8 Things That Happen After You Have a Baby

When you first get pregnant, there are things you think about. You think about how painful labor might be. You think about how you will decorate the nursery. You think about what things you are and are not allowed to eat. You don’t really think that much about what happens after the baby comes. Like the, when you get home part. So, let’s talk about it. 1. Recovery Can Be Worse Than Childbirth This isn’t …

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I Cleansed My Face with Coconut Oil for a Week: Here’s What Happened

What is the oil cleansing method and does it actually work? After being challenged by a friend who raved about the oil cleansing routine and how it transformed her skin, I decided to give it a try. Having very oily skin myself, I’ll admit I was a skeptic. In this post I want to share the basic concept of cleansing skin with coconut oil, my method, and how it worked for me. My Skin I’d …

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9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness That Aren’t Lame or Weird

I’m willing to bet that some of you who are reading this totally aren’t into the mindfulness thing- and HEY, I get it. I wasn’t either. Even though I am a trained mental health professional, I thought mindfulness was just kind of….well, weird. Like, you’re telling me that you want me to sit with my legs crossed, close my eyes, and be all “zen”?? Um, not gonna happen. But guys, mindfulness is SO much more …

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Combating Negativity and Staying Positive During Pregnancy

This morning I really wanted to take a moment to talk to you all about something that’s been bothering me a lot lately. This isn’t going to be a rant, but I’m hoping it can be a bit motivational for those of you who are pregnant or are planning to have kids at some point in your life. Even those of you who have kids already! Anyone who’s been pregnant has probably received a few too …

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5 Ways To Stop Mindless Evening Snacking

It’s 8 p.m., you finally get a chance to sit down and relax, but what do you do first? Go to the kitchen to get a snack. Maybe some chocolate, a handful of chips or maybe a few cookies. I mean you just ate dinner and you aren’t really hungry, but you have to eat a snack while watching Chicago Fire…Right? This has been me for SO many years. I always get home after a …

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Is Stress Sabotaging Your Health?

I’m pretty sure by now that most people understand that stress is a total health zapper. Even though this may be ‘understood’, often people don’t realize just how much stress they are under until it’s too late, and that stress has gone and totally sabotaged their health. Do you have a hard time accepting the relationship between the stressful life you lead and the health issues you face? It will be easier to heal and …

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1 Glass of Turmeric Juice is Equivalent to 60 Minutes of Exercise

Along its culinary properties, turmeric is celebrated for its wide-ranging health benefits. This is not an ordinary spice, but a type that can boost your memory, fight some cancers and provide potent antibiotic properties. Also, it can improve the cardiovascular system in the same way as physical exercise. Turmeric and the Cardiovascular System According to the study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, turmeric can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack by 56%. This study …

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Healthy Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Management

Having a healthy breakfast smoothie in the morning is a great way to start off any day. They are easy, healthy and taste great. Let’s face it. With today’s schedules it can be very difficult to make time for breakfast at all. And if we do get breakfast, it’s usually in the form of fast food. If you had to rank your meals in order of importance, breakfast would rank number one! Breakfast wakes up …

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Healthy Hydration: Water and Your Health

Water and health go hand in hand.  60% of your body weight is water But have you ever wondered what all that water actually does? Some of waters most important functions in your body include: Moistens tissues including your mouth, eyes, nasal passages, digestive tract and membranes in your urinary and reproductive tract. Enables minerals and other nutrients to dissolve and be transported around your body Carries red and white blood cells around your blood …

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8 simple ways to improve gut health

Gut health is a topic that is all over the place today and with good reason, our digestive systems are in serious need of improvement. With the standard western diet, GMO’s, depleted soil, and over use of antibiotics, our guts don’t stand a chance. If you are like me, sometimes there is just too much to read on the subject. I am there with you and hate feeling overwhelmed and doomed by all the things …

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