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When I see my fifty-something self in pictures, I cringe and my inner voice says, “Yikes, who is the chubby lady?” The ironic thing is that I use to be a teenage-fashion model. When I was very young, thin and FABULOUS, I looked at pictures of myself, cringed, and my inner voice said, “Yikes!” I’ve…

My mom used to say, “I’m going to go put my face on.” Obviously, she meant she was going to put some makeup on. Here is my simple morning routine – it is what I call “Five minutes to Beauty.” I feel good about using safe BeautyCounter products on my face. Nourishing Day Cream Touchup…

  I love drinking Rose Tea – it smells and taste…. like ROSES.  There is quite a bit of information about aromatherapy and the benefit of “roses” as a mood elevator.  We have often heard to “take time to smell the roses.” It seems there is actually a medical benefit to doing so.  William Shakespeare…

During my childhood, my mother loved taking me outside. She often sang along with John Denver’s song, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry…” She was a fan of picnics, days at the beach, and gardening. As a young teen, I foolishly slathered my body with Hawaiian…

“The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment…. We work for you. Do you know what’s in your tap water? What about your shampoo? … “ Since our skin is our largest organ – we should be aware of what we are putting on it. The EWG…

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category.  He said, “No…

Click here: My Beauty Counter Website I’m trying to start making the changes necessary to live a healthy life in every way. A big change I made last year (when my daughter, Lindsay, twisted my arm) was switching to non-toxic skin care and beauty products by BeautyCounter. “Since your skin is your largest organ,” Lindsay said,…

I’ll be honest. When I hear charcoal – I think BBQ. My daughter did a mask on me and initially it made me look like a chimney sweep. Charcoal draws out impurities. My skin felt wonderful afterwards. The mask was from BeautyCounter – Click here to view it: Charcoal Mask

I know there has been much written about antiperspirant vs deodorant. Is Anti-perspirant bad for you? Studies have been done and when you google it, so much information pops up that it’s hard to know who to believe. We all sweat and body odor is a byproduct of that bodily function. So what should we…

Three years ago, after my husband, Ron, and I both had back surgery, our doctor recommended that we have “aqua therapy.” It was soothing doing our exercises in the warm salt water pool. We enjoyed exercising in the water so much that we eventually joined a local gym that had an aqua aerobics class. After…

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