GoatHouse Brewing Co

November 2017  By Elizabeth Smith One of my first weekend trips to Placer County, California, included a stop at GoatHouse Brewing, which recently celebrating four years in business. A few visits later, after their Farm Yoga experience, I caught up with co-owner, Catherine Johnson, about what it’s like to live the dream: owning a craft brewery which produces its own hops and raises its own … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing Co

The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Our relationship with social media is definitely a love/hate one. As much as we enjoy seeing what’s up with our friends and our favorite celebrities, its also takes a toll on our self-esteem. New moms see celebrities shedding baby weight within a few weeks; fitness models that further promote their tight abs, cellulite-free, stretchmark-free bodies.  Then you have friends competing with one another… there’s Stephanie … Continue reading The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Stocking Stuffer of the Day: Tensage Stem Cell Cream

Note: We are running the Stocking Stuffing of the Day ~ Gift Ideas for everyone in the family, now through December 21st. I receive samples of various products to test and write about. Several skin care samples have come in from companies for review and I am firm in my sample policy which is, submission of samples does not guarantee a review. The reason for this is … Continue reading Stocking Stuffer of the Day: Tensage Stem Cell Cream

Healthy competition leads to weight loss success By Caleb Radford

WORKPLACE rivalry and mobile technology are proving to be successful tools for battling obesity and heart disease. A three-year study by researchers at Flinders University in South Australia found that exercising in groups, particularly co-workers, helped provide the motivation required to lose weight. The study, in collaboration with corporate fitness company Stepathlon, involved almost 70,000 employees from 64 countries including India, Australia and the United … Continue reading Healthy competition leads to weight loss success By Caleb Radford

Know the Common Signs of Zinc Deficiency by Benita Lee

What is Zinc? Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is intricately involved in hundreds of activities inside our cells. At the moment, research estimates that 100 to 300 different enzymes require zinc to accomplish their tasks. In many cases, zinc acts as a catalytic component for those enzymes, aiding the biochemical processes that help cells function regularly. Enzymes, and even hormones, hormone receptors, and … Continue reading Know the Common Signs of Zinc Deficiency by Benita Lee

Social Butterfly, Master Manipulator – PsychTests’ Study Reveals The Dark Side Of Social Insight

  New study by PsychTests.com reveals that social insight can be used to take advantage of others if not tempered by other emotional intelligence traits.   One who deceives will always find those who allows themselves to be deceived.  ~Niccolo Machiavelli Social insight, a key factor in emotional intelligence, is largely considered a valuable skill. Being able to perceptively and accurately appraise people and anticipate … Continue reading Social Butterfly, Master Manipulator – PsychTests’ Study Reveals The Dark Side Of Social Insight

PlumHill Pure Body Essentials Founder Jeanne Kissman Shares Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin and Hair

Are you counting down the days to summer vacation and festivities in the sun? It’s never to early to start planning camping trips to the river and outdoor music festivals, but it’s also important to prepare your summertime skin and hair regimen. If you’re wondering how to keep your hair and skin healthy all summer, we have asked lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman, founder of PlumHill pure body … Continue reading PlumHill Pure Body Essentials Founder Jeanne Kissman Shares Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin and Hair

Craig Ramsay’s healthy tips to shape up for summer

If you were one of the countless people who made New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym this year, more than likely life got in the way and your determination fizzled out. You are not alone. An estimated 92% of people who make this goal do not follow through. There is another reason right around the corner to start eating lighter and exercising more. Do you … Continue reading Craig Ramsay’s healthy tips to shape up for summer

The Rejects’ Holiday by Felicia Johnson

Believe it or not, the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for some. During the holidays, there seems to be an expectation for everyone to happy and gathered together with family and loved ones. Commercials shown on television during the months of November and December depict images of what a family is supposed to look like during the holidays. Children … Continue reading The Rejects’ Holiday by Felicia Johnson

Adapting Mental Health Novel to Film to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention by Felicia Johnson

When I was fifteen my best friend committed suicide. I found out after her death that she had a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse. This is the story of my best-selling novel, Her (www.herthebook.com). This novel is to help bring the understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted with this life-changing diagnosis of BPD, … Continue reading Adapting Mental Health Novel to Film to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention by Felicia Johnson