{Thrive} Giveaway + 5 Beauty Product Ingredients to Avoid

5 Must Know Toxic Ingredients To AvoidWhile I have long celebrated the many benefits of a nourishing whole foods diet, my wellness journey continues to teach me that there is more to health than the foods we choose to consume.  Over the past several years, my work with clients, many who have or had breast cancer, has opened my eyes to the many environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I started working with BeautyCounter, my favorite one stop for all of my toxin-free beauty needs. The last thing I want to do is be alarming because I avoid fear-based thinking at all costs, but it’s important we all know the facts! Knowledge allows us to make confident, empowered decisions.  Plus, we can easily avoid or reduce our exposure to these toxins with a few simple swaps to our beauty routine. Did you know that the beauty industry is highly unregulated? I didn’t. Here are the facts and make sure to enter the giveaway and check out the free gift offer. It’s your chance to start building your toxin-free beauty regimen today!

 

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{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?

Is grilling in aluminum foil dangerous?Aluminum foil lines our baking sheets and envelopes our vegetables, meats and fish in the form of no-fuss packets that make cooking a cinch, but are these simple cooking hacks health supportive? With more talk of the adverse health effects of heavy metals, like aluminum, accumulating in our bodies, it’s worth your time to consider the controversy, the possible outcomes and alternative practices you may choose to adopt from time to time to decrease risk. Continue reading “{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?”

{Thrive} 20 Gifts for Eating Well & Living Joyfully

giftsI love giving gifts. Actually, I love giving thoughtful gifts that feel personal and purposeful. While I did avoid the chaos of black Friday like the plague, I’ve been busy scouring the web for ideas and, dare I say, I am about 90% finished with my shopping this year. That might be a record though our goal to cut out the crap and instead spend time enjoying the holidays (and each other) has made this task a bit easier. Still, right about now I start to get major shopping fatigue. I run out of inspiration and I figured you might as well so I gathered a few of my favorites things to help you finish your shopping! If you don’t find something here that speaks to you, check out the newly launched shop which spotlights quite a few of my favorite things to inspire you and yours to “Eat Well and Live Joyfully!” Continue reading “{Thrive} 20 Gifts for Eating Well & Living Joyfully”

{THRIVE} Loving the Sun, Safely.

Love the SunIt’s finally feeling like summer, and I am so excited to be able to spend more time outside and to soak in the summer sunshine! If you’re like me, you need a lot of sunlight in order to feel like a normal functioning person, and rightly so, sunlight offers us the most viable opportunity to produce Vitamin D– more on that in a moment.

While I love being outside in the garden, taking a walk, playing in the park or simply lounging, it is also really important to protect myself from the Sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, both of which have been linked to causing cancer. Additionally, sun damage can result in skin discoloration, blotchiness and premature aging which I would love to avoid! Needless to say, sunscreen is important but there are a few things to think about before you slather it on! Continue reading “{THRIVE} Loving the Sun, Safely.”

{Nourish.Breathe.Thrive}: The Best of 2015

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With the year coming to a close I find that celebrating bright moments is a great way to reflect and to create gratitude. In regards to the blog…it is an awesome way for you to re-visit or explore a few of the top posts from the past year. From recipes to round-ups, “Katie’s Picks” and many mindful moments, here are the top blog posts from the 2015. Feel free to link to your favorite post in the comments below! Sending you all joy and peace for the New Year! Continue reading “{Nourish.Breathe.Thrive}: The Best of 2015”