10 Tips for Eating Clean on a Tight Budget

Almost every person who plans on dieting or at least eating healthier is faced with one very common slippery slope – good food can cost more money. Whether you're looking to invigorate your meal plan with organic products for a healthier system or just add more variety of fruits, vegetables, and appetite suppressants like almonds and nuts, your grocery bill each week could be a little higher...until now....more

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Aliyah lost 66 pounds

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Aliyah lost 66 pounds.  Like many of us she gained a lot of weight in college and took steps after graduation to change her lifestyle, lose weight and reach her wellness goals.  Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey: ...more

Got Milk? The Health Benefits of Almond Milk

We've all heard the saying "milk does a body good" but would you believe me if I told you that almond milk could even better than the diary kind? If you haven't enjoyed a refreshing glass, you're really missing out. The basic blend is made from finely ground almonds mixed with water. It's not hard to find, most super markets carry a healthy variety. Before you turn up your nose at the thought, read on and see if you don’t see a few good reasons to give it a try....more

Is Weight Loss During Pregnancy Ever a Good Thing?

Putting On The Pounds When PregnantAs the euphoric moments that directly follow finding out that you are with child begin to fade, that gorgeous glow can morph into anxiety. Those antagonizing thoughts have haunted almost every woman who has learned she has a baby. You know what they sound like, "What's going to happen to my body?" Horrific flashes of stretch marks and expanding waistlines dance around in her head. For some, they're a small price to pay in order to experience the gift that is motherhood. For others, it's their worst nightmare....more

5 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on Vacation

Oh, the summer. Many of us spend all winter either working out or fretting about how to get ready for the warm weather.  We want to get fit before it's time to expose more of our bodies than can be covered up with a winter parka. Hopefully everyone was successful with their cold weather weight loss goals and feels that it's important to avoid reversing that progress on vacation.  Even if you haven't reached your goals yet, you don't want to be side tracked by a few days out of town....more
CarolineBogush I couldn't imagine going to Italy and NOT gaining 5 pounds in a week. But great ...more

Weight Loss and Yoga?

When it comes to yoga, looking at videos of tiny women draped in spandex, bent and twisted up like pretzels can be quite discouraging. Many women look on and immediately dismiss any possibility that they could ever do yoga. "I'm too big." or "I'm not flexible." has been uttered far too many times. If you do a quick search online, you may be pleasantly surprised by how many women of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness practice yoga on a daily basis. Or, better yet, how many people actually use yoga to lose weight....more

Lets Clear the Air about Air Fresheners

 Americans will spend approximately 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners this year. Air fresheners can provide pleasant smell associations, cover up bad odors and make us feel “different”.  This different can include itching, sneezing, wheezing, headache, diarrhea just to name a few....more

A Room of My Own

Since we returned from a family vacation last month, I’ve tried to see one friend each day; I’m not at 100%, but overall my hit rate is terrific, and it’s been such a treat. This is yet another way that I’m working to better balance life, making time for leisure in addition to work, prioritizing myself in addition to my family and responsibilities....more

All things considred in parenting

First Panel Question agreed upon was: Can effective co-parenting results be achieved between parents who were raised semi-polar opposite? I will say yes. Anything can be achieved when you work together toward the greater solution. When you are working together, you sometimes have to remove yourself from the equation. Not just on the surface, but beyond.  If you are working for the benefit of a common interest, your decision should reflect concern for the common interest more so than an independent interest. ...more