Can You Have it All and Still Say “No?”

Do you believe that you can still “have it all” if every time you say yes to something, you say no to something else?

Most people would agree with this, but some would argue against it. Personally, I say it all depends upon your well-being.

One person’s definition of overall well-being can be completely different than another’s. In fact, Maid Brigade’s latest survey [...]

Important Things to Remember Before Cooking at Home

As a nurse, I am always concerned about the health and safety of my family. When I clean my home, I use cleaners that contain non-toxic chemicals and that are safe for the environment. When I cook at home, reducing bacteria and proper handling of food are my main concerns.

Here are some important safety tips to keep in mind [...]

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    Ten Delicious Independence Day Treats You Don’t Want to Miss

Ten Delicious Independence Day Treats You Don’t Want to Miss

America’s birthday is almost here and I cannot wait! Independence Day is one of best stress-free holidays there is! It’s a casual gathering of friends and family surrounded by food, fireworks, and a gorgeous sunny sky.

Because July 4th is such a casual and fun time for me, I love trying out some new and exciting desserts that are easy [...]

A Giant Step in Ingredient Disclosure

SC Johnson, the manufacturer of household cleaners like Glade, Pledge, Windex and Shout, recently made a huge step in the right direction by voluntarily listing fragrance ingredients found in its products on their website, called  The move is designed to help consumers make more informed choices.

Ingredients in fragrances can cause a wide variety of health problems, ranging from [...]

Important Things to Keep in Mind This BBQ Season

The hot weather has arrived and BBQ’s are grilling great smelling foods all over, from beaches to ballparks to backyards. I have to admit, I am one of those people that love to grill. As soon as the weather gets warm, the grill gets fired up and our outdoor cooking season begins. Cooking on the grill is a “win-win” [...]

How well are you taking care of yourself?

According to Maid Brigade’s recent survey, the results show “not so well.” Those who took Maid Brigade’s annual survey rated their well-being a C+, which is just satisfactory. I wonder why?

Is it because most of us seem too busy to take care of ourselves these days? Is it because we put our needs under everybody else’s on our priority [...]

9 Things You Should Do For Yourself Right Now

There are times in our lives that just seem busier than others. For my family, one of the busiest times is happening right now. The end of the school year, the beginning of summer and the start of weekly tournaments for all three of my children. It’s a very fun time of the year, but life in our household [...]

Tips of Empowerment that Every Child Should Know

This week on “Green Clean Talk” Radio, I had the pleasure of speaking with LeTa Jussila, co-founder of a twelve week integrative holistic health and fitness program called the “Santa Cruz Challenge.” The purpose of the Santa Cruz challenge is to promote health and sustainability of individuals through education and empowerment that encourage habits of wellness and well-being. LeTa [...]

8 Easy Ways to Increase Self-discipline and Willpower

When it comes to breaking old habits or accomplishing new goals, did you ever wonder why the willpower needed to change comes naturally for some folks and harder for others? The reason just might have to do with self-discipline.

Willpower helps us control or reject harmful or useless impulses by giving us inner strength. Self-discipline is the companion of willpower. [...]

A Sense of Empowerment

It has been two and a half years since Hurricane Sandy took my mother’s house and all its belongings away from her. All that she had left was an empty piece of beachfront property and lots of memories.

Today was a bittersweet day for my mother. She decided to take the buyout that was offered to her from New York [...]