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Wellness

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

December 2, 2016

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. One of nature’s most powerful immune boosters! Garlic is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most antibiotics,…

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Beauty + Style

May Lindstrom Skin | The Youth Dew & The Jasmine Garden

October 4, 2016

Last month I wrote about being the lucky winner of an amazing (seriously, amazing) green beauty giveaway. As a mother, birth doula and lactation counselor, I often take care of others but don’t always practice self-care, so it really couldn’t have come at a better time. Receiving these treasures inspired me to take some space and time to nourish my mind, body and senses. Some people asked me to share my experiences with these products so as I use them over the next few months,…

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Giveaway Motherhood

ENERGY MUSE Mindful Mom Mala Necklace Review & Giveaway

April 24, 2016

Hey mamas! I’m starting off the week with a giveaway and special offer you don’t want to miss! A long-time Energy Muse devotee, I was excited to receive their new Mindful Mom Mala Necklace and Bracelet. Co-created by Lori Bregman (fellow doula, life coach and author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be) and Heather Askinosie, these pieces help to promote mindfulness for mothers during pregnancy and motherhood. As a birth doula, wife and mother of two boys, I give a lot of energy to others. Practicing self-care,…

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Journal

Filling Your Cup

February 9, 2016

The year started off with a whirlwind of events and many positive changes. I haven’t had as much time to blog and am about to go back on-call for some births. I’m reminded to slow down, connect with nature, practice self-care, nourish myself and my family with wholesome foods and be more present, especially with my boys. Filling my cup allows me to better serve others, not only as a doula, but as a mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend. Giving to ourselves…

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Wellness

Dry Skin Brushing to Naturally Detoxify & Smooth Skin

November 17, 2015

I take five minutes everyday to dry skin brush. Skin is the largest organ in the human body and one third of our body’s toxins are excreted through it. Dry skin brushing boosts the lymphatic system which is a major part of the body’s immune system. It’s made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and regularly brushing the skin stimulates normal lymph flow…

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Motherhood

Bringing Sexy Back… After Baby

February 3, 2015

Let’s face it. I’m exhausted and overwhelmed by the demands of being a new mother… so feeling sexy isn’t the first thing on my mind.  It’s easy to get stuck in sweats and breastmilk-stained shirts, but taking some self-care has helped boost my confidence and reignite my inner spark. Start the day off right Take a small amount of time for a morning routine. Even if it means putting baby in a bouncy seat in the bathroom, start off the day with…

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