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5 Things To Know About Chlorophyll

Have you ever heard that parsley freshens breath? Better yet, have you ever experienced that? Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants and algae, and chlorophyll is a natural deodorizer. (Anyone remember Clorets Gum? Chlorophyll was part of the proprietary breath freshening formula.) It’s abundant in leafy greens, but you can also find chlorophyll and its semi-synthetic derivative chlorophyllin available as a liquid supplement. I first bought liquid chlorophyll to help address my dogs’ terrible breath odor. It works, if you’re wondering. Then I started adding liquid chlorophyll drops to my water—not for breath freshening per […]

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5 Ways To Practice Self-Care

Since August 2015, I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical, thanks to some complications from my celiac disease. Because my doctors requested that I stop working full-time for a year in order to heal, I’ve spent the last nine months trying to take better care of myself, destress and really choose my schedule, including self-care. I’m being very deliberate about what I do (and what I don’t do) and often, little rituals of self-care are the most important pieces to maintaining sanity. Some of them are daily rituals; others are things I make time for on a monthly basis. […]

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It’s September. Are Your Beauty Habits in Flux, Too?

It’s September and the seasonal shift is upon us in the Mid-Atlantic. Crisp sunny mornings and pleasantly warm afternoons with unusually blue skies—I die for this weather. Yet as I try to stay in the moment and savor this transition, my body and mind are instinctively having one of those oh god winter is coming and the Almanac says it’s gonna be bad freak-outs. In response, I’m doing some simple things that are pleasing to my senses and will help me be more resilient and healthy overall. Here’s what I’ve noticed is changing… 1. I am putting more and more […]

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Holy Basil! The Stress Busting Power of Tulsi Tea

Have you ever looked up from your life and wondered at your own resilience? Do you associate certain self-care habits with your ability to thrive in this modern life? This past year was one of the most personally challenging I’ve yet experienced. Looking back, I’m astonished that the stress of it just sort of bounced right off of me, and I credit some of my seemingly innocuous daily habits with playing a big role in my resistance to stress and its nasty affects. I’ve been drinking tea made from the tulsi herb for the last year, and I believe this […]

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5 Things To Love About Rose Geranium Oil

Rose geranium oil is one of the most pleasing and useful essential oils on record—according to moi—but I think you’ll agree when you experience it, too. It has a cooling and uplifting scent that typically evokes a rosy, slightly citrus vibe, often with a faint mint undertone. It’s sweet, floral and a little herbaceous. Rose geranium has a truly feminine scent—rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe was a fan—and it has properties that make it specifically helpful for women. There are many varieties of geranium oil, but rose geranium the most floral and feminine. Even though it does wonders for a perfume […]

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