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SEASONAL – FALL

Pear and Apple Salad with Pomegranates and Pistachios

Pear and Apple Salad with Pomegranates and Pistachios

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #changesnackingforgood #CollectiveBias  The air is cool and crisp, friends are gathered around the table, and the outdoor fire is keeping everyone warm. This pear...

Pumpkin Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

Pumpkin Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

My name is Holly and I'm addicted to pumpkin spice everything. These pumpkin bars were adapted to be gluten free and vegan and trust me when I say you will never miss all of the sugar or dairy! They are soon to be your family's favorite fall treat...     I...

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream – Dairy Free/Vegan

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream – Dairy Free/Vegan

Pumpkin Spice Latte. It should be its own month. August. Pumpkin Spice Latte. September. October. I've paired two of my favorites - #PSL and ice cream into a dairy free and vegan version that will not only give you all kinds of health benefits, but tastes like the...

Your Fall Hiking Essentials – The Must-Have Items

Your Fall Hiking Essentials – The Must-Have Items

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and it's time to grab your boots and go hiking!  These are your top essentials to take on your next hike to ensure you are not only prepared but also look stylish too...     When I was young, my Father and I...

Healthy Caramel Apple Dip – Paleo and Vegan

Healthy Caramel Apple Dip – Paleo and Vegan

Is there anything on this planet that goes with apples better than caramel?  Um... nothing!  This time of year, I love dipping my apples into caramel sauce, but eee-gads... all of that processed sugar?  No thank you. So I made a much healthier version to enjoy. It's...

Fall Tour of the Homestead

Fall Tour of the Homestead

Can you believe it's fall already? Where did the year go? Today I'm taking a break from health and wellness articles to share with you the annual fall tour of our homestead. Grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and sit back and relax and enjoy!   This is my favorite...

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub – A Decadent Fall Treat for Your Skin

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub – A Decadent Fall Treat for Your Skin

It's almost fall, which means pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! This pumpkin spice sugar scrub only takes a few minutes to make, and it's the most decadent treat for your skin this fall. Here's the quick and easy DIY...   I don't bake a lot with brown sugar to begin...

Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream with Maple Bourbon Sauce

Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream with Maple Bourbon Sauce

My mother-in-law's cat, Sweet Pea, helped me come up with this recipe for vegan maple walnut ice cream with maple bourbon sauce. Yes, her cat. So whether you are interested in the delicious recipe or the crazy story, read on my friend...   Sweet Pea the cat is...

Five All Natural Allergy Busters

Five All Natural Allergy Busters

Ah..ah...ah.. CHOO!  It's that time of year and here are five all-natural allergy busters to help you survive the pollen season. The information provided on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

Are you looking for all-natural wines for your holiday entertaining? A special wine for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and the holidays in general? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is low in sugar and alcohol. Plus,...

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

Kindness at work? Is that really a thing? Yes, you can practice kindness in the workplace and still accomplish the mission! Here are 10 easy ways to get you started! I'm almost laughing at the irony of writing this article. My last workplace was for a government...

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

As our son gets ready to drive, we are excited for him to learn about the advanced safety features now available in most vehicles. Erie Insurance conducted a national survey to help bring attention to using these safety features! Learn more! #sponsored #ERIEPartner...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Discover Your Detox Personality!

Discover Your Detox Personality!

What is your detox personality? What kind of detox is best for you? What is your best path to finding your ultimate wellness superpower? Take this fun 2-minute quiz and find out!  

How to Do a Social Media Detox

How to Do a Social Media Detox

Are you thinking about doing a social media detox? There are many benefits to being offline, and it's not as difficult as you think! Keep reading to learn what is a social media detox, what are the benefits of a digital detox, and 7 easy steps to get you started....

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude received the 2020 Disability Awareness Award from the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.   On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. ⁠ ⁠ On that day, I was 18 years...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Labor made extensive changes to its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. What does that mean for you, for someone with an Autoimmune Disease? Someone with a chronic condition and invisible illness? Are these changes...

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

10 Lessons – 10 Years as a Breast Cancer and Autoimmune Survivor

Little did I know how much life would change. And for the better. These are my 10 lessons in 10 years as a breast cancer and autoimmune survivor. Plus a love letter. I hope this gives you some encouragement with the health challenges you are going through! The...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

How to Clean Your Smartphone

How to Clean Your Smartphone

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and...

Winter Diffuser Blends

Winter Diffuser Blends

Cool winter hikes, freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces, warm cocoa... what are your favorite scents of winter?  I've compiled six of my favorite winter diffuser blends to welcome winter and keep the cozy going!   If you are already an Essential Oil lover, user,...

How to Green Your Clean

How to Green Your Clean

What if... you could actually enjoy your spring cleaning without all of the harsh, toxic chemicals? What if your home could smell like the spring breeze of your windows open after a long winter of being cooped up inside. You can breathe easy with this FREE eBook,...

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

True health begins with the food you eat. And when you eat fresh and whole foods, you are going to be spending some time in the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or items for your own kitchen, these are the 15 best items and gifts to stock...

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

We use our bathrooms on autopilot. We shower and brush our teeth and put on makeup and use the toilet. But how many of your habits and items do you stop and think about whether they are safe or not? Keep reading, I've compiled 15 surprising things in your bathroom...

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

You purchase a stainless steel appliance because it's beautiful. Until the fingerprints. And smudges. And spills. And watermarks. And stains. Sigh. There's no need to purchase an expensive stainless steel cleaner. Here's a quick, easy, and non-toxic stainless steel...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

Throughout the Bible, God shares his wisdom through real-life stories and experiences. We can learn the same by looking at the world around us and asking God to give us wisdom. As I'm watching my puppy grow up and experience the world, I'm learning about the parallels...

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Get your back-to-school printables and digital downloads here! Make this daily gratitude challenge a part of your kid's homeschool, "school at home" or traditional school schedule! Start your child's day with a few minutes to teach them about the power of gratitude......

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Join the Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge! Embark on a one month journey where your team will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude practices at work. The daily challenges are designed for in-person or virtual group interaction...

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

This post is for everyone, not just Christians. And do not worry - I'm not getting preachy at all. It's an honest musing on what 1 Corinthians 13 and the word love really means to me and in our world today. 1 Corinthians 13 (1Cor13) is the #1 Bible verse that's read...

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

The hero mindset. What separates the "hero" from the rest of us? How do you rise above the challenges in life? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you channel your inner superhero? These 4 elements of the hero mindset will help you to grab your cape and make a...

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

You don't need sight to have vision. Be careful what you ask for. These two quotes may seem trite, but they carry a lot of wisdom. While many of us expect some kind of journey to find vision in our lives, the truth is... it's been right in front of us the entire time....

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

Best Ever Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Best Ever Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

These soft and chewy gingersnap cookies need no introduction. They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan and you will never know the difference. I've also included easy swaps to make them Paleo. They have that perfect combination of the crispier...

25 Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

25 Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Call it an Instant Pot, Instapot, or even a Pressure Cooker, just don't call it waiting for dinner. These 25 Whole30 Instant Pot recipes will keep you satisfied as you embark on your clean eating journey. They are deliciously made from whole foods and will be on your...

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

So you want to try this vegan thing? Whether it's Veganuary (Vegan January) or you want some simple and easy vegan recipes and plant-based meal plans, we've got you covered with 31 recipes - one to try each day of the month. Oh and PS - no tofu, no weird ingredients,...

10 Whole30 Pumpkin + Squash Recipes

10 Whole30 Pumpkin + Squash Recipes

Many people think of pumpkin and squash recipes in the fall, but they are delicious all year long. If you are on the Whole30 diet, you will love these 10 Whole30 approved and super scrumptious pumpkin and squash recipes. We have breakfast, soups, dinners, and more!...

25 Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

25 Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Raise the roof! It's easy to go all pumpkin spice crazy and get totally caught up in the craze. But take a deep breath. There are healthier options out there. Be sure to check out these 25 delicious paleo pumpkin recipes. We've included paleo...

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

This time of year, it's pumpkin spice everything, but let's not forget the seeds. And pumpkin seeds together with chocolate - be still my beating heart! This Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark is made with just 3 ingredients and it's Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. It's the...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

If you live in the United States or Canada and are wondering when to sow and plant seeds for your garden, this is the ultimate guide! We'll cover all of the basics including how to find your Plant Hardiness Zone, when is the last frost, and when to begin sowing seeds...

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

Green beans always seem to grow like crazy in the garden, and then need to be harvested all at the same time. It's a good problem to have, right? You want to freeze green beans to preserve them, but it's way too much work, right? Wrong! If you want to know how to...

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

It took a while for my family to commit to composting. Once we jumped on the train, I was excited to get started, but then realized we would need a space for a compost bin. We carved out the perfect nook in our backyard. This DIY is made with pallets, is 100% upcycled...

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

Scared to try composting? Not sure where to begin? We've compiled all of the information you need to know to get started. It's a little daunting at first, but trust me, it soon becomes second nature and in one year, your garden will be thanking you with a bountiful...

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

A potting bench is a must-have for any serious gardener. We had ours forever, and when it was time to replace it, Hubby decided to make another one for me himself. You need to see the end result. Seriously swoon-worthy!       Before We had our old...

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Sometimes the garden needs a little pizzaz. Grab your Mod Podge and I'll show you how I made this super cute grow garden sign. The DIY is easy and if your kids are bored, it's a fun project for them to help with. Check it out!   Hubby built a new potting bench...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

The hero mindset. What separates the "hero" from the rest of us? How do you rise above the challenges in life? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you channel your inner superhero? These 4 elements of the hero mindset will help you to grab your cape and make a...

5 Work from Home Revenue Streams

5 Work from Home Revenue Streams

There are many reasons you may want to work from home. Whether it's a side-hustle, you're a stay at home mom and want to spend more time with family, or you have a chronic illness. lost your job, or want to provide more income for your family, it's a lot of work but...

10 Transitional Work Accommodations for the Immune-Compromised

10 Transitional Work Accommodations for the Immune-Compromised

As we transition back to work, we have no idea what our "new normal" is going to look like. But one thing is sure and that is we need to take extra care for the most at-risk employees. These are 10 transitional work accommodations specific to employees with Autoimmune...

Back to Work Roadmap for Autoimmune Disease

Back to Work Roadmap for Autoimmune Disease

In this FREE webinar, I’m going to share the roadmap for going back to work specific to employees with Autoimmune Disease and the immune-compromised. Both employers and employees will benefit from these best practices to consider as we make the transition to our "new...

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

Whether it's our busy lives, family, a traumatic event, unsatisfactory job, chronic health issues, or fatigue, there are times when it feels impossible to stay motivated. This is especially true when trying to juggle all of the other aspects of your life. That being...

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

There are a lot of misconceptions about why we should invest that little bit of time in the mornings to make our bed. Many people are of the belief that they're going to sleep in it again later, so what's the point? Or that it is a waste of precious time in the...

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