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Facing Swimsuit Season for Women Over 40

No, this is not your typical article about what style of suit to wear to enhance your best features and camouflage your "trouble areas." I want to share with you a mind+body+spirit approach to facing swimsuit season for women over 40 so that you can FEEL better about...

Essential Oils for Summer

Essential Oils for Summer This is a great time of year for me to introduce you to the many ways you can use essential oils for summer to support your holistic well-being for home and family. I'm bringing together a collection of great tips, nifty DIY home recipes for...

Surviving Summer Over 40: 6 ways to Relax

Want to relax this summer? Here are 6 tips for peace Hard to believe... summer is right around the corner. I'm guessing you really want to relax this summer!   While summer time may be fun time for kids, the summer months can be rough for a lot of women over 40. It's...

Yoga is More than Exercise

I am quite certain I have a mission in this lifetime to help people understand that yoga is not about stretchy black pants and pretzel poses. Yoga is MORE than exercise! Now, I confess I LOVE my stretchy black pants. I live in them. And one important limb of yoga is...

Pink Salt for Body, Mind and Spirit

Pink Salt for Body, Mind and Spirit What is Pink Salt? This may be a new one to you! And even if it's not, keep reading. Because I am going to give you some fascinating info on why you will want to Think Pink when it comes to salt for body, mind and spirit. Where does...

How do you know if your essential oils are pure?

How do you know if your essential oils are pure? It's a really important question. There is always controversy to be found on the internet when a product is associated with a direct marketing company. dōTERRA is no different. After 15+ years of working with a variety...

Menopause and Weight Gain: Why? and what to do?

During menopause hormones shift and change sometimes so radically that we often experience significant weight gain (more fat) around the belly. Most of the weight we gain in middle age is related to how our body is changing and, the lifestyle we have. Genetics play a...

How to Relax: 3 Techniques

  How to relax? That may seem like a strange question. But I have learned after years of teaching meditation, yoga and relaxation therapy a lot of people simply are at a loss when told to relax. We hear the word all the time. We want to relax. Somehow there is a gap...

Leptin and Weight for Women over 40

Leptin levels and weight loss go hand in hand for women over 40. Leptin plays a significant role in many different systems of your body,  especially important for the process of releasing excess weight and overall appetite regulation. Leptin’ s job is to communicate...

Why Avoid Processed Foods? 5 Important Reasons

Want to know why avoid processed foods? First of all, what IS a processed food? A processed food is a food item that has been bagged, canned, jarred, boxed or gone through some other process that changes it from its natural state to something else. A processed food...

Weight: Mind Your Body Over 40

How to help your body and manage healthy weight over 40 By the time we hit our 40's, we women really start to realize that the body seems to have a mind of it's own. We can no longer bake in the sun working for that golden tan without paying the steep price of...