Category: Healthy Living

My favorite and least favorite body parts

My favorite and least favorite body parts
Sadly, I don’t know one woman who is completely happy with all of her body parts.  I hear friends complain about everything from their skin to their thighs to their feet.  It’s funny though, when I look at them I see my loved ones’ beautiful eyes, hair and strong legs.  This made me think; what if... Read more »

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl
I crave noodle bowls now that I’m in the suburbs where they are not as readily available.  This warm Meatless Monday recipe was enjoyed by all four of us and a cleansing and needed way to start the week. Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl What you need: 5 cups mushroom stock 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1... Read more »

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives
Gurunanda essential oils are modern, practical and natural solutions to calm and focus on our busy, fast-paced lives.  The 100% pure oils contain no synthetic agreements and our grown and distilled on the world’s most reputable farms. My typical favorites are lavender and peppermint, but I decided to sample the less familiar scents of cedarwood, lemon,... Read more »
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The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products
I’m always in search of the perfect natural deodorant and am delighted to have discovered local The Clean Everything.  Jen Cohen is a fellow suburban mom and coincidentally, we discovered, graduated from the same college the same year. Jen started the journey of searching for healthier alternatives for everyday products when she came across a study that... Read more »

Kombucha is good for you

Kombucha is good for you
Kombucha is a 2,000 year old fermented beverage of tea and sugar.  After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid which are connected with many benefits.  They include improved digestion, weight loss increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain and depression and cancer prevention.... Read more »

All about my first mammogram

All about my first mammogram
I am approaching forty and my OB suggested I get a baseline mammogram at my convenience. Then I ignored her request for too long and for some reason put off making the appointment. My conscious nagged me that early detection for breast cancer is crucial and I need to do this.  Eventually I called and proudly made a... Read more »
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How to make a frittata

How to make a frittata
A frittata is an Italian egg dish made with beaten eggs resembling an omelet.  This delicious and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch is a crowd pleaser and a great way to use the peppers, spinach and other wilting veggies in the fridge. First, I chopped the peppers, onion and potatoes. Next I sautéed them until soft... Read more »

How to naturally repel ants

How to naturally repel ants
This is the time of year when the ants come marching two by two into my home and I am constantly researching, investigating and experimenting with how to naturally repel ants. I’ve learned this year, especially in Chicago, there are more ants, spiders and mosquitos due to the tremendous amounts of rain. I strongly dislike the idea... Read more »

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow
These days I find myself scrolling through Instagram frequently.  There are many inspiring Instagram accounts to follow and I am happy to share just a little of view of the pretty photos in my feed. truly_triplets, those adorable faces above, are my daily baby fix. The mom of one son plus three identical triplet girls is a joy... Read more »
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Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar
My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged with photos of an unnaturally colorful new Starbucks unicorn drink.  My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. I dug a little deeper and learned the sugar amount is twice as much as an adult needs in one day! Why is that necessary... Read more »