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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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Gluten-Free Apple Date Cookies

I don’t often post recipes for sweets, but I know many of us “need” them every now and then.  I am more of a ‘sweets only for special occasions’ kind of girl.  Easter is coming up soon, so I am looking at sweets recipes to take to the Easter family gathering.  My sweets are always […]

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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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Tomato Basil Herb Soup

Doesn’t winter always just seem like a great time for soup?  Especially when you are stuck in the house and need something you can eat for days.  This tomato soup is also good in the summer when you can use fresh tomatoes instead of the canned.  Enjoy this lycopene (antioxidant) filled recipe!   INGREDIENTS: 2 […]

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Onion Dip for Your Veggies

My husband likes french onion dip, but most every french onion dip on the market is pretty junky with bad ingredients.  So, if you like onion dip and still want to eat clean, check out this recipe for dipping your veggies in. Onion Dip 1 C. Plain Yogurt (or sour cream if you want a […]

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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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Purifying Room Spray Recipe

This homemade room spray is great for winter as the cinnamon in it is very warming.  I highly encourage you to make your own room spray rather than buying stuff from the store that is full of harmful chemicals.  *If you must buy some air freshener – Check my household products buying guide.   This […]

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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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Exercise of the Day – Lawnmowers

The dumbbell row is a really basic weightlifting exercise, and a good one for most people to add to their fitness routine.  I consider it in the top five of back exercises. There are different versions of dumbbell rows.  I like the one referred to as a Lawnmower.  It involves using your body for support […]

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Soups and stews are a good choice for one pot dishes and can be incredibly easy to make and last for days.  You can combine carbs, proteins, and fats all in one dish, and you can eat soups and stews for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I recommend that you make your own stock to use […]

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