Thoughts on Self Care and the Working Mom

When is the last time you treated yourself to something nice? Being a fit mom myself, I don't typically reward myself with food, my rewards usually come in the form of shoes or retail therapy. Hey, I'm just being honest. I'm not sure what a therapist would say, but it works for me! Rewards? What am I a dog? I'm talking about those moments when you know you've done well. The days when you hit your goals, in life, in fitness, in income, or whatever. I love challenging myself and I love rewarding...

5 Ways to Go Toxic Free This Summer

 1. Upgrade Your Household Cleaning Products Many highly toxic chemicals are added to traditional dishwashing soaps, laundry detergents, air fresheners and numerous other household cleaning products. A good way to tell whether a product is toxic is to look for words such as Warning, Danger or Poison on the label. When buying non-toxic cleaning supplies at your local natural food store, choose those with no petroleum-based surfactants, chlorine or phosphates. They will not be harmful to your...

5 Zero-Stress Steps to Weight Loss

Step 1: Begin no stress exercise. Instead of trying to change your entire life with an intense weight loss plan, we’re going to start small. All you want to do is make a commitment to get yourself moving for at least 10 or 15 minutes each day for 30 days straight. Some key points: Type of exercise. If you’re already a runner or a cyclist or something similar, then begin a very, very modest program of resuming that exercise. Otherwise, walking, a treadmill, hiking, a cycling machine, rowing,...

How to Brighten Your Eyes in 5 Steps

Have you ever woken up 6-7 times per night to feed a crying infant? Ever lived off 4 hours of sleep per night? It's not fun. In fact, it's exhausting to be taking care of an infant in the wee hours of the night. If you are a mom, you know what I mean. If you plan to be a mom someday....get ready! So, one of the worst comments to a new mom is, "You look tired." I never like people to know just how tired I am, so I have a blueprint to a bright, shining, awakened, full-of-life face! Side...

Must Read Wedding Day Make Up Tips!

Walking down the aisle, finally bidding goodbye to your single life, and starting a new life with your prince charming; these are some of the things that make a wedding the most anticipated day in a woman’s life. One of the best ways to have that picture perfect day is to get the most stellar make up that represents your overall personality. Whether you want that feminine, strong, or attention seeking look, these are some make up tips that can sure fire make your wedding photos stunning! Avoid...

7 Organic Homemade Beauty Recipes

As we start nourishing our body with the right kinds of foods, it’s equally as important to consider how we treat it from the outside. Many of the personal care products on the market contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Learning how to make easy chemical free face treatments can be a great way to avoid exposure to these harmful toxins. Here are 7 of my favorite DIY face treatments that you can make at home: 1. Maple-Almond Lip Scrub Ingredients:  Extra virgin coconut oil Brown sugar Maple...