DIY: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Who doesn’t love authentic, organic vanilla extract for holiday baking. Not only is it vibrant and wholesome in recipes making this for a Christmas gift is sure to please all the cooking lovers on your gift list.  Enjoy. Source: DIY: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Tips for avoiding STRESS this holiday season

You love the season and you often find yourself envisioning that picture perfect holiday. Then the holiday season starts and the season-induced stress emerges with a vengeance and physically our bodies take a toll. Colds, flu, headaches, fatigue, inflammation and pain you name it we have all experienced it during the holidays. So how can we avoid or minimize the affects of season-induced stress?

#optgivethanks

We believe at Life by U and Life by U Living that Thanksgiving and time with friends and family around the holidays is sacred.  We believe we have lost touch with the meaning of Thanksgiving.  We are focusing on giving thanks this Thanksgiving and we hope you will too.  Please share your giving at #optgivethanks…

Jojoba Oil – A Review of Nourishing Skin Benefits

Sometimes the easiest way to introduce your skin to a new more natural approach to skin care is to experiment a little with different plant based oils.  Oils often mimic your skins natural sebum and can really protect and hydrate when you match the best oil for your skin type.  You may wander through the…

Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Studies are suggesting a link between psoriasis and vascular inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that causes red, raised, and scaly patches to appear on the skin.  This is thought to occur because the disease speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells which causes dead skin cells to build…

Moroccan Inspired Left Over Turkey Stew – NO WHEAT

This Moroccan inspired recipe is NOT a re-presentation of turkey leftovers!  I LOVE Moroccan dishes because the approach to a dish is to build layer after layer of flavor, and the recipes are completely spice-centric.  Moroccan style recipes and their spice combinations can be very healthful and nourishing as you will see by the nutritional…

Camellia Oil the Geisha Secret For Beautiful Skin

Geisha are traditional Japanese female entertainers who are highly skilled in various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation utilized mainly to entertain male customers.  Geisha are well known for using aggressive make up materials while entertaining to animate their beauty.  This make up regimen is very harsh on the skin and…

Spoil Yourself with a Facial at Home

How to Spoil Yourself with a Facial at Home: Giving yourself a facial at home on a routine basis is a wonderful way to maintain beautiful, healthy and glowing skin. Personally I always love to incorporate a little light music and a warm and inviting bath for a truly nourishing experience.  I always suggest using…

10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Crazy Life

I had no idea what the concept of mindfulness was a year ago.  I was that crazy career driven person going 200 mph with my hair on fire. Then like most people, life changed and I decided to explore some out of the box ideas outside of my traditional medicine mentality. So what is mindfulness? …