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 […]

deeper dating

3 Keys to Deeper Dating with Ken Page

Do you long to experience real love and deep intimacy in your lifetime? Finding and cultivating lasting love is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves — and the world.   Sadly, single people are barraged by messages telling them to fix or improve themselves if they want to find love. These old “rules” of dating lead […]

3 Castles to Visit in Ireland

3 Castles to Visit in Ireland

Today being St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be a nice idea to prepare a post for you that celebrates some of the more truly historical aspects of Ireland.  My hubby is Irish, and this is a day where he is particularly homesick.  I did live there for a couple of years, and it […]

getting married abroad

5 Top Spots to Get Married Abroad

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. So you’ve decided to tie the knot. Congratulations! While the biggest decision has been made – saying “I do”, there are still many decisions ahead of you. The first of which may be where you’re […]

seed starting

3 Steps to Start Your Plants Off Right

How you handle your seeds and your practices around seeding is your first chance to get your plants off to a good start and help them achieve their full potential. Ben and Penny Hewitt, authors of The Nourishing Homestead, have developed a three-step process which starts with inoculating the seeds, then sowing them in high […]

tips on choosing summer camp

5 Tips on Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

Even though it’s not yet time for it to happen, before you know it school will be out and your children will be looking for things to do. Have you considered summer camp? Here are tips on how to choose the right one for your child. If your child has never been to summer camp, […]

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Natural Healing

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 […]

your optimal diet

Your Optimal Diet (Free Seminar)

In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded with mixed messages about what constitutes good nutrition, as well as conflicting information about one-size-fits-all diet plans. The result? You end up frustrated and confused when you try different approaches and don’t see sustainable results. You feel hungry, tired and depleted. Your weight yo-yos. You develop aches, pains […]

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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

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 […]

old fashioned holiday craft ideas

Many people believe the holidays have become too commercial. They don’t like the glitz and electronics that have overtaken the holidays; they may even dream of old-fashioned celebrations. While you can’t change everything about the holiday season, you can make these old-fashioned holiday crafts to bring back some of the feel of yesteryear. Old books, […]

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Home & Style

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 […]

tea collection morocco sale

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 […]

hair tutorial

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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Fitness & Health

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 […]

hair health 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 […]

your optimal diet

In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded with mixed messages about what constitutes good nutrition, as well as conflicting information about one-size-fits-all diet plans. The result? You end up frustrated and confused when you try different approaches and don’t see sustainable results. You feel hungry, tired and depleted. Your weight yo-yos. You develop aches, pains […]

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