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5 Ways to Help During Difficult Times

By | February 4, 2014

You know the phrase, “When it rains, it pours”? It seems the older I get and the more I experience life, the more this phrase seems to run true through in mine and my friends’ lives. This phrase could not feel more real than it has in recent months. My close-knit community of girlfriends has Read More

Moving Past Fear into Freedom

By | January 9, 2014

At the start of a new year, it’s not unusual to think about what you want to accomplish in the days to come or what you’d like to focus on and areas where you’d like to see change.  So many around us in the blogosphere are discussing goals, resolutions and all that they anticipate, so Read More

5 Tips to Save Your Sanity During the Holidays

By | December 10, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Family gatherings, remembering the spirit of the season, gifting friends and family with your time, energy and resources…well, it should be the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes when it all adds up, it can be anything but!  The pressures of the season and Read More

Releasing Guilt and Choosing Joy over Holiday Indulgences

By | November 12, 2013

It’s Thanksgiving day, and after you’ve had your serving of turkey, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and cranberry salad, or whatever foods might adorn your holiday traditions, it’s that time for dessert.  You see the options and weigh them carefully. Which one has the least calories? Which can I eat and feel the least guilt Read More

A Natural & Classy DIY Scent for the Home

By | October 16, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Now that it’s fall and most folks across the country are spending less time outside, it seems I find myself hosting more get-togethers inside my home versus out. This is a natural progression of the seasons, where we gather more frequently inside and share holidays and other special occasions together. Read More

Activated Charcoal: New Must-Have in my Natural Health Arsenal

By | September 21, 2013

I’ll confess, I came to activated charcoal for vain reasons. I previously read on WellnessMama’s website about using activated charcoal to whiten teeth, and I wanted to try it before we had family pictures taken. Years of coffee and tea had wreaked their own havoc. As I picked some up at our local health food Read More

The Unconventional {Back to School} Preventative Health Measure

By | August 20, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Chiropractic Care: The Unconventional {Back-to-School} Preventative Health Measure It’s back to school time and whether you have children in a physical school setting or not, chances are germs are going to be flying around.  School hasn’t even officially started in my region yet, but viruses are already making their way through Read More

4 Ways to Mindfully Unplug

By | July 20, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Advances in technology are all about helping us, are they not? About streamlining our lives, making it easier to get more done and in a quicker fashion to boot? Without a doubt, changes in technology over the last 10 years have drastically changed how we go about our daily business Read More

3 Tips for Stress-free Family Travel

By | June 22, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Oh, the blissful days of summertime. Roadtrips, time at the beach, lake, or pool, running through sprinklers, and…hold up? Traveling with kids?  Not always considered a walk in the park.  Handling travel with children in the summertime isn’t always easy, but it is doable with proper planning. As I recently Read More

How to Find Locally-Grown Food & Support Small Businesses

By | May 8, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer We’ve all heard that buying local and supporting small businesses is one of the best things you can do for your local economy.  We might even grow our vegetables or gardens, which is probably the very best way to “go local” — right in your own backyard!  But for those Read More

How to Naturally Freshen Your Home (without the use of synthetics)

By | April 2, 2013

Image by sameold2010 via Compfight By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Ever since I learned about the hazardous toxins in everyday fragrances, I’ve been more and more inclined to find ways to naturally freshen the home without succumbing to Febreze or other synthetic air fresheners. Keeping your home clean and neat–a task in and of itself–can go a long way Read More

3 Real Food Changes That You Thought Were Hard (but are Really Simple)

By | March 2, 2013

Image by Roger Smith via Compfight By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer If you are friends with anyone who is into preparing foods traditionally then you may have heard them say things like, “I’m making a bit pot of chili after I finishing soaking my beans,” or “I just bought 5 whole chickens and I can’t wait Read More


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