fitness and wellness

The Secret Ingredient Your Skincare Might Be Missing

I’ve been drinking more than my fair share of peppermint tea this winter.  Here in Austin, the word ‘winter’ is usually a formality referring to a certain set of dates on a calendar more so than the frigid temps that typically come to mind.  This winter, though, we’ve had three snow days and plenty of others that never crept out of the thirties, so I blame that and the fact that I’m breastfeeding on my considerable peppermint tea intake.   On one particularly blistery day I was able to chat with the founder of The Seaweed Bath …

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The Best Clean Beauty Products | 1st Annual TEC Clean Beauty Awards

We have tried and tested so many clean beauty products to find the best that are available. We cover daily skincare, makeup and even products for kids. These products are the best of the best and you need to be using them! Note from Jen: We’ve never had such a strong reaction to a newsletter that’s gone out as we received late last Monday night as we pressed send on the Best Clean Beauty Products Award winners.  I’m still sifting through the replies and DMs and promise to get to every single one.  I can’t tell you …

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10 Detox Dinner Recipes You Will Actually Want to Eat

After the festive period and over indulging, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things! I’ve found some amazing detox dinner recipes that are not only good for you, but are also delicious! From stir fries to salads, from seafoods to stew – eating healthy never tasted so good! For all of our best intentions, December does end up being a food free-for-all.  More wine? Yes, please!  Cookie exchange? I’m so there! Egg nog? Why not?  I celebrated my birthday with one last tex-mex dinner and margarita on the 5th of …

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The Two Minute Morning Routine that Will Change Your Life

Whether you begin your day at your leisure or wake to the sound of a baby crying or alarm clock beckoning, there’s a super easy way to jump start your productivity, lower your stress, and give you a sense of accomplishment at the start of your day.  It’s not trendy.  In fact, my mom begin persuading us of it’s advantages at a young age.  It’s making your bed and you might just be surprised how beneficial science has found this simple task to be.  Plus, it takes the time equivalent of a few scrolls and double clicks …

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