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Eco-Friendly Options to Consider When Designing Your Home

Eco-Friendly Options to Consider When Designing Your Home

By Emily Rackow September 26, 2018 |

5 Eco-Friendly Options to Consider When Designing Your Home   Over the past decades, green homes have shifted from being an “alternative” way of constructing and remodeling to being the mainstream. Contractors have been looking into growing their businesses by introducing eco-friendly methods of building houses. The drop in green...

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Guest Post - 6 Unusual Ways To Clean Your Teeth

Guest Post - 6 Unusual Ways To Clean Your Teeth

By Emily Rackow July 20, 2018 |

We may sometimes forget to carry our toothbrush with us when on a vacation. It may also happen that the toothpaste tube you are currently using has finished. For the situations such as these when you need to clean your teeth and are devoid of the necessary equipment, you need...

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Guest Post - DIY Upcycling Projects for Kids

Guest Post - DIY Upcycling Projects for Kids

By Emily Rackow June 29, 2018 |

DIY Upcycling Projects for Kids Upcycling projects are fun and teach kids about sustainability. Once they get the hang of it, your kids will start collecting recyclable objects and come up with their own creative ideas. Here are some simple projects you can do with your kids right away. However,...

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Guest Post - My Oral Health Care Routine (Non-Toxic and Cruelty-Free!)

Guest Post - My Oral Health Care Routine (Non-Toxic and Cruelty-Free!)

By Emily Rackow April 05, 2018 |

Guest post by Rachel Stein Blog.   Yesterday I shared my skincare routine with you, and I talked a lot about how important it is to be weary of the ingredients that we put on our skin. This is just as true if not more so for your oral health care routine, because the...

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6 Simple Alternatives That Will Help Make Your Bathroom More Eco-Friendly

6 Simple Alternatives That Will Help Make Your Bathroom More Eco-Friendly

By Emily Rackow February 20, 2018 |

So often it seems that “going green” is a never-ending journey. First, we learned to take reusable bags to the grocery store. Then, we started frequenting vendors that sold organic produce. And when the concept of zero-waste started trickling into the collective conscious? We re-evaluated the sustainability of products in...

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Interview with Dr. Zach Ray from Live Athletics

Interview with Dr. Zach Ray from Live Athletics

By Emily Rackow September 29, 2017 |

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Zach Ray, a sports certified, physical therapy specialist, with whom I have had the ultimate pleasure of working with since my ankle surgery in May. Right from our very first meeting, Dr. Zach told me that he treats all...

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

By Emily Rackow August 25, 2017 |

This week I had the privilege of sitting down with Alona Geller who holds a Masters in Science and is a registered dietitian at www.nutrition-heals.com. I asked Alona for her recommendations for healthiest eating practices. Her emphatic response, "Eating plant-based foods in their naturally occurring states, if it comes from the garden or earth, then it...

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Five of my favorite recipes using 5 ingredients or less!

Five of my favorite recipes using 5 ingredients or less!

By Emily Rackow July 07, 2017 |

As I said in my previous blog, “Not all calories are created equal” I am always brainstorming and meal planning to provide natural, nutritious food for our family! Here are five of our favorite recipes using 5 ingredients or less, so easy and so delicious!“Banana-rama Pancakes” 2 bananas 2 eggs½...

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35 Things I've Learned in 35 Years

35 Things I've Learned in 35 Years

By Emily Rackow June 09, 2017 |

1. We are all beautiful and uniquely constructed. You get one body, one mind, one heart, figure out what each needs and nurture it to the max! 2. It’s okay to say, “No.” It’s okay to take chances. It’s okay to change your mind. It’s okay to be wrong. 3....

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DR. Sears Parenting Talk

DR. Sears Parenting Talk

By Emily Rackow May 19, 2017 |

A little late but worth the wait!!!! Happy Mothers’ Day, every day, to all of the dedicated, devoted and determined mothers who consistently, tirelessly, selflessly, and endlessly nourish and nurture their precious children, so that they may develop and grow to become the best the world has to offer. Wow,...

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Positive Thoughts

Positive Thoughts

By Emily Rackow May 05, 2017 |

SUNSHINE, PURPOSE, WARMTH, GRATITUDE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, SUPPORT, STRENGTH, POSITIVITY, DETERMINATION, SPIRIT Every day I awake with purpose, make my bed, create my mental to-do list, then open the shutters to let in the sunshine. Just as the morning sunlight illuminates my bedroom, I feel the warmth and power of gratitude...

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Growing Bodies & Growing Minds need Growing Food!

Growing Bodies & Growing Minds need Growing Food!

By Emily Rackow April 28, 2017 |

  That’s what I’ve been teaching my little girls since their first bite of solid food. Oh, how simple were the days when breast milk was the liquid gold by which my little babies thrived and blossomed. Having breastfed each of my baby girls, for as long as they would...

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