A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #31: Steam Your Skin with Chamomile

Herbal steaming can turn your everyday skin care routine into something magnificent. Steaming improves circulation, softens rough skin, helps to clear pores, plumps your skin, and gives a wonderful glow. You can follow a simple steaming with a spritz of cool water or toner and be on your way…or you can give yourself a complete […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #30: Exercise and Massage Your Hands

Your hands are exposed to the world more than any other part of your skin except your face. With sun damage, water damage, wind damage, dryness and cuts from handling paper, painful hangnails, reduced collagen due to age, and reduced flexibility due to lack of exercise, your hands can take a beating every day. If […]

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Perfect Guacamole (Vegan, GF, Raw)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Summertime in California is the season for guacamole…and for everybody’s close-to-the-heart recipe for their very own “perfect” guacamole! There are SO many ways to make guac, and so many are delicious. There are also so many people (ahem, guilty) who swear their […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #29: Give Yourself a Foot Massage

Sometimes, nothing beats a foot massage. But paying for one isn’t always practical, and it’s not always easy to bribe your partner into rubbing your feet—even harder if you don’t have a partner! Fortunately, it’s easy, relaxing, and free to give yourself a foot massage. Foot massage stimulates blood circulation, which has a positive effect […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #28: “Palm” Your Tired Eyes

If you gaze at a screen all day—computer, smartphone, tablet, or TV—or if you spend hours reading print material, you are probably familiar with eye fatigue. When your eyes get tired and your vision is compromised, you can fall victim to headaches, migraines, and irritability—even nausea and dizziness! Taking screen breaks is crucial and will […]

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Carob-Dusted Raw Power Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! These little treats are similar to my Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites, but with two major differences: sunflower seeds and carob. Sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, making them excellent for recovery. And unlike cacao, carob doesn’t have any stimulating properties, so you can eat these […]

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A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #27: Practice Progressive Relaxation

Today’s world is go-go-go. We’re constantly plugged in, turned on, connected, online, mobile, and active. An while a certain amount of busyness can be productive and healthy, too much movement and activity can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. When the end of the day comes, you might fall into bed and crash out […]

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