Ginny & Paul's Blog

Tips for a Youthful Marriage

It is a well-documented fact that happy marriages can have an impact on our health - keeping us youthful, connected and invigorated. According to Dr Robert H. Shmerling, MD, in his published Harvard Health article : There is fascinating — and compelling — research suggesting that married people enjoy better health than single people. For example, as compar...

Diffusing Barbotine Style

The historical physical and emotional benefits of aromatherapy are well documented, and I find it amazing that the simple act of breathing high quality essential oil molecules, through the nose and into the brain, can create such impactful positive change. I had this impression that it just added a nice smell. Conversely breathing in man-made chemical ai...

DIY Natural Cleaning Products

Must-Have Basics BAKING SODA Baking soda is wonderful for absorbing and eliminating odors. It can be used to clean countertops, sinks, and tubs. Try adding some wild orange essential oil to some baking soda and sprinkle it on your carpet, then vacuum after 15 minutes for a fresher look and feel. To keep your refrigerator clean and fresh all year long,...

30 Days to a Healthy Gut & Improved Immunity

Why is Cleansing & Detoxifying Important for Our Health? Let's talk about how you can improve your immune system with a simple, non - dieting 30 day cleanse. A few years ago when I turned 55, I realized tha my body does not function as well as it used to, so I began to research and educate myself on how to improve my health, so that I can live an act...

Simple Solutions for Sleep Challenges

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and been unable to sleep again? It is a situation that plaques all of us occasionally, but what if you are the person who simply cannot go to sleep and stay asleep? CLICK HERE to receive the FREE Sleep Success eBook Let's first examine the importance of sleep for our health: Our bodies require about a th...

The Arrival of 2Cocoon Scarves

Do you love style, warmth, friendship and comfort? Well so do I, and I have a new favorite accessory that embraces all of these things. I recently attended a Launch Event in The Hague for Dutch design company 2Cocoon , and I had the opportunity to interview the co-Founders Audry de Beule and Gemma van Ree, before I went shopping for my very own 2Cocoon &n...

Emotional Support with Essential Oils

Many people suffer from emotional challenges, and until my forties, I did not fully understand the impact this has on one's ability to enjoy life. Prior to menopause, I had never dealt with the "d" word: depression. When people discuss menopause, depression is rarely mentioned: we hear of hot flashes, and other inconveniences, but when our estrogen...

Finding Your Special Place

We found our 'special place' about seven years ago in The Hague. It is called De Staat and it is a beach restaurant that is open from March until October (frankly this is our only complaint - we wish it were year round!). For those of you who immediately think of a swank, pricey place overlooking the sea - you are wrong! First of all it is one of the more ...

Healthy Home - Healthy You

Research results continue to provide solid evidence that many chemicals found in commonly used household products, can and are causing health issues. Yet there are still many chemicals that have not been researched, as to there impact on our health. Babies and children are particularly at risk because their bodies are still in the development stage. A rec...

Youthful at 80!

I recently sat and chatted with a woman named Joan, just one week after her 80th birthday. This is a woman who I have known my entire life – I am lucky enough to call her Mom. Most people who know her think she is 10 (if not 20!) years younger than her actual age and much of that is because she has chosen to embrace her youth. It is for this reason that I ha...

Living A Life of Purpose

When I reach 110 years old, I want to look back at my life and know that it reflects significance and purpose in the things that matter most. Last year when I turned 55, I realized (optimistically!) that I was halfway through my life and a big part of securing significance for my future has everything to do with evaluating past decisions and whether or not t...

Focused Talent Creates Opportunity

As we wind down another year, many people become retrospect: how was 2016 compared to the expectation of exactly a year ago? As we look back at our own journey this year, there have been bumps along the way that have also brought us great personal understanding and growth, and therein lies the challenge of channeling our talents in a way that supports are dr...

The Impact of Cellular Rejuvenation

Three years ago my husband and I were introduced to a new health supplement called Lifelong Vitality that has improved our health in so many ways: weight, skin, hair, nails, digestion, immune support and reduced inflammation. I have to begin by sharing that Paul (age 60) and I (age 56) embrace the concept of a 'balanced body', so we have a pretty healthy die...

Providing Hope, A Drop at a Time

I like many people, have watched in horror during the past year as media images of mothers, children, fathers and grandparents stuffed into overcrowded, un-seaworthy boats made the crossing between Turkey and Greece, as they sought to find a better life in Europe. Many of them a part of the five million Syrian refugees fleeing the murder and decimation in th...

Essential Oils for Migraines

Migraines run in our family. Our son began puberty early, at the age of ten and he began suffering from migraines. As the years passed they grew in duration, intensity, and frequency - at age 13 they were weekly! We took him for the appropriate medical tests to be sure that it was not something else. My mother, her mother, our older son and I all suffered f...

The Multivitamin Revolution

For anyone over 50 or even under for that matter nutritional supplements are a must. If we consult with any wellness professional, they will all agree that we need to “eat healthy”, and yet even with a healthy diet we cannot possibly meet the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals to support our body’s healthy functions, especial...