Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours

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We all know the importance of sleep for our health, wellbeing, and let’s face it, our sanity. But with the chaotic pace of modern family life, the never ending to-do list, and the constant siren call of Netflix, how can we possibly get the good quality sleep need?  Continue reading “Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours”

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10 (Easy to Find) Immune Supportive Foods

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As the dog days of summer fade into the crisp air of autumn, we spend more time indoors close contact with others. Between the limited access to natural sunlight, the recirculation of air via central heating systems, and heavily touched items (like those shared crayons at school or communal coffee pot handle at work), there’s no denying that “cold and flu season” is just around the corner. Continue reading “10 (Easy to Find) Immune Supportive Foods”

My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet

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When I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 22, I had NO clue about my views on natural versus conventional medicines and health care. As an asthmatic child with a weak immune system, I had been on round after round of antibiotics, steroids, allergy shots, and pretty much every over the counter medication known to man. When I was 4 months pregnant, I was teaching at a Montessori school and contracted a nasty cold with a barking cough followed by pink eye. I went to see the doctor, and she told me that the medication she needed to prescribe could possibly cause deafness to my baby. Continue reading “My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet”

Love Thyself (+ 25 Totally Free Ideas to Show Yourself LOVE)

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Ah February. The month that we celebrate love. We focus on romantic love, family love, and friendship love by showering those around us with cards, flowers, and candy. We plan special dinners, romantic evenings, and decorate shoe boxes for our kids to take to school for their Valentine’s parties. Continue reading “Love Thyself (+ 25 Totally Free Ideas to Show Yourself LOVE)”