OK, sometime long ago we decided that sunscreen was THE way to guard against the damage of sun overexposure. Looks like it's time to rethink that decision. And we are! In LA, I routinely see people using umbrellas and parasols. But that's not the only alternative. Check out this link: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/natural-sunscreen-alternatives/ Hooked on sunscreen? I … Continue reading Before You Slather On The Sunscreen…
Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. Elevate, people. I'm talking about how to handle situations when you are stressed, angry or in a battle of wills. The idea of "soften that which is hard" is to take a moment and identify where in your body that "hard" feeling is originating. Then take a … Continue reading The Path to Inner Peace: Soften That Which Is Hard
So I got Strep Throat over the weekend. My son had it six weeks ago - and had a bonus of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. Soooo...I decided to take the natural route in fighting it myself. Now, I could spend the next 10 minutes extolling the virtues of "the gargle," but I'm not … Continue reading Body Talking? Mine too.
This post is brought to you by the letter "N". Are you having a laugh? Laughter cures all ills...said my Granny Irene and science-types have the studies to prove it. From Helpguide.org: Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes … Continue reading Are You Having A Laugh?
Can we talk about nuts for a minute? I love 'em. Everyone does, right? So crunchy. A great on-the-go snack. Thoroughly convenient. I pick up a bag and snack on them, just a handful at a time, throughout the day. This girl has a low blood sugar phenomenon that will bring me to hangry in record time. … Continue reading Beware of Ye Wee Mixed Nuts
I spent the past seven years tied to a desk. And spent the past five weeks tied to my bed. (Um, no, not what it sounds like.) Sitting for hours at a time for years changed my body. Sometimes I didn't getting up for 5 hours straight. Unwittingly taking years off my life. In March I … Continue reading Save Your Lower Back, Friends!
How often do you trash - or trash talk - photos of yourself? I do routinely. Including the photo to your left. Until the other day. I deleted a photo that I thought was not very flattering (horrible) and my guy said, "What'd you do that for? That was my favorite one!" Whaaaaat? That made me feel...confused. Do I … Continue reading The Great Photo Promise