The gift of empowerment and inspiration

If you’re looking for something uplifting, inspiring and empowering to give yourself or someone you love, I hope you’ll consider my wellness book series. Now through the end of the December you can purchase the set of five finished books for $35 (this amount includes shipping and taxes). The bundle includes the Body Care Guide, Home Environment Guide, Sleep Guide, Balance Guide and Spirit Guide,…

The only thing I'll say about the election

So you’re voting, of course. The election is really important. Your vote—your voice—matters. But just as important—and perhaps even more so—is what you’re voting for every day.

Countless times a day, we all vote on really, truly important things.

For instance, every single time we consume any item, we’re voting. Our food, toothpaste, sheets, clothes, shampoo, toys,…

12 ways to reduce stress for kids (and adults)

These stress reduction tips below are just as relevant and helpful for every adult as they are for adults who care for children. We live in complex times and a fast-paced culture where reported stress levels continue to rise (along with the corresponding damage to our physical and mental health and emotional well-being).

A few of the health experts I've spoken with recently have said they…

Three favorite parenting resources

If you care for children, here are some excellent resources with helpful, warm and effective approaches and tips: 

1. Kim John Payne, director of the Simplicity Project. Here’s how much I loved his book “Simplicity…

"Take Care: The Balance Guide" is finished and available

Are you interested in creating a more balanced life? A simpler life? Experiencing more freedom, peace, contentment or joy? A more intentional way of living? Less stress? 

The fifth book in my series, "Take…

Change your home, improve your health, vote for a future on Earth

Research continues to mount linking the everyday chemicals used in consumer products to a wide range of health conditions, including ADHD, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. And consumers' choices about seemingly innocent products have contributed to the fact that indoor air is typically two to five times…

A different sort of love letter for YOU!

When my kids are playing together and a tiff bubbles up, my go-to response is to ask, “Are you treating each other the way you would like to be treated?” I sometimes follow this question up with, “What can you do right now to start treating each other the way you would want to be treated?”

I was thinking about how many of us--kids and adults--would benefit from taking this golden rule about…

Six quick, easy steps for better sleep

Sleep is such an incredible tool for health and happiness, but in our culture and in these times it’s severely under-rated and has become a challenge for many. I’ve had lots of people tell me that they’re on the hunt for ideas to get better quality sleep, or that they wish they could make more time for bed.

In honor of the upcoming winter solstice, here are six quick and easy steps for better…

For your inspiration

If you’re ready for a dose of inspiration, or an uplifting new thought, or a refreshing laugh about serious things, or a new tool to help you remain sane and healthy, you must check out the “Life Gets Better Now” podcast with spiritual teacher Mary Hayes Grieco and her student Erin Warhol, a talented producer. See

Guide to safe, natural sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of those strange things where you think you’re doing the right thing by using it, but in fact most sunscreens contain harmful chemical ingredients. More natural sunscreens are coming into the market though, and the Environmental Working Group’s 2015 sunscreen guide is a great place to learn more and find some of the best brands:


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