healthy living

I Tried Beautycounter Skincare (+ Incorporated Them Into My Nighttime Routine!)

For me, the clean beauty movement started with deodorant.  My mom always avoided antiperspirants and as I did my own research, I realized how harmful it was to let your skin absorb these toxic ingredients.  As I became more and more interested in skincare (that wasn’t until my late 20s), I was drawn towards effective […]

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Why I Work Out: An Essay From Someone Who Hated Gym Class

Growing up, I desperately wanted to be athletic.  I started playing softball as a 1st grader and picked up soccer (God, I was awful at that) and basketball later on (I was marginally better at that).  I hung out with a sporty crew; we all wore Umbros, jogging suits (you know–swishy pants), and either Sambas […]

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My Natural Deodorant Journey with Native

Last year, I went on a quest to make the full-time switch to natural deodorant.  It came in tandem with other life changes I was making, like working out for the first time since college (I’m still going strong!) and also just trying to use more natural products in our family’s household.  BUT, I’m no […]

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Search for the Best Natural Deodorant: An Update

Remember when I was on the hunt for the best natural deodorant?  It’s been a quarter and I feel like I can confidently give feedback on how it’s going.  I’ve been using Schmidts Rose + Vanilla religiously since November and it’s definitely better than the deodorants I’ve tried in the past.  Would I buy it again?  […]

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