10 Common Toxic Chemicals

  Our very own Dr. Karen Lee {yes, I said Doctor, as in someone who is licensed to practice some form of medical services } wrote this awesome three part series [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] about the Top 10 Common Toxic Chemical in Products to Avoid. She writes: In an attempt to ‘clean […]

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{Food and Gardening} Hibiscus: A Little Red Magic

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I have always been a huge fan of herbal teas, particularly the sharp tasting “zingers”  that are commercially available. All of these zingers have in common a very special, magical ingredient – hibiscus flower, which grows in many corners of the world, hence its popularity. What is so magical about hibiscus? For a start, the […]

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{Guest Post} Changing Our Lifestyle Choices to Improve Our Health

I’m 39 years old, my husband, Matt, is 36.  Generally speaking we’re both healthy people with little need for doctor visits or medications**.  We rarely get sick, not even colds.  But recently we got a wakeup call from a silent killer and we need to make daily changes before it’s too late.  My husband was […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} A Conscientious 4th of July

Red White and Blue Chrysanthemum Flower Pin by Marang Studios

Fourth of July will be awkward this year. With the holiday falling into the middle of the week it will make many a reveler stop to ponder when they should host their festivities. And if the date doesn’t throw you off – the following stats will. According to figures compiled by Andrea Dickson of Wisebread, […]

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{Green Living} Stand up, Walk More and Look in the Distance!

Photo via Sparre.Enger Have you noticed how often we bloggers give advice that we need to hear ourselves? Earlier this year I organized a Simple Living Challenge on my blog, which connected me to incredible new friends and in the course of three weeks we explored the ways to simplify our everyday and to make […]

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{Green Living} Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

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Photo: rainbreaw Life has changed drastically in the past 20 years. People are spending less time outdoors as opposed to spending insane hours sitting indoors in front of the computer or TV. Today, many of us work indoors and use our cars to get from place to place, instead of walking. In addition to that, […]

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Letting Nature Work for You — Part IV: Aches, Pains and Things that Go Bump

The last part of this series on colds and allergies came in really handy for me when I ended up catching a cold that I just couldn’t shake, so I wanted to thank our awesome team for their advice because I felt better much quicker than I probably would have otherwise! This time around we’re […]

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News and Views You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth Full of Chemicals?

Recently I have become a whole lot more concerned with what I eat.  How I eat, what it is, organic, vegetables, whole grains, grass fed — all these issues and more take center stage when at the grocery store.  And it isn’t just because of the various environmental / humanitarian causes I support.  In truth […]

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News and Views — 15 Thousand Farmers in Louisville, Kentucky

Quite a while ago I made an announcement to my husband that “it is all going back to farming” and he agreed.  Specifically, I was referencing the plethora of new homes that were built when countless farmers had to sell their land (because they were no longer making a profit) and what will happen to […]

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