The Best Lessons I’ve Learned From My Sales Gig

Every business owner knows that the real rewards of owning a business are the lessons learned, and the growth that happens from those lessons. Pay attention to your mistakes and let them fuel your fire! These are the lessons I can turn to now and they are what keep me in business.  Here is a list … Read moreThe Best Lessons I’ve Learned From My Sales Gig

Safer Skincare Solutions for Summer!

I get a lot of questions about safer sunscreen options. Here is a post that covers that and a few other summertime  concerns we have when we’re looking for safer skincare: Safe sunscreen Safe sunless tanner Safe deodorant that works Exfoliation Safe Sunscreen for face and body For the face, Beautycounter makes a Tinted Moisturizer … Read moreSafer Skincare Solutions for Summer!

The Rookie Mistake We All Make When Starting A Business

There are about a million mistakes you can make when starting a business, and you shouldn’t be afraid of them. Mistakes are inevitable learning experiences, and you cannot succeed without them.  It will save you some time and money though, if you know about this one super common mistake. There is some version of this … Read moreThe Rookie Mistake We All Make When Starting A Business

How I Save Money (And Where I Splurge) For Safer Skincare & Makeup

“Safer skincare” and “clean beauty”—what’s the big deal?  I believe that inflammation is the root of illness—from migraines to fatigue to fertility struggles to you-name-it—and I believe we should reduce inflammation in our bodies by thoughtfully choosing what we put in and on our bodies. The FDA does not closely regulate the skincare industry. It’s … Read moreHow I Save Money (And Where I Splurge) For Safer Skincare & Makeup

Signs That Your Friendship Is Not Healthy

Are your friendships a positive influence in your life…or an energy-sucker? The same principles about an unhealthy friendship apply to a marriage or other relationship. Luckily, there are counselors who specialize in relationships! Signs that your friendship is not healthy: You feel worn-out or agitated after spending time with her (and sometimes you can’t pinpoint … Read moreSigns That Your Friendship Is Not Healthy

Six Lies That Make Us Quit Breastfeeding

Many women contact me to express a hope that they will be able to breastfeed. They want it for themselves and their children, but they just don’t know if they can count on it working out or not. All you know is that your mother did it, but your sister-in-law couldn’t, and your cousin did, … Read moreSix Lies That Make Us Quit Breastfeeding

Why We Made A Pact To Argue In Front Of Our Kid

I wish I had this insight from Day 1 as a parent…luckily, it’s never too late to start teaching this incredible lesson in your family. The adults probably need to learn it too! Naturally…Fights Happen Last week, my husband and I attended a party at my daughter’s preschool. The kids had made fresh-squeezed lemonade and … Read moreWhy We Made A Pact To Argue In Front Of Our Kid

How to Stop Letting Mom Guilt Hold You Back

Do you have “mom guilt” over your “me time?” Or worse, do you fail to pursue your own interests because of the threat of Mom Guilt, or the threat of overwhelm? This post is going to change things for you.  Decision, Indecision, and Belief First of all, good job. Good job laying low. Good job … Read moreHow to Stop Letting Mom Guilt Hold You Back

Before You Write Your Birth Plan, Learn This!

I don’t like giving advice. In fact, in my massage therapy school (and even in college when I was studying the psychology of Personal Growth!) we were taught: Don’t give advice.  Listening is what we were taught. With my clients, I practice listening, and then I try reflecting back what I think I am hearing … Read moreBefore You Write Your Birth Plan, Learn This!