Chemical to Avoid in Our Beauty Products

Hello everybody,

Did you know that 1,100 chemicals that are banned in Europe are still allowed in the US in personal care products. I came across this little explanatory video below to make me a bit more aware of all the chemicals we do use in our daily routines.

Maybe I can even convince my 16 year old daughter, who is my “product queen”  to watch this video and peak her interest as well?

Anyway, this smart video tells us that the average woman exposes herself to 167 different chemicals  on her body and face
during her daily beauty regime.

It continues to offers points on what to avoid. Grab a pen.

You DO want to read the small print from now on.

Might we be able to just do without some products?



October 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm 1 comment

Great Alternative to Sunscreen!

Hello everybody,

The end of summer is approaching, but the temperatures are still high and my daughter is starting her soccer season. In the past this meant for me to make sure she does protect her skin of all the sun rays with plenty of sunscreen. But these days the “sunscreen” topic is very controversial and confusing. I wanted to give her and myself a product that I know will not harm the skin because it only uses natural ingredients and no extra chemicals that I could not identify. In my research endeavors I found this simple, non-toxic recipe for sunscreen that we can make ourselves, with an SPF factor of about 15, and a shelf live of 6 months from the website below.

Skip the drugstore and the chemicals, and enjoy the sunshine!



October 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm 1 comment

Making Your Own All Purpose Household Cleaner

Hello all you green and conscientious people out there!

Today I came across a real cool video from a website called

For the last several years now I have severely downsized my use of chemicals around the house for cleaning purposes. But I still ended up buying the “organic” and green version of an all purpose cleanser because I did not really know what goes inside that bottle.

Coming across this little video made me realize that it is not that difficult to experiment with a home made concoction. Also making your own all purpose household cleanser saves money
and plastic packaging over time.

Real essential oil of lavender smells better than the commercial products too! I personally will try mine with pine essential oil and maybe a little eucalyptus oil? Let me know once you found a good smelling version for yourself!



August 15, 2011 at 5:19 am Leave a comment

What Germany Means to Me…

Germany is near and dear to my heart – enjoy some of my favorite photos!

Click here to view my photo album of some of my favorite photos!

– Angela

August 15, 2011 at 5:11 am Leave a comment

Welcome to My New Website and Blog

I am every excited to announce the launch of my new website and blog! Check back often to see new blog posts about local community events, my favorite quotes, inspirational videos, mind/body/spirit helpful tips, and so much more!

If you have any questions, please contact me at

To view all of my blog posts on specific topics, please check out the “Categories” section on the far right hand side of the blog. To find out more about my massage therapy and life coaching services, please click on the services tab above!

Feel free to leave me a comment below!

– Angela

June 27, 2011 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

Recipe for: Raw Kale Cole Slaw

Hello Community,

In my program last year we spent a whole weekend “cooking” with Mary Kern. She is a Raw-Foodist and Associate Chef and Instructor of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. We made almond milk from the raw nuts, blended avocados, frozen bananas and some cocoa for a delicious desert, made a raw kale cole slaw and many other delicious raw food items.

I personally fell in love with the Raw Kale Cole Slaw, which I have been making forever since for my family and friends. Every time I bring this salad to a social pot luck people are thrilled with its fresh, crunchy and healthy taste. Last weekend I received so many compliments again that I decided to share this recipe from Mary Kern with all of you.

So get creative, get healthy, boost your immune system and just have fun with this colorful and vibrant “Slaw”:

Raw Kale Cole Slaw
Yield: 3 cups (2 to 3 servings)

– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 tablespoon flax oil
– 1 tablespoon light miso
– 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon powdered mustard
– 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

– 1/2 bunch kale, de-stemmed and cut into thin ribbons (about 1 cup packed)
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1/8 head purple cabbage
– 1 tomato, diced
– 1/2 read jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (or substitute a dash of cayenne
– 2 tablespoons red onion, finely julienned
– 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
– 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, sliced
– other ingredients I have used for this salad before – thinly sliced:
carrots, golden beets, radishes, broccoli and bell peppers

  1. For the dressing: combine the oils, miso, lemon juice, agave, onion powder, mustard powder, and crushed garlic in a bowl and use a whisk to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, massage the kale with salt and lemon juice well for a couple minutes to soften. The kale should take on a “cooked”, broken down appearance.
  3. Add the cabbage, tomato, jalapeno, and red onion to the bowl of softened kale. Pour the dressing over the mixture, toss, and season to taste. Garnish with the optional olives.
  4. Kale Cole Slaw is best served immediately, but it can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

June 20, 2011 at 6:08 am Leave a comment

Explaining Sustainability Through Animation

Hello community!

I’ve been hearing the word sustainability or any version of it over and over lately.
Even though I knew what it meant I was curious what the official definition would be – and during my search I came across a neat little internet video explaining it via animation.

I really enjoyed the following link and it just brings me once more the awareness about how I would like to live my life!



June 20, 2011 at 5:52 am Leave a comment

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