We live in a society of consumerism. Social media platforms have formed this false sense of self need, want, desire. In turn leaving us full of comparison, judgement and resentment. On top of this we have the reality we live in which also can bring us into this negative space. We all need a daily dose of gratitude, to gain perspective and to be thankful for all that we have inside and out.
Mama's are you listening? Self care is an all time must and it begins with diet. Life is busy but reaching for bad carbs and your kiddos left overs is not gaining you any health points. Today Hannah Guthman shares five fabulous snack recipes to get your mouth watering and your eyes popping. Reset and dig in.
It looks good; it's fresh, it's raw' it's green and full of vegetables. The juice craze is here for a reason because it has optimal nutritional impact on our health. However, if your drinking pesticides what impact does this have on your body? Just stick to what we know, read labels, ask questions. It is about quality not image when juicing for your health.
Oh first day of summer, you shine so bright and your rays so hot. Our skin is not yet ready and usually results in some mild sunburn during our first day at the beach. I use this instant ointment as relief for the whole family to cool, heal, support and restore our skin.
This sweet, fruity, daisy like flower brings so much calm and comfort into our world. From teething, to gas, to ear aches to bed time routines. It is actually for the whole family! Do sore nipples, eczema, anxiety, respiratory or digestive issues sound familiar, this warming aroma will aid you in your recovery.
Reading used to be time well spent; rewarding, enjoyable and educational. Our minds would open and be stimulated. Nowadays our generation is turning to social media as a form buying time. Reading feels more like a chore than a pleasant moment. I love to read, so I have had to figure out how to bring this discipline back in to my life even when I feel like there arn't enough hours in the day!
You've seen it around, but have you tried it. I mean really tried it, like making it yourself? The most simple recipe yet and let's say the most practical too because who doesn't love a good dark chocolate bark hanging around in their refrigerator.
The events which unfolded on Monday in Manchester have left me feeling numb, heartbroken and scared. Fearful of what is to come. How do we stay positive? How do we go on living our life with out living with paranoia. I am British, I am hurt and saddened by what has happened 4 days ago but it is finally processing and I needed to write it out...
Find out which sunscreen is safe for your family. Stay away from sprays and sticks, not only are they hazardous for us but they also cause growing concerns for our environment!
Yoni steams can help with menstrual cramps, irregular cycles, cysts, post-partum healing, menopause and fertility as well as yeast infections and candida. We practice self care for the rest of our body why not give our 'yoni' some good TLC by using an herbal steam to rejuvenate, cleanse and heal. I am serious!
How do your week day mornings look like? Is it chaotic, rushed and full of meltdowns? We try to have a routine which can make those morning grumps turn into a smooth and swift transition. This is what our morning looks like, it is not always as perfect as this but we aim to stick to it because the reward is worth it.
We all need a good non-toxic activity for our kids, especially the little ones as everything goes right in the mouth! Make ahead or have the kids whip this up, either way it's simple, fun, natural and proven to be a stress reducer. So I added some extra relaxing Lavender essential oil to the recipe!
It was a Saturday morning after a cleanse, I was craving eggs and something sweet. The family was having pancakes as usual. I wanted to avoid the gluten but I also wanted to stop drooling over their breakfast. So here it is... a gluten free pancake made with only two ingredients; bananas and eggs!
Those sweet little ears can bring on so much pain when afflicted by an infection. With the over prescribing of antibiotics, which actually can't treat most ear infections, let's try to over come them naturally. From onion wraps, to essential oils, to garlic drops with the use of warm compresses and rest we can help our babies heal and soothe during these rough painful experiences. Also if your child has reoccurring ear infections you may find out why by reading more...
Let you imagination take you away with this sweet bed time story by Emily Winfield. Books unlock so many wonderful possibilities and create a unique one on one bonding experience with your child. I am excited to share our sweet collection with you, I had to start with the dreamiest of dreamy books
Just another trend, no not crystals, or woven baskets or turmeric lattes but this time it's indoor plants. The question is why? The real reason these natural beauties are in the home are for air purification reasons. However, if you are like me they mostly wind up fried. Finally after dealing with allegories and enough research, I now have a green thumb. So I prepared a list of the best indoor plants and how to keep them alive. Here is to a greener day.
A Bum Balm and a Vajay spray; that's one for the babe and one for me... because we all need self care! Meet Dani Kenney, a gorgeous mama who found a problem and came up with a solution. This is her story of how she crafted her very own natural, non-toxic line of beauty products.
That warm smell of freshly baked bread is probably one of my favorite kitchen smells. Baking bread does not need to be complicated, it can be fun and become part of your weekly rhythm with the family. I share with you the easiest recipe out there, you shall not be disappointed!
This essential oil is commonly used to ward off bothersome moths from our wardrobe. However, it can tackle many more issues such as eczema, arthritis, urinary tract infections, and even regulate menstrual cycles. Proven to help children with ADHD and alleviate tension, stress and depression. As summer is approaching many of us travel and I would suggest this as a go to oil for your first aid kid as it's antiseptic properties are essential in wound treatment.
As we slowly approach warmer days our body temperature rises. By producing too much sweat this can lead to blocked sweat ducts. Particularly common with babies and children, usually in their cute rolls or the back of the neck and knee's. Adults tend to get it in the armpits or private parts! The best way to treat this summer rash is with the use of essential oils, baking soda and a warm bath!
After a series of emergency dashes to the closest market finding myself bringing home scented, toxic tampons. I decided to end this careless and lazy ability to not be fully stocked with organic cotton tampons. It comes every month, I should be well prepared. I care about everything I put in and on my body, so why the lapse in organic menstrual care? I needed a light bulb moment, so I am sharing with you why it is so important that we use non-toxic organic cotton tampons. I also found Lola, a monthly subscription service so that I have no more excuses!
Eucalyptus oil is well known in the spa world. Best used in steam baths to open the lungs and nasal passages. However, it has many more uses through the power of scent, touch and for the home. Get your 411 on this must have oil and wake up every morning to your own personal spa shower.
Screen time is the biggest parenting issue of our time. Teenagers spend on average 6 hours a day staring at their devices. What does this look like for our future generation? Are they able to communicate with the world or do they live in a false sense of reality and dopamine? After many attempts of asking my stepson to get off his phone, he confronted us on our own screen usage. If we are to lead by example as parents, we need to set up our own healthy boundaries with our online lifestyle. I have listed 6 tips to help navigate media use with teens as well as the facts on media related disorders.