• LED Light Bulbs: Why You Should Use Them

    How high was your energy bill last month? Have you been thinking about ways you could help the environment and your pocketbook? Have you thought about switching your light bulbs to ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs? Why not take the pledge today, and make that change! Not All LED Lightbulbs Are Created Equally I’m sure you have seen the bright blue ENERGY STAR logo on products as you peruse through your favorite stores. That bright blue star means that product has met the strict certification process set forth by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sure you can pick up a pack of LED light bulbs that are not ENERGY STAR certified…

  • Your deodorant can be harming your body. Learn what 10 ingredients you need to avoid in deodorant and get some alternatives. | thislittleblogofmind.com #natural #deodorant #toxinfree #safecosmetics

    Deodorant: 10 Ingredients You Need To Avoid

    I know there are plenty of scare tactics out there regarding why you need to do this or that. The truth is, you need to be doing what works for you. However, one change I would urge you to consider is switching to natural deodorant. Over 90% of Americans are using deodorant daily. That’s a lot of us. But what you may not realize is that the deodorant you’re using may be hurting you. Aside from that, you may also be using an antiperspirant, which is harmful as well. The Difference Between Deodorant and Antiperspirant Most people buy a deodorant/antiperspirant combination product. The truth is the two of different products.…

  • Gut health is the key to a healthy body and mind. Healing your gut is more than taking probiotics. Find out how you can heal your gut today. | thislittleblogofmind.com #healthyliving #guthealth #probiotics #wellness

    Gut Health: What Health?

    There has been a lot of talk lately about “gut health”.  Maybe you saw it on tv, the internet, or even heard it from a friend. At this point, you’re probably wondering what gut health is? What Is Gut Health Gut health is a relatively newer term. However, the concept has been around for centuries, primarily in Eastern medicine. The term gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system. But we’re not talking about just stomach aches and being regular. The health of your stomach goes far beyond not having an upset stomach. Our gastrointestinal systems have a great impact on our overall general well-being. The GI…

  • Be a more present parent. Mindful parenting leads to better behaviors and closer relationships with your children. #parentingadvice | thislittleblogofmind.com

    Mindful Parenting: 3 Habits To Start Today

    Have you been hearing the term “mindful” recently? There are multiple podcasts and blogs available to help guide you in being a mindful person. But will being a mindful person lead to being a mindful parent? A Study About Mindful Parenting In January 2016 the results from a study, conducted in Vermont, were published. This study was looking for a relationship between how mindful a parent was and the effects on the children. The study was comprised of 615 participants. The participants were all parents whose children’s aged ranged from 3-17. The study found that although some parents had traits of being mindful individuals, that did not necessarily mean better outcomes for…

  • An Introduction to Essential Oils + the 5 ways you should be using them and the one way you should not. | thislittleblogofmind.com

    An Introduction to Essential Oils and The 5 Ways You Should Be Using Them

    By now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many historians believe that Egyptians used essential oils in cosmetics and aromatics dating as far back as 4500 B.C. However, more recently multi-level marketing (MLM) companies started producing essential oils. These MLM companies have helped make…