Six Ways to Wake Up More Easily in the Morning

If you struggle to wake up in the morning, these six tips can make waking up a little bit easier.

Some people are morning people . . . and others of us just aren’t.

Mornings are not my friend, especially when I have to wake up early. Whenever my alarm goes off, I always feel like I could stay in my cozy bed for hours longer, and I end up hitting the snooze button so many times that I’m running late and rushing through the rest of the morning.

I have never been, and probably never will be a true morning person, but over the years I’ve found a few tips to help me to wake up more easily in the morning. If you struggle with mornings as much as I do, then these tips might not perform enough miracles to turn you into a Disney princess waking up singing with the birds, but they might be enough to help make getting out of bed a little bit easier.Continue Reading

How to Use Hygge to Improve Your Health and Well-Being

How to use hygge to improve your health and well-being.

For our ancestors, winter was usually thought of as an enjoyable time of year even though the weather was cold. Winter time was often a time of less work and more leisure time, and this slower pace meant that winter was a peaceful time for relaxation and rest. This old-fashioned view of the cold weather months, and of life in general, is something that the Danish people embrace with their concept of hygge.

Hygge is pronounced something like “hue-gah” (although for months I had read it like “higgy” so that’s still how it sounds in my mind!), and there’s no direct equivalent for this word in English.Continue Reading

How to Fall Asleep Fast with this Unusual Tip

If you have insomnia and want to fall asleep fast, try this unusual tip for a more restful night.

We know how important it is for our health for us to get a good night of sleep, and that’s what makes it all the more frustrating when we have a night where we can’t fall asleep or when we wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep again. At those times, all we can think of is how to fall asleep fast and we’re willing to try just about anything to get a good night of sleep.

One of the standard pieces of advice you usually hear is to just get up out of bed and read a book or watch TV or do some sort of activity until you feel tired enough to fall back to sleep again. This advice might be helpful for some people, but for many of us this method can backfire because either we end up getting a second wind and feeling too awake to go back to bed or we end up stressing about how much sleep we’ve missed out on.Continue Reading

Grandmother’s Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake Recipe

This old-fashioned gingerbread cake recipe has a rich flavor with spices and molasses and a soft cake-like texture |

There are few dessert recipes that seem quite as traditional as old-fashioned gingerbread cake.

Next to fruitcake and plum pudding, gingerbread is one of the quintessential old-fashioned desserts for the holiday season, but it’s also delicious at any time of the year. Even though we usually tend to think of gingerbread as a holiday dessert, in earlier centuries, gingerbread was often served for special occasions throughout the year, like Muster Day, for example.Continue Reading

Discover Your Personal Beauty Type (Free Resource and Giveaway!)

Discover your personal beauty type - free resource and a giveaway! Learn which type of beauty you are so you can make the most of your own natural beauty! |

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Today I’m really excited to let you know about an awesome new giveaway opportunity (as well as a free resource that you can take advantage of whether or not you win the giveaway!)

The giveaway is a FREE course of the Dressing Your TruthTM program! More details on this in a minute, but first, for those of you who might not be familiar with Dressing Your Truth, I’ll give you a quick overview.Continue Reading

How to Make A Backup Sourdough Starter

How to make a backup sourdough starter |

If you like baking with a sourdough starter, the best thing you can do to make sure you can continue using it for a long time is to make a backup sourdough starter.

Even though sourdough starters are usually pretty resilient and hard to kill, if you neglect feeding it for too long, or if you go away on vacation and completely forget about your starter, the wild yeast can die off. Continue Reading

Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Healthy homemade pizza sauce recipe |

Pizza is usually one of those foods that we think of as being in the junk food category rather than in the healthy foods category, but when you make your own pizza from scratch using good quality ingredients, it can actually be a pretty healthy food.

When you think about it, pizza is basically just bread with tomatoes and cheese. If you use organic, all-natural ingredients and cheese from humanely-raised, grass-fed cows, add some chopped vegetables and fresh herbs for toppings and avoid all of the extra additives and preservatives in regular pizza, it’s a “guilty pleasure” that you can enjoy without the guilt.Continue Reading