A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #18: Take a Cold Shower

When I was in high school, I read an interview with a beautifully aged Katherine Hepburn, who claimed that her number one beauty secret was taking cold showers. It sounded nuts to me at the time, but I was young and impressionable and decided to try it. I’ve been ending my showers with a cold rinse ever since, and these days, I can hardly imagine … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #18: Take a Cold Shower

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #17: Get Dirty to Get Happy

If you’ve ever spent a day pulling weeds or planting trees, you might be familiar with the feelings of pure joy, peace, happiness, and contentment that come over you after only a short while. And you might think it’s just because you got some fresh air and sunshine… which certainly can boost your mood! But a more surprising factor behind your gardening smile lies in … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #17: Get Dirty to Get Happy

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to keep your calluses, go ahead and skip this section, or bookmark … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #7: Stretch Once an Hour

A simple and straightforward tip this week: stretch! It can be so easy to get stuck on your butt ~ in front of the computer, on the couch, in the car, on a plane… We often spend several hours a day just sitting! Recent research has shown that the more time you spend sitting, the more likely your health will suffer as a result. Heath … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #7: Stretch Once an Hour

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #6: Drink Green Juice & Smoothies

Tip #6: Drink Green Juice and Green Smoothies If you’re new to juicing ~ or new to eating a lot of greens ~ this might sound like a scary post. But there’s really nothing to be afraid of when it comes to juicing or getting enough greens. In fact, it can be downright delicious and easy! Why Greens? Dark, leafy greens are absolutely loaded with nutrition. They … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #6: Drink Green Juice & Smoothies