• Health,  Makeup

    My Non-Toxic Lipstick Recs

    One of the biggest reasons that I am so passionate about clean beauty and skincare is because of the lack of regulation in the beauty industry. As a consumer, I was under the impression that if it was available to purchase in a store, that the products on the shelves were safe for my use but unfortunately that’s not the case. The last major federal law that regulates the beauty industry was passed in 1938 by President Rosevelt. The same beauty industry has grown to $511 billion dollars! That’s a very large market with many ingredients that have not even been tested for human safety. With the lack of regulation,…

  • Health,  Recipes

    The Best Foods To Eat When You’re Stressed

    What we eat directly impacts how our minds work. The neurons (major cells of the brain) are specifically affected with what foods you consume. When you have a lot of unhealthy foods in your diet like fats and sugars, it creates inflammation of the neurons which also hinders the creation of new neurons. Our gut and brain and connected and communicated constantly back to one another. If you’re feeling STRESSED, moody, or craving a particular food… you can connect on a deeper level by changing up what you’re eating! If you want to help your body change and adapt, you need to focus on eating brain foods. Check out these…

  • Fitness

    Why Women Should Rest Postpartum to Heal Properly

    “Do you want to wear an adult diaper for the rest of your life?” I’ll never forget my midwife asking me this after I had my fourth baby. It was a wake up call for me because I had never truly taken the time to rest after having my first 3 babies. I did struggle physically, emotionally and spiritually and I don’t want that for anyone else. So why should we rest postpartum and not get back into the swing of our normal routine? 1. Rest is key for physical healing. If you take the time to rest after giving birth it helps your wound stop bleeding around 2-4 weeks…

  • Home

    Grove Co Makes My Life Easier – Here’s Why You Should Try It

    When switching to cleaner products, it can be confusing all around. There are so many brands to choose from and it cannot only be overwhelming but wasteful financially trying them all. Several years ago, I was introduced to a online store front that has made my home non-toxic swaps so much easier, and now I am sharing it with you. (Please read this about indoor air pollution and see why making a swap to safer home products was something I did early on and very beneficial for your health.) In the realm of home products I don’t feel like the things we use in our homes are a one size…

  • Health,  Recipes

    How to shop for produce at the grocery store

    Would anyone like help shopping healthy at the grocery store? I remember when I first decided to eat better and was walking the aisles of the grocery store. My mind was spinning, I was so confused, and I couldn’t even make choices to put in my cart. I was seriously considering backing out of this health change. Thankfully, I bucked up and made it through… but not without lots and lots of mistakes. Those mistakes helped me learn and gain confidence in my diet. Over time, I’ve learned so much about foods and what they really do in our bodies. While I do always recommend shopping organic, I know that…