DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

Want to save money on your skincare routine?  These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget! Homemade acne pads are simple to make and a very frugal skincare product for clear skin.  They also use very natural ingredients, which means less chance of irritation.  If you have sensitive skin, making your own homemade face products is a must! If you love homemade skincare products, check out my Gingerbread sugar scrub, too!Why should you make homemade face wipes? Over the years, I have spent a lot … [Read more...]

Herbal Sore Muscle Bath Soak for Soothing Muscle Pain Relief

One of the joys of getting old (ish!) is that I tend to hurt myself a lot easier than I did when I was young.  Being an active, middle aged woman, that means I am nursing sore muscles on a regular basis.  What is the best bath soak for sore muscles? Well, this herbal sore muscle bath soak certainly helped provide muscle pain relief this week.Muscle Pain Relief and Middle Aged Workouts Staying healthy as you age can be challenging.  A slowing metabolism means you need to work out more to maintain your weight.  But, … [Read more...]

Grocery Shopping Tips for Healthy Eating

With the beginning of the new year comes a renewed determination to eat healthier.  If you want to join me on my healthy food kick, you may need to change your shopping habits.  Hopefully, these grocery shopping tips for healthy eating will help you make smart food choices next time you grab your cart.  Follow these healthy shopping tips to drop a few pounds and increase energy levels!Grocery Shopping Tips for Healthier Eating I bet I'm not the only one who ate way too many Christmas cookies last month.  Every time … [Read more...]

Get Rid of Stress with These Anxiety Busting Tips

Stress can make our lives difficult.  It causes our health to decline, our anxiety to skyrocket, and wreaks havoc on personal relationships.  As we move into the new year, I want to get rid of stress in my life wherever I can.  I thought I would share a few anxiety busting tips that may help us all live a more stress free life.  Of course, we need to understand our own personal stress triggers in order to do that.  And stress reduction techniques will be different for everyone.  However, maybe  some of these … [Read more...]

Sinus Bath Salts for Congestion Relief

Whether you have fall allergies or a horrible head cold, congestion relief is sometimes difficult.  These sinus bath salts for congestion relief may just help you breathe easier in the next couple of months.  When I was growing up in Connecticut, my allergies only bothered me in the spring.  Things would bloom, I would sneeze for a couple of weeks, and that was it. Then I moved south. All of a sudden, my allergies were year round and the worst time of year was fall.   Throw in the random head cold or … [Read more...]

Want to be Hiking at 50? Here is Some Important Advice to Follow!

This post about hiking at 50 has been sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  All opinions are my own.I decided to start hiking when I was in college and it is by far my favorite way to exercise.  While I spend more time in the gym than I do on the trail, stationary bikes do not bring me the sort of enjoyment that I get from setting off on a hiking trail.  But, hiking definitely gets more challenging the older I get!Keep reading for a few middle aged hiking tips as well as information … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Every day, my to do list gets a little bit longer and my energy levels gets a little bit lower. The school year is in full swing, the holidays are coming and I am not ready.  I decided that in order to stay healthy during the holidays, I need to have a plan.  Winging it isn't going to keep energy levels up and germs at bay.I decided to share my healthy tips for the coming months in case you want to join me in my attempt to stay out of the doctors office this December.  If you are traveling this holiday season, check out my post on how to … [Read more...]

Workout Gift Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts

The holidays are coming and that means we need to start thinking about the perfect gift for friends and family members.  I try very hard to choose gifts that the recipient will actually use in their everyday life. I have a ton of people in my life that are trying get healthier. With this in mind,  I have started looking for workout gift ideas for fitness enthusiasts that may be well received. Have a health nut or workout warrior in your life? Get them something to make their workout safer, healthier, and a lot more enjoyable!  And … [Read more...]

Ultimate Period Survival Kit for Women of All Ages

When I was younger, my period was no big deal so a period survival kit wasn't something I really worried about.  I didn't get cramps or headaches or bloating.  I didn't scream at people, cry for no reason or get such an upset stomach I couldn't leave the house.  Fast forward about thirty years and YAY, I am suffering through worse hormonal issues than I ever did as a teen.  Seriously, my periods are not only irregular but they come with such debilitating side effect that I want to crawl in bed and hide for 3 days.  A period survival kit allows … [Read more...]

Happiness in Middle Age means Mountains and Motorcycles!

This post about Happiness in Middle Age was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.While my job keeps me at home and on the computer, I wouldn't say that my chair is my happy place.  And as I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate moments of happiness more than ever.  I see so many people my age suffering from illness or injury, dealing with the death of loved ones or the stress of job loss.  Happiness is fleeting and not something to be tossed … [Read more...]