The Magic of Dirt – ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’ {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: A friend recently told me that when her family stopped using hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes all the time, they stopped getting sick so much. Is there any research backing up this theory, or is it just a “new” wives tale? — […]

How To Effectively Detox Your Body Now

Toxins are, unfortunately, everywhere. So a mission to effectively detox your body involves having a lot of determination and some realization that you cannot detox it 100%. That’s the sad truth of the world we live in.  It’s quite terrifying to learn about the toxins we are exposed to, through our skin, our clothes, and […]

The Power of Essential Oils

{OR Learning to Get Natural with your Wellness} Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your wellness routine, if you learn how to use them correctly. I began this post as a stand-alone one, but then it got really long and I got new ideas. So, this post is now the first in a […]

The Bane of 21st Century Life: Chronic Stress 
 {+ 7 Tips to Reduce Stress}

Heart pounding, palms sweating, and a sick, clenching feeling in the pit of your stomach. Sound familiar? We hate this experience, and yet, we all go through it way too often. I often cycle between low-stress periods (not zero-stress, please note) and high-stress periods – all because of my work, my lifestyle, and the way […]

The Joy of Running

If there’s one form of exercise that rules them all, it, in my humble opinion, is running. I’ve been running on and off since college, and it’s always fascinated me how much it helps me and my body. I also used to dance, and was quite fit until a few years ago, so back then […]

Why Your Mobile Phone Is Stressing You Out

Do you feel sometimes like you’re doing too much? I’ve been feeling like that more and more often. Not because I’m super busy – although I am – but because I have too much technology going on. I check my email on my personal phone, my work phone, my Kindle Fire, my office laptop, and […]