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Karen E.

I am a health and nutrition writer and a lover of yoga, adventure, wellness, and spirituality. I love learning about ways to live a healthier life and sharing what I learn with my readers! Much of my writing focuses on holistic health and alternative medicine. I feel strongly that we all have a... Full Bio
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The #1 way to create positive change in your life by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the past several years, I have developed the (somewhat) regular habit of writing down my goals on a daily basis. Writing down my goals is probably the single most ... Read on »
On grief and purpose by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I recently read that it often takes a major trauma to motivate people to discover and follow their true purposes in life. That only something monumental can shake us enoug ... Read on »
Getting back on track in the new year by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s normal during the holidays to let unhealthy eating habits take over and let your workout routine slide. Between all the holiday parties you attended, and the colder w ... Read on »
From the Ground Up by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Guest post by Stephanie Monty Most of us are familiar with the notion that water has a cycle. From rain to groundwater, groundwater to river, river to ocean, and ocean ... Read on »
Ten steps to financial abundance by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Finances aren’t something we typically discuss here – it’s even often considered unspiritual to talk about or worry about money – but let’s face it: financial security mak ... Read on »
Health Benefits of the Outdoors by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Guest post by Bethaney Wallace Mother Nature has long since been a source of stress relief and relaxation. One that doesn’t come in a bottle or plastic wrapping. Wheth ... Read on »
A Greener Cooking Experience by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When you want to be more environmentally friendly at home, your kitchen is one of the best places to start. However, that doesn’t mean you have to purchase brand new Energ ... Read on »
U.S. Sugar consumption statistics by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Our over-consumption of sugar and processed foods — especially soda — is a big deal. I’ve written about it before, and I talk about the connection to diabetes and other de ... Read on »
Energy-saving appliances for a greener home by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Long ago, people thought the Earth’s resources would last forever. Then again, people also thought the Earth was flat and it’s pretty clear we missed the boat on that sent ... Read on »
Yes, muscle weighs more than fat! by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Can we please put this argument to rest? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard people try to make the argument that muscle does not weigh more than fat, ... Read on »
Eating to Reverse Diabetes by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Your diet greatly affects your health. While most of us would agree with this statement, there is a lot of confusion about what actually constitutes a healthy diet. Resear ... Read on »
Detox focus #2: Symptoms of toxic overload by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve mentioned before that many of the common ailments we attribute to aging are not actually normal parts of the aging process at all. Aches, pains, arthritis, increasing ... Read on »
Cauliflower pizza crust by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I started seeing pictures of cauliflower pizza crust showing up on Pinterest ( follow me here) , I was intrigued. But after clicking through to the recipes, I was dis ... Read on »
Simple Ways to Live a Greener Lifestyle by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Living green is a hot topic. Many consumers are turning their interest to green alternatives that offer potential savings. From utilizing natural products that have a smal ... Read on »
The perils of gluten by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Gluten-free foods are a hot topic these days. Five years ago, very few people had ever heard of celiac disease. Now, nearly everyone knows someone who follows a gluten-fre ... Read on »
Small Steps to Shaping a Healthy Body by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Now that a new year has begun, you may have resolved to get in better shape – even if you’re already fitness-minded. Rather than trying to bench press 250 pounds overnight ... Read on »
Detox Focus #1: Why Detox? by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve used this blog to explore my own experience with detox diets — the good, the bad, the cravings for pizza — and even post some recipes you can use on a detox diet, but ... Read on »
Five kitchen tools for healthy eating by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eating a healthy plant-based diet requires a little more work than you may be used to. Planning your meals in advance and making sure you always have healthy snacks on han ... Read on »
Simplifying Your Couponing by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today’s guest post comes from Nan of Eat Breathe Blog . It seems like consumers are being squeezed on every side these days. People are desperately seeking jobs and, w ... Read on »
Review: Eating Between the Lines by Karen E. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eating Between the Lines is a comprehensive resource for navigating the oft-confusing language used on food labels … definitely useful if you’ve ever wondered about the d ... Read on »