Sunlighten’s 3-in-1 infrared sauna is the only sauna on the market that combines three heating elements in order to deliver near, mid and far infrared energy in a single heater system. In this post, I'll be talking about all the technologies used to create near infrared (NIR) wavelengths and the therapeutic benefits they offer. For more information…
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I’m so proud of the Sunlighten and Sunlight Day Spa teams! As part of our annual efforts to support the American Heart Association, we were able to exceed our contribution goal. Even our boys and niece got in on the action with a lemonade stand to raise money—totally their idea! Check out the video; I…
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When you’re first learning about infrared saunas, the science behind the therapy can be confusing. But understanding the different technologies used to produce near, mid and far infrared wavelengths is the key to getting the therapy (and value) you deserve. In this post, I’ll explain how mid infrared (MIR) wavelengths are produced and the specific therapeutic…
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Thanks to two members of the Sunlighten family, this year Aaron and I celebrated Valentine’s Day in style. We love college basketball, so when Sunlighten customer and Michigan State University men's basketball coach, Tom Izzo, invited us to a game, we couldn't resist a weekend getaway to Michigan. On our trip we indulged in healthy eats at Dr….
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I am always looking for easy, delicious ways to help my kids eat their veggies, and one of the best tricks I’ve learned is to disguise new or unfamiliar dishes as family favorites. This week I want to share a healthy soup recipe that falls into the “stealthy vegetable” category. It’s always a hit at…
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When you’re trying to eat healthy, foods labeled “all natural” or “diet” can be hard to resist. But I'll warn you, don’t be fooled. These and many other “healthy” labels hide a lot of unhealthy – and sometimes even toxic – ingredients. In this post, I’ll uncover the truth behind some vague and misleading ingredients on food labels….
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You all know I love a good workout, and that I’ve done quite a few races in the past. So my friends and family weren't too surprised to learn about my next BIG athletic goal: training for my first IRONMAN triathlon.  I’m excited and nervous, but I’m also realistic about the huge time and energy commitment this kind of…
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Henry Ford got it right when he said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”  I am a HUGE believer in the power of positive thinking. Starting the day with positive intentions and energy begins the important momentum needed for a successful day. There's also medical research which indicates positivity = healthier….
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A rich life has many elements. Work, family, friends, recreational activities, volunteering and other commitments fill our days, connect us to others, and keep us mentally and physically fit. Ideally, all of these pieces work together to enhance our lives and help us grow into the people we want to be. Sometimes, though, one or more…
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It’s February, and love is in the air! Plus, it’s American Heart Month. So while I’m busy sharing hugs, I’ll also be continuing the mission of helping healthy hearts. It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since we began our partnership with the American Heart Association. In 2005, a study conducted at the University of…
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