The Marshmallow Challenge |

The Marshmallow Challenge

All work and no play, makes Tom and I, sort of duds. We are both very focused and driven people. Perhaps a bit serious. And also… [Continue Reading]

Cruise to Lose

Cruise to Lose

Fourteen days of international travel, including a 7-day Mediterranean cruise, and I come home 3 lbs. lighter.  I didn’t go on the cruise to lose. I… [Continue Reading]

We Ditched Our Keurig |

We Ditched our Keurig and Why You Should Too!

We’re not addicted, we’re passionate. We love coffee. I like mine black. Vanessa likes hers Bulletproof™. We agree on the roast, it’s got to be dark… [Continue Reading]

Husbands! The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Husbands! The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift For Your Wife! {P.S. Flowers Are Lame}

Mother’s Day. The perfect gift from husband to wife is such a dilemma. I struggle with this day because you’re not trying to over-emphasize the… [Continue Reading]

Paleo f(x) 2014 Pictures |

Paleo f(x) 2014 in Pictures

Paleo f(x) is the largest Paleo conference hosted annually. This was our first year attending and we most definitely plan to attend again. We went… [Continue Reading]

4 Healthy Tips For Traveling With Kids |

4 Healthy Tips for Traveling With Kids

My family has spent the last year traveling around South America with our two children (5 and 2). We are living in Argentina for a… [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons to Ditch Sugar For Happier & Healthier Kids |

5 Reasons To Ditch Sugar For Happier & Healthier Kids

The sweetness that is sugar, also known as dextrose, maltose, corn syrup, glucose, or fructose is loved by the masses. Go to any celebratory occasion… [Continue Reading]

9 Healthy Reasons You Need To Hug Every Day!

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural,… [Continue Reading]

45 Years of Love. What My Parents' Marriage Has Taught Me |

45 Years Of Love. What My Parents’ Marriage Has Taught Me!

On this day 45 years ago my parents were married in a small Catholic church in downtown St. Paul. The day was cold and it… [Continue Reading]

Give the Gift of Clean Water

Give the Gift of Clean, Safe and Healthy Water This Holiday Season

We take clean water for granted. We have clean water to drink, to cook with and to shower with. The harsh reality is that many… [Continue Reading]

Kirby the Kitty

Happy National Cat Day!

It’s only fair, since we celebrated National Dog Day last August, that we pay homage to our feline friend, Kirby the Kitty. Yep, today is… [Continue Reading]

Questions and Answers

Weekly Q & A: Hormones, Raw Milk, Leaky Gut, Recipe Help

Welcome to the new Weekly Q & A at Healthy Living How To. Each week I will pick three questions in my mail bag and… [Continue Reading]

New Day

Morning Musing: Look for Healthy Opportunities

There is healthy opportunity all around us — sometimes it bites us in the butt and other times we have to look for it. Here’s… [Continue Reading]

St. Anthony Falls

Sunday Snapshots: St. Anthony Falls

Days like today are why I love fall in Minnesota. Blue sky, sun shining and a slight crispness in the air, makes for perfect walking… [Continue Reading]


7 Lives Left: Lilies are Toxic To Cats {and other plants too!}

If it’s true that cats have nine lives, then our kitty Kirby, affectionately known as Krabby, has seven left. He used up his first life… [Continue Reading]

Sunday Snapshots: Purple Pride

Since moving downtown a month ago, we’ve been looking forward to today — the first home game for our Minnesota Vikings. Not only did we… [Continue Reading]

Questions and Answers

Weekly Q & A: Ghee, Daily Eats, Bowels

Welcome to the new Weekly Q & A at Healthy Living How To. Each week I will pick three questions in my mail bag and… [Continue Reading]

Questions and Answers

Weekly Q & A: Grape Seed Oil, Melasma, Where to Start

Welcome to the new Weekly Q & A at Healthy Living How To. Each week I will pick three questions in my mail bag and… [Continue Reading]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day signifies the end of summer and back-to-school for many. For those fashion conscious, it was once considered the last day to wear white… [Continue Reading]

International Bacon Day

Happy International Bacon Day!

Today is perhaps the most delicious holiday to be celebrated, International Bacon Day! Not much is required, other than cooking, eating and enjoying bacon. Some… [Continue Reading]