Kudos to my Web Gal, Robin!

I felt it was well past due that I publish a post raving about Robin, my website wizard! She is the sweetest thing with the most charming Carolina accent :) I need to let y'all know how vital she is to keeping the site rolling and she always helps me … [Read more...]

8 tips to start living a more Ayurvedic lifestyle in 2015

If the growing interest in Ayurveda or essential oils has been on your radar and you are interested in exploring, I’d love to introduce you to ELANVEDA, a growing Ayurveda-inspired health and wellness brand that I was just recently introduced to. … [Read more...]

Many safe Super Bowl recipes from YourLighterSide

    Pictured: Macho Nachos We are only a couple days away from the Super Bowl. Even if you are not a huge football fan, almost everyone knows when the Super Bowl rolls around. Many people will have parties or go to your local … [Read more...]

Staying healthy during the Super Bowl!

Here are some tips and ideas to keep your Super Bowl a bit healthier this year! Check out the facts on some Super Bowl favorites: Nachos on average have 787 calories and 46 grams of fat per serving Guacamole & Chips (300 calories and 20 … [Read more...]

Gym Etiquette in the New Year: The Do’s and Don’ts

  Gym Etiquette in the New Year: The Do’s and Don’ts Lifestyle & Fitness Expert Offers Advice for Those New to the Gym   The holiday season is filled with family, laughter, and a lot of unhealthy food. In fact, people gain more weight … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

5 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Health & Nutrition Expert Helps Renovate Your Lifestyle   It’s that time of year again…for New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest – everyone makes big resolutions for themselves on January … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Herbs for Winter Illness

With cold and flu season officially upon us, many have started stocking the medicine cabinet with various OTC pills in preparation for when illness inevitably strikes – but believe it or not, sometimes the best remedies can be found in our kitchen! … [Read more...]

Healthy Lifestyle tips!

Below are five simple tips from the book to achieving a healthy lifestyle: 1) Befriend Your Body: Your body is the best guide to your wellness decisions. In addition to what studies and research shows, understanding your body’s messages will help … [Read more...]

Do not let your heavy head hold you back!

Runner’s Beware: you may be missing a big piece of the picture in your training! HEAD STRONG: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  POSTURE, FASCIA, & RUNNING   The human head weighs ~12 pounds. It is a commonly and widely known fact. But true as … [Read more...]

A few tips: Pregnancy and Food

Food and Pregnancy Tips from Jan Rydfors MD, Co-Founder of EmbraceHer, creators of the app, Pregnancy Companion: The Obstetrician's Mobile Guide to Pregnancy   Is Caffeine OK? Is it safe to have coffee while pregnant? Limited intake of … [Read more...]

Bye bye daylight savings

I do not know about you, but I always get a bit bummed when this time of year rolls around. It takes a lot of motivation to keep on with my day when it is dark long before dinner time. I know it could be worse, many people living in Northern Europe … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Keeping Halloween Healthy(er)

Pumpkin pizzas are perfect and punchy Halloween is coming at you like kids hankering for O’Henry candy. It’s time to hunker down and work the constitution. You’ve made it through Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th and the Labor Day. So what … [Read more...]

Fall Seasonal Vitamin Recommendations

"Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Walgreens."   People often wonder why they get so many colds in the cooler … [Read more...]

Losing weight and looking great!

I would like to share an inspiring message I received last week from a reader named Ashley. She has lost over 9" and she looks amazing! Ashley says she is about 1/3 of the way to her goal, how about we all give her a big congrats on her current … [Read more...]

Low-carb iced coffee!

In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]