getting back to my roots: my journey in true health and natural living

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How to Foam Roll Your Muscles

How to Foam Roll Your Muscles

Who needs a massage therapist when you have a foam roller?! Well, probably most of us. (I know I still do!) But that certainly doesn’t invalidate the importance of caring for your body on your own. Foam rolling (which is a form of self-massage) is a fantastic way to bring your body back into balance. […]

Brush Your Body, Not Just Your Hair

Brush Your Body, Not Just Your Hair

Body brushing, also known as dry brushing, sounded like a really weird concept to me when I first heard of it. You mean exfoliate in the shower with a loofah, right? No, actually. Body brushing literally involves taking a body brush (or a dry loofah!) and gently brushing your dry body before you shower. It […]

7 Ways to Chill Out & De-Stress

7 Ways to Chill Out & De-Stress

You guys, I hope you can forgive me. Waaaaay back in August of last year I published a guest post at Broccoli Cupcake on 7 Ways to Chill Out & De-Stress. And I never linked to it from here. My deepest apologies and condolences. Truly. So here I am to right the wrong and share […]

Easy Herbed Cucumber Salad

Easy Herbed Cucumber Salad

I don’t know about you, but I have cucumbers coming out of my ears this year. Not only are they producing profusely in my garden, but every week they arrive in our CSA box as well. And trust me, I’m not complaining! I love slicing fresh cucumbers and dipping them in hummus or running them […]