Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, 5/25

Happy Memorial Day. Hopefully everyone had a relaxing weekend filled with parties, parades and patriotic spirit. Whether on vacation literally or figuratively, many people stray from their routine during these breaks. Now that the official start of summer has begun, it’s a wonderful time to create healthy habits like eating fresh fruit, being active outdoors and taking a breather. Hopefully these Health & Wellness News & Info recaps will motivate you to take small steps toward better health. Below are some of the highlights from the last few weeks in wellness news.

Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, 5/25

Clean Eating

Solutions to Common Dinner Mistakes People Make When They are Trying to Eat Clean

Eating clean doesn’t have to be boring or a chore. The Nutrition Twins present a few ideas on how to change-up your diet and still eat clean.

Active Living

7 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

I think about how stressful the world is for me, an adult, who knows what life was like before smart phones and technology everywhere. I often wonder how kids of today will be as future leaders. Will they always be attached to technology because they grew up with it? Or, will they have figured out how to get to their own zen place because they have been taught useful de-stressing measures. This post showcases easy ways to educate kids about mindfulness in a playful manner.

Non-Toxic Living

The Environmental Working Group’s 2015 Guide to Sunscreen

The Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen safety ratings for 2015 has been released. EWG is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Their site is a tremendous tool filled with research, information and databases created to empower people to live healthier lives.

Cabana Life – The Leader in Sun Protection

As a busy mom, I often forget to put sunscreen on under my son’s swim suit or wait too long to reapply while in the water. That was until I found Cabana Life, a fashion-forward yet functional clothesline for kids and adults with 50+ UV protection. Their celebrity approved collection of “beach club chic” includes summer essentials included but not limited to bathing suits, hats, cover-ups, and tunics.


Never Again: Time to Bring Wellness Strategies to Cancer Survivors

The first time I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I gracefully embraced my surgeries and treatments. But after they were done, I left my cancer life behind me and went back to my old semi-healthy ways. Now, this second time around, I understand that I need to be focused on my overall well-being. This post agrees and speaks to following an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.

What are your wellness goals for the summer?


  1. Oh my gosh I had no idea about some of those hall of shame worst sunscreens! I always try to use ones that have the little skin cancer crest on them, but now I need to check my brands more carefully!
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    • I know it seems daunting, but checking out the brands (and specific products) from is easier than you think. I’ve been using Babyganics (the crayon) sunscreen. It’s rated pretty low or at least was last year. I typically check every season because formulas do change. Good luck and let me know what you decide. Have a great week.

  2. We stopped using sunscreen quite awhile ago. It’s sad we have to look at all of these knowing they are full of chemicals.
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    • What are you using instead of sunscreen? SPF/UV clothing? Shade/hats? I find myself not using it when I’m walking in the morning, but my son’s skin is so sensitive that I need to put something on him daily. I use the Babyganics stick that rates low/good on EWG’s scale.

  3. My wellness goals are to get through the summer ALIVE!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…This Chick Gets A Makeover: Chick-Fil-A

    • I sure hope you accomplish your goal of getting through the summer alive because I would LOVE to meet you in LA this fall. I might be going to SHIFTCon – and thought you might be there. Your sass and my spirit might make for a good YouTube video behind the scenes at this health conference. Have a great week. xoxo

  4. I would like to have and model better health habits for my family!

    • I love your goal. I think modeling habits is the best way to teach children/family how to be more healthy. While my son doesn’t always listen to me, I find him more interested in eating fruits, veggies and wholesome foods because he sees it around our house all the time. Good luck and keep us posted.

  5. Oooh, thank you for that link to the sunscreen ratings. I struggle with finding adequate sunscreen for my kids. Between reports of it doing more harm than good but then the possibility of skin cancer without it… I stress about which ones to choose.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
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    • Yes. It’s stressful having access to so much information and then wondering what is the right source to use. I swear by EWG – they’ve done a ton of research and are extremely credible. I use sunscreens they recommend as well as personal care and house cleaners. I try not to stress about it, just make choice accordingly and feel good that I’m doing better than before. Have a great week.

  6. great post loved the tips on teaching kids something I find hard to do

    • Thanks. I’m glad you liked the post. I do try and include my 6-year old in some of my wellness routine. Like that post said, I should really try some mindfulness techniques. I’m sure it would be great for our whole family.

  7. I’ve always wondered how Clean Eating works, I’m so glad you aren’t just talking about it but you’ve provided a link. I don’t know if I can do it though.
    Michellette “MimiCuteLips” Green recently posted…New Baby Alert: Minbie Bottle

    • Thanks. I’m glad that you like the post. I have a page dedicated to clean eating if you want some other resources. I also recently wrote a post about 50 ideas of small things to try if you want to eat clean, when you don’t know where to begin. It’s all about taking small steps and making progress. Good luck. I’m sure you can do it…because you don’t have to do it all, just a few little things to help you move forward. Have a great rest of the week.

  8. Oh love all the resources to keep. We have been working on many of these!!
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    • Thanks. I’m glad that you have enjoyed the resources. After 1.5 years of eating clean and focusing on a more zen life, they do come more naturally…I really enjoy it.

  9. Everything is so chemical based these days. it always makes me cringe when I see parents using the spray version on their kids. That goes right into their blood stream. sigh.
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    • I know. I realize that the sprays are so easy but using those crayons ones are much less toxic and only take a few more seconds.

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