Category: Tips and Guide

Organize Your Life: Improve Your Workouts

Exercise is very much a mental battle. My mantra of the week is a great reminder of this, and so today I wanted to share my biggest obstacle in getting my butt out the door and how to organize your life to improve your workouts. If you’re anything like me, you’ll let any little thing get ….

The Weighty Matter of Weight-based Compliments

Is it okay to compliment someone based on his/her weight, or can that be damaging? This has been on my mind a lot recently because I have been the recipient of such compliments.  After having my first baby, I quickly lost the weight I had gained during my pregnancy.  (I attribute this to genetics because ….

10 Things I Learned from Backpacking

This year has been full of new adventures for me. I have explored new areas, met new people, and tried new things. My most recent adventure was this past weekend. One of my good friends invited me to go backpacking with her and some of her friends. I had never gone backpacking before, so I was ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Vitamix Vs Blendtec – Which one is better?

In the Vitamix vs Blendtec discussion, there are some definite advantages of one blender over the other.  Before being fortunate enough to own both blenders I was rather convinced that they were the essentially the same blender but that really isn’t the case.  Each blender has some advantages over the other that make it unique–you ….