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Get Glowing Skin at Any Age (Without Chemicals)

  The other day, my 10-year-old nephew came in from outside and said, “Hey Aunt Sam. Your epidermis is showing.” (Snark snark.) Ah, kids. He had a point though — it was showing. It’s always exposed, to sunlight, air pollutants, the chlorine in my water, and who knows what else. (In case you’re feeling secretly out Continue Reading

‘Tis the season… for achy backs, cranky knees, and shoulder knots that rival the tightest nautical techniques any sailor’s ever seen. Yard work. Pulling weeds. A long hike in the woods. All these activities are great, and your body definitely appreciates the usage. But after a long, sedentary winter, you can pay a pretty hefty price for your Continue Reading

The Secret to Reaching Your 2016 Goals

Oh goody! Another goal-setting article. Maybe THIS will be the one that actually sticks. Maybe THIS one won’t be the same regurgitated advice you read every single January. Ever wonder why bloggers and magazines can get away with publishing the same New Year’s Resolution content, year after year? It’s because every December 31st, when we look Continue Reading

3 Things you Can Do THIS WEEK to Get a Head Start on 2016

  This week is always weird — the limbo between Christmas and New Year’s. You’re back at work, maybe, but the schedule is off. Kids are still home from school. There’s a full week of December left, but it all feels kinda pointless.   It’s really just one big countdown to 2016…and THEN you’ll get Continue Reading

5 Simple Strategies to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are known for many things: taking time off from work, catching up with family, deeply discounted shopping, wearing ugly sweaters…and throwing a Santa-sized wrench in all your healthy habits.   There are cookies. Potlucks. Eggnog. Unavoidable changes to your everyday routine.   And before you know it, that five pounds it took you Continue Reading

Feeling a Little Scattered? It Might Be in the Air (Literally)

Fifty-degree nights? The first dried-up leaves scattered across the sidewalk? It’s Fall, y’all!   Get ready for an exciting season of pumpkin picking, hay rides, and leaf-peeping — accompanied by increased anxiety, trouble concentrating, and (possibly) some massive upheavals in your life.   For every person you know that LOVES fall, I guarantee there’s another Continue Reading

Technology is pretty cool. Because of technology, we can locate long lost friends and go on vacation without getting lost. A quick internet search yields countless recipes for healthy lemon squares. We have white noise apps to help us sleep, productivity apps to help us work smarter, and shopping apps to help us spend money. Continue Reading

This post was originally published at my website,, on June 11th, 2015. It’s the closest I’ve ever come to “going viral,” with over 200 hits on my site. I’ve received a really positive, personal response from friends, clients, and even some strangers – and I wanted to share it with my AFF family. I’ve Continue Reading