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,...

This is What Depression Looks Like

I've been nervous to let my story out in such an unguarded way, but I feel compelled to show the world: I am not perfect. So here it goes... Becoming a mother is life changing. It’s a blessing, and somehow also a means to complete depression. Now, before you label and judge me, take a deeper read. I have always had the dream of having family, house with a white picket fence; a pot of coffee brewing each morning, kissing my husband goodbye on his way to work. It all seemed so perfect. Ideal....

The Playground Workout for Moms at the Park

Ever wondered how to workout at the playground? There are a lot of moms who stay fit despite the busy work schedule. And get this, they don’t even need a gym in order to do this! What they do is to get the best workout that they can have on public playgrounds. Sounds like Sylvester Stallone working out as Rocky? Not really! A great number of moms these days and even athletes make use of the playground. The benefits of having playground workouts is that you are using your bodyweight. That is...

12 Ways to Eat Healthier When Dining Out

Considering even one or two of the following tips can make a tremendous change when it comes to improving nutritional value, as well as eliminating empty calories. Next time you are ready to head out for dinner, think about some of the ways you can transform your restaurant meal to be more nutritious, and ways in which to reduce calories: 1. Research the menus before you go. Call the restaurant ahead of time to see if modifications can be made. 2. Politely send back the bread basket and other...

Lose Weight With a Coffee Frappe

Can You Really Lose Weight Drinking Coffee? Buh bye, 600 calorie Starbucks Frappuccino! Hello weight loss-boosting-energy shakes! Everyone who knows me, knows I love some Starbucks. But, when I'm working from home on a typical Monday afternoon I make my own frappes at home. This saves me time and money and it's 100% natural. I was even featured in Woman' World magazine talking about how this shake helped me drop 42lbs of baby weight after my daughter was born. The Real Deal on Coffee and...