Lifestyle

April 22, 2017

Say NO to GMO with Your Grocery Dollar

From farmer's markets to grocery stores, here's how to shop with confidence and avoiding GMO foods: When in doubt, Go organic. The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of GMOs. Look for the Certified Organic Seal on labels for produce as well as meat, dairy, eggs, fish and all packaged foods. Look for the Non-GMO Project...Continue reading →

April 21, 2017

Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs): What You Need To Know

If you've paid even a little attention to food industry news, you know there's huge concern over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in our food supply. It's estimated that more than half of America's processed grocery products contain GM ingredients. Since at least the 1990's we've been consuming genetically modified ingredients primarily in breads, cheeses, sodas,...Continue reading →

April 10, 2017 Sue Mowrer

“FINDING VIVIAN MAIER”: ONE WOMAN’S SINGULAR POV

“Mysterious.”  “Private.”  “Eccentric.” “Finding Vivian Maier”, is a fascinating documentary that is also  a sort of detective story. You may not have ever heard of Vivian Maier, which wouldn’t be surprising, because none of her photographs were displayed to the public until after her death. She was the embodiment of the expression “A riddle, wrapped in...Continue reading →

March 31, 2017 Mandi Meek

JUST THE ESSENTIALS BY ADINA GRIGORE

Author of the “Skin Cleanse,” Adina Grigore takes a down-to-earth, witty and humorous approach to essential oils in her latest, “Just the Essentials.” Adina cuts through the exaggerated marketing claims and confusion to bring science, history and practical uses of essential oils to light. With numerous oils available, it’s easy to be overwhelmed before even...Continue reading →

March 03, 2017 Jeannie Oliver

6 TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR A HEALTHY VACATION

Tip #1: Plan and prepare. You wouldn’t go to the beach without making a list of essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, and a bathing suit, right? Get in the habit of planning and shopping for healthy snacks and food essentials before your trip too. Tip #2: Pack healthy snacks. Flight delays. Traffic jams. Long...Continue reading →

February 27, 2017 Mandi Meek

“MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY” REVIEW

“Minimalism: A Documentary” is a great refresher to what is minimalism and why one should pursue this lifestyle. The film is a great introduction to minimalism for people who haven’t explored this concept. The documentary follows the book tour of Ryan and Joshua as they promote their lifestyle of happiness and interview many minimalists around...Continue reading →

February 10, 2017 Sue Mowrer

3 QUICK READS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Having a bad day, a bad week or maybe a mini-existential crisis?  Here are three books I’ve read and re-read when things seem overwhelming. Each one is charming in its own way, and each one can be read easily in about an hour.  Perfect to keep on your nightstand for those nights when your brain won’t...Continue reading →

February 06, 2017 Jeannie Oliver

CHOCOLATE, BELOVED CHOCOLATE!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout...Continue reading →

December 26, 2016 Jeannie Oliver

FITNESS HACKS FOR COMBATTING WEIGHT GAIN

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things to go out the window for me during the busy holiday season is my workout routine. I justify filling the time I would have spent exercising with all of those extra tasks that haunt us between November and January. Heck, I’m lucky if I...Continue reading →

December 20, 2016 Jeannie Oliver

FINDING YOUR HOLIDAY ZEN AMIDST THE MADNESS

If you’re like me you have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. On one hand there are lots of fun events and parties and on the other hand there are a million things to do that are not so fun. Maybe you end up spending far too much time in airports, or with difficult relatives...Continue reading →

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