Why your detox fails and what to do about it

Maybe doing a detox is on your mind as the holidays approach and the dreaded “diet” word looms as a prescription for kicking off the new year. Unfortunately, there is a considerable amount of misinformation when it comes to doing a detox—with many popular websites dishing irresponsible advice on rapid cleanses. Doing an extreme cleanse without the guidance of a professional is not a weight … Continue reading Why your detox fails and what to do about it

Cool ways to use aromatherapy that I bet you never tried PLUS three essential oil brands you can trust

Who would have thought that finding a reliable resource on aromatherapy could be so challenging?  Unfortunately, false marketing claims about essential oils [EOs] leave me wary about trusting just about anyone who gives advice online.  Too frequently, websites look official but turn out to be written by people who are not trained in the therapeutic use of essential oils—yet have a vested interest in selling … Continue reading Cool ways to use aromatherapy that I bet you never tried PLUS three essential oil brands you can trust

The Best Diet Advice I Ever Heard–Seriously!

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We interrupt the final installment on flower essences to bring you this awesome insight on the d-word….

Diet is a four-letter word to me—especially at the beginning of the new solar year, when about all I can do is roll my eyes over the many posts touting the latest fad. But when I heard this piece of advice, I knew that it was brilliant—and a total reversal of my stereotypical association with dieting. In fact, I wish that I had discovered it years ago, when I was obsessing over weight loss.

Now that I’ve calmed down considerably and am making friends with my cushioned curves, I still recognize the importance of eating healthfully and practicing a body-nurturing attitude about food and fitness. Unfortunately, for years, that was not the case.

You see, every time that I went to see a holistic health care practitioner or even skin care specialist, I got the same prescription—and that was to stop eating a ginormous list of food, from sugar-laden nasties to carb-oozing empty calories and then some. You name it, it was off limits—even some healthier options that were considered high in sugar, like bananas and dried fruit. Granted, this does make sense given that excessive amounts of carbohydrates break down into sugar then fat in the body, and that too much refined sugar can be detrimental to health and cause premature aging (great post on sugar here by the Wellness Mama).

Nonetheless, I’ll tell you where that advice usually got me. It got me to binge like crazy because I entered into a brain freeze of scarcity. It unintentionally made me feel like I had NOTHING to eat. In order to prove that was not the case, I would eat whatever was in sight, including foods I usually avoided.

So when I heard this very simple piece of advice, I knew that I had to share it. (Please let me know who was the one to share it with me because I can’t remember! I will happily credit you.) So here it is…

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Does Anyone Else Think This Could Be Their New Favorite Water Bottle?

This item is one of my latest discoveries from the Green Festival in NYC yesterday. It’s called “Wherever Water” made by Full Circle Home. The brand is new to me and only five years in the works, but it looks like their products are going to be a staple in my home from now on. They create home goods that are economical, ergonomical, sustainable, and … Continue reading Does Anyone Else Think This Could Be Their New Favorite Water Bottle?

7 Ways To Determine If Your Lifestyle Changes Are Working

Sometimes when converting to a greener lifestyle and holistic wellness, a common question arises: What happens if I’m not feeling a difference? How do I know these changes are working for me? In my experience of going to energy healers, most of their work can’t be seen—and sometimes I don’t even see the healer because we work remotely. It’s often about sensing a very subtle … Continue reading 7 Ways To Determine If Your Lifestyle Changes Are Working