Our Pain Receptors Aren’t Fat

Did you know that our pain receptors aren’t fat? I’m a firm believer in trying alternative treatments before taking OTC or prescription medications. In many cases, that will work. That said, there are some times that it won’t work. When that’s the case, I do use OTC medication. Whichever treatment you decide to use, reading […]

Best Gifts for a Minimalist

What are the best gifts for a minimalist or the type of person who doesn’t really need anything? That’s something I’m struggling with this year since I’ve come to embrace the minimalist movement. According to the LA Times, there are 300,000 items in the average American’s home. Wow. Best Gifts for a Minimalist It has […]

Tips for Saving Money on Holiday Groceries

If you have any tips for saving money on holiday groceries, I would love it if you shared them with me. Sometimes, it can be a struggle to put healthy food on the table without completely going over budget. As I put together my grocery list for the holidays, I’m trying to keep an eye […]

How To Have a Greener Christmas

These tips on how to have a greener Christmas will help you reduce waste and save money. I love being able to show off my Christmas spirit but I’d like to minimize the impact that has on our environment. Christmas can be a very commercialized holiday that lends itself to wasteful behavior if we aren’t […]

Easy Cranberry Candle Centerpiece

This easy cranberry candle centerpiece is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Plus, it costs only pennies to make! I got an email from a local flower shop telling me that they had centerpieces on sale for the holidays and I briefly considered it until I saw the prices ranged from $40 – $75 […]

Cranberry Stove Top Potpourri Recipe

This homemade cranberry stove top potpourri recipe will fill your house with the delicious scents of the season! I really love using simmering potpourri to scent my home. So many of the air fresheners I see in the store use artificial fragrances. Those aren’t good for my family or my pets to inhale. By using […]

Easy Festive Fall Fruit Soup Recipe

This easy festive fall fruit soup uses fresh fall apples, pears and cranberries and is a delicious healthy alternative to traditional fall desserts. While I love crisps, crumbles and pies, they aren’t exactly healthy desserts for the most part. This fall fruit soup recipe is sweet enough to be considered a light fruit dessert without […]

Simon Pearce Glass Blowing

I’ll be heading to Simon Pearce Glass Blowing in Queeche, Vermont to visit their showroom. I’ve decided to step back a bit from the craziness this year and slow down. I’m putting more thought into the gifts I buy and the commitments I accept. I want to be more relaxed this Christmas and able to […]

Extreme Weight Loss Expert Says Talking with Your Doctor Is the First Step to a Weight Loss Plan

Did you know that in the United States, approximately 66 percent of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2), 1 and obesity raises the risk of other serious conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes?2 Dr. Holly Wyatt, a renowned weight loss expert and medical […]

10 Ways to Avoid Stress at Christmas

Are there ways to avoid stress at Christmas? Definitely! While Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, it can be super stressful as well. I’m trying to prepare ahead this year so that I’m more organized and prepared. That will give me more time to spend with family and enjoy myself. As […]