Using aromas to lift our moods

Have you been overcome with an emotion when you’re met with a certain smell? Ever walked into a room that just smells inviting or relaxing? Do you have sharp, vivid memories attached to some scents? The science of scents and their impact on our brain chemistry and overall health is called aromatherapy. Using natural scents (read more…)

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Watch out for these health busters

Photo by KitAy We know that directing our diets away from highly processed foods and toward unrefined whole foods is a surefire way to increase our health and well-being.  That said, most of us still use processed foods every day.  Learning to quickly identify which ones are healthy is essential as we navigate our way through (read more…)

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Why do we say yes when we really mean no?

Photo by D.B. Blas Stephen Covey, in his book The 8th Habit, says “the first and most demanding form of personal growth takes place in the family.”   Since embarking on the journey of motherhood a little over two years ago, I completely agree with his assessment. Becoming a mother has challenged me to grow and (read more…)

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3 busy mom strategies for staying hydrated

Photo by Barkertrax I find myself running so non-stop all day long that when I am finally crashing into bed at night, I’m parched. Sometimes I’ll down a couple glasses then, only to wake up throughout the night to use the bathroom– and the last thing a Mom needs is one more thing to wake (read more…)

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