Dive Right In: The Benefits of Water

Water. It takes up 71% of our earth’s surface. Of that, 96.5% is found in oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, and 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland. Water makes up 55% of an adult woman and 60% of an adult man. It is vital for all known forms of life.

If you’re like me, water is your primary beverage.  But how much of it do each of us really need to drink? And more importantly, with so little percentage of fresh water available and the rise of pollution in the world, how safe is that municipal water from your tap? Continue reading

Play it Safe with Smart911

This post is a bit off topic for me, but really what kind of life would we have if we weren’t safe? Certainly not a Soulicious Life!

Like you, I sure hope I never have to call 9-1-1, but there’s a good chance I will someday. If it’s because of a situation affecting myself or my family, I want to be prepared. My guess is that you do too.

That’s why I’m sharing this with you. I have not been contacted by Smart911 or asked to endorse anything. This is just me sharing a service I found that I think can benefit all of us. It’s a great example of the benefits of technology! Continue reading

Sunscreen 101

I grew up in the Ocean State (that’s RI for all you non-New Englanders) with more beach days than I could ever dream of now. And when I wasn’t by the beach, I was by the pool. I wish I could say I used enough sunscreen back then, but especially as I grew into my teen years, tan was “in.” With my olive skin tone, it was easy to skip the sunscreen and not worry about burning. Unfortunately, I’m paying the price now with visible sun damage and I hate myself for it. Ugh.

Needless to say, sunscreen has become a top priority for me, especially since I moved to Colorado 15 years ago where, at one mile above sea level and over 300 days a year of sunshine, it’s lather up or burn. Suddenly, it didn’t matter what my skin tone was. Continue reading

Sneak Peak: EWG Cleaner Database

Environmental Working Group (EWG), the same forward-thinking, non-profit that brought you the Dirty Dozen and Skin Deep, is getting ready to launch a new safety database this fall on cleaners. Hallelujah!

This news couldn’t be better for consumers, many of whom regularly purchase toxic household cleaners. You may be one of them. I was, and I wasn’t even aware. Yes, even SoulMamma isn’t perfect. This lesson in particular was humbling because, really, I should have known better.

According to the EWG, they have unearthed compelling evidence that hundreds of
cleaners, even some of those hyped as “green” or “natural,” can cause serious harm.  Continue reading