Healthy Living

Enter discount code “lightcleansimple” when you check out at mindfulsoap.com to get 15% off your first order. I am always on the lookout for natural bath and beauty products so when Trisha of the Mindful Soap Company offered to let me review her handmade, natural soaps and body creams I was very excited! There’s really […]

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Quitting coffee and other forms of caffeine has been one of my biggest challenges during my pregnancy. It’s also been one of the most rewarding. Despite the fatigue of pregnancy, I actually feel like I have MORE energy when I wake up in the morning now that I’m no longer on the caffeine train. I […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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Since becoming pregnant, I’ve become somewhat of a minimalist. That’s not to say I’m one of those people who manages to live with less than 100 belongings. That’s incredible, but probably not practical for many of us. But minimalism is probably the best thing that could have happened to me before having a baby because […]

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I started using Glycolic Acid about two weeks ago to treat my first trimester pregnancy acne that has popped up in the last couple months. One side effect I was well aware of with the Glycolic Acid was the potential for an initial breakout. And I must say I think I’m definitely having one. This […]

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I’m a big believer in eating real foods. Not only are they of course more nutritious, but I also think it’s easier to stay healthy once you start incorporating real foods ; they make you feel so good that you want to keep eating them, so in that way they can help you establish good […]

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How Often Do You Eat?

by Kate on February 4, 2013

in Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

If you have questions about what you should be eating for optimal health, then you can find plenty of diet and nutrition books, articles, and videos on the subject. But, what if you’re wondering how often you should eat? The standard advice these days seems to be that for optimal metabolism and fullness that lasts […]

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Although I’m a big advocated for wearing minimal or no makeup on a day to day basis, sometimes you just need the added confidence and mood lift that a little bit of beauty in a box can give you. Unfortunately, simple, natural makeup can be hard to come by. Many cosmetics contain ingredients that are […]

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Yesterday I wrote about how to have a natural childbirth. Today, I want to look at the benefits of natural childbirth and explain why it’s something I care about. For the purposes of this post, I’m defining natural childbirth as drug-free childbirth. There are many other things that define a natural childbirth (things like being […]

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My husband and I have recently decided we’d like to start trying to have a baby, and sure enough, here I am in my first trimester. Being the research-junkie that I am, I have already set about finding any resource I can on how to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. About a year […]

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6 Ways to Curb Work Stress

by Kate on September 26, 2012

in Healthy Living, Healthy Mind

It doesn’t matter if you love your job or hate it, we all have stressful days at work. Days when for one reason or another everything goes totally wrong, and if feels as if the universe conspired against you to give you one long day of misery. Hopefully, for you, those days are few and […]

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