Health

HELP! Aluminum Free Deodorants: Which ones work? Which don’t?

feature deodorant

My body does something really interesting: It doesn’t sweat when I work out (I turn into a giant, perfectly ripe tomato), but it sweats profusely from the armpits when I’m just a little bit chilly. Ugh.  So, in spite of the fact that I don’t get crazy stinky when I exercise, I have always gravitated towards pretty powerful antiperspirants for ... Read More »

5 Steps to Rekindling Your Romance [with Your Fitbit]

FitBit Charge - Fall In Love with Your FitBit Again

There comes a point in any relationship when the romancing stops. What was once fresh and exciting enough to have you bounding out of bed in the morning becomes routine and background noise. When the romance began, you found yourself checking in more often than you checked the time. You went to bed after a late night walk with a ... Read More »

4 Must-Dos to Keep Yourself Healthy this Christmas: A Giveaway to Get You Through the Holidays!

Take a deep breath, everyone: life’s about to get crazy.  Places, everyone!  Cue the present shopping, Christmas baking, work parties, family gatherings, Santa pictures, turkey cooking, wine drinking, chocolate eating, late nights, early mornings, strung-out children, messy houses, Christmas concerts, and so on… It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep, let alone take care of yourself when so many ... Read More »

Oil of Oregano: It tastes awful, and it works.

featured oil of oregano

Every time I’ve been at my mom’s house for the past 4 years and I’ve exhibited signs of cold or flu (or anything else, for that matter), she has pushed Oil of Oregano on me. I tried it once. It smelled awful. I misunderstood her directions and put it on my tongue, not under my tongue, and I tasted it for ... Read More »

Hi, My Name is Jenn, and I Hate Running. #AfLFamily

I don't Run

I have a confession to make: I kind of hate most physical activity. I mean, I love the romantic notion of being a runner out on an early morning jog, but I feel like I’m going to die when I’m out of breath. I want to be someone that lives life on a bike, but somehow little molehills turn into mountains ... Read More »

Healthy Spinach Dip #GayLeaMom

Healthy Spinach Dip

You may have noticed my trend of healthier living lately.  Between increasing my water intake, and drastically increasing my activity level, I’ve been making better lifestyle choices all around.   So when I had the chance to come up with a recipe using Nordica Cottage Cheese, I was very excited. I love spinach dips whenever I go to a party, ... Read More »

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

I am so bad about drinking water. I go for a few weeks of getting my 8 glasses a day, then I get sick of it and drink next to nothing. By bedtime, it’s possible that I’ve only drank a cup or two of coffee, and the milk with my cereal. Isn’t that horrible?!! Imagine how dehydrated I’m getting. And ... Read More »

Why I Love My Fitbit #FavouritesFriday

Fitbit review

I am constantly trying to make better choices in my lifestyle – whether it is drinking more water, or being more active.  I find that anything that challenges me, really helps me meet my goals.  That’s why I wanted to get a Fitbit last summer – to track my steps, and encourage me to increase my physical activity level.  About ... Read More »