Are You Hurting Others?

Most of us have heard the well-known adage that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Most of us also know that this statement is completely false! It’s true—words can’t physically break a bone, but they can definitely cause pain that takes much longer to heal than a fractured ankle or a broken arm...

8 Ways to Kick Up Your Nutrition Game

As children, teens, and young adults across the country head back to school in the coming weeks, they’ll begin a new year of setting goals, learning lessons, carrying on traditions, and establishing new study habits. For adults, the start of this new season can be much like the start of a new calendar year: a time to re-evaluate your lifestyle and set ...

8 Must-Have Essential Oils that Enhance Your Exercise Experience

The benefits of regular exercise are many and well-known. Exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and a number of types of cancer. Exercise boosts the mood, helps stave off depression, and makes it easier to sleep longer and better. Exercise strengthens bones and muscles. Exercise provides energy and burns calories, which...

6 Essential Oil Tips for Hair, Skin, and Nails

This week, I’d like to examine the benefits of essential oils to the physical body, specifically the hair, skin, and nails. The great thing about using essential oils to care for you body is that they are all-natural, chemical free, and incredibly powerful. They can also save you a lot of money in the long run because just a few drops of oil can go a lon...

Is Mother Nature a Friend or Foe?

I love the phrase, “Mother Knows Best” --probably because growing up I trusted that my mother knew best. She was very nurturing and wise! Now that I study and teach about the role Mother Nature plays regarding our health, the “Mother Knows Best” phrase stands out even more. Mother Nature does seems to be quite wise--offering prof...