My Makeup Remover Comes from Coconuts

Coconut oil has a ridiculously long list of uses. I mean the list is like Ted’s narration in “How I Met Your Mother.” I could make this quick and easy by telling you that I use coconut oil for everything, I mean, ev-ery-thing. No joke, but, I prefer making this into 9 seasons.

1. Buy coconut oil. You can find it in nearly any food store. You can spend anything between $5-25. It’s whatever you prefer.

2. Bring it home.

3. Have makeup on your face. Waterproof, thick or tough to take off? No problem. Coconut oil breaks up and releases makeup from your skin from and lashes.

4. Rub some coconut oil between your hands to melt it a little before putting it on your face.

5. SOFT SKIN. Yes, now you’re getting it. Not only is this an affordable but it’s a great moisturizer for your face and especially for the delicate skin beneath your eyes.

6. Use a cotton ball to wipe off your makeup.

7. Be amazed.

8. Give yourself a high five.

9. Leave a comment about how much you love coconut oil and your favorite way to use it.

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Back to Health & Sanity (Sort of)

I’m finally feeling back to normal after two weeks of being sicker than a dog. Nose running, coughing like a beast (in summer, gross!) and all the while moving back to Saratoga, job hunting, working on writing related projects (planning events for my children’s book this summer!) and traveling between Saratoga and Long Island once a week.

So, with nothing to do for 3 days, I’m working on learning to like kale.


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Yes, I said it. Give me all the rabbit food. I’ll give you some recipes and update you on the food challenge and hopefully, you have some suggestions or recipe ideas to add to my diet!

Also, since I am no longer congested, I can get back to exercising like an animal rather than the expressive form of one.

This morning, I walked down to the lake and went kayaking.

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Then I did an ab workout, which means, I’m feeling PRETTY GOOD

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and also that I will be back to writing about those good vibe lifestyle trends shortly.

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The Road to Heart Health Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Although we are often inspired to exercise for the bodies we have now, it’s important to remember that we don’t get to trade in what we have now for what we get later on in life.

Consistent exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and other health issues later in life but sometimes it’s hard to stay interested in a workout routine. The following is a list of activities that may stray from your usual routine but are great for your heart’s health.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Calisthenics
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hot Yoga
  • Jump Rope
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Rowing
  • Running
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Weight Lifting

Put your heart into your workout! There is a great long list provided by Joseph C. Piscatella in his book, “Road to a Healthy Heart” that is sure to ad some fun to your journey.