What Causes Insomnia in Aging Women?

Throughout our life we can have times, seasons or years of dealing with lack of sleep or insomnia.  There are a number of reasons that we can be dealing with this issue and the good news is we can move beyond it.  But as we age and begin to have changes in our body, insomnia can pop its ugly head…

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How to Create an Economical Food Budget

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and Hanukkah heading our way, looking at our food budget and seeing how much we are spending can be a bit overwhelming.  Do you go to the grocery thinking, “I don’t have that much to buy this week” and you walk out paying way more than you anticipated?  Is there a way we can…

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MSG and Deceiving Ingredients

I remember 24 years ago when my 18-month-old son was dealing with “night terrors,” the pediatrician told me that it was normal, and he would outgrow it.  Yikes.  You’re kidding … right?  He’ll out grow it?  Well when … tonight?  (Still amazed that physicians say things like that.) Well after some prayer and research, I discovered the Feingold Diet.  Dr….

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Vital Nutrients For Your Body

In order for our body to maintain a level of health, we need to take in specific nutrients daily.  We can take them via supplements.  But getting them from food is the best.  With that being said, we need to be sure the food that we eat daily is not tainted with pesticides and herbicides.  If it is, you are…

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Ten to Fifteen Minute De-Cluttering Projects for the Next 31 Days!

Fall is upon us.  I don’t know about you but I love this season.  We have fresh cool air. Beautifully colored leaves and the fires burning in chimneys.  New season brings on the feeling of new season in life. So, this new season is a great time to consider taking on a de-cluttering project.  But does that thought overwhelm you? …

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10 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Food can affect your emotions and your moods.  Studies are showing that our gut is our first brain and if we suffer from depression and/or anxiety, one of the things we should look at is what we are eating.  Processed foods would be a big NO.  Sugar would be a big NO.  Fresh “real” food is what your gut needs…

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Understanding Our Dairy!

As a child my go to drink was milk.  I LOVED milk.  I drank it with every meal and then some.  I even continued drinking milk well into my late 40’s.  I would have a glass (or two) with my dinner every night.  I have to say I converted to organic dairy and have been only purchasing organic for 15+…

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Essential Oils – To Dilute or Not Dilute?

One of the biggest questions about using Essential Oils (EO) is whether you should dilute it or not with a Carrier Oil (CO)?  You might think that if you did dilute your EO, you are getting less of an effect from the oil.  Well according to Dr. David Hill from doTerra, that is not the case.  But there is a…

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Preparing for College!

It’s that time again when parents with College bound children are preparing for them to venture off to college.  It’s a time of excitement and a time of sadness … having a child go off to start a new life can be a little sad.  It’s the beginning or continuation of an empty nest. Putting that aside, being organized and…

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Simple Health Changes for Your Kitchen!

If you follow me, you know I try my best to eat organically.  I know it’s hard sometimes because organic food seems so much more expensive.  How I justified this added expense was I figured I either pay on this side of health or I pay on the ill side of health.  But either way there is a cost. No…

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