I love tea and as some of you know, I make my own tea called Clovelly Tea (and a few others are coming). So I recently happened upon a little shop in the Crestwood Shops' area of Kansas City called Tea Market and was thrilled with my new discovery. It turned out to be much… Continue reading Discover the "Tea Market"
With February being American Heart Month, we wanted to remind you that you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your heart. Here are the 4 ways to be heart healthy at any age. Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If… Continue reading 4 Ways to Take Control of Your Heart Health
Valentine's Day is about love. And in this day and age, we tend to express our love through gifts. And the most popular gift on this day is chocolate. But you don’t have to save chocolate just for Valentine’s Day – scientific studies have shown that a bite of dark chocolate (milk and white chocolate… Continue reading Giving Chocolate Some Love
We ran across this wonderful recipe on the website Ava Jane’s Kitchen, a lovely site with some unique food products and recipes. We couldn’t resist this soup recipe because garlic is extremely healing and black beans are one of the more nutrient rich legumes. Plus this was the perfect recipe for adding our Land &… Continue reading Hot Roasted Garlic Black Bean Soup for the Cold Weather Months
It's the time of year that we all make New Year’s resolutions be more fit, get healthy, eat better, be nicer, save money, spend more time with family and friends and more. We get caught up in our own schedules and our kids’ schedules and so we often find ourselves eating out since it’s more… Continue reading Welcome to 2020 – A Simple Way to Implement Some of Your Resolutions!
(Note: Part 1 of our adventure is covered in the previous blog, "Wellness and Beauty Insights from Ojai") The Ojai Herbal Symposium had a few optional choices for herbal use/applications. Ruth chose to do the Herbal Walk just a few miles away from the Theosophy center where most of the classes were held. We shared… Continue reading Insights from Ojai Part 2: Community Garden Tour
Kathleen Note: This blog was primarily written by my friend Ruth Redenbaugh. Ruth and I recently attended the 2019 Ojai Herbal Symposium in California ("The Wisdom of the Body") and we wanted to share some of our learnings and a few adventures with you! My friend Ruth is left, I'm on the right Best Laid… Continue reading Wellness and Beauty Insights from Ojai
According to most nutrition experts, the key to an overall healthy diet is to limit your intake of "ultra-processed" foods. We all know this, but it’s so easy not to do it. Unfortunately, they make up about 60% of total calories and contribute 90% of calories from added sugars. We also all know that we… Continue reading 8 Ways to Limit Your Intake of Processed Foods
What promotes our efforts to look and feel good and what undercuts our efforts? What are these dream destroyers that undercut our real goal of improving ourselves or maintaining our recent past improvements? Is it our attitudes or our outlook on change? One deterrent is perfectionism, the other is fear. These two traits can then… Continue reading Look Good. Feel Good.