A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

Ginger is an amazing root that has been used since ancient times for its medicinal — and tasty — qualities. Cooking it, pickling it, and using it in teas and tinctures are just a few ways to take advantage of its many healthy properties. But it’s also a great ingredient in skin and body care, because it is both soothing and stimulating. One time-tested way … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

If you’ve been following my tips all year, by now you’re well aware of the benefits of massage. You’re probably already giving yourself a daily hand massage and a daily foot massage, but when it comes unkinking other chronically tight areas of your body, you might wonder if you have to become a contortionist first. It’s practically impossible to knead your own shoulders, back, and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

  One simple tip this week: take off your shoes! I know, you paid a fortune for them / they’re super-cute / they’re “really actually comfortable.” But they ain’t your feet and your tootsies know it. Proponents of minimalist (“barefoot”) footwear call shoes “foot coffins” for a reason: they restrict natural movement, essentially freezing your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments into a living rigor mortis. … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

At this point, you’re well aware of the amazing multitude of benefits from meditation and deep relaxation. In case you’ve forgotten, a few ways your body, mind, and spirit can be affected by slowing down include reduced stress, strengthened immune system, enhanced emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.  Today’s tip is one that you can practice anywhere, anytime—literally. All you need is … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You

One of the easiest ways to change your mood, energy level, stress level, spiritual state, and overall well-being takes only about five minutes. Music has the ability to stir your soul in ways that no other art form can. It can soothe jangled nerves, make you smile, stir your loins, release your spirit, and help you to remember who you are and what the heck … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You