Hilary Buckwalter Kesti

Nourish: Easy-to-Make Lip Balm for Luscious Winter Lips

The season of chapped and dry lips is upon us. If you're like me, you have tubes of lip balm stashed in every bag and coat pocket, always ready for reapplication. A relevant concern for many these days is that some

Nourish: Ignite Your Immune System with Fire Cider

In my house, we drink fire cider every morning. At the first sign of a cold, we drink fire cider. The kids crinkle up their faces at the pungent taste, but now they actually look forward to it. So what

Practice Series: Create an Oasis of Calm with Walking Meditation

The theme for this month’s practice is SLOWING DOWN. Over the last three weeks we’ve tuned in to the wisdom of the body, practiced mindfulness with our eating habits, and nourished ourselves with restorative yoga. This week we’ll turn our attention to how we

Recharge Your Nervous System with Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga can be a wonderful form of self-care. It can be a perfect introduction to yoga for a beginner and very calming for the seasoned yogi. In our busy lives, we don’t often invite ourselves to fully let go

Practice Series: Tune In to the Wisdom of the Body

The theme for this month’s practice is SLOWING DOWN. This week we will turn inward in the spirit of the changing seasons to attune to the wisdom of the body. Our bodies are always sending us messages, yet we are

Detoxing Your Home, Part 4: Your Beauty Routine

In this fourth and final part of our household detox series (find parts 1-3 here), we’ll look at personal care products and our beauty routines.  Our skin is our largest organ, taking in anything we put on it, including cosmetics,

Detoxing Your Home, Part 3: The Laundry Room

In part 1 and part 2 we detoxed the kitchen and bathroom, taking stock of which products to toss, keep, or replace. In this segment we’ll explore the laundry room.  Many of our clothes, if they’re not made from organic

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 2: The Bathroom

In part one of our spring-detoxing series, we tackled the kitchen, looking at what everyday products might be harmful to our health. In part two, we’ll explore the bathroom. The bathroom is a big one, home to many sprays, soaks,

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 1

When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I decided to "detox" our home. We were concerned about the effects the chemicals in our household products might have on our baby, not to mention the effect they were