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jch-essentials-natural-health-banner-with-text-copyMindful Healthy Life founder Jessica Claire Haney is a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils and is happy to share the power of essential oils as natural medicine. Jessica can advise individuals looking to bring essential oils into their family wellness toolkit, and she is available to teach classes on essential oils in the Metro DC area. Hosts of classes with at least 8 attendees get free petal diffuser.

Bookmark to learn about current doTERRA promotions and about Jessica’s special offers plus an overview of buying wholesale and of most of the kit offerings.

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Beautycounter was one of the founding partners of the EWG Verified program we wrote about here when it launched in late 2015. Having voluntarily banned 1500 ingredients from its products, Beautycounter is a pioneer in #SaferSkincare. The company is working to push toward a safer beauty industry for everyone, and its products are high-performing. Beautycounter is a safe solution you can feel good about. Take the guesswork out of shopping for skincare, beauty and makeup products. Our link is

Anyone can order through our link at retail cost, or spend just $29/year for a Band of Beauty membership if you want to you get back 15% of your purchases in product credit, get free shipping on orders over $100 and be eligible for special offers. Plus, upon joining, you get a free bottle gift, currently the Nourishing Rosewater Mist, worth $35. So membership really pays!

Anyone who purchases through our link will get from Mindful Healthy Life founder Jessica Claire Haney one soap sample per $50 purchased. Your choice of the Charcoal Bar, Citrus Mimosa Body Bar or the Rose Neroli Bar, or all three if you spend $150!

For your first order of $125 or more, Jessica will give you a free charcoal bar, mascara or lip sheer or she will buy your Band of Beauty membership for you.


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eating-evolved-horizontal-bannerEating EVOLVED produces delicious, pure dark chocolate. Their products are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and emulsifier-free. In addition to their Primal Chocolate bars, they have a line of coconut butter cups that are a terrific alternative to peanut butter and other nut butter cups. They also carry roasted coconut butter, a coconut & chocolate spread that rivals any chocolate-nut spread you’ve ever tried, and hot chocolate.

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Thrive Market is like Costco but for wholesome products only, and they are shipped right to your door~ For whatever you can’t find in a store, or when you need to save your errand time for other tasks, or because you value how far you can stretch a dollar, Thrive market is sure to have what you need at the best price available.















Ottos Cassava Flour

If you’ve gone gluten-free and are having a hard time finding a way to bake with other flours, or if you’re trying your hand a grain-free living or even a nut-free, nightshade-free autoimmune diet, you’ll love Otto’s Cassava Flour. Founded by a Canadian couple and named for their son, this non-GMO product is delightfully versatile. The tortilla recipe on the back changed the life of Mindful Healthy Life founder Jessica since she learned about it from local blogger and mom of three Jennifer of predominantly paleo, one of the early champions of this terrific grain-free, nut-free, vegan flour.



Recent Releases by local authors & parents:
Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal by Baltimore-area mom and author Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Cookbooks by Northern Virginia mom Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo blog

Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Incredible Gluten- and Grain-Free Recipes Made Twice as Delicious in Half the Time

Down South Paleo: Delectable Southern Recipes Adapted for Gluten-free, Paleo Eaters

The New Yiddish Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day

The Paleo Kids Cookbook: Transition Your Family to Delicious Grain- and Gluten-free Food for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

Cookbooks by Northern Virginia parents Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry of Real Everything (formerly Paleo Parents) blog.

Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids

Real Life Paleo: 175 Gluten-Free Recipes, Meal Ideas, and an Easy 3-Phased Approach to Lose Weight & Gain Health

Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog


Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition Into Healthy Eating by Northern Virginia mom Cindy Santa Ana of Unlock Better Health health coaching


Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey in Photos and Recipes: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat by Forrest Pritchard of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, Virginia and photographer and farmer Molly M. Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farms in Sperryville, Virginia.

Gaining Ground: A Story Of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm by Forrest Pritchard of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, Virginia

Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me that Calm Is the New Happy by Northern Virginia mom, writer, blogger and photographer Martha Brettschneider

How To Be a Durable Human: Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design by Northern Virginia mom, writer and sustainability activist Jenifer Joy Madden of The Durable HumanRead our interview with Jenifer here.

Mindful Healthy Life founder Jessica Claire Haney has a short story in the anthology Abundant Grace from Paycock Press Also available at Politics & Prose. The story comes from Jessica’s emerging novel, The Unspeakable Passing of Clouds.


Jessica shares an essay about her first child’s c-section birth in the anthology Birth Writes: A Collection of Real-Life Birth Stories


Jessica has two essays about breastfeeding in the humorous anthology, Have Milk Will Travel Adventures in Breastfeeding



Favorites of Local Experts

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan, MD

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington


Positively Parenting parent coach and Washington Post columnist Meghan Leahy recommended these books in her August 2015 Washington Post On Parenting piece “About Birds and Bees and PG-13s”

Local authors and parents of three Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry of Real Everything (formerly The Paleo Parents have an awesome Things We Love list with all their favorite products – foods, kitchen products and much more. (You  should totally bookmark it!) That’s where we learned about Natural Value Coconut Milk with no additives (no guar gum) in a BPA-free can.

As seen at local events

Featured at DC Area 2015 Teacher Wellness Symposium:

Featured at Moms Clean Air Force 2015 Play-In for Climate Action:
A is for Activist

Featured at the August 20, 2015 Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria chapter meeting: The Power of Positive Thinking:

Featured at the November 2014 ICPA Freedom for Family Wellness Summit (see our Fall 2014 wellness recap post):

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Joe Dispenza

Meditations for Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

More products our health coach friends like:

The Magnesium Miracle (Revised and Updated Edition)


Looking to buy local? Check out our new and growing list of Local Products made by companies and individuals based here in Metro DC.

Any national or local brands with affiliate programs that would like to be included on this page or companies that would like to become one of our founding advertisers or sponsors, please contact jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com for information about collaboration. Media kit coming soon.


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