Beat Winter Blues and be a Healthy New You

This is a time of year where everyone is making new years resolutions, but winter may not be everyone’s favorite time to get healthy, and get moving. It’s cold. There’s snow. There’s lots of snow. You probably, like I do, would rather curl up in your bathrobe and chug hot chocolate before taking a snooze.…… Continue reading Beat Winter Blues and be a Healthy New You

How to Glow with Coconut Oil

It seems like every health guru out there today is proclaiming the benefits of coconut oil. There is never a single cure-all for whatever ails you (and be wary of anyone who claims there is), but coconut oil is pretty awesome stuff, and it has healing properties that are good for your skin health. Coconut…… Continue reading How to Glow with Coconut Oil

Melissa’s Guide to Nothing: An Exercise in Relaxation

Sit still. Take a deep, slow breath. Seriously, do it. There you go.  Exhale. Ahhhh… Close your eyes, well, finish this paragraph and then close your eyes for a few minutes.  Imagine a soothing place. The woods. The beach.  Somewhere quiet. You are sitting down. You hear the quiet rustling of leaves as a gentle…… Continue reading Melissa’s Guide to Nothing: An Exercise in Relaxation

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Soda: An Adventure In Kombucha Brewing

At my niece’s birthday party last year I tried a fizzy drink called kombucha my sister made. Raspberry flavored, as I recall.  Apparently it is good for you. Having gained much popularity in recent times, you are probably familiar with kombucha. It is a fermented drink made from green tea  filled with lots of probiotics,…… Continue reading I Can’t Believe it’s Not Soda: An Adventure In Kombucha Brewing

I Love Food: And Why You Should Love It, Too

How do you describe your relationship with food? Healthy?  A happy marriage of nourishment and pleasure? It’s complicated? If your idea of nutrition has led to a fractured relationship that resembles a punishing, guilt-ridden maze of confusion and frustration,  I am here to help you. We count calories, guilt trip our way to the skim…… Continue reading I Love Food: And Why You Should Love It, Too