Dark Chocolate…The Why

Dark chocolate, especially any 70% dark chocolate or higher, contains many nutrients—such as antioxidants, fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium that may help lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower your risk of diabetes. *************** Antioxidants   Dark chocolate contains numerous antioxidants…in fact darkContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The Why”

What’s Next?

Every now annd then…usually whenever I finish a big group of posts about the same topic I like to stop and take a break and look backwards and forwards at where I’ve been and where I’m headed as far as content. The purpose of my blog is supposed to be crawling up the Raw FoodsContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Why Being Organized in the Kitchen Matters

As with any goal, you can spend way too much time… analyzing every tool offered online dreaming that the job was already done talking to others thinking about what would be the best way to get started reading every article and book in sight about your goal wishing that someone else could or would doContinue reading “Why Being Organized in the Kitchen Matters”

Books, Books, Books Galore

As far as your friends and family that absolutely can’t put a book down and would much rather be holding a leather bound book than a brand new cell phone or Ipad, here are some great sources for book suggestions as to which book to buy for what person… Blogs can be excellent sources ofContinue reading “Books, Books, Books Galore”

Essential Essential Oil Essentials

Way back in March, I had decided to choose one essential oil per month and discover just exactly what this particular oil is, what it’s used for, and so forth. Well, this hasn’t happened… So my goal in these next few posts is to catch up on these oils so that I can hopefully stickContinue reading “Essential Essential Oil Essentials”

Be Committed

Be diligent about starting your new habit…Make a point of adding this new habit—whether it be exercising, eating better, or writing or whatever else it may be, for just one day at a time, even if only for a little bit of time.   Eventually you’ll find yourself not even thinking about that new, orContinue reading “Be Committed”

So You Want To “Be” a Writer

Over the last year I have spent the first hour of each day writing…writing this so-called blog, writing in my journal, writing in my Happy Planner, writing in my journaling Bible, or writing on any other paper that might be within hand’s reach first thing in the morning. Writing has now become such an ingrainedContinue reading “So You Want To “Be” a Writer”

Now What?!…Figuring Out What IS Your “Now What?!”

(image) Life is a journey with both valleys and mountains along the way. Sometimes the top of the mountain seems so high that you simply want to give up altogether. Sometimes you slip and fall, and may lose your grips. Sometimes you may not feel like you have the strength and courage to get backContinue reading “Now What?!…Figuring Out What IS Your “Now What?!””

14 Cruelty-Free Blogs to Help Get Out from Lifestyle-Change Fogs

    First deciding to make the change to a different lifestyle-–whether it be cruelty-free beauty, veganism or vegetarian, mndful living, or even a minimalistic lifestyle—can be a bit overwhelming. If our goal is to actually change our way of living, and not simply claim to have picked up on such lifestyles because they just happenContinue reading “14 Cruelty-Free Blogs to Help Get Out from Lifestyle-Change Fogs”