Getting in Shape for Summer

In my experience, the most awkward time of the year is the transitional period between winter and summer: spring. During my years living in the Northeast, I always felt like I was emerging from hibernation at the end of every cold season, planning my strategy to get back in better shape in ...Read More

PB & Chocolate Crunch Bars

It’s hard to come across a good dessert that is both vegan and gluten-free. That’s why I’m always willing to experiment and take on the challenge of finding recipes and making them without dairy and wheat. Sometimes it’s as simple as finding the right milk replacement, and other times, it can be a ...Read More

Three of the Best Spring Veggies

  Spring is glorious for all sorts of reasons. First and foremost: winter is over. So “yay!” to that. But also, more specifically focused on fitness, the warmer season opens up a new realm of dietary possibilities. Whereas the colder months of winter tend to limit you to heavy soup, stews, and ...Read More

The Positive Side Of Stress

In general, stress is seen as a bad thing. And, really, when you look at the statistics, that makes a lot of sense. After all, stress-related ailments are the reported reason for 3 out of every 4 visits to the doctor, costing the U.S. nearly $300 billion every year in medical bills ...Read More

Berry Cauliflower Smoothie

Cauliflower has replaced so many things: rice, potatoes, pizza dough, and even bread. Never did I imagine it being added to a delicious fruit smoothie. That’s right. This popular trend has been going around the past month on various blogs and websites. People are loving cauliflower as an addition or substitution in ...Read More

I Did This: The Seven Day Detox Challenge

I love the sound of cracking open a new can of my favorite energy drink every morning. The popping noise creates the same anticipation others feel when the smell of coffee awakens their senses. The problem with my habit, though, is that everyone can hear that as well, which makes the attempt ...Read More

Chocolate-Filled Blondies

I have a weakness for blondies. I recall during my high-school days a teacher selling them every morning and me running up to her to be the first one in line. Those were definitely not my healthier years. Needless to say, it’s been a long time since I’d had them. I’ve been ...Read More

What Are The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise?

Water-based activities exist in lots of forms. Of course, there’s swimming. That one is obvious. But, people have also gotten a lot more creative than that when it comes to designing aquatic exercise routines. Everything from aerobics to yoga have been plucked from their usual classrooms and dunked in the pool. Even ...Read More

Supporting Your Fitness Goals with Nutrition

Working out is a great way to strengthen our bodies not only on the exterior but also from within. It provides a boost to the immune system and mood, along with supporting our bodies’ natural detox systems, and helping us have a restful night of sleep. Although most know about these benefits, ...Read More

DIY Charcoal Toothpaste

Natural toothpaste should be a must in every household. I made the switch a few years ago when I became a mother. I first did it for my little one, but then I decided to do it for myself as well. I definitely don’t miss the old stuff. Because I’m always experimenting with ...Read More