Shannon Oleksak Photography Supplements: There is so much mystery around these magic little pills. They are suppose to make us feel better, cure our aliments, keep our systems balanced, erase all our wrinkles and makes us smarter. How can this be possible? To be honest, it can’t. Let me first define supplements. Supplements include vitamins,…… Continue reading How do you know which supplements are the right ones to buy?
Did you know that there is one thing you can do to accomplish all of these and it is super simple…. it’s sleep! Sleep I wore this badge of honor for years, glorifying how well I was able to function on minimal sleep. When I first became a mom I was going to school full…… Continue reading Energy, beautiful skin, and balanced hormones!
Diaper rashes are something that every parent has to deal with at some point in the parenting journey, right?! I think a lot of parents have kind of just accepted it as part of the deal. Diapers equal diaper rashes. It had not dawned on me fully just how accepting we have become of this…… Continue reading Are Diaper Rashes Normal?
As humans, we want there to be an explanation for why we are feeling the way we are feeling. We have an urge to pinpoint and fix something. Often times when we don’t fully understand an emotional reaction or have not taken the time to truly dissect something that is bothering us we will turn that discomfort and unease into a physical ailment. Why?! Because we can explain it, we can pinpoint it and start taking action on it.
Inflammation: What is it? What does it mean for your body? And why is everyone talking about it? Inflammation has kind of become a buzzword within the health industry in the past few years. I wanted to bring some clarity to it. Put it in perspective and maybe help you decide if this is something…… Continue reading Inflammation: Acute vs Chronic
In this picture I had literally just given birth to Dorian a few hours earlier. I delivered at a birthing center in the tub. I felt amazing, powerful and blessed! Fast forward 1 month and self-doubt was creeping in, I had mastitis, I was actually gaining weight. I wasn’t working as much as I…… Continue reading A Love Note To Mamas
Toxins, also known as pollution, are no longer just a by product of the industrial revolution. They now, unfortunately, make up the base components for the majority of the cleaning, cosmetic and even food products we are exposed to everyday. Notice I said food products. YES! They are in the the majority of the products…… Continue reading How Toxins Are Effecting Your Weight
Beautiful skin ultimately comes from a proper diet and staying hydrated, you can check all that information in the nutrition section of my blog. Sometimes though that is not even enough, especially as we age and in these deep freeze winter months. One of the worst things we can do is saturate our skin (an…… Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Beautiful Skin
I’m sure there are some of you who have spent the last few months working you’re butts off to get ready for this weekend. Perhaps you have avoided all forms of food and were hitting the gym like it was your second job. Maybe, you followed one of those cleanse diets that had you drinking a…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Avoiding that Dreaded Bloat this Holiday Weekend
I want to talk to you about this little side business that I am super passionate about and I have never really share with you before. I carry a line of personal care and household cleaning products called Pure Haven Essentials, you can check out my website here (Pure Haven Essentials). I actually began carrying them…… Continue reading Going Non-Toxic 101