Sobriety

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The Hidden Risks of Women’s Preventative Health Care

The Hidden Risks of Women’s Preventative Health Care

The Hidden Risks of Women's Preventative Health Care For most of my life, I’ve followed doctors’ recommendations for preventative healthcare. I started getting annual PAP smears before I was even sexually active. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) Dentists have...

Organic Makeup

Organic Makeup

Is organic makeup worth the money? Not always . . . But don't let that deter you from reducing your exposure to chemicals. 

Homemade Deodorant [Video]

Homemade Deodorant [Video]

  Learn why I don't race for the cure, I run from the cancer. Seriously, get rid of the Secret if you want to be Sure . . . This recipe is better than any store-bought all natural version. It works,       

Fort Wayne Business People: 5 Questions with Colleen Kachmann

Fort Wayne Business People: 5 Questions with Colleen Kachmann

Read 5 Questions with Colleen Kachmann in Fort Wayne Business People. Colleen Kachmann is a Fort Wayne native, proponent of healthy living, mom of four and now she can add author to her growing list of roles. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry Education from...

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen (Part 2)

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen (Part 2)

Dr. Kachmann continues his interview with me for Mind, Body & Spirit on Comcast 57. We discuss why I chose to call the book Life Off the Label, food laws and public policy, and what GMOs are and why we need to avoid them.  If you missed part 1, here's a...

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen

Dr. Rudy Kachmann Interviews Colleen

Dr. Rudy Kachmann and I discuss the first 50 pages of my book, Life Off the Label. He encouraged me to write the book four years ago. We discuss the writing process and delve into food addiction, Big Food, why we are fat and why exercise is not the cure. This is a...

Halloween Hangover

Halloween Hangover

We got egged last night. I’m guessing it was in retaliation for the fact that I didn’t pass out candy to Trick or Treaters. 

Kid Food Kills

Kid Food Kills

How would you feel if your children were offered cigarettes and encouraged to smoke? Junk food and candy are just as harmful and addictive . . . maybe more. Yet we pass our candy like it’s a treat. Have we been tricked?

The Sitting Disease

The Sitting Disease

My diet consists of mostly vegetables. I eat no processed food or animal products. I exercise. I do yoga. And I was shocked to discover that I am just as much at risk for heart disease as a smoker. Have you heard of the sitting disease?

Aging Well

Aging Well

Diet and lifestyle have a direct effect on the aging. We all age. The question is: do you want to age fast or age well? Don’t we all deserve to enjoy our retirement years?

Congratulations! You’re Getting a Divorce…

Congratulations! You’re Getting a Divorce…

Anyone that’s been through a divorce knows the emotional battle that has been waged prior to deciding to end a marriage. And putting an end to the suffering, for both parties, deserves only one comment.

Real Foods Versus Food Imposters

Real Foods Versus Food Imposters

Real food doesn’t come in a package. Food imposters are cleverly designed to trick you into eating and buying more. Learn how to tell the difference so you can lose weight and live long!

The Problem with Plastic

The Problem with Plastic

The problem with plastic is that it’s made from petroleum. Plastic leaches into our food and water with toxic consequences.

Kids Don’t Like Veggies? Make Pizza!

Kids Don’t Like Veggies? Make Pizza!

How do you get kids to eat good food? Trick them, of course. Sneaky pizza may look like the real deal, but it’s so nutritious that you’ll have to act like you don’t want them to eat it…

Hosting a Green Birthday Party

Hosting a Green Birthday Party

Hosting a green birthday party is less expensive, simple to plan and far more rewarding than the typical alternative. Showing our children that their future is not disposable is the best gift we can give.

Good Food Goes Bad

Good Food Goes Bad

If the worm won’t eat the corn, should you? If the mamma insect won’t feed her offspring the soy bean, should you give it to yours? Good food goes bad for a reason! 

What is Healthy Food?

What is Healthy Food?

And if there is a worm in my produce, I hope it’s still alive, and not dead from toxic poison. Learn why sustainable farming is critical to your health.

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is the easiest of all the plant milks to make. And honestly, it’s my favorite. No tedious advance preparations are necessary, though *soaking is beneficial. The flavor is so good it needs no additional ingredients.

Social Responsibility Vs. Personal Convenience

Social Responsibility Vs. Personal Convenience

It can be overwhelming and disheartening to see the reality behind the carefully constructed curtain that corporate America uses to shield us all from the consequences of our collective actions. But the winds are picking up and the curtain will come down. Our lifestyles are unsustainable. Social responsibility can not be avoided much longer.

How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

Learning how to make homemade soy milk is simple, and easily lends itself to a “system”. Whether you drink it daily or use it occasionally for baking, spending $2+/box is not necessary.

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Nut Milk? Ditch the Nut Bag…

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Nut Milk? Ditch the Nut Bag…

No matter which milk you are preparing, it will need to be strained. And every recipe I read calls for using a nut bag. Either I’m doing it wrong (likely) or they left out the part where working the milk through the nut bag is akin to doing laundry on a wash board down in the creek.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Deciding to make homemade dishwashing detergent took months of consideration. Actually making it took less than 15 minutes.

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

While I ran around the kitchen trying to decide which blender or chopper would get the leaves off the stems, my daughter sat on her stool, playing with the parsley. I asked her to please “play” over a bowl. Once I’d assembled my tools, I realized I didn’t need them.

I’m Sorry I Threw Away the Candy…I Mean, You’re Welcome

I’m Sorry I Threw Away the Candy…I Mean, You’re Welcome

‘Tis the day after Halloween, the pre-season expo event that kicks off Holiday Candyfest. And while the neighborhood outside seems clear of bad guys and boogeymen, the real monster is sleeping off the sugar hangover in the warmth of my children’s bedrooms.

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Why I Launched a Podcast About Sobriety

November 21, 2022
After years of talking about creating a podcast, I stopped talking and just did it. Turns out, I’m not too old. Or too late. Or too inexperienced. I didn’t need to wait until I had it all figured out.

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