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

Top 12 Posts of 2012

Top 12 Posts of 2012

Welcome to 2013! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reflecting on the past year (in all areas of my life) and looking ahead to what this next year will hold. Part of my reflecting involved my blog. I took some time off from posting for several months as my husband and I simplified […]

Coconut Oil 101: This is Some Amazing Stuff

Coconut Oil 101: This is Some Amazing Stuff

If I had to pick my #1, can’t-live-without-it natural product, coconut oil would absolutely top the list. (Or at least tie with honey and apple cider vinegar)! I use coconut oil every single day. Without fail.  And it’s one of the best things you can possibly put in or on your body! Score! Don’t Believe […]

Simplify.

Simplify.

So. You may have noticed that I’ve been MIA from the blog for a while. But don’t panic! I have not, in fact, left you. Not hardly. There is still so much to share! So much inside me that needs to be expressed so you (yes, you!) can challenge yourself every day to be a […]

3 Reasons Eating Local is Even Better Than Organic

3 Reasons Eating Local is Even Better Than Organic

I should go ahead and preface this post with a disclaimer. I could wait until the end to make this point, but inevitably someone would breeze right past it to the comments section and leave me a scathing reply about the value of organic food and how could I possibly ignore the benefits of said […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (July 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (July 2012)

Bear with me for having to look waaay back in the mirror on this one. If you squint your eyes like so and hold your head at a 37 degree angle, you can just barely make out the first of July from here. It was a noteworthy month, if for no other reason than I […]