Why You Should Start Making Your Own Personal Care and Cleaning Products Now

I am on a wellness journey and part of that involves making my own personal care and cleaning products. It has been an easy switch to using safe, non-toxic cleaning products and I feel good about the changes that I’ve implemented in my household. My personal care product adventure has not been nearly as smooth … More Why You Should Start Making Your Own Personal Care and Cleaning Products Now

Health Tip #12: Get organic versions of the “dirty dozen”

The Environmental Working Group produces an annual list of the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” to help consumers decide which produce items they should consider purchasing organic and which items are generally considered “safe” to buy conventionally. I understand that it’s expensive to buy organic and that the issue can be contentious, but it doesn’t … More Health Tip #12: Get organic versions of the “dirty dozen”

Summer Pedicures and Manicures Using Non-toxic Nail Polish

Summer is on the way and with it comes warm weather, patios, barbecues, and, at least for some women, painted nails (but I won’t judge any men who also want a pretty mani and pedi). When it comes to your summer look, I am advocating that you follow my lead and think before you paint … More Summer Pedicures and Manicures Using Non-toxic Nail Polish

Health Tip #11: Add Lists to Your Life and Stay Organized

The lifestyle that many of us live is “go-go-go.” We have responsibilities at work and at home, and then we also try to squeeze in hobbies and time to have fun. It can be very overwhelming to stay on top of everything that we need/want to accomplish and I know many people who don’t feel … More Health Tip #11: Add Lists to Your Life and Stay Organized

Health Tip #4: Try to Avoid Eating Processed Food

There are so many conflicting opinions on what people should be eating to stay healthy. Even the experts disagree, which can cause confusion for average folks like you and me. When I’m in doubt, I defer to the Mayo Clinic, which you will notice features heavily in this series. To maintain overall good health, they … More Health Tip #4: Try to Avoid Eating Processed Food

Health Tip #3: Wear Sunscreen, Even in The Winter Months

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people wear sunscreen every day if they plan to be outside. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin (the shade does not make you completely safe!). A lot of people wear sunscreen in the summer months, but … More Health Tip #3: Wear Sunscreen, Even in The Winter Months

Health Tip #2: Take Good Care of Your Eyes

I am a firm believer in preventative care rather than waiting for a health concern to present itself. I think that the eyes are often overlooked because many people think they don’t need regular eye examinations if they aren’t experiencing any vision problems. Even if you have “perfect” vision, eye examinations by a qualified professional … More Health Tip #2: Take Good Care of Your Eyes

Farm to Fork

JP and I have decided that we are no longer going to buy “mystery meat” from the grocery store. I am not going to bring home “Grade AAA meat from US and Canadian sources” because I don’t even know what that means. Where in the US? Where in Canada? How come the packaging can’t tell … More Farm to Fork