Color me happy: use color to impact the mood of your home

Modern research has shown that when our eyes connect with a color, our brains release different chemicals that impact us on a physical and emotional level. For instance, being in a red room will increase your heart rate and stimulate chemicals associated with aggression and high energy, while the color yellow stimulates serotonin (the feel-good (read more…)

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A holistic approach to setting meaningful New Year’s goals

I love the freshness of a new year; the feeling that so many possibilities lie wide open ahead.  The starting over, the energy, the resolutions. But if you ask me what my 2010 resolutions and goals are, I’d tell you, “I’m thinking about it.” And that would be the honest answer.  Here is my non-conventional (read more…)

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20 ways to stay healthy (and happy) this winter season

The change in seasons is well upon us and it’s a perfect time to take a look at ways we can keep ourselves healthy and balanced. As the cold moves in, we need to shift our wellness routine to respond to the changes it brings. Here are 20 ways you can create a winter wellness (read more…)

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5 essential dieting tips from nature

Jamie recently wrote in to Simple Mom asking, “I’m trying to lose a little baby weight, and wondered if you have ideas for losing weight without going overboard.” I hear these kinds of questions from so many mothers — “How can we keep ourselves healthy and in top shape while managing the demands and busy (read more…)

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3 sleep strategies for a well-rested mom

Photo by Rudy Eng If there is one issue that every mother I know shares, it is the difficulty of getting adequate sleep. Feeling rested, energized and ready for the day is a wishful thought for most of us. Because of the hours we sleep, and because the amount we’re wakened during the night feel (read more…)

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