All posts by Sue Mowrer

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Avocado – it really is “all that”

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to nutrition news in the last few years, you already know that avocados make the Super Foods list of many experts. But did you know that avocado oil is also a rock star in the natural skin care world? Here are some of the many benefits that … Continue reading Avocado – it really is “all that”

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WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Calendula officinalis might sound like a character straight out of “Game of Thrones”, or a planet far, far away,  but it’s actually a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, commonly known as pot marigold. Marigolds are more than just another cheerful flower; they’ve been used since ancient time for their skin healing properties, … Continue reading WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

A bouquet of love notes for you

Love is all around us – especially this time of year. Some people think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday meant to sell greeting cards and chocolates. But it can also be a good time to take a moment to be grateful for those you love in your life, and to let them know … Continue reading A bouquet of love notes for you

Lifestyle

3 quick reads to lift your spirits

Having a bad day, a bad week or maybe a mini-existential crisis?  Here are three books I’ve read and re-read when things seem overwhelming. Each one is charming in its own way, and each one can be read easily in about an hour.  Perfect to keep on your nightstand for those nights when your brain won’t … Continue reading 3 quick reads to lift your spirits

Wellness

It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

The other day Kari brought to our attention that January is Thyroid Awareness month.  Who knew?  To which I replied, “I don’t think I even know what my thyroid does.” Kari  reminded me that her development of Kari Skin products came about as a way of dealing with her autoimmune disorder to keep her endocrine … Continue reading It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

Wellness

Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

When I was in 7th grade, my best friend and I became enchanted by all things English, especially Agatha Christie mysteries.  Her characters always seemed to be enjoying a restorative “cuppa tea”.  We seized on this civilized tradition and would get together after school for tea and cookies.   We drank a lot of Lipton … Continue reading Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

Lifestyle

Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!

Meet our  resident “skin chef” Jeannie Oliver is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer and classically trained chef.  She develops individualized strategies for her clients, empowering them to reshape their relationship with food, feel great about their bodies and transform their lives – deliciously! In the coming several week, … Continue reading Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!

Wellness

Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Be  Kind to Your Skin …From Within!    Tip #1:  Never Have Caffeine On an Empty Stomach For years I drank my morning latte in lieu of breakfast because I was either in a hurry or just didn’t feel hungry. I didn’t realize it but my beloved morning coffee was contributing to my anxiety and … Continue reading Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Wellness

Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

With Halloween just behind us, some of us may be suffering from a sugar hangover.  I’ll confess:  I love a sweet treat.  But I also know sugar has been revealed to be one of the least healthful things we can put in our bodies.  In fact, it’s hard to think of a good reason to … Continue reading Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

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Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!

The sun might not be shining as much these days, but that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing sunscreen.  We get it – it’s not necessarily your first instinct  to reach for it once the weather changes.   But it’s pretty much a universal truth that all skin care professionals believe that the best way to prevent premature … Continue reading Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!