I really don’t think I would have made a great hippie. My parents were decent at it I suppose but I am too much of an activist. I know hippies were activists in their own right (some of them anyway) but I am blessed/cursed with a unique combination of being conservative and liberal, feminist yet still finding the value of a woman caring for children and staying at home, a Christian but not religious, oh my gosh, it makes my head spin sometimes when trying to decide where I stand on an issue! But phooey on all of that right now! Let’s talk Christmas. Let’s talk Christmas on a budget. Let’s talk Christmas with meaning and depth and gifts that have a lasting impact! Here are my top 6 Wonderful Non Traditional Eco/Human Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas-
Did you know some foods will just naturally help you burn fat? Yep! They will. And wait for a future post of “free foods”! These are foods that the body actually burns more calories to process than the amount of calories in them, like pickles YUM! Read the list HERE.
Young Living Peppermint Oil has been a life saver for me. I have IBS and suffer from a lot of bloating and digestive issues and when I discovered that I had something like this right under my nose (as a Young Living Consultant) that would help me so much I was overjoyed! Digestive issues SUCK! I also drink peppermint tea. There are few ways to benefit from the oil. One is simply put a few drops in a small of water and gulp it. Other ways include putting 2 to 3 drops in your hands, rub them together, cup our hands over your nose and inhale throughout the day as needed. For topical use you can apply a single drop under your nose, apply 8 to 10 drops neat or diluted 50:50 with water and rub on your stomach. AND of course in a diffuser! Making your home smell wonderful and you feel happy happy and better! If you’re interested in learning more about the wonderful ways essential oils can improve your life dramatically simply …
That’s right, these ten yoga poses for weight loss will help you achieve your fitness goals faster! Most people don’t connect yoga with weight loss, yet if you step into an advanced class at a yoga studio you’ll see the crowd is full of toned, healthy individuals. This is because yoga, when done routinely and correctly, is actually an incredibly powerful weight-loss tool. You’ll notice your muscles burn and shake with energy as you hold a balanced position, which means that you’ve engaged the muscle, in much the same way you engage it while lifting weights. Furthermore, when you activate muscles, your body also speeds up your heart, burning calories and fat. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite yoga poses for weight loss. These poses engage large muscle groups that are very effective for burning calories. Some of them are also quite challenging, so they’ll help you build lean muscle throughout your body. See them HERE.
Having struggled much of my life with what I would call “very severe” anxiety disorder, I deeply appreciate anything that contributes positively to our mental health. I don’t think depression has been a big problem for me unless having to deal with the anxiety gets me down OR something painful happens, however, as I age and realize more about myself and life, I know it’s best for me to keep my brain as happy as possible! I’d love it if you’d read this article and learn more about Turmeric and how it can help you greatly improve your mental health. Read it HERE.
Ummmmmm yeah, I’m after 40 and I have NEVER had this much trouble with weight BUT, I’ve been sick for a while too. However, I have found this advice useful and effective and it might help you too. Read it HERE.