10 Top Tips for Sun Safety

Summer essentials

10 Top Tips for Sun Safety We've been warned, intimated and just straight up lied to by sunscreen companies in the past decades.  Don't let the 'land of the unknown' keep you from your summer fun!  Follow our 10 Top Tips for Sun Safety and you'll be enjoying the longer, warmer days the right {and safe} way. 1. The best sunscreen is clothing and hats.  Get good clothing … [Read more...]

IWG Spotlight – Tracy Maxwell

Tracy Maxwell

Hey there! My name is Tracy Maxwell and I’m currently a middle and high school mathematics teacher in a small town in upstate New York. I like to spend my days trying to get the 9 out of 10 people out there in society that I talk to who say they hate math narrowed down to 8 out of 10 by the time I retire! I’m dreaming big! On nights and weekends, I spend my time raising one … [Read more...]

Fabulous DIY Vertical Planter Project!

I LOVE flowers, spring, sun and all things warm - so it's no understatement to say that I'm seriously always looking for beautiful ways to get more of those things in my life!  I've got tons of different planters, pots, flower stands...anyway I can display awesome greenery, I'm in.  Lately, I'd be envisioning a super easy and convenient way to get fresh herbs into the kitchen … [Read more...]

IWG Spotlight – Michelle Haas

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My name is Michelle Haas and I live with my family in Wilmore, KY.  We moved here 9 months ago for my husband, BJ, to begin attending seminary.  We have two boys, Ransom (3) and Francis (20 months). Before seminary, we spent several years overseas working with World Hope International, a humanitarian company. Now, I am a full time stay at home mom and continue to work part time … [Read more...]

How I Fell for False Marketing and Why GMOs are Pretty Serious Stuff


  This is a post I’m not even sure how to start. I feel angry and duped.  I fell into the trap of falling for false marketing last week and I’m honestly still recovering. I know, you’re probably either thinking a.) Get over it, who cares? OR b.) YOU fell for company lies?  Aren't you one of the best label readers out there? And well, both are actually semi-true.  I pride … [Read more...]

IWG Spotlight – Jennifer Send


  Starting this March, we're going to begin highlighting some of our Independent Wellness Guides, so you can see just how truly amazing these men and women are!  Enjoy :) My name is Jennifer Send, and I live in Dubuque, Iowa.  My husband, Doug, is a mechanical engineer at John Deere Dubuque Works.  We have been blessed with seven children: Joseph 15, Marissa 14, Gianna … [Read more...]

Making Dreams Reality.


I am excited to share with you my tips & strategies for goal setting and how to turn said goal setting into the most important – achievement! First, I’d like to get real with you.  Like, really real.  My journey in goal setting and most importantly goal achievement is a long one full of mistakes, missed goals and re-commitments.  The process is ever-evolving and I believe … [Read more...]

Product Spotlight: Radiantly You All-Natural Deodorant + Why You Need to Ditch that Drugstore Stuff

Radiantly You All-Natural Deodorant | Be Radiant Be You

Deodorant is one of the first products I stopped using when I made the shift to a healthier, greener, chemical-free lifestyle. Deodorant and antiperspirants are loaded with super nasty, ultra-toxic ingredients. And those precious little underarms of yours? Well - they're absorbing it all. Radiantly You makes an organic and all-natural deodorant that comes in two different … [Read more...]

31 Clean Eating Soup Recipes


We all have the very best intentions starting out the New Year. Usually this involves a lot of resolutions and self-promises centered around clean eating and more regular exercise. But sometimes, those intentions get pushed to the side and we need a gentle reminder that filling out plates with nutrient dense foods isn't as hard as it may seem. Here are thirty-one … [Read more...]