Transitions and Turtle Rescue

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I still miss Tallahassee and my friends so much, but beach living is beautiful. Penelope dubbed this summer “Mama and Penelope Camp” because she refused to go to camp this summer and only wanted to be with me. I was lucky enough to be able to rearrange my work schedule and make that happen.  To… [read more]

Tapping to Reduce Feeling Overwhelmed

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Oh, tapping, how I love you.  And oh, I don’t know what would I do without you. As I mentioned before in Tapping To Reduce Toddler Meltdowns, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a tool I have used for over a decade. It is great all around self healing tool and I relied heavily on it… [read more]

Healing For Mothers eBook!

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  Healing for Mothers is an ebook that has been gestating in my mind for some time, and the first stage of the book is being born today! For a limited time, you can get this ebook for free when you sign up for my email newsletter (or if you are already on my email… [read more]

2013 Recap and 2014 Goals

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  Two years ago, I implemented a new way to do New Year’s Resolutions in hopes that it would give me a higher success rate of actually accomplishing my goals.  In the past, I would write a 4 page diatribe of everything that I wanted to improve on in my life and then at the… [read more]

Breathe In, Breathe Out

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One of the most amazing things I have learned from my longtime healer and mentor, Mary Beth McBride, is to simply be with my emotions. Since Penelope arrived, I am much more conscious of my emotions and allowing myself to really feel them. Previously, I had spent a lot of energy in stuffing them down and ignoring them… [read more]

20 Great Ways to Take Care of Yourself!

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I am a huge believer in self care.  Taking care of yourself is vital to both your health and your ability to care for another person. I spent years wishing I had been mothered and taken care of better, but then it dawned on me that I could just take care of myself. Instead of hoping… [read more]

Slow Cooker Meals Aid in Post Partum Recovery

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According to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, women who have just given birth are supposed to stay in bed, be waited on hand and foot, and given lots of massages. Pretty awesome, right? They are also supposed to eat lots of hot soups and stews because they are nutrient dense and easy to digest. Having… [read more]

Causes of a Displaced Uterus

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This is the year of the uterus here at M+BL!  I took a life-changing training back in January about how to put a uterus back into it’s proper place.  I also learned about all the health issues that can manifest in women who have a displaced uterus and some amazing self-healing tools like Vaginal Steam… [read more]

9 Tips for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

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photo credit High blood pressure during pregnancy is a serious condition not to be messed around with. Although it is entirely possible to have an otherwise healthy pregnancy and delivery, getting diagnosed with hypertension is usually just the beginning of a cascade of interventions for most births, whether or not there are any other issues… [read more]

Maiden to Mother Ebook ReLaunch!

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This eBook has been a labor of love and I am pumped to share the revised and updated version with you today!  A new cover and a totally redesigned layout, making it easier to read and way prettier to look at it! If you are trying to conceive, pregnant or a new mom – then… [read more]

How To Look Good Without Makeup

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I don’t know about you, but as a mom with a two year old, I spend many days feeling run-down, burnt-out, draggin’-ass tired. That directly affects my appearance. The problem is that when I looked around for ways to spruce up my everyday look without going crazy, I couldn’t find many options. Have you seen… [read more]

My Favorite New Way to Wash My Face: Natural Oils

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After reading M+BL staff writer Lauren’s post about how she uses oil to wash her face, and coincidentally leaving my fancy organic foaming fash wash behind at a hotel, I decided to give the oil idea a try. Prior to her post I had done some reading about some other natural products for the face… [read more]

Check out the Heal Thy Mouth Summit!

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How are your teeth doing? Remember a while back I spent a week talking about dental health (some of those videos I did on how I whiten my teeth and brush my teeth naturally are the most viewed on my YouTube page, definitely check them out!) and the amazing results I had with natural solutions to my… [read more]

Workout Just 3 Hours a Week and be Slim and Healthy

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There are 148 hours in every week. I only use 3 of them for working out, and that’s plenty. Yes, you can workout just three hours a week and be healthy and slender. To prove my point, I am going way out on a limb and showing pictures of my full body (and my sweet… [read more]

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Lose Water Weight with Dandelion-Cranberry Tea

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My weight fluctuates 3 to 4 pounds through out the month, depending on what my diet has been like and where I am at in my cycle. If I am feeling a little puffy or flabby, I mix myself up a batch of this tea and I feel better the very next day. This was… [read more]

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Get Beautiful Skin with Oil Cleansing!

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I was beyond skeptical when I first heard of oil cleansing. Um, no, rubbing oil all over my sometimes-oily-skin does not sound like a good plan, BUT then I started doing a little snooping. I would call it research, but really I am not the researching kind. I am more of the “find the info… [read more]