Wellness Tips

Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Saving Face To exfoliate or not exfoliate: that is the question. I have extra sensitive skin, so I’ve decided not to scrub my face with sandpaper to make it “glow” like an exfoliant label will advertise. I currently use a skin product with AHA, which is a chemical exfoliant. It does more of a gradual […]

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Meal Planning with Kids

My friend offhandedly asked if I include my kids in my meal planning process. I immediately felt shame once I heard this because, of course I should include them in the process. The truth is, there is not much of a process. My kitchen table is the canvas, and I create with the best intentions […]

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Two young girls tend to a garden

Tending a Garden

How many weeks until spring?! As I write this, it’s about 8 weeks until March 20th. In theory, it’s not that long, so I’m looking ahead to see what needs to be done. I cannot say with confidence that I am the most environmentally friendly person. I take advantage of the planet more than I’d […]

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The Oil Cleansing Method

The Oil Cleansing Method is a method of washing your face using natural oils such as coconut, jojoba, or grape seed oils. This became trendy among the ancestral health community, a lifestyle that seemed to support a natural way of eating. If you are interested in the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), before you start rubbing […]

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A wooden basket containing fruit and vegetables

How Does Your Garden Grow

Gardening as been a steady tradition in my family for the past 12 years. In 2010, I had a strong desire to create a different life form, sprouting in my urban-suburban plot of land. Michael Pollan’s words beckoned me, “Eat food, not much, mostly plants” (Pollan, 2006). My first seeds were coddled: I started exactly […]

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Five glasses filling up with water

Hydration Hack

How much pure water do you drink? If you are a woman aged 19-70, you need about 74 oz of water a day. This is an average and varies on individual need. I came up with a little hack for myself to self-monitor my water intake. I practiced it consistently the first half of 2022, […]

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