BITE SIZE WELL-BEING TIPS

Welcome to the blog! This is where I will share my favorite tips on wellness. All easy to implement; from breathing to essential oil uses, and more. Essentially, these are small changes in your daily life with big impact on your well-being!

Morning Routine

Do you want to bring balance to the stress level in your life? I sure do. And I think I’m calmer now—inside and out—than I was a few months ago. I want to share what has worked for...

Dirty Dozen vs. Clean Fifteen

Why buy organic? Because you don't want to eat pesticide residue with your apples. Organic farming doesn't permit synthetic pesticides and most synthetic fertilizers. Instead compo...

Let's Breathe!

We all breathe and usually don’t think about it. However, the way we breathe has a significant impact on our wellbeing.  When we breathe through our nose, the autonomic nervous sys...

Celebrate Yourself

I'm not a plank person. And I'm even worse at doing push ups. I always felt that my upper body was not strong enough for these exercises. My morning movement routine includes a 1-m...

Breathing for Digestion

Just a quick reminder about our nervous system: The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) kicks into action when we sense danger or stress.  This is the ‘fight or flight’ response. It's...

Breathing for Active Relaxation

Imagine you're sitting in your car in the school pick up line and waiting. Then you have to get out of the car because you feel like the seat belt is choking you! This was me a few...

It's All About Finding Balance

We all know about the importance of balance in life. Each of us might achieve balance using different means, but the ultimate goal is to feel at peace with ourselves. Did you know ...

Relax Your Mind on a Tight Schedule

My day starts with Lucy! Between feeding her and breakfast for the rest of the family, there are the usual tasks: cleaning up, tiding up, reading messages, catching up with the new...

Friends Are the Best!

Research suggests that having strong social ties—family, friends, everyone you interact with—has the same impact on your health as quitting smoking; and twice the impact as exercis...

It's a Miracle!

The miracle I'm talking about is not the Queen song, it's your body! I love Queen btw. For the fans, here's the link to The Miracle .       Have you ever tried to roll a tennis ba...

Better Together!

Some foods are better together!  You can increase the health benefits of certain foods, when you consume them as a combination. This is called a nutritional synergy.  A good exampl...

Maintenance vs Repair

Our body is a miraculous system. Proper maintenance helps keep the system intact. There’re also messages the body sends, when it needs some extra attention. I want to share my pers...

Simple Changes to Help Your Digestion

As you know, digestion starts in the mouth with chewing. Chewing is important, as this is the process to break down food into smaller portions.  The next stop in the digestion is t...

To Dilute or Not to Dilute

Dilution is key in topical application of essential oils. The recommended rule of thumb is to use 3 drops of carrier oil for each drop of essential oil. There're many benefits of d...

Skin Care is Self Care!

As promised before, I want to share my favorite skincare products with you. Verage Skin Care - I just switched to this line last month. It has all natural ingredients and is recom...

Essential Oils and Photosensitivity

Just wanted to provide a quick reference for oils that should be avoided topically before direct sunlight or exposure to artificial UV rays. Adaptiv Arise AromaTouch Beautiful Berg...

Give Your Skin the Best Care

Our skin is part of our innate immune system, our first line of defense, as it creates a physical barrier to the outside world.  As the largest organ in our body, our skin needs mo...

Sunny Days Ahead!

Can you believe it's already past Memorial Day? That means it's almost summer, at least practically.  In my previous blog , I talked about how to keep bugs away. Now let's look at...

Who Will Enjoy the Outdoors - Bugs or You?

As we pass the middle of May most places are warm enough for outdoor activities. Can you think of one thing that ruins your leisurely evening out on the patio?  Yes, you're right. ...

Wonderful ways to support yourself

A glimpse into why I use essential oils... Several years ago, I started having problems after meals. First it was a mild stomach ache once in a while, then the discomfort became wo...