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lisakthrives

Rochester, New York
I am a wellness coach working for a national company.  I've coached in many industries, and now I am working on a workplace wellness coaching initiative at a major university. I also teach wellness, health, and nutrition for two universities online.  I live in Upstate NY, and I love... Full Bio
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Vaccines, UFOs, and GMOs… by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been so busy reading about things like vaccines, UFOs, and government corruption. Dave and I are constantly finishing each other’s sentences when we talk about t ... Read on »
Other People’s Recipes by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating One of the things I am REALLY enjoying about having a baby is that I (for some odd reason) just realized that I don’t have to invent every recipe I prepare. Duh. ... Read on »
Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Eczema by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What is Eczema? A skin condition that can be very challenging to treat because, according to Chinese medicine, it is both damp and dry at the same time. Conventio ... Read on »
Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Cradle Cap by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What is it? Cradle cap is a build up of oil and dead skin cells on the scalp. It resembles dandruff, and can be white or yellow in color. It is not painful, and c ... Read on »
Essential Oils for Babies: Diaper Rash by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Diaper rash can be caused by different things, such as irritation from wetness/urine/feces, sensitivity to the diaper itself, food allergies, or it can be caused by a ... Read on »
Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Usage and Safety Guidelines by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How to Dilute Oils A premature infant’s skin is about 2.5 times more permeable than our skin. Additionally, during the first 4 weeks of life, the skin changes sig ... Read on »
Blogging Casually and Baby Wearing by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Baby E and I are 9 weeks postpartum, and things are going very well! We have a great routine—and by routine, I mean, he gives me clues about when he needs what and I ... Read on »
Jazzed Up Juice… by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I go through phases when I juice everyday… and other phases when I don’t juice at all. But overall, I love juicing–it makes me feel like I’m starting the day out righ ... Read on »
The 4th Trimester by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Baby E was born on June 12th, which is also the anniversary of Dave’s and my first date and was also my grandma’s 90th birthday. So it was a great day! Since we’re ei ... Read on »
Blog Hop: Women Writing by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve always had a thing for stories. As a child and young adult, I read a lot. Like, there was one summer when I think I spent the entire time reading in my bedroom ... Read on »
Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks Pregnant by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m a few days late on this update, but I figured I better get it in if I plan to do any more updates before Baby E shows up. And honestly, the pic is from 37 weeks, ... Read on »
Skin Perfecting Body Butter for Scars and Stretch Marks by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been making a lot more body and beauty products these days for a couple reasons. First, since I’m pregnant I want to be extra careful about what I’m putti ... Read on »
DIY Cinnamon Tangerine Lip Balm by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend I asked myself what the most logical and practical thing would be for me to do on Sunday. My potential list included things like: packing a hospit ... Read on »
May Giveaway: Thieves Kit – $149 Value! by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This month, a few friends and I decided we’d band together and offer a kickass giveaway–we debated about what it would be, and finally decided on giving a Thie ... Read on »
Mango Coconut Truffles by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating These start out kind of like macaroons you’d find in the raw food world. I’ve made versions of them before, but the coconut flakes are so tiny and they have a ... Read on »
Grain Free Zucchini Banana Coconut Muffins by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I needed to share this recipe ASAP—it’s the fluffiest yummiest coconut flour recipe I’ve come up with, and I still can hardly believe it turned out so well! I ... Read on »
April Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win Cloth Diapers and a Cloth Diapering Essentials Kit! by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A few of my diaper-enthusiast friends and I decided to team up this month and do a kickass giveaway — the Cloth Diapering Essentials Kit! Cloth diapering c ... Read on »
Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Truffles by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It has been a while since I’ve made anything with coconut flakes… even though they’re one of my favorite ingredients. A few weeks ago it was my friend Alejandr ... Read on »
Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My belly is now officially huge. I suppose it’s all relative, but I’m reminded of my size when I try to do things like get up off the floor or squeeze between two car ... Read on »
Extra Creamy Peanut Butter Cups by lisakthrives Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m no stranger to making pb cups at home. In fact, I feel like I invented them because I make them for all people and all occasions… and whenever a “new” pers ... Read on »