how to choose a color scheme

How To Choose a Color Scheme for Your Project

When planning a crafting project, one of the most basic considerations is what colors to use.  Sometimes, however, it’s the hardest thing to come to a decision on.  There are just so many beautiful colors to choose from!  Here are some things to consider when selecting a color scheme for any project: * Who is […]

Become an Inspiring Woman

Becoming an Inspiring Woman

If you’re like me, you want to live an amazing life and become the radiant, soul-connected, inspiring woman that you’re capable of being. This is only partially about having a meaningful career.  It’s also about having deep fulfillment each day, feeling yourself surrounded by loving friends and family and living with real joy. When we […]

Living Your Soul's Mission

The Secrets to Living Your Soul’s Mission

If you are reading this email, chances are you have a strong sense of a mission you want to fulfill. You may have even devoted your life to fulfilling this higher calling, which means your truest fulfillment comes from living your purpose fully!   Unfortunately, if you are like most people with a big mission, […]

Atlantic Seaboard RV vacation

Atlantic Seaboard Spots to See In Your RV

An Eastern Seaboard vacation can be very rewarding. There are all sorts of sights and stops along the way, and if you are traveling by RV, the experience is even more fun. There are various RV sites along the coast. If you’re renting an RV, there are one-way rentals that begin in New York and […]

what is digital scrapbooking

What Is Digital Scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking is a fun and relaxing hobby. But there are certain aspects of it that are less than appealing to some. For one thing, all those scrapbooks that accumulate over time take up a lot of room. They also use up a lot of paper, which isn’t good for the environment. And all of those […]

Yoga Day Summit

Take Part in the Yoga Day Summit!

The United Nations has declared June 21 the first-ever International Day of Yoga, and I’m inviting you to participate by joining an unprecedented online Yoga Day Summit! Join the event and hear from 40+ saints and sages of India, leading teachers, musicians and modern yogis – including Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Deepak Chopra, Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand […]

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Natural Healing

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants and Spiritual Evolution with David Crow

We’re used to thinking of plants as “things” rather than living, sentient beings that are connected in profound ways to the health of our bodies, minds and souls.  But what if plants — with all their health-giving effects and amazing diversity of expression — hold the key not just to our health but to our […]

shamanic journeying for community healing

Shamanic Journeying for Community Healing

Even if you avoid television and other outlets for news, I bet if you are like me, you still feel the pain of the world. And because you are so sensitive to the suffering of others, it’s easy to feel depressed, sad, even hopeless and dis-empowered, in the face of it all. But what if […]

ayurveda

Benefits and Uses of Ayurvedic Medicine (with Dosha Quiz)

Known as an ancient healing system originating in India, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that focuses on a spiritual way of life. Highly individualized, the Ayurveda treatment can incorporate a wide variety of methods such as changes in diet, exercise, herbal therapy, massage and meditation.   History: Written between the second and fourth centuries […]

winter of wellness

Winter of Wellness Telesummit

Are you ready to break through old patterns of struggle, stress and sickness? Then now is the time to create a life of optimum well-being, and elevate the health of your entire being – body, mind, heart and soul. That’s why I want to invite you to The Shift Network’s no-cost, online summit – The Winter of […]

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Recipes

chocolate flourless cake

Divine Chocolate Flourless Cake Recipe (with free Superfood Chocolate trial)

After a stressful day, our tendency is to reward ourselves with a treat, most often, a gooey chocolate dessert. The problem is, once you’ve stopped thinking “I deserve this, I must have it,” the guilt sets in and start counting calories and sugar, thinking “Why did I do that?” Then, not only are you stressed […]

slow cooker chili

Super Bowl of Chili – Three Ways! Beef, Turkey and Veggie

Nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the Big Game. Make the following recipes ahead and keep them warm until kickoff. The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Super Bowl […]

apple galette recipe

Rustic French Apple Galette Recipe

A Rustic, French Apple Galette Recipe It’s apple-picking season, so after you’ve picked to your heart’s content, this tart is an oh-so delicious way to use some of your bounty. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez This delicious recipe comes compliments of the fine folks at One Kings Lane.  It caught my attention immediately, as I adore […]

healthy apple desserts

Healthy Apple Dessert Ideas

So many apple desserts involve large amounts of sugar, butter, shortening, or white flour – or all four of these! It’s really too bad, since naturally-sweet apples make excellent, healthy desserts without all of the added ingredients.  Here are some recipes for healthy apple desserts that everyone in the family can enjoy.   1. Jellied […]

sweet seeds recipe ideas

Sweet Seed Recipe Ideas

Seeds have all kind of good fats, fiber, vitamins, and health benefits.  So why not include more of these little nutritional gems in your diet?  A great place to start is with tasty snacks and sweet desserts.  Here are some ideas and recipes for using seeds.   Popcorn and Seeds Here is a great snack […]

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Simplicity Parenting

drum project alpenglow

My daughter attends a Waldorf-inspired school, and this past year, her fourth grade class embarked upon a drum making project.  I was overjoyed at the brilliance of this concept for the students, and for the further introduction for my daughter into the Native American side of her family roots!  This article about the process involved […]

conscious children

Our children are literally the future of humanity.  And in the face of so many global-level crises, it’s vital that we raise our children well so that they can meet these challenges and forge a future that reflects our highest and best vision for the world. That means going beyond merely “good” parenting and instead […]

discipline

It can be easy to utilize punitive methods when your child breaks the household rules, or otherwise causes frustration.  After all, many of us were parented in a very different way than with the methods we choose to use in disciplining our own children today.  Not to mention, it is not uncommon to feel a […]

baby wearing

Baby slings offer so many benefits for mother and baby. Dad can get in on baby bonding, too, since slings work just as well for him as they do for Mom. Caretakers, babysitters, grandparents, and so forth can use a sling. I used a sling which each of my three, and I don’t know how […]

finding peace

Desiring a life of simplicity is the first step in creating one. Although we may recognize the benefits and be determined to make it happen, it is still possible to feel stress when thinking about all that it entails. Maybe you are worried that this is one more thing in your life you are obligated […]

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Home & Style

feng shui inspired style for the bedroom

Feng Shui Inspired Style for the Bedroom

  This post has been inspired by a prompt at the Daily Post, about style – any kind of style.  I thought this would be a great time to write about my adventures with Feng Shui, as my children are growing and spending less time in the grown-up bedroom and I have been attempting to […]

hair health for new moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms These days, it’s easy to find information about hair care. The challenge is how to sort fact from fiction. Madison Reed is here to help! Dr. Jan Hansen, a board certified OB/GYN, explains the science behind common questions and popular hair tips so we can all make better […]

blurb fashion book

How to Make a Fashion Book with Blurb

How to make a fashion book with Blurb: Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you […]

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Holiday Hair Tutorial – Antique Head Crown

Holiday Hair Tutorial – Antique Head Crown Looking for a holiday hair style that is elegant but different? Try this Antique Head Crown style complements of our friends at Madison Reed. How to Create a Stunning Antique Head Crown Hair Style 1. With your hair in a center part, take a one-by-two inch section at […]

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Decor We Adore at One Kings Lane

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s that time again, another weekly sale at One Kings Lane!  This is one that I jumped on straight away to let you know about, because of all the crystal and gemstone items available in […]

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Fitness & Health

Yoga Day Summit

The United Nations has declared June 21 the first-ever International Day of Yoga, and I’m inviting you to participate by joining an unprecedented online Yoga Day Summit! Join the event and hear from 40+ saints and sages of India, leading teachers, musicians and modern yogis – including Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Deepak Chopra, Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand […]

inspirational gifts for women

This is an incredible collection of books, audios, and videos for women seeking some added insight and inspiration.  At this point I can honestly say that my own collection is quite large and continues to grow.  I have personally collected all of the audios created by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, the author of the wildly popular […]

ayurveda

Known as an ancient healing system originating in India, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that focuses on a spiritual way of life. Highly individualized, the Ayurveda treatment can incorporate a wide variety of methods such as changes in diet, exercise, herbal therapy, massage and meditation.   History: Written between the second and fourth centuries […]

metabolism

There are foods that can actually help you boost your metabolism – in other words, they can speed up the rate at which you burn calories. Here are some of the best foods and beverages for speeding up your metabolism. 1. Almonds Aren’t nuts high in fat? Yes, but the essential fatty acids in almonds […]

crossfit

General fitness and heart health are closely linked. Just like your other muscles, the heart is a very important muscle that also needs regular exercise to stay healthy. You may think that its regular function is exercise enough, but, when you don’t exercise regularly the heart can begin to accumulate high levels of bad cholesterol […]

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