BEAU*TY (bu-tee)
NOUN 1. the quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with properties such as excellence, truthfulness, and originality.

I Hurt Myself [Bad]Doing Yoga!

September 26, 2016

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In 2015 I hurt my back. I experienced a sudden onset of severe low back pain that I could not link to an injury other than a lot of yard work in the week leading up to it. I woke one morning with an aching lower back and by that evening I was immobilized. If […]

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Practical Suggestions for Eating Well

August 5, 2016

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The dietary tips – below – arrived in my mailbox this morning from The Whole Life Challenge organization. This list gives you an excellent, simple, common sense approach to eating well. “Diets” can’t be about a quick fix, they will fail. Ask me how I know. A “diet” has to be a shift in your […]

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I’m A Published Author!

August 4, 2016

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I’ve been a “writer” since high school when I started keeping a journal. There’s something about taking pen to paper that feels magical. I still keep a hand-written journal and I imagine I always will becasue I’ve never completely transitioned to “writing” on a computer screen. I find the actual act of writing relaxing. I […]

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The Business of Business

July 25, 2016

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My customer, Sue Tracy of Indiana, asked me to talk about: commitment, follow through, success, failure and the value of muscling though? As a soap maker, all I really ever want to do is create. I love making soap and I am exceptionally good at it. But selling soap? That’s a whole ‘nuther enchilada. I’ve […]

What IS Body Lotion & How Is It Made?

July 25, 2016

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I make and sell an incredible lotion so today I am going to reveal to you the truth about what a body lotion or cream actually is. Some (dare I say most) handcrafted lotion makers do not create from scratch, they purchase a commercially made “lotion base” to which they simply stir in fragrance. Nothing […]

A One Minute Rule That Will Simplify Your Life

July 24, 2016

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I’m a procrastinator. It’s a bad habit and I’m working on breaking it. Well, I’ve actually been “working on it” my whole life and truth be told I’m not so sure it’s ever going to change. However, I recently came upon a suggestion, made by the author of The Happiness Project, and I implemented it […]

Recipe: BoBo Bar Knock-Off

July 24, 2016

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I am a granola bar junkie. Of course most of them are actually sugar laden and not at all healthy, so you might as well eat a brownie (and sometimes I do!) But this bar – the BoBo’s Oat Bar –  is nurtitionally sound and is the best tasting healthy bar I’ve ever come across. […]