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Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

How to Get a Beautiful Smile Naturally

It comes as no surprise that we all desire a beautiful, disarming smile.  Today, the shelves in supermarkets and pharmacies are overflowing with oral care products to help you get those shiny pearly whites.  Sadly, most of these products are made with harmful chemicals that most of us are unfamiliar with and unable to pronounce.  In this post, I would like to offer you a much healthier, true and tried alternative to achieve a beautiful smile and a fresh breath.  My family loves and use all of them, especially the toothpaste.  They are all very simple and cheap to make…

Favorite Quotes

If I am inconsiderate about the comfort of others, or their feelings, or even their little weaknesses; if I am careless about their little hurts and miss opportunities to smooth their way; if I make the sweetest running of household wheels more difficult to accomplish, then I know nothing of Calvary love.   Amy Carmichael   The first step forward getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.     John Pierpont Morgan Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will themselves not be realized.  Make big…

Delicious Homemade Applesauce

  Summer is my favorite season, no doubt.  But I also love fall that is just around the corner!  The crisp temperatures, beautiful bright blue sky, and all those colorful trees are only few of my favorite seasonal things to look forward to.  I also love the food comforts that fall brings.  Chili, pumpkin and squash dishes, stews and soups, and due to abundance of apples, our favorite applesauce.  I buy my organic Fuji apples at our local year-round farmer’s market for about $3.49 per 3 Lb of apples.  That is a great price around here for…

Brief Intro to Essential Oils

Welcome to the world of essential oils! I wrote this brief intro because I refer to essential oils A LOT in my wellness coaching as well as in my blog posts. What are essential oils? Essential oils are one of the most precious, yet untapped resources of the world. The natural aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants have been used since the days of ancient Egypt due to their health-promoting properties. Essential oils can lift your mood, calm your senses, and enhance your vitality and overall well-being. They have recently…

What I Learned from My First 5K Run

Last year, I was challenged to run my very first 5K race .  Let me tell you, I was not a runner or a jogger at the time.  I was what you call a recreational, when – I – feel- like – it, and happen – to – find – time – walker.  It all started with me attending an innocent parent meeting.  Among other start of school year announcement speakers, there appeared a tall, beautiful, and extremely fit woman that was wearing a jogging shirt, shorts, and running shoes.  She looked great and very athletic.  Her name was Grazia.  She spoke to us about the importance of…