Health and Lifestyles

Spinach Artichoke Baked Chicken

This is essentially a delicious hot spinach artichoke dip with chicken baked right into it. It’s your favorite app turned into dinner—-and it’s easy! Just dice boneless skinless chicken breast, arrange it in a baking dish, and top it with a rich and creamy mixture of softened cream cheese, garlic, Parmesan cheese, a dollop of…

Great Gift Ideas for Toddlers 2020

Blocks, Puzzles & Games There are tons of benefits that come from playing with blocks and puzzles. They promote imaginative play, creative expression, experimentation, problem solving, building an awareness of space and shapes, improving fine motor skills, etc. All this to say, a good puzzle or set of Legos is as worthwhile a purchase as…

Hello Gains, Goodbye Pains; Using CBD & Working Out

Chances are, you’ve heard about CBD from a coworker, friend, or relative. It’s hard to escape those three letters these days, and for good reason too.  But now- because of the proven anti-inflammatory wizardry- experts are discovering that taking CBD may be a really great way to reduce post-workout soreness and shorten the overall recovery…

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Choosing the perfect gift for someone special can be difficult, to say the least. I’m always looking for new and different ideas, especially for the women in my life. So if you want a little inspiration for the holidays 2020, here are some of my favorite things! *Note: This post is not sponsored in any…

Tiny bacteria impact our health in big ways

Babies get microbes from parentsWhere do our microbiomes come from? As babies, we get a big dose of microbes from our parents, and over time we pick up microbes from our environment. While our microbiomes are unique, they are most similar to those of the people living with us. That’s because we’re constantly sharing germs…

My friend has become worryingly anxious about coronavirus

I have a friend who is so anxious about coronavirus that I’m starting to worry about their mental health. There seems to be no end in sight for the restrictions they’re applying. As the seasons change, the ability to socialise outside is going to disappear, and they’ll be even more isolated.I told them I was…

How To Make Your House Wall Paint Last Longer

No matter how decorated your house is, a chipped and damp wall paint can ruin its reputation in minutes. This is why everyone wants their paint jobs to last as long as possible to ensure a beautiful house. While many try to achieve this feat, only a few know the secrets behind wall paints that…

Fewer dresses, more sweatpants: How to organize your pandemic wardrobe

But at this point — with no end in sight to the global pandemic — it makes sense to adapt our closets and dressers to our current lifestyle and to (sadly) acknowledge that some elements of our pre-pandemic lives are not returning anytime soon. Here are a few simple ways to organize your clothes and…

Need Inner Peace? First, Align Your Chakras With These Tips

You’ve started doing meditation and yoga and it’s transformed your life. You’ve finally gotten to a point where you can face the challenges that this modern life can bring. Yet, at the same time, you still feel like there is more to explore and gain. Everybody feels this way at a certain point in their…

How To Enjoy The Health Club Experience Without Leaving Home

Many people have come to expect an exhilarating, rejuvenating experience when they go to the gym or the health club. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to live up to this high standard. Fortunately, many things can help you enjoy the health club experience without having to leave your home. The reason so many people…

I left my baby to cry at night for a

I am the mother of a four-year-old (due to go to school next month) and a 20-month-old, both girls. I am quite anxious and highly strung. I have always set very high standards for myself and had a need for control.When my first child was born, the first 12 weeks were tough and we became…

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies [Grain-Free]

A recipe for Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Cookies that are grain-free, paleo and made in one-bowl. They’re not short on delicious, sweet flavor though and are perfect for your next holiday get-together or cookie bake-off! I’ve always enjoyed the recipe development process. Sometimes more than others… I love experimenting in the kitchen but when it comes…

I discovered my wife plans on divorce – and accuses

The dilemma My wife recently left her iPad on our bed. When I picked it up to move it I saw a message on the screen saying that she is arranging a solicitor to help her divorce me. This was a shock in itself, but when I saw the reasons why I was devastated. She…

The pandemic proves we all should know ‘psychological first aid

“These are life skills — [and] psychological first aid is even more essential in times such as a pandemic,” says George S. Everly, a clinical psychologist and professor of international health in the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and author of “The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological…

Best Books of 2020

2020 may not have been the year we all expected but I will say that it’s done great things for my reading habits. I rarely set out goals each year but I do like to aim to read as many books as possible. This year I far exceeded my plan to read at least 20…