Why Giving Up on Diets Isn’t Giving Up On Yourself

Stop dieting? You mean give up on my body and become a glutton? You must be crazy! Believe it or not, that's the first thing that comes to mind for most folks when they hear the words "stop dieting" coming from a well-intentioned friend (or blogger like myself). When I talk about giving up diets in my book, I obviously mean you need to sit on the Continue Reading...

FLASH GIVEAWAY: Apple iPad Air 16GB w/ Wi-Fi ($442.89 Value!)

Time for another giveaway! And this one's got a twist: it's only for TWO days. That's right: you can win an Apple iPad Air, but you only have 48 hours to enter! The Prize One random winner will receive an Apple iPad Air 16GB Tablet with Wi-Fi valued at $442.89 (at the time of posting, prices on Amazon tend to fluctuate slightly!). How to Enter Continue Reading...

Hormone Balancing Giveaway: Progessence Plus Serum and Thyromin Supplement ($104 Value!)

Time for another giveaway! This week I'm giving away two supplements that promote balanced hormones, in the spirit of the LIVE Facebook event "Hormone Balancing" that I'm co-hosting with my fellow Oily Angels next Monday, August 18th. Read more about the event HERE. The Prize One winner will receive a 15ml bottle of Progessence Plus Serum and a bottle Continue Reading...

Hormone Balancing: The Natural Way

Once upon a time I thought "hormones" were things you dealt with when you got... well, older. They were a "someday" thing, like retirement. Or grandchildren. Well, as it turns out, the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Someday Never Comes" was incorrect in my case. Someday arrived for me in my teens (PMS anyone?), though I didn't actually figure Continue Reading...

Homemade Moisturizer for Clear, Nourished Skin

Homemade moisturizer should be a lot of things, but one thing it shouldn't be is complicated! I like my homemade moisturizer to be completely natural and totally simple. It should also nourish my skin deeply, healing damage caused by everyday life--and if at all possible, providing a little defense against breakouts (of course!). This recipe meets Continue Reading...

The Best Health and Wellness Kindle eBooks for $2.99 or Less

Ready for health on a budget? So am I! Let's stock our Kindle library with some down-to-earth eBooks on health and wellness, but without going broke doing it. Here are my favorite Kindle eBooks on sale for $2.99 or less at the time of this posting: 1. Honey: The Honey Miracle - Discover These Mind Blowing Uses of Natural Honey to Heal, Cure, Continue Reading...

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...