Yoga and Healing From Cancer
Jun21

Yoga and Healing From Cancer

Happy International Yoga Day. I wrote a portion of this post a few years ago detailing what Yoga means to me.  It has been an essential part of my healing process: healing and strengthening my body, warding off scar tissue and providing me a quiet and private space to work through all the emotions that come with healing from cancer.  If you’re a yogi then you already know what I mean. There is a moment before class starts when you...

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Spreading Skin Cancer Awareness
Jun09

Spreading Skin Cancer Awareness

May is always a great month for the opportunity to get out and talk skin cancer awareness.  It is the start of summer.  The time when people begin to think about summer break, the pool, the beach, the boat.  Just some of my favorite things.  Of course, all of those experiences come with great exposure to sun. I had the pleasure of spending a morning at WGVU radio doing two segments on skin cancer awareness.  Lots of fun tips embedded...

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Sunscreen Picks From Consumer Reports
Jun01

Sunscreen Picks From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports released the findings of a large research project looking into the effectiveness of various sunscreen options. They tested 60 different sunscreen lotions, sprays and sticks.  Here’s what they found. 43 percent of the sunscreens and all of the lip balms fell short of the SPF claim on their labels “Natural” or mineral sunscreens—those that contain only titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or both as active...

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Surviving Summer Sun
May25

Surviving Summer Sun

After suffering through a long winter, all you want to do in summer is feel the warmth of the sun on you skin and enjoy all of the natural outdoor riches the Midwest provides. My favorite times are riding in the boat on Lake Michigan as the sun shines warmly down on our family. Rushing along those beautiful blue waters with the wind whipping all around. The reward is that beautiful sun kissed glow that says, “I’m alive, healthy and...

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Physicians Formula Offers Affordable SPF Bronzer
Jul13

Physicians Formula Offers Affordable SPF Bronzer

Last summer I brought you the recommendation of Colore Science Sunforgettable® a topical sunscreen powder with SPF 50. This is still one of my favorite products and you will find it in my purse all year long. But, I know it isn’t affordable for everyone, so I wanted to offer some other options for those looking to get the same experience but for less money. I am excited to say I found a comparable product for much less and more...

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Find New Life in Old Montreal
Mar25

Find New Life in Old Montreal

When others are taking off for warm sunny beaches and looking to awaken their bodies from the winter doldrums, I say, buck the trend. I say, go deeper into winter. Head North to a lovely town called Montreal. Last week my husband and I spent a few days in Montreal. Little did we realize when booking the trip that we were chasing winter. We made a small mistake when we got married nine years ago. As Midwesterners we chose to have a...

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