In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
2 gym classes Mondays, was late (car battery) so they wouldn't let me in the 1st. So did some weights. 2nd class my instructor said "Where were you? I see you worked out? You cheating on us? Next time your late just come and I'll take care if it" lol... Read more
Going on class trip with daughter for three days. All meals and snacks provided so I armed myself with calorie free drink mixes so I can just stick to water and picked out several healthy snacks of my own. Wish me luck I'm really set on not derailing... Read more
Back in the saddle! I just finished my last class for the semester, got accepted to RT school, and basically back to healthy eating. Exercise has taken a back seat to physical therapy for ankle and foot issues, but I'm off the boot and scooter.... Read more
Went to a new-to-me group fitness class at my gym today-- 45 minutes of tabata! It absolutely killed me and I was way out of my element, but I'm glad I challenged myself and stepped out of my comfort zone. I survived the whole class!!!... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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