A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #5: Practice Legs Up the Wall

Legs Up the Wall, called Viparta Karani (VIP-uh-REE-tuh kah-RAH-nee) in Sanskrit, is an excellent restorative yoga pose that can be practiced every day by yoga students of all levels. This pose relieves swollen and sore legs, calves, and ankles ~ and can be beneficial for those with varicose veins. It also stretches the hamstrings, spine, and […]

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Things I Love Thursday

I’ve been catching up with a lot of stuff that was posted right after the first of the year… here’s some great stuff I ran across over the last week! Enjoy ~ happy almost-Friday! 1. Rue Magazine showed off this awesome outdoor porch: 2. What’s The Difference Between Dreaming and Starting? Writer Jeff Goins has […]

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10 Things Not to Say to an Unemployed Person

While I’m fortunate to say I’m currently working, as a freelancer, I know what it’s like to hunt for work. When companies aren’t hiring, contacts are holding out, and income has stalled, well-meaning friends and loved ones sometimes put etiquette in the corner when trying to “help you out.” But more often than not, the well-meaning […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #4: Quick Morning Eye Massage

Puffy eyes in the morning are a common complaint, particularly as we get older. So much time spent in front of the computer, smartphone screen, TV, books, and movie screens can cause eye fatigue, even upon waking. Additionally, extra sodium, sugar, and inflammatory foods like dairy and wheat can cause dark circles, under-eye bags, and […]

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(Mostly) Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones

Well, the rains have finally hit the Bay Area and that means cozy weekend mornings on the couch with my sweetie and the kitties instead of crazy weekend mornings running errands and… running, period. Oh, believe me, I’ve got big runs to do ~ I have a half-marathon coming up in 2 weeks! But when […]

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Things I Love Thursday

Hello and happy almost-Friday! If you had a short week, you’re probably feeling a bit time-crunched today. I understand and therefore will jump right in with some favorite tips, tricks, and eye candy. Enjoy! 1. Apartment Therapy: Five Tricks for Dealing with a Hairy Home Dust with a dryer sheet? Fantastic idea! I’d also add […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #3: Make Your Own Hair Lightening Spray

A product at Bed Bath & Beyond caught my eye the other day: John Frieda’s Controlled Lightening Spray. It reminded me of the Sun-In days of my youth, which always ultimately resulted in orange hair. I’ll never forget the day a guy I was friends with came to school with bright-orange hair, the unfortunate effect […]

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