Shea Butter

Self-Care

Shea butter (karite) is should be staple in your DIY beauty kit.  Along with coconut and jojoba oil, it's an ingredient that finds its way into my daily skin and body routine.  This popular and extremely versatile butter contains vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.  Shea butter is fat extracted

Support Crew

Support

Fitness success depends on many factors, support being one of them.  Having a good support system is just as important as the training plan and diet you're following.  It's common for lack to support to be the roadblock to one's success.  Sure...It would be great if we could do it

Sleep. You Need It!

Self-Care

Sleep is an issue that always appears on the countless lists of 'ways to stay healthy'.  The questions surrounding quality sleep are endless. What kind of bed do you have?  Do you have a bedtime routine?  Are you getting enough?  How much do you really need?  Are you getting

Spring

Spring is Here...Get Outside

Spring is Here! Well, it's been here for a few weeks. But since April is the first full month of Spring, let's celebrate that! It's also the beginning of a new month and a new quarter. All of this tells me that today is the perfect

New Year

New Year 2019

Happy New Year! It's that time again. New Year, New Me!  In the last few days, I've seen quite a few people scoffing at that idea.  More than I care to see, frankly.  I love the idea of a new beginning.  Of course we don't have to wait for a

Jojoba Oil

jojoba

Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona and California, and to Mexico.  We call this liquid an "oil", but it's actually a wax.  It's very similar to the oil produced by our skin.  It's

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Last week we talked about the best oils to have in your arsenal, both essential and carrier oils.  Coconut oil is one that should make an appearance both in your kitchen, and bathroom cabinets.  This "cure-all" oil makes an appearance in many kitchen recipes and personal care products.  It can

Must Have Essential and Carrier Oils

jojoba

Oils (essential or carrier) are a big thing now.  Actually, they've always been a big deal.  They hit the mainstream a few years ago.  Cave paintings suggest essentials oils were used as far back as 4500 B.C.  However, the use of the term aromatherapy dates back to the early 1900s.

Excuses Don’t Burn Calories

Excuses Don't Burn Calories

“Excuses don’t Burn calories” is a phrase I’ve frequently heard.  I love it!  The phrase forces (or at least helps) us to face our sh!t…Own it!

It’s OK (Necessary) to Sweat

sweat

The thought of sweat, perspiration (whatever you want to call it) may sound like a gross topic.  But it's a necessary bodily function, ranks right up there with breathing.  It's common knowledge that the body uses sweat to regulate body temperature.  However, there are many more benefits to engaging in

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