6 Ideal Additions to Your Summer Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to prepare a refreshingly easy, nutrient-dense breakfast or snack. It’s magic: you simply add frozen fruit and your additions of choice to a blender, and a delicious, healthy quasi-milkshake is the result! A smoothie is a convenient way to add nutrients and vitamins to your daily dietary intake. However, there are a few common smoothie additions you will want to steer clear of - as well as a few intriguing options you might not have thought of! 

5 Reasons All Women Should Be Strength Training

There’s a common misconception that strength training isn’t important for women. Popular culture tends to show men lifting weights, while women do more cardio exercises like running or swimming. In reality, women can—and should—be strength training, too!

Everything You Need to Know About Your Kids' Attention Span Challenges

In general, kids are known for their distracted, high-energy behaviors. Parents everywhere will undoubtedly have days when they throw up their hands, feeling tired of repeating their requests or chasing their kids around the house. But what if this hyperactive behavior and inability to concentrate wasn't their fault at all? Many children struggle with their attention span in our modern age, and with all the fast-paced, distractions all around us, who can blame them? It's up to us as parents to recognize when our kids are struggling, and to help them learn the skills to cope and succeed in spite of their challenges.

Medicinal Mushrooms: What Are They and What Do They Do?

If you’ve browsed the supplement aisle of your grocery store or taken a look at the trending topics of a healthy living blog lately, you’ve probably seen the words “medicinal mushrooms” pop up. These supplements have gained notoriety as of late, but they are far from new—their medicinal use goes back centuries. If this is your first time coming across them, you might be wondering: What are they, and are they right for me?

7 Ways to Give Your Brain an Afternoon Boost

It’s 2 p.m. and you’re chugging away at your to-do list, when suddenly, you feel an overwhelming sense of exhaustion. You have to read the same sentence a few times over to comprehend its meaning, and time seems to slow down. Sound familiar?

How Nature Can Benefit Your Child’s Attention Span

Summer can be a stressful time for parents - kids are on a break from school, so there is extra entertainment, activities, and organization to fit into an already-busy schedule. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more complicated. Parents are taking on home-schooling, helping with online classes, and, in many areas, worrying about what the coming school year will look like in September. It’s vitally important for you and your child to take a break from screens and inside activities to spend time (safely) interacting with the natural world - the benefits might surprise you! 

How the Summer Heat Can Interrupt Your Sleep

When the temperatures start to heat up in summer, you’re probably eager to head outside to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmer weather. But when it’s time to go to sleep, that very same heat might leave you tossing and turning.

Why You Need to Give Your New Skincare Regimen Time to Work

If you’re just getting started on your skincare journey, you’ve probably spent a significant amount of time researching your products and are eager to start using them. But what most people don’t realize is that skincare regimens hardly ever work overnight.

Depression and Anxiety Are Normal in the Lead-Up to Menopause

As you approach the age when menopause is likely to begin, you’ll probably know of a few symptoms to watch out for. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia—these are commonly discussed and complained about among menopausal women. But what’s not talked about as often—and what should be—is the effect this transitional period can have on your mental wellbeing.