Need to relieve stress quickly? Try these 20 tips to decompress… Take deep breaths. Breathe deeply from within your diaphragm 10 times, letting out each breath slowly. Light candles, day dream, relax your muscles. Take some “me” time. Whether it’s a few minutes each day or an hour a week, take time for YOU to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Laugh more! Share your laughter with a few of your best friends when you host a relaxing Spa with your BeautiControl Independent Consultant. Detox your mind and your body with a BC Spa Detox Detoxifying Bath Soak. Meditate. No need to go on a retreat toRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever wondered if your toothbrush was really clean? Unless you pulled it out of a sealed package today, you could be putting some of the most harmful bacteria and other microscopic organisms right into your mouth! Here are a list of things that might be in your toothbrush right now: Bacteria – There is possibly more bacteria in your mouth than anywhere else on your body. When this bacteria is removed by your toothbrush and toothpaste, it can then live on your toothbrush for a long, long time. Fecal matter & urine – Yuck! But it’sRead More →

As the mother of 3 boys, I take a lot of care to keep them healthy all year long, especially during cold and flu season. The kids don’t like to miss school, because that means “make-up” work, so I’m fortunate that our tactics have worked since they were little. Here are some of my tips to keep them healthy & happy year-round. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and do it often. I’ve taught the kids from the time they learned their ABC’s that singing the ABC song while washing hands is a great way to send those nasty germs down the drain. It’s alsoRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I thought my kitchen was a safe haven for my family to enjoy our meals together. But did I get an awakening when I read some of the articles from the experts at the Home Food Safety website. The Home Food Safety website is dedicated to raising consumer awareness of how to handle food safely and avoid spreading foodborne illnesses and bacteria. Boy did it get my attention! Here are some quick tips that I found off the bat: Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm soapy water often Use a food thermometer to make sure you’re cooking food to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Think painting your nails is a simple and safe process? Well, think again. there are chemicals that the nail industry has been using for years, that are known carcinogens. A handful have removed all of the chemicals from their nail products, but these harmful ingredients are still in a number of brands. The chemicals that I’m talking about are Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene and Formaldehyde. Yes, you read correctly, the same chemical morticians use to embalm people. DBP has been known to cause asthma in young children and nervous system disorders. It can also cause a variety of birth defects.Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! “Progressive Muscle Relaxation”. Sounds like a complicated way to relieve stress, doesn’t it? I’m going to let you in on how easy is it, and how much it can help relieve some of the stress in your life…and your body. Backache by Graur Razvan Ionut When you’re under stress, tension tends to be stored in your muscles, causing headaches, back aches, and any number of aches, pains and illnesses. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is an easy, and very effective way to release that tension. The idea behind it is simple: to focus on specific muscles, contracting each one for 8 to 10Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! We always think of “stress” as being an adult issue, but you’d be surprised how much stress kids are under. School, after-school activities, sports: these are all causes of stress for kids these days. Add to this the things they need to do every day like chores and other family activities, and you have a recipe for disaster. So how do we help kids manage their stress? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3… Don’t overschedule. Setting limits for kids is a parent’s/guardian’s job. We need to teach them to manage their time wisely, andRead More →