My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

About the Book Many of you have already been following along for a while; several of you are also new followers who reached this blog via some of my natural health and beauty tips. To all of you, hello and welcome! In 2012, I created a yearlong blog project, in which I posted a new tip each week, right here on this blog. All the … Continue reading My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #52: Be Here Now

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good blog! Whether you’re a new reader or one who’s been with me since the beginning, thank you thank you thank you for sticking with this project! If you’ve been playing along, I hope you are feeling wonderfully happy, healthy, and balanced. What a great end to the year and a healthy introduction to 2013. This week’s … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #52: Be Here Now

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #51: Do Nothing

This week’s tip is one that sounds easy in theory but that many people find very hard. Doing nothing pushes the Reset button on your mind, body, and spirit. It is essential for natural health and beauty to learn to do nothing. By doing nothing, I mean doing nothing. Not zoning out in front of the TV “nothing.” Not Pinterest / Facebook / Tumblr / Twitter … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #51: Do Nothing

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #50: Roll to Release

Building core strength is essential for maintaining good posture, preventing injury, and moving with grace and ease. Without a strong core, the body becomes dependent on the limbs, causing overcompensation and misalignment. By strengthening the muscles of your abdomen, torso, and lower- to mid-back, you also strengthen your spine and abdominal organs. There’s a saying in yoga and Pilates: You’re as young as your spine … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #50: Roll to Release

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

A book that I consider foundational in helping to nurture my creative side is Julia Cameron‘s classic, The Artist’s Way. I remember reading it back in college and feeling like I had permission not only to be as creative as I wanted to be, but to thrive as an artist and as an adult. One of her tips that has stuck with me all these … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #48: Make Your Own Dry Shampoo for Light, Dark, or Red Hair

Dry shampoo is a weekly hair savior: it de-greases, adds volume and texture, and can help maintain a blowout for up to a week. If you have processed, curly, or dry hair — or if you’re a “no ‘poo” type and avoid shampooing entirely — you might still get greasy, limp roots and wonder whether you should subject your locks to a full wash or leave … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #48: Make Your Own Dry Shampoo for Light, Dark, or Red Hair

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #47: Twist to Help Digestion

Twisting your torso is a great way to wake up your body at the beginning of the day, and to decompress at the end of a long day. When you twist your body, it’s just like wringing out a sponge: it can feel like you’re squeezing out the anxieties and frustrations of the day! But twists have another benefit: they stimulate your digestive organs, which … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #47: Twist to Help Digestion