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Some think that persons who claim they have adverse reactions to chemical products and fragrances have worked themselves into this tizzy, so to speak. Which one are you, the sufferer or the skeptic?

It takes a lot of compassion to understand that some people can react with migraines, asthma and a host of other symptoms to the tiniest waft of scent in the room, while others seem to be immune, much less notice it. I get that. This is weird stuff. But as one who has suffered from chemicals that I encounter in stores, salons, assisted living facilities, churches, schools and in the homes of friends and family, I also understand what’s its like to experience reactions in my body that don’t seem to make sense. Continue reading “Chemical Sensitivity Real & on the Rise”


Many New Year’s resolutions begin with a desire for wellness.  And wellness comes from within.  For me, wellness is energy, life and vitality – the freedom to be more of who I am created to be.  Nothing drains that vitality faster than toxins that interfere with hormones, brain and immune function.  Unfortunately, we don’t have to look far at all to find toxins.  They are in products that we use every day in our homes and on our bodies.  The worst kind of toxin is the kind that you administer to yourself, thinking that you are actually helping yourself when in fact you may very well be causing yourself harm. 

Continue reading “Lighter, Brighter Wellness for the New Year”

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We’ve seen it again and again – examples of the consumer voice overcoming injustice and wrongdoing.  The consumer, YOU and me, have so much value that what we say and do is also powerful. Powerful to cause change.  Valuable change. And when it comes to toxins in our products from cleaning products to beauty products, furnishing and children’s clothing, nothing could be more valuable.  We need a change in how our products are produced and packaged. If not for my parent’s generation, then for mine and for my children and their children.  Toxins and disease definitely stack up across generations.

Fortunately, some retailers are already on to this. Continue reading “Are your favorite retailers taking action on toxics?”