I’m always researching the latest health and wellness information. It’s a good thing James is patient to a fault because I’m always bringing home random things, creating new recipes, and reading the latest books while I regal him with the exciting ways we’ll improve our lives this week (and many of these ideas make their way into my books). The benefits of Himalayan salt lamps recently came to my attention. Of course, I added one to my Christmas list of dream gifts and my mom delivered.
Self-care is a buzzword you hear everywhere. Sometimes it’s doing the easy things, like taking bubble baths (bonus if you add incense, diffuse some essential oils or burn a non-toxic candle), and sometimes it’s the harder things that we know are good for us, like making time to workout. How about some easy self-care tips so you can get started today? Continue reading “Easy self-care tips”
Vitamin D is important to overall health and immunity, including brain function, and many of us are not getting enough. If you live in a climate with dark winters and you don’t take a supplement, chances are you’re deficient in this critical mineral. Most people practice safe sun nowadays, which of course is important to preventing skin cancer, but it also doesn’t help us get vitamin D naturally. Continue reading “Get your vitamin D”
Do you know all the creative ways to use coconut oil? It’s very trendy and I promise that I used it religiously before it was cool. If you haven’t already gone crazy for coconuts, you should reconsider! However, not all things are created equal, so ensure that you get a high quality coconut oil that you can consume (in limited quantities) and slather on your skin worry free.
Flu season is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to reveal my natural cold remedies. Natural health and wellness are very important to me, from eating all organic to making my own personal care products (check out my toothpaste and anti-aging eye cream recipes). Since I avoid over the counter and prescription drugs whenever possible, I have honed natural cold remedies that work – and I’m sharing my secrets.
Have you ever wondered how to meditate and why you should? What are the benefits of meditation? I have heard people say, “it’s just stress” countless times. In fact, I used to be one of those people. I would take physical ailments seriously, but stress? What was the big deal? Continue reading “Benefits of meditation and how to start”
As a contemporary romance novelist, I know all about the importance of a first kiss. Below you can see a snippet from the novel I’m querying, Twist of Fate, featuring Brooklyn and Trevor‘s first kiss. In honour of locking lips and getting up close and personal, I’m also sharing my safe and effective homemade toothpaste recipe. Continue reading “Safe and effective homemade toothpaste recipe”
James and I are experienced dog owners. We’re able to easily recognize the symptoms of common, non-life threatening illnesses that we can safely treat at home, and we are advocates of the “wait and see” approach.
You can read more about the safe and effective home remedies we use on Buster as required to help him feel better faster (without a hefty and unnecessary vet bill), or jump to the list. Continue reading “Safe and effective home remedies for your dog”
My relationship with food is evolving and I’ve learned to be okay with exactly where I’m at while knowing that I’ll continue to get better. When I have a meal plan (bonus if everything is prepped in advance), I have no problem following it, so today I’m sharing my top 10 meal prepping tips to ensure you eat well all week. Continue reading “10 meal prepping tips to ensure you eat well all week”