Study Zone

Study Zone

Even though my August routine no longer involves preparing a classroom, it does involve setting up a study space. My little guy doesn’t have all that much homework yet. But as a former high school biology teacher, I know—students get stressed out. And teachers do,...
Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

No furniture yet, but we can do yoga! Our move this past month has been an opportunity for me to practice one of my favorite stress management techniques—reframing life as an adventure. Sometimes—like when you’re moving—you don’t really have time to de-stress in the...
Is your home a toxic environment?

Is your home a toxic environment?

Even if your home is squeaky clean, you might be living in a toxic environment—because of the products you use to clean! Ammonia, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, artificial “fragrance”—these things aren’t healthy. Anytime you’re breathing, you’re putting oxygen directly...
Detox Your Skin

Detox Your Skin

Thought of the day: Whatever you put on your skin goes to every cell of the body. Think about that when you look at the labels on all your “health” and beauty products. You’re likely to see a lot of chemicals that you never intended to take into your body… but, in...
Detox is for All of Us.

Detox is for All of Us.

detox: verb. (dēˈtäks): abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. If you think of detox as only something for people with illicit drug addictions, you’re missing the big picture. Detox is for all of us. If detox is abstaining from or ridding the...