Oct 122012
 

Airborne is offering free sample packs- just click here to “Like” the product on Facebook, then fill out the short survey.  Hurry, these offers expire quickly!

Daily Citron Time Test: It took me 59 seconds to “Like” their Facebook page, authorize the app to access my profile (but I modified the settings so that “Only Me” can see posts it makes on my behalf) and fill out the short survey.

I found this offer on Freebie Shark, a reputable freebie listing site.

Sep 192012
 


[Expired] Natural Cures for Common Conditions: Learn How to Stay Healthy and Help the Body Naturally Using Alternative Medicine, Herbals, Vitamins, Fruits and Vegetables is free right now on Amazon.   It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it for free to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the “Buy Now With 1 Click” button. PLEASE BE AWARE that the price is currently $0.00 but that could change at any time, so always check the price before clicking Buy Now.

Hurry, these promotions don’t last long.  Let me know what you thought of this book!

Sep 142012
 

Much has changed in my life in recent years, as I’ve morphed from law-firm-lawyer to work-at-home-mom to stay-at-home-mom to aspiring writer, but some things have stayed the same, and one thing in particular has been a source of comfort to me as I navigated each of those very different situations: in the early afternoon I have a cup of tea.  It’s a small treat, just a small break in my day.  Most of the time the only “break” is the actual brewing of the tea- once it’s made, I often return immediately to whatever I was working on, mug of tea in hand.  “Whatever I was working on” varied widely in different times of my life- it could have been writing a law memorandum in an air-conditioned suite, or sitting in my home office (a.k.a. corner of my living room) shuffling through piles of work papers interspersed with baby magazines and a note from day care that my daughter might have been exposed to strep throat, or more recently, sitting with my daughter on the couch and wondering why I had bought her a sewing kit that came with hopelessly confusing instructions.

My tea time ritual is a little oasis during my day- I stop whatever work/family thing I’m doing, listen to the kettle pop and gurgle as the water heats, and ponder which tea to drink.  I’m no tea aficionado- I just get regular bagged tea, in herbal and decaf black varieties, but nonetheless it’s a treat to pick the flavor and anticipate the comforting warmth of the mug in my handsSpeaking of warmth, I used to reserve my afternoon tea for colder days, but then I read The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a fictional series in which the irreppressable Botswanian protagonist boldly extols the virtues of drinking hot tea on hot African days, and tea-drinking became an all-weather phenomenon for me.

So this little daily tea ritual that I have, small and unassuming as it is, is one of my favorite parts of the day.  In this month’s Good Housekeeping magazine, Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, celebrated the virtues of “small treats,” pointing out their ability to refresh and energize us, and boost our overall happiness.  I couldn’t agree with her more, assuming you’re picking treats that are not too expensive for your budget (this is a money-saving blog, after all).  So I encourage you to make time for a small ritual treat for yourself each day- we all deserve a little pause in the day, a moment to reflect and let go of stress and busyness, even if only for a couple minutes.

May 212012
 


Be healthy (52 Brilliant Little Ideas) is free right now on Amazon.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it for free to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. The instructions for doing so are included under the “Buy Now With 1 Click” button. PLEASE BE AWARE that the price is currently $0.00 but that could change at any time, so always check the price before clicking Buy Now.

This ebook from the U.K. has very straightforward, simple-to-follow advice about how to live a healthier lifestyle, and covers topics like nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, etc.   You’ve probably heard all of the advice before (“Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables”) but it’s advice that’s worth being reminded of.

Let me know what you thought of this book!

Feb 172012
 

[Expired] Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond is free right now on Amazon. It’s a well-reviewed book on taking care of your body and soul as you hit the “senior discount years.”  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it for free to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad.  The instructions for doing so are included under the “Buy Now With 1 Click” button.  PLEASE BE AWARE that the price is currently $0.00 but that could change at any time, so always check the price before clicking Buy Now.

Dec 272011
 

[Expired]Here’s a way to start the new year in a healthy direction: download Helpful Herbs for Health and Beauty for free and learn about natural remedies for common ailments.  It’s an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don’t own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it for free to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad.  The instructions for doing so are included under the “Buy Now With 1 Click” button.  PLEASE BE AWARE that the price is currently $0.00 but that could change at any time, so always check the price before clicking Buy Now.