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My Safer Sunscreen Recommendations

By My Well Balanced Life

Ohhhhh,​ ​sunscreen.​​ ​Doesn’t​ ​it​ ​seem​ ​as​ ​if​ ​all​ ​the​ ​information​ ​we​ ​get​ ​about sun​ ​safety​ ​is​ ​conflicting?​ ​Don’t​ ​go​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sun,​ ​it’s​ ​dangerous!​ ​Go​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sun, you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​make​ ​Vitamin​ ​D!​ ​Too​ ​much​ ​sun​ ​causes​ ​skin​ ​cancer!​ ​Not​ ​getting enough​ ​sun​ ​contributes​ ​to​ ​so​ ​many​ ​illnesses!​ ​​Geez.​ ​It’s​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​a…

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5 Great Tips for Choosing Safer Self Care

By My Well Balanced Life

My life is crazy. I wear a ton of hats (literally and figuratively because I live in Alaska!), so I feel like I’m always running from one thing to another with no downtime in between.  I pretty much live on coffee and brightly colored sticky notes. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s what I thought. Despite what…

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3 Ways To Get Involved With Beautycounter

By My Well Balanced Life

As many of you know, I started making the switch to safer products when I was struggling with multiple miscarriages and crippling anxiety. I made significant changes by not only eating a real food diet but switching to personal care products free from questionable ingredients and toxic chemicals. And now, I just want everyone to…

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Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry

Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry

By My Well Balanced Life

When it comes to choosing safer products, do you look for labels that include words such as natural, botanical, chemical-free, organic, or toxin-free? I know I used to, because HELLO… those things sound fabulous and healthy and safer. I mean, look at this sunscreen — Pure. Free. Naturally sourced ingredients. #1 Dermatologist recommended.    …

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The Secret to Healthy Hair

The #1 Secret to Healthy Hair

By My Well Balanced Life

Well, now that I have your attention…. I hate to break it to you, but there’s no secret to having healthy hair. It’s giving your body what it needs and getting rid of what it doesn’t need. And trust me, I get it. I know this is an important topic. Good hair days are literally everything.…

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7 Common Ingredients To Avoid In Personal Care Products

By My Well Balanced Life

[Updated: September 23, 2020] Reading labels on food items is nothing new, but are you reading the labels on your personal care products as well? Because you should definitely be paying attention to the ingredients in your beauty, skincare, and hair care products.   What You May Not Know About The Personal Care Products You…

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Detox Your Purse

6 Ways to Detox Your Purse and Improve Your Health

By My Well Balanced Life

Long gone are the days of carrying a cute little clutch or one of those wallet purses on a long strap that rests on your hip like a fashion accessory.  Oh no, my purse is BIG and it’s a cross between a junk drawer and a CVS pharmacy. Things I can always find in my purse?…

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I’m Amanda! I’m a Pilates & Barre Master Trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Managing Director with Beautycounter, recently retired military wife, and mother of two very energetic boys.

I’ve given up the unrealistic notion of being awesome at everything and embraced the idea of just keeping the important stuff well balanced.

My life is not nearly as cool as my Pinterest boards, you guys. But I do try to live a healthy life and make better choices for my family. If you have any interest in doing the same, please stick around! Read More…

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10 Simple Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure

This FREE guide makes it easy to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will reduce your exposure to the most common toxins we're exposed to each day!

Grab this guide and you'll also receive weekly tips about how to upgrade your beauty routine, recipes and fitness routine! No spam - just good ole fashioned awesomeness.

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Toxic Exposure

This FREE guide makes it easy to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will reduce your exposure to the most common toxins we're exposed to each day!

Grab this guide and you’ll also receive weekly tips about how to upgrade your beauty routine, recipes and fitness routine! No spam – just good ole fashioned awesomeness.