Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

Actually, all of your electronics are disrupting your brainwaves. And it's worse for children!!

This is so frightening but it's true. You should do your own research on this. However, everything I've read has made me a believer. Enough so I've gotten defusers for everyone in my family. 

You may have heard of EMF or electromagnetic-frequency and like a lot of info, you let it pass over you without giving it much thought. It takes a while for things to catch on, like how we are now understanding how cigarette smoking causes cancer and how are doctors are now telling us most of us are Vitamin D deficient, and how the UVA and UVB rays from getting a sunburn when we were young or consistent exposure to these harmful rays (especially tanning beds) cause skin cancer. Most people didn't listen to those earlier whistleblowers. 

The studies I've read are pretty convincing for me to jump on the EMF bandwagon now because I am sensitive to energy frequencies and vibrations...

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Why Diets Don't Work!

We've All Tried The Fad Diets...

and the weight loss drinks and eating salads every day...and ... and... why can't I find something that really works to lose these extra pounds?! If this sounds like you then...

Read on to learn some reasons why! 

Losing weight and maintaining that optimal weight isn't something a fad diet will fix, sure you might lose a little weight but how much did you gain back as soon as you stopped that diet? 

The answer isn't a simple one and this isn't the place to dive deep into the complexities. Here I'll talk about the simple answer.

All too often fad diets and detoxes are designed to drop 1-11 lbs of water weight and fecal matter. Yea, I said it...poop. Many people have a whole lot of extra weight because they don't empty their bowels daily. (Which is one reason for chronic illnesses and acne, but that's a different post). 

When you stick with a fad diet for a month or so or you do a 1-7 day detox it will cause your body to...

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Are You Reaching Your Wellness Goals?

If You Aren't Reaching Your Wellness Goals You Need To Look At These 5 Areas More Closely 

PRANA - A Life-Giving Force is an acronym I have used to build a successful wellness program. I've found if one of these areas is missing or lacking often it is hard to reach and maintain any goal you have set for yourself,  especially when it comes to Health, Happiness, and overall Wellbeing. 

I've been in the Wellness business since the early '90s and I've tried many ideas and programs that seem like they would help me go through my day without pain and keeping a genuine smile on my face. 

Not long after the birth of my second child when busyness and stress were at their highest in my world I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The medical community doesn't know much about this syndrome and in the 80's they knew even less about it. What they were offering as treatment didn't work for me so I went on a quest to live a happy life free from pain. 

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Homemade Pumpkin Face Mask


This time of year you might have some leftover pumpkin. Either you didn't use all that you bought or you have a pumpkin or two laying around that will go to waste.

Well here is something you can do with it.

Treat yourself to a pumpkin facial. You can use fresh or canned pumpkin to be renewed as your skin soaks up all of those nutrients from this seasonal squash.

Pumpkins are full of vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as other antioxidants and minerals that will brighten and soften your skin. 

This mask can be whipped up in a jiffy. Here's how;

 1 c of pureed and cooked or canned pumpkin
 1/2 tsp of Coconut Oil
 1 tsp milk or plain yogurt
 1/2 tsp local honey 

Wash your face

Mix everything together in a bowl and apply to your face. You can leave it for 10-20 minutes. Grab a good book and enjoy the moment. 

P.S. it's ok if it gets on your lips and you lick it off but avoid your eye area. 

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Don't Put It Down, Put It Away

A Cluttered Life Equals a Cluttered Mind

Princeton University Neuroscience Institute has been researching how clutter affects our mind and productivity. What they've learned is worthwhile hearing about. 

This came from the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience;

Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout the visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing capacity of the visual system.

It's hard to focus if your surroundings have a lot going on. The clutter inhibits the brains' ability to process information. It distracts and confuses the mind. 

How does this happen? Good question! It appears that clutter or a busy environment 'competes' for attention. You see it in your peripheral vision so your mind wants to check it out even when you know what it is. This constant 'noise' which is always there vying...

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How Do You Want To Age?

Let's face it. Each day we are another day older. Time goes on and we can't do anything about that...or...can we? 

I say YES WE CAN!! 

Ok, I know I can't really stop time, but I do believe I can age much slower. It has been proven again and again for many years that we are what we eat. We have been shown how eating refined sugars will age us faster, I've read that consuming refined sugar rusts our body from the inside out!! YIKES! Now that's a visual that stuck with me. 

We have been hearing more about how processed foods are very low in the nutrition we need to stay vibrant and healthy. 

The outrageous intake of pop/cola in our diet blows my mind!! Why? Because as far as I can read on the label it has nothing real in it! Nothing from a whole food group. They are packed with sugar or sugar substitutes. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like root beer, and ginger ale. I make it, yes make it! I use real sarsaparilla and sassafras in root beer, that's how it...

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Hustle, Hustle, Hustle...Stop!

Do You Feel Like You Are Always On The Go? 

Our culture is all about doing. Do this, do that, go here, now go there, get this done, don't forget about doing that...and on we go...

We aren't human doings we are human beings. It's OK to just be, to take a break from all of the days' doings. It's ok to take a day to rest, to sip a cup of tea, and read a good book. 

My dad passed a couple of years ago and my mom feels alone, they were together 65 years and she has never been on her own so this has been a big adjustment. For me too because my parents have always been very active, involved, and healthy people. Mom was born and raised in this town and dad was raised in the town across the river. It's is a beautiful little river town in West Virginia. It is a 4-hour drive from my home which takes a lot of time away from my 'doings'. 

I love my mom very much and want to be there for her while she makes this adjustment but I have a business to run and a growing family I want to...

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CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO! Do You Have A Minute To Change Your Brain!

It Really Only Takes A Minute A Day To Change How Your Brain Works! 

I'm a big fan of meditation. Any style from any teacher is OK by me. I know there are hundreds of people around our world teaching meditation. And of course, I have only been exposed to a few of them. But the ones I've seen are all able to transform your life by helping you become aware of your thought patterns, your habits of reacting to life. Your beliefs.  

Meditation should help you quiet the outside noise so you can 'watch' and 'listen' to your own thoughts and feelings. Once you become more familiar with them you will begin to notice what you are thinking during the day to day life activities. This then helps you realize patterns of your thoughts, like how you feel about being stuck in traffic, or standing in line at the bank, or watching the news. After you've been paying attention to your thoughts for a while you will begin to notice them and your feelings before you speak. THIS is when your life...

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Stress Free Air Travel, 3 Tips You Need To Know!

Don't Get Stressed When Flying

I'm starting a long-overdue vacation today. My daughter and I will be sightseeing, wine tasting, beaching, and hiking over the next week. But to get to our destination city we need to fly. Let's be truthful here, although flying is much faster and often a more convenient way to travel it can be stressful! 

Besides the obvious ways to keep a smile on your face, like packing early, checking in with the airlines to be sure your flights are on-time, and having your tickets at the ready I have 3 things you may not have thought about. 

#1-  Staying hydrated. Did you know dehydration is one of the main reasons a body gets tired? 

A study done by the Natural Hydration Council showed that dehydration is a huge contributor to our nation's feeling tired. Dr. Roger Henderson, who is an adviser to the Natural Hydration Council, said: ‘I see many people in my surgery who are feeling tired all the time. He also states; 


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Once Again Mom Was Right When She Told Us To Take a Deep Breath and Count to 10...

I was searching the net for something and came across this...

Email Apnea was termed by Linda Stone, she had been suffering from a respiratory infection when her doc suggested a breathing technique which helped her immensely.  However, she noticed that when she started reading her emails she began holding her breath! 

In my wellness practice, I've coached many people through the years on becoming aware of how they 'hold' themselves during the day and surprisingly many of them find they hold their breath. 

They do this unconsciously. And it happens at different times for different people. Sometimes it's when they are in traffic, or focusing at work. It happens if someone talks to them they are uncomfortable with like their boss or a co-worker. 

I've had parents tell me they've noticed they hold their breath during parent-teacher conferences. 

So you see it happens a lot! But... it wasn't until I read this article on email apnea that I...

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There is something for everyone on this list of 20 Healthy Snacks

You'll Never Need To Eat Unhealthy Again!