Be Brilliant Aloha Foundation

Fantastic New Products from ALOHA

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links What’s better than ALOHA’s tasty treats and nutrient-packed products? How about getting them for 20% off? Well then, you are in luck! Now through Sunday, May 31st, you can get 20% off your entire purchase […]

craft fair

Get the Most Out of Your Craft Fair Experience

Most crafters do what they do because they love to do it. But if you’re good at a craft, it can open the door for money-making opportunities. There are all sorts of ways you can sell your crafts, including selling wholesale to retailers, placing items in consignment shops, and selling online. But if you want […]

inspirational gifts for women

15 Inspirational Gifts for You & the Women in Your Life

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 […]

home wind turbine kits

Are Home Wind Turbine Kits Efficient?

Home wind turbine kits are cropping up all over the place. They can be bought off the shelf at large retail stores and installed by the homeowner or professionally. But how much power do they produce? Are they worth it? Here are some things to consider about home wind turbine kits and their efficiency. A […]

vinegar household cleaner

How to Use Vinegar as a Household Cleaner

If you are looking for a safe, non-toxic cleaner and overall household helper, look no further than white vinegar. Two of my very favorite things to use for cleaning absolutely everything in the house are vinegar, and baking soda.  This post is going to focus mainly on the simplicity of vinegar – and I am […]

transform fears

The Big Leap from Excellence to Genius with Gay Hendricks

Do you ever have the impulse to just stick to what you’re good at… even if it doesn’t truly fulfill you?   In 2009, while we were collectively in the throes of the “Great Recession” and everyone was running around fearful, a very important and popular book was published that continues on the bestseller charts […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

snowman snack mix

DIY Snowman Snack Mix (plus Gift Ideas Under $25!)

Mix up a bag of fun for the holidays – no cooking required! With just a few vegan candies and snacks, plastic baggies and a festive tag that you can download and print, you can make these cute snack bags that are perfect stocking stuffers, secret Santa bonuses or class treats! Supplies plastic baggies label/gift […]

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 […]

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Simplicity Parenting

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 […]

mindfulness

When your mind is careening from one thought to the next, it can be incredibly difficult to focus, meditate or even simply keep your mind on the road while driving! Especially as working parents, those of trying to keep our work and businesses flowing while raising children, we can feel pulled in a multitude of […]

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Home & Style

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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 […]

madison reed root touch up

Touch Up Your Roots With Madison Reed

Put the focus on you, not your hairline. Newly launched this week, Madison Reed introduces Root Touch Up in a full spectrum of colors to conceal roots and grays on the go. Think about all those times you need to look your best without waiting for a salon appointment or coloring your hair at home: […]

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Share Your #ModSummer Adventures with ModCloth!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.  No biggie, but I appreciate the love! The season of BBQs, vacations, and outdoor festivities is upon us, and ModCloth wants you to share your summer memories with them! Include the hashtag […]

hair health for new moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links. 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 […]

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Tea Collection Sale – Morocco Line!

  Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off Entire Morocco Line **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It is here! Just in time for pool parties, backyard barbecues and summer adventures; Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale is featuring the entire Morocco […]

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Fitness & Health

Be Brilliant Aloha Foundation

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links What’s better than ALOHA’s tasty treats and nutrient-packed products? How about getting them for 20% off? Well then, you are in luck! Now through Sunday, May 31st, you can get 20% off your entire purchase […]

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

**Originally posted on my fitness & pregnancy blog, A Mountain Mama’s Epicure. 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 […]

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