What you need to be reading this week!

Hi Lovely’s!!!

Before I go into any more pleasantries, I want to send out a huge off tune jig to this crazy~sexy man!

Happy Birthday to You,

Happy Birthday to You,

Happy Birthday to my most Amazing, Handsome, Crazy, Loving, Sexy, Caring, Hot, Smart, Inventive, Ingenious, Big Dreamin’, Always there for me, Best Friend & Hubby!

Happy Birthday to you!

O.K. now that I got that out there…… ;)

How was your week, Crazy, Busy? Did you get it all done? Mine has been ………. strained…… I feel as though I’m at the edge of something big…….. not sure what’s about to go down yet tho (stay tuned ;) )

Anyways, here are your weekend reading’s. Grab your cup of joe or mug of tea, your glass of wine or fresh pressed juice & enjoy!

I found this article amazing. My family loves Jars. We collect them for nearly everything. In fact, here is a shot of our cup~boards.

Rice, Quinoa, BuckWheat…..

Spices, Teas, Dried Herbs…..

Nuts, Seeds, Flax, Hemp, etc…..

See~ Jars!!! This post will help you find ways to use up all these beauties!

Do you have allergies? Duh, who doesn’t right!!! Check our GreenMedInfo & their allergy article. Tons of info (as always!)

Are you throwing out any of these potential food~plants? Did you know you can re~grow food? Check out this cool article & find out these simple tips to re~use your compost to have ‘free food’!

I’m the first to¬† admit that I’m not in the ‘know’ for any kind of make~up or up to date fashion stuff. But the gorgeous Gillian is! Check out her article about safe skin~care. I’m not taking about safe cover girl crap or stuff like that, this safe stuff is the real deal. This is part 2, so search around her amazing site for part 1!

When is the last time you really took a good hard look at yourself? It’s something that needs to be done every once in a while. Maybe take this weekend & do just that. Take a day or 1/2 a day or the entire weekend if you can. Take a look at yourself! Learn, Plan & Grow! (we can even do it together if you want, contact me for any questions or support!) :)

Ok. This is one of my fav. Books EVER! I’ve read it a dozen times, have half the book underlined & have quoted Dr.Fuhrman a zillion times on Facebook & Twitter. If you don’t have this book. GO. BUY. IT. NOW!!!!! (it’s not #1 on the NYTimes list for nothing!)

One Green Planet has a new updated version of the Clean 15 & the Dirty 12! Check it out! & Wake~Up World has a super cool post on how to get yourself some clean safe water (hint, 2 steps, it’s easy & cheap!)

Also, I’m doing a 30 Gratitude Challenge, & I’m Challenging you to join me :) I have a post about it here, as well as the direct link here! Join me, let’s show the people in our lives how truly grateful we are to have them!

What are you up to this weekend? How did you like this week’s reads?

Great Read’s for your Weekend Pleasure!

Ah, another Weekend is upon us. What are your fabulous plans Lovely Followers? Do share please as I am working all weekend :(

So, why don’t we take a moment to grab a mug of Tea or Coffee, a glass of Fresh Pressed Juice or Wine & settle in for some great reads!

& Speaking about tea, Kris at Crazy Sexy Life has an article about it! (& here is a recap on a tea article I had a while back)

The very sweet Gillian @Battle of the Bites is starting a #FitJune. I’m all over that!!! Anyone else wanna join?

Conscious Divas’ Kate has a wonderful video about breaking bad habits. How do you do that? They also have one that talks about how women (& some men) have a hard time enjoying life when things have been left unfinished or undone. I will admit that I do NOT have that issue. I would much rather drop a project & have fun, but I do know many people who have trouble doing this (I see you seeing me see you Chris!)

Vienda Maria is showing us how to choose Happiness. It’s so important you know! (you know), & on that note, why not go back to Kris Carr & read about how filling yourself up from the inside is a must do!

Jess @Wellness Warriors is talking about self care too. Do you see a pattern? Get to it!!! :)

Danielle LaPorte has a breakdown of how May went down. If you missed something or just wanna check it out again, here you go!

Kids. Many of us have some, & we love them to the moon! We want to take the very best care of them. Probiotics are a great start! (I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again, Yogurt & yogurt drinks are NOT enough, in fact, they are BAD!)

GreenMedInfo has a great site on the benefits of Omega~3’s. Although I agree with all the benefits, I think you need to be cautious with FISH. Many if not all fish supplements are already rancid before you even open the bottle, & too many fish are being poisoned with Mercury or other nasty things. Look for Vegetarian Friendly Omega’s!

Monday’s Fitness post has some amazing videos on proper running form. This site also has some great running info. If you fancy yourself a runner~ read them both!

I love WakeUpWorld, they have such great articles… this one about Liver Cleaners, & this one about the Great things Coconut Water can do for you!

So, I think this is enough for now. Do you still have some tea left in your mug? Check some of my older posts! There is a lot of info about Stress, Vitamins & More! :)

What were your favorite posts of the day? What are your plans for the weekend? (We are heading off Island to watch my 7 year old in his first ever Swim Meet~ Can’t wait!!!!) Have a great weekend!

What you need to read this weekend!

Happy June everyone!!!! Hi all you gorgeous followers! How has your week been going? For some of you it’s been a short week right? Well, short, long, easy or tough, let’s get a mug of tea (I’m drinking “Harney & Sons Tropical Green ~ green tea with pineapple flavor~ yum), a cup of coffee, a fresh pressed juice or a glass of wine (depending on the time zone), snuggle up & get to reading what I think is wonderful out there right now!

Conscious Diva’s has a cute 21 rules to live by post. I love the one about not judging. I have to admit that I’m too guilty of that one. I really need to practice!

Kris Carr’s site has some wonderful tips on how to try eating Raw. Easy, Simple, Slow & Steady. Check it out here to see just how to go about trying! It’s for your health & I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it :) She also has a Wicked post about your thoughts & how you are probably projecting some nasty stuff out into the world.

OhSheGlows is one of my Go~To sites for Recipe Inspiration. The month of June she is having a Salad Challenge. I’m all over that Healthy mess, are you? Go check it out & let’s share favorites!!

Have you ever made you’re own Sauerkraut? My hubby has (as I’m a little scaredy~cat when it comes to things like that). The Detoxinista has a great & easy recipe here if you want to give it a try. There are a million benefits to eating fermented foods, try to add it into your routine!

While I don’t think everyone is Celiac, I do think that the Grains of today are EVIL. That being said, I really want everyone to take care in the types of grains that you buy & feed yourselves & family. Quinoa, Brown Rice (sprouted of course) & many ancient grains should be fine when used moderately. But the grains of today (yes, whole grains even) should not be ingested because they just can’t be tolerated properly in our bodies. Wellness Warrior Jess tells you more here.

Stress is such a daily thing for people now. If you can’t get out to meditate at least do your best to give your body what it needs to help fight or repair from this monster. WakeUp World has a post on that here.

I have a bone to pick with “Healthy” Brands toting Unhealthy foods to unsuspecting people who are just trying to do good. Here is an article about ‘energy bars‘ AKA ‘fancy’ granola bars, which do you buy thinking they’re good for you?

Posture is very important to a healthy spine, heart, head, and so much more. Here, GreenMedInfo has a tip on improving your posture! (practice practice practice!!)

And last but not least, here is my post again on doing my first ever 10k! It’s been nearly a week since then, & I’m feeling really great. Proud that I finished & excited to get this 1/2 Marathon done too! (say, have you taken a moment to donate to the Charity I’m running for? It’s David Suzuki you know & every little bit helps!!)

Must Reads for the week + some extra’s :)

Good Morning Friday Followers!! How has your week been? Anything exciting going on for this Mothers Day Weekend? My boys are taking me on our Annual Brunch~ Can’t wait!!!! If you are a Mama, let me be the first to wish you a very Happy & Relaxing Mothers day!

If you’ve been following me on Facebook & Twitter, (or just reading along on the site), you may have noticed me mentioning some transitions & changes that are & will continue to happen around here for the next little while. Please bear with me during these changes.

I have been feeling a little stretched in ways that I didn’t want to be pulled. I am re~evaluating what I am here for. I want to be your go~to girl for Nutrition, Whole Vegan/Vegetarian Healthy Eating & Living Tips, Tricks, Supplement questions, Natural Detoxing Quests, Detoxing aids, & Natural Stress Management planning. I feel as though I’m not going into my bag of tricks as often as I’d like. I love to be of help. But I have to find my space, the place that is open & waiting for me.

In the meantime, I have added another interesting & informative section on this page for you. It’s my Top Ten!!! For now I only have a few, but I am eagerly awaiting your suggestions for more pages…

Top Ten First Aid Kit Essentials

Top Ten Smoothie Additions

Top Ten Vegan Proteins

As for my Regular Friday Fix. Here are a few Must Reads for your weekend pleasure! Grab a mug of Green Tea, an Americano (a Juice) or a beautiful glass of Chardonnay & enjoy ;)

Conscious Divas (oh I love them). Has a great article about how to Advance your Health. (I teach my clients to ‘upgrade their habits’ ~Tamatoe Tomato) ;)

Are you still following along with Danielle LaPortes Fire Starters? (I’ve fallen off the wagon :( She has been giving away gifts lately~ here’s Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays Check it out!

Creative Spiritual Woman asks us this “what are you doing“? Really, take a minute to think about it, see what you come up with :)

You all know my love for Detoxing, & I’m always talking about upping your water intake (even if that means drinking tea)…. so here is a double~whammy! Detox Tea that doesn’t taste like a Detox Tea!

On another note… Are you a follower of You.Naturally on FaceBook? I am striving to have over 150 followers by the end of May. If you haven’t ‘liked’ the page yet please go to it, if you have please share it with friends. I appreciate the love!

Last but not least, here (again) is my survey. I’d love to know what you think about the site, what you want to see more of, less or & everything in between! Please take a minute & help me out! After all, in the end, it will be of help to all of you!

Thanks to you all, you’re Beautiful! I love being here to help, share & believe! Have a Wonderful Mothers Day Weekend!

Great Reads from the Week

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re week went FABULOUS!!!

I have some great reads for you. You know the drill; Grab a mug of Tea, Coffee or Wine (depending on your time zone). & get comfy for my picks for the week!

Conscious Diva’s has a few really great reads for you; The difference between Commitment & Devotion as well as 7 tips to stick with your workout

Do you want to know what house plants are best at purifying the air in your home? Wake Up World has a list here, they also have a cool photo showing how the world eats. It’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but if you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out!

Being an advocate for Vitamins or Supplements, I also think it’s important to take the proper ones. Here’s a post on how to tell if your Supplements aren’t the right kind. (pure or synthetic)

Being into Detoxing, I know how amazing Epsom Salts can be, but I never knew how great they were for Gardening~ thanks Wake Up World!

Kris Carr shows us why we need to get rid of the clutter …… in our minds!!!

Creative Spiritual Women shows us here how to be defenseless!

Here is a great site if you are looking to up the Vegan in your house. Recipes Galore!!!

Well, we all want an inspired life right? Maybe, just maybe this read will do it?

One of my favorite web~sites, MindBodyGreen shows us 7 Limitless ways to Give, 5 ways to attract Goodness, 5 steps to creating Positive Outcomes, & 5 ways to say what you want to say (& change the world!)

Free Movies to Watch :

who doesn’t love a free movie right? So make up some Fresh PopCorn, drizzle some Coconut Oil & Cacao Powder on top,

grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea & enjoy these interesting documentary flicks!

When Food Kills;

Vital Force: Rediscovering Health the Natural Way;

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FYI, May 5th is International Herb day. Do you LOVE Herbs? DO you use them in your meals? Do you Grow them? What are your Favorite Herbs? Check out a few Herbs & their Nutritional Content (Part 1) here that I talked about Recently!

My reads for this week!

Happy Friday everyone!!! How has your week been?

Are you stressed at all ;) hahaha. right? Did you see the amazing deal that Veeva is giving to my followers? I need to promote this cause it’s just too damn good to pass up. If you haven’t tried Veeva this is your chance, please share this with anyone you may know that could use some ‘happy pills’! Click here to see what I’m talking about!!!

Now, onto this week’s must read articles :)

There are a few amazing reads for you this week, so grab your mug of tea, coffee or glass of wine (depending on your time zone), & enjoy what I’ve prepared for you :)

1st things 1st. You are following Danielle LaPonte’s 30 Day Challenge Videos right? RIGHT? Here’s a recap of what she’s been doing thus far, check it out & try to keep up!!

From Conscious Diva’s, a great post on being perfect :) & being organized (what’s that?)

I’ve always wanted to know how to cook without following a recipe…. here‘s a good way to start!

Love Lemons & here’s another post on how amazing they can be everyday!

Also have a survey here that I would love for you to take a minute to fill out. 10 quick questions & you could help so much!!! xox

Here’s a great post from Kris Carr’s site about losing our judgments & gaining more bliss! as well as Manifesting!

Gentle Living’s wonderful article about Highly Sensitive People is really really great. Take a read to understand it more.

Here’s a great post. As a mom, I usually feel unappreciated by my kids, but do I under~appreciate myself? Read here.