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10 Tips to Naturally Proof Your Home Against Colds and Flu

10 Tips to Naturally Proof Your Home Against Colds and Flu

Since the average person spends 90% of time indoors—in the US, Canada and Europe—simple changes at home, like using a humidifier and briefly opening windows daily, can reduce cold and flu risks. I prefer to avoid using antibacterial products as much as possible to prevent superbugs and I’m genetically blessed with allergies. These 10 go-to strategies strengthen your immune system and reduce germs in your home naturally, while lowering toxin exposure and promoting clean air.

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Overeating and Weight Gain

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Overeating and Weight Gain

Holidays are here: one of the the season's biggest pitfalls—overeating. This time of year is notorious for unwanted weight gain (studies show people typically gain about 1.5 pounds or ~.7 kg). Holiday weight gain research shows that people who struggle to manage weight tend to gain more; most people don’t lose this weight, which can add up over the years.

The key to prevent this: use proven strategies to increase awareness, know your triggers and plan ahead.

"Serene and Gorgeous" Shoulder Rolls

"Serene and Gorgeous" Shoulder Rolls

Do you work long hours at a computer? Are you often reading your smart phone? If you answered yes, you're like me and many others who can benefit from a stretching 'power pause'. 

Be Happy! 5 Proven Ways to Boost Happiness & Avoid or Minimize the Flu

Be Happy! 5 Proven Ways to Boost Happiness & Avoid or Minimize the Flu

Did you know that laughing and smiling more can boost your happiness and reduce the chances that you will get the flu? Read on to learn 5 tips to boost happiness and help prevent colds and flu.

Hug it Out: Mind-Body Tips to Prevent Colds and Flus Naturally

Hug it Out: Mind-Body Tips to Prevent Colds and Flus Naturally

Check out 8 mind and body ways to avoid catching a cold or flu this season. You can use natural methods to boost your immune system and also have fun and feel great.

Ways to Tone and Firm Your Upper Arms

Want to tone and firm your upper arms?  Simple, effective routines let your natural beauty shine.  Do these easy exercises to complement your natural beauty with a toned aesthetic.  

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Do you push yourself to do more and sacrifice that extra hour of sleep? You may be undermining your efforts to keep a healthy weight.  While it's good to have discipline and be active, it's also important to give your body and mind the sleep it needs.

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Green exercise refers to intentionally exercising outdoors to enjoy both physical benefits and a huge number of other health benefits that we don't gain from the same amount of indoor movement. Scientists have been comparing identical activities done indoors and outdoors. The research results are fascinating.

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

I created this website as a resource for today's busy woman - you! I know, because I am you. We all hear about the importance of self-care and self love. You know that you 'should' be doing something to take more care of yourself, but because of everything you're juggling — work, family, friends, and community — it feels selfish and impossible.

Take Care of your Décolletage

Take Care of your Décolletage

The décolletage is a French term that refers to a neckline that emphasizes or exposes cleavage—it also refers to the skin exposed by such a neckline, including the neck, upper shoulders, and upper chest and breasts. As I wrote in my book, Busting Out: Putting Your Best Breasts Forward, skin care for their area is an absolute must!