Fiending for green? Truly Organic Apparel, maker of subtly urban, naturally dyed apparel for men and women, is making it easier than ever to get your green fashion fix by offering its entire debut collection for spring/summer ’08 online at www.truly-organic.com.
Equally appealing to both the socially conscious and the fashion-savvy, Truly Organic’s clean yet comfy seasonal offerings include a range of completely natural tees, tanks, blouses and pants for women as well as colorful button-ups and t-shirts for men – with an expanding assortment of dresses, skirts, layering tee’s and activewear slated to debut for fall ‘08. What’s more, all Truly Organic garments are uniquely processed with chemical-free dyes derived from medicinal and epicurean elements such as turmeric, pomegranate and onion, thus preserving the pure nature of the 100% organic cotton from which they’re made. A moderate price point – MSRP starts at $39.00 – further reinforces the accessibility of contemporary green apparel in the mainstream marketplace.
In addition to hosting the company’s new e-commerce site, www.truly-organic.com is a one-stop resource for information on the inspiration behind Truly Organic’s mission; the company’s commitment to using organic materials and fair trade practices; upcoming events and promotions and more. To learn more about Truly Organic’s chemical-free dyeing process and how it compares to some of the conventional methods associated with organic apparel, visit www.truly-organic.com/files/natural-dye-process.php.
The knowledge that our children are safe, happy and emotionally sound is one of our greatest concerns. If they were being traumatized by something at school or, even worse, the attentions of a predator, we would want to be the first to know.
The only way we can truly be sure that they are all right, or if something is troubling them, is if they feel they can confide in us on a person-to-person basis. But are we actually listening to them as equals, or are we listening to them with condescending ears and, in the process, inadvertently breaking these lines of communication between parent and child – leaving them unwilling to come to us for help?
Research shows that a woman's diet profoundly affects her hormonal makeup. But foods that support hormonal health in young women are different from those that help balance hormones in women 50 and older.
That's why every woman needs to know her hormonal type, says women's health expert Susan Lark MD. Dr. Lark is the first physician to identify the three distinct hormonal types in women, a discovery that offers new ways to address common conditions associated with hormonal imbalances -- including weight gain, PMS, fibroid tumors, low libido, dry wrinkly skin, brittle bones, mental fog, and insomnia.
If coffee, cigarettes and food have left their mark on your teeth, you're not alone. There are plenty of people who would try anything to get back their pearly whites.
"Teeth naturally yellow for a number of reasons including smoking, eating highly pigmented foods, drinking coffee, tea or red wine, treatment with antibiotics, trauma, and too much fluoride and tartar accumulation," according to Elisa Mello, DDS, from NYC Smile Design, a New York-based cosmetic and restorative dental practice. But did you know that Mother Nature has some natural solutions to getting back your pearly whites?
I have many friends who not only rarely sleep with their husbands, they can't even talk about it. I would go even further and suggest that most of their conversations probably move them further away from intimacy than towards it. Connecting with our verbal language has it's limits- especially since men and women, don't just speak differently, we also hear differently. This is why I urge all of my closest friends to explore an entirely different dialogue, one where the spoken word is left outside the door, and the conversation is lead and answered with what some would argue is our true intelligence- the body.
Our bodies do have a profound intelligence that we rarely give them credit for . Emotions are not actually thoughts running around your brain, although this is how we often describe them. Actually emotions are visceral experiences that live in one's body, as true as chills on a windy night or burning skin in a late spring sun.
LAUGH OFTEN, CHASE DREAMS
Embody positive thinking in the hottest eco-friendly T's at Tees For Change. These soft, organic T's, offered in both long and short sleeve options, will make you 'look like you feel' all while embracing earth friendly fashions.
One common misperception about adopting green practices around the home is that doing so will cost more money. But this may be true only in the short run. There are certainly some up-front outlays to converting a conventional backyard into a more environmentally friendly space (like any landscaping job), but homeowners should be able to make their money back within a few years through savings on their water and yard service bills alone.
THE COMPLETE WHOLE GRAINS COOKBOOK written by best-selling author Judith Finlayson offers an abundance of recipes for year-round cooking, along with in-depth nutritional information and facts about the potential impact of whole grains on health.
Recipes from THE COMPLETE WHOLE GRAINS COOKBOOK: 150 Recipes for Healthy Living by Judith Finlayson (Robert Rose Inc., February 2008; Softcover/$24.95)