3 Easy Steps: Low Side Ponytail

Step #1: Start with completely dry hair. Gather your hair to the desired side. Lightly tease it upward so that it creates a lot of bulk and gives your hair a slight messy texture. If your hair is really silky, you can grunge up the texture by adding a hair powder or dry shampoo. ThisContinue reading “3 Easy Steps: Low Side Ponytail”

6 Easy Steps: Everything-Bagel Bites

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons (about 1 large) egg white or fat-free liquid egg substitute 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning blend Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. PlaceContinue reading “6 Easy Steps: Everything-Bagel Bites”

Connect with you Partner – 7 Conversation Starters – Week 27

Communication seems to be easier than ever. There’s no shortage of options, from texting and email to Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. But this is the reality: when it comes to digging deeper and getting to the heart and soul of another being, well, we’re pretty out of practice. How often have you sat across from your partner and heard the same old, same old? Or maybe you’re the one asking the superficial and routine questions: How was your day? How do you feel? What do you want for dinner? What should we watch? Just imagine how a relationship can grow by learning something new about the person you’ve known for only a few weeks or for even decades. That’s the power of thought-provoking, open-ended questions. They get us to dig deep, examine our motives, review our personal histories, crack our hearts open, and answer with honesty and—if we’re even luckier—revelation.

10 Conversation Starters – Be Devil’s Advocate

Choose one person to play devils advocate during the conversation. A devil’s advocate is someone who takes a position he or she does not necessarily agree with, simply for the sake of debate. Do it in a light-hearted way! Question #1: Has earth ever been visited by beings from other planets? Question #2: Is itContinue reading “10 Conversation Starters – Be Devil’s Advocate”

July: 6 Ways to Build Humility

Humility gives you an unfiltered look into yourself. You develop understanding and empathy for those around you. You willing open your arms and embrace both pain and join. 1. Observe National Workaholics Day Every year July 5th marks National Workaholics Day, dedicated to people who spend all their time working and ignoring other life pursuits.Continue reading “July: 6 Ways to Build Humility”

How to Make Carrot Purée

Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 cup so, there is plenty to freeze future meals. Ingredients 1 lb. carrots, peeled and trimmed Steps Chop the thick parts into 1/2-inchContinue reading “How to Make Carrot Purée”

Home Remedies for Respiratory Disorders

Pollution, stress, smoking, smog and office buildings with poor ventilation can all adversely affect your respiratory system. The good news: Nature offers plenty of weapons to combat asthma, bronchitis and chronic coughs or to complement medical treatments. The health of our lungs and respiratory system is affected by the quality of the air we breathe,Continue reading “Home Remedies for Respiratory Disorders”

HIIT Workout – 3 Moves for the Abs

You core is the area from the bottom of the rib cage to the place where the glutes and hamstring meet. This encompasses the hip flexors, pelvic floor, and glutes. Each of the exercises in this series will require you to engage the core (including hip flexors) and stabilize the spine while moving against yourContinue reading “HIIT Workout – 3 Moves for the Abs”

4 Easy Steps: Perfect Pigtails for Adults

Step #1: Split your hair in half from the center of your hairline all the way to the nape of your neck. Step #2: Comb all of the hair from the right side of the split and gather it down toward the area right behind your ear. Secure it with a hair elastic, making sureContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Perfect Pigtails for Adults”

4 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Roasted Veggies

Servings: 4Prep: 20 minutesCook: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups (about 1/2 of a medium) peeled butternut squash cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (about 2 medium) peeled carrots cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (about 1 medium) peeled parsnip cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (1 to 2 medium) peeled beets cut into 1-inch chunksContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Roasted Veggies”