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Determined Women Finish Half Marathon Despite Obstacles

You start out with something not going your way. You fall down. You get back up. You finish what you started. You couldn’t imagine a clearer metaphor for life than the one Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow measured in strides on a cold December morning in East Tennessee.  The friends finished a personal best for […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2013 in community, faith, fitness, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women

Cancer Schmancer Founder Fran Drescher Encourages Women’s Voices

Her distinctive voice and comedic timing made Fran Drescher a household name in the 90s sitcom The Nanny.  She’s been entertaining audiences again with Happily Divorced on TV Land.  Drescher is using her voice to educate and encourage with her book and organization Cancer Schmancer!  She recently chatted via teleconference with women across the country […]

Continue Reading By on September 2, 2013 in cancer, conscious consumerism, health, safer chemicals, self care, shopping, toxins, wellness, women

Two For One Racing Team Overcomes Challenges

The challenge of a midnight 8K is motivating two East Tennessee friends to keep training against the odds. We first introduced you to Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow in May.  They’ve since named their racing team Two for One, have coordinating racing shirts, and have another race behind them.  In their first race since naming […]

Continue Reading By on July 17, 2013 in challenges, faith, fitness, inspiration, mothers, wellness, women

US Rowing Spokesman Promotes Rowing for Fitness

US Rowing Youth National Championships Parents and are venturing out onto the water to teach children rowing at younger and younger ages.  So, it makes sense to AJ Dominique that youth rowing is such a rapidly growing sport.   “We run events and regattas that reach everyone from age 13 to age 89,” said Dominique proudly, […]

Continue Reading By on June 19, 2013 in athletics, family, fitness, outdoors, parenting, sports, water, wellness

California Updating Flame Retardant Rules for Furniture

More than five years ago, chemist Arlene Blum was writing about Killer Couch Chemicals, telling about her cat’s struggle with hyperthyroidism, and trying to sound a warning about toxins in our furniture.  Blum had her cat’s blood tested and confirmed for high levels of flame retardant chemicals called PBDEs, also found at high levels in […]

Continue Reading By on February 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, environmental, family, health, wellness

Exploring Cool Facts and Fuzzy Science

I could hardly tear my oldest daughter away from the solar system exhibit when we last visited a popular science center.  Not only were the planets perfectly suspended and illuminated to awe visitors, but the interactive touch screens drew kids in to learn fun facts and cool concepts.   The shiny metal scale challenged our […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, environment, family, parenting, safe chemicals, science, wellness

Nurturing: Caring for Yourself During the Holidays

Hurray!  Your entire extended family can get together for Thanksgiving! You emotionally brace yourself for the awkward verbal exchanges or silences with relatives you never really liked. A last-minute work trip leaves your spouse stranded in an airport on the other side of the country. You wonder why this had to be the year you […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2012 in health, wellness

Honey & Pollen for Our Kitchen

Breakfast time at our house includes a tiny bit of bee pollen along with a little yogurt or juice.  Sometimes it includes hot cereal like brown rice or steel cut oats sweetened with raw, organically produced honey.  We were excited to receive our first mailed box of honey and pollen late this summer.  We purchased it from a […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2011 in eating better, farm, honey, natural, wellness