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AUGUST 16, 2017

The importance of being good enough: Madeline Haydon

August 16, 2017

The importance of being good enough: Madeline Haydon

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Madeline Haydon is the Founder & CEO of the fast-growing brand nutpods, a dairy-free creamer made from a blend of almonds and coconuts. Launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013, Madeline perfected the commercial recipe and then brought the product to market in...

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AUGUST 14, 2017

THE SMART PART – STEP 3: PREP AND PACKAGE

August 14, 2017

THE SMART PART – STEP 3: PREP AND PACKAGE

Preparing healthy and delicious meals in less time just takes a little scheduling. My favorite tip: cook once, eat twice (or more!) This is the best way I know to make mealtime more efficient. You might have heard this referred to as "batch cooking.” Here's what you do: • Pick a cooking day. Instead of cooking every night, pick a day or two when you'll cook for the week ahead. Make it fun by turning on some good music and getting the whole family involved. Sure, you'll spend a little more time in the kitchen on your cooking day(s), but you'll save an extra few...

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AUGUST 11, 2017

THE FUN PART – STEP 2: SHOP, STOCK & SPLURGE

August 11, 2017

THE FUN PART – STEP 2: SHOP, STOCK & SPLURGE

Shop: Two things to know before you go -- don’t shop on an empty stomach, and don’t shop without a list. The best list starts with meal planning, so look ahead and plan your meals for the next few days or even a week. Review the recipes and only put on your list the ingredients you’ll need. Stock up on the good stuff. Organic foods I always have on hand include:  greens pre-cut veggies organic, pasture-raised eggs coconut/almond/hemp/flax milk organic, pasture-raised/grass-fed meats and poultry salsa hummus quinoa almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts extra virgin olive oil apple cider vinegar avocados bananas (which...

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AUGUST 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

August 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

The Tough Part -- Step 1: Pitch and Toss  If you were going to eat those last few pretzels, you would have by now. Or that last scoop of freezer-burned ice cream. Or that pumpkin pie filling from two Thanksgivings ago. Your pantry, fridge, and freezer are not repositories for forgotten foods. Start cleaning by tossing anything that’s beyond its expiration date. Next, throw away anything that’s been in a storage container all winter. And if you’re taking this time to clean up your daily diet, toss out the temptation. Remember my favorite healthy eating tip: you can’t eat it if it’s not...

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AUGUST 07, 2017

20 FEET FROM STARDOM: A DOCUMENTARY REVIEW

August 07, 2017

20 FEET FROM STARDOM: A DOCUMENTARY REVIEW

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a backup singer on stage with a famous roll and roll band? Belting out a song in some fabulous outfit – the lights, the dancing, the applause. That’s always been a fantasy of mine. Only two things stood in my way – I don’t have any musical talent and very little rhythm. Still, a girl can dream.  Which is why I enjoyed “20 Feet from Stardom” so much, a “euphorically entertaining” Oscar-winning documentary that explores the world of backup singers. Through clips of TV performances, concert performances, and on-camera...

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AUGUST 04, 2017

MASON JAR SALAD

August 04, 2017

MASON JAR SALAD

This is a great option for a quick healthy lunch that you can easily prep ahead to grab and go on the way to work. It's also a great salad to pack for a picnic or your kiddo's lunch (yes, you can get them to eat their veggies if they look colorful and fun!). Want to make it a more substantial meal? Pair it with a hearty soup for a rich and satisfying combo. You can create endless variations of this salad to suit your taste. Try using red and green cabbage, asparagus or radishes and mix up the dressing to keep...

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AUGUST 01, 2017

Becoming the woman I always wanted to be: Angela Paul

August 01, 2017

Becoming the woman I always wanted to be: Angela Paul

This article was shared with permission from Rebelle Society as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* This year I turned 60, and the truth is, I’m still coming to terms with that. I know it’s just a number — I wrote about this milestone extensively in my book The Beauty of Aging. But, being 55 — the age...

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JULY 31, 2017

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

July 31, 2017

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Recently, a couple of friends asked for good books to take with them on their summer trips. Where to begin? I ruled out any books with heavy themes – no mental illness, characters filled with angst, violence or murder.  So here’s a list. 9 of some of my favorite reads, in no particular order. I found each of them to be great page-turners. Brightness Falls, The Good Life, and Bright Precious Days - Jay McInerney A trilogy about a young couple, Russell and Corrine Calloway, pursuing their dreams and the good life in NYC. The books follow them from the early 80’s to present...

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JULY 26, 2017

MINERAL & CHEMICAL UV FILTERS

July 26, 2017

MINERAL & CHEMICAL UV FILTERS

Did you know that are two kinds of UV filters used in sunscreen? And that there’s an important difference between the two? Here’s what you need to know. Mineral UV filters sit on top of the skin and use active ingredients like Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. We love Zinc Oxide as it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Chemical UV filters rely on active ingredients – such as Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, Octinoxate, and Oxybenzone (which has been linked to hormone disruption). Chemical UV filters take some 20 minutes to absorb into your skin before becoming active. UV (ultra...

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JULY 21, 2017

How to make Customizable Tinted SPF

July 21, 2017

How to make Customizable Tinted SPF

Now it’s easy to get your desired foundation coverage and a daily dose of SPF. Introducing the Customizable Tinted SPF – just match and protect! The simple three-step process will allow you to adjust your coverage as needed while still protecting with an SPF of 28. Add 2 pumps of Three Sixty Five SPF 28 to the palm of your hand. Add a half scoop of Mineral Foundation (we suggest going a shade darker if necessary) Mix together and apply. Voila! It really is that easy. Try it!

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