Although fertility is off the table at this point in my life, hormone health is at front of mind these days as it relates to menopause & reducing my risk of hormone related cancers, as well as for my daughter who is of child-bearing age.
I’ve been on the low-tox train for awhile, but just recently swapped out my personal care products to Hugh and Grace. While there are plenty of ‘clean’-labelled lines on the market these days, H&G takes clean to a whole new level by being hormone safe as the first skin care line that directly addresses hormone disruption.
I love that everything is beautifully packaged and looks & feels like a fancy brand, not too dirty-hippie-ish. Check out the FAQ below & let me know if you’re interested in trying any of the products – I can drop off samples if you’re local to me or pop some in the mail! If you fall in love like I have, I can hook you up with a major discount as well!
I stopped drinking alcohol in December of 2019. I feel great and don’t miss it a bit. I had one sip of champagne with a toast at a wedding in May & honestly didn’t want any more; however, it’s a personal choice and there are many for whom giving up wine is not an option. Coincidentally, the last wine I had was at a girls’ dinner and it was Scout & Cellar. It was delicious & didn’t leave me with a headache the next day.
My friend, Molly, is a rep with Scout & Cellar – and if I were to drink wine again, this would definitely be the brand I’d choose. I asked her to send me just a little about her story with Scout & Cellar – here’s what she had to say:
“I am all about openness and transparency, and truly appreciates that from people, businesses and brands. It’s also something I look for in the food and drinks I consume, but that isn’t always the case. I have celiac disease so I’m used to reading labels, but there are no ingredient lists on wine bottles. That’s why I love Scout & Cellar. You don’t need a label to know what’s in their wine. It’s wine as it should be: free from synthetic pesticides and additives such as extra sugar, chemicals and food coloring, just to name a few. Wine that is made from grapes that are hand-picked and farmed sustainably, organically or biodynamically. Better for the planet and better for you. I invite you to join the Clean-Crafted Movement with me! Here’s the link to learn more about our mission: https://scoutandcellar.com/clean-crafted?u=mollyfhogan Want to place an order, host a tasting or become a consultant, reach out to me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.“
*as always, just sharing my experience, not medical advice – consult your healthcare provider for advice on how this information relates to you, and don’t do any breathing exercises if you are pregnant or have cardiac/respiratory issues without consulting your doctor first*
I’ve been reading & hearing a lot about nasal breathing lately. Here are some of the possible benefits:
Filters out dust/allergens
May improve lung volume
Lower risk of sleep apnea & snoring
Humidifies the inhaled air
Improved oxygen uptake
Improved diaphragmatic function
Improved activation of parasympathetic nervous system
Potentially improved athletic performance and endurance when nasal breathing during exercise
I’ve been working on nasal breathing when exercising (ask your doc before you try it & consider checking your heart rate as you workout).
I’ve found this podcast episode to have some really cool information- check it out! (It’s long, but super informative & has some suggested exercises as well).