May 01, 2018

Put a Bow on Mother's Day with Savings on the Style Rx Pill Box Case


Put a bow on it and win Mother's Day by giving Mom a Style Rx pill box case from Inspired by Dawn. And with special Mother's Day savings, you can treat all the Moms on your list...or maybe just yourself! Happy Mother's Day!

Shop now, use code GiftMomSave, and SAVE! You'll get:
  • 25% off* your entire purchase
  • Free ground shipping (continental US only)
  • Gift-worthy, Inspired by Dawn signature packaging
  • A stylishly functional gift for Mom that the Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Philadelphia Inquirer, among others, have lauded for its function and style!
Style Rx designer pill box case is perfect for making a probiotic a healthy daily habit

* GiftMomSave offer good through 11:59pm PT Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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April 25, 2018

Mark Your Calendar | Clean Out Winter Medications for Saturday's Take Back Day

Inspired by Dawn reminds you to clear out your winter medicines safely with Saturday's drug take back day

It's been a long, hard winter with a very tough cold and flu season. And if it's like most, your medicine cabinet is likely overflowing with a variety of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications after such a bad season.

If this sounds familiar then swing open that cabinet, clear it out and take everything to your local collection point for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, the 28th. From 10am to 2pm you can safely and securely drop off the medications that have accumulated in your medicine cabinet.

Safely and responsibly disposing of medications helps protecting our food and water supplies, environment and reduce the potential for misuse. So take a few minutes and declutter that medicine cabinet and help your community this Saturday.

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April 18, 2018

Can Food Be An Rx for Seasonal Allergies? 6 Tips to Try Now for Relief

Inspired by Dawn shares how certain foods may ease seasonal allergy symptoms

With allergy season upon us, are you already looking for any and all relief you can find? If you're a spring allergy sufferer you're probably already relying on medication to moderate symptoms, along with valiant attempts to avoid and manage triggers. But what if food could play a role too in managing your symptoms? It caught our interest!

So when Cooking Light posted their article "6 Foods and Eating Habits That Help Fight Seasonal Allergies" it made our must-read list. You can read the details here but here's the 6 quick tips...

  1. Eating more Omega-3s (think salmon, nuts and seeds)
  2. Adding Probiotics to your diet 
  3. Reduce Alcohol consumption
  4. Watch out for Trigger Foods (hint some raw fruits and vegetables)
  5. Maximize Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables
  6. Focus on a Mediterranean diet - e.g. lots of the good stuff above

Hope this gives you some relief. It's worth a try.

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April 11, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Idea Inspiration Starts Here

Inspired by Dawn helps you jump start your Mother's Day gift shopping with a gift idea roundup

Mom is never far from your mind. So with Mother's Day a month away, it's not too early to start thinking about just the right Mother's Day gift for her.

To get you started, we've rounded up our best Mother's Day gift ideas to jump start your thinking and help cement your status as Mom's "favorite"!


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April 04, 2018

Is It Time to Make an Appointment for Seasonal Allergy Relief?

Inspired by Dawn shares tips on when to seek a doctor's help with seasonal allergy relief

Despite crazy recent weather you still have faith that Spring will indeed come one of these days. And with Spring comes seasonal allergies for many of us. You've always taken a self-help approach to managing them - not going out in the morning, showering after coming in, keeping windows closed, and maybe even some over the counter medication. But what happens when even these changes don't quite give you the relief you need? 

Is it time to see a doctor for your seasonal allergies? The ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) suggests it might be time to make an appointment if:

  • Your allergies are causing symptoms such as chronic sinus infections, nasal congestion or difficulty breathing.
  • You experience hay fever or other allergy symptoms several months out of the year.
  • Antihistamines and over-the-counter medications do not control your allergy symptoms or create unacceptable side effects, such as drowsiness.
  • Your asthma or allergies are interfering with your ability to carry on day-to-day activities.
  • Your asthma or allergies decrease the quality of your life
  • You are experiencing warning signs of serious asthma such as:
  • You sometimes have to struggle to catch your breath.
  • You often wheeze or cough, especially at night or after exercise.
  • You are frequently short of breath or feel tightness in your chest.
  • You have previously been diagnosed with asthma, and you have frequent asthma attacks even though you are taking asthma medication.

Depending on your number of yeses to the questions above, you might want to consider making an appointment with an allergist. Perhaps seasonal allergy relief could be within reach?

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March 28, 2018

How to Pair Wine with Easter Candy for Maximum Enjoyment: A Must Read!

Inspired by Dawn shares curated wine and Easter candy pairings from Real Simple experts

You take your wine seriously. And who can resist Easter candy? Obviously you're not alone.

Real Simple put together an invaluable guide for parents and grandparents everywhere this weekend - that we just had to share with you!

A curated guide to pairing wines with Easter candy. A simple tool to maximize enjoyment while waiting for the Easter Bunny or unwinding after all the festivities this weekend.

You can thank us later for sharing!

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March 21, 2018

Spring Break Travel? What Not to Pack in Your Checked Bag for a Smoother Trip

Inspired by Dawn offers tips on what to keep with you when traveling and not put in your checked bag

Headed to the airport for a much-needed Spring Break getaway? Then, you're probably trying to decide what to pack and what to leave home right about now. It's always a struggle. Do you really need that extra pair of shoes (or two!)?

Once you know what you want to bring, you have figure out how it's all going to fit, and whether it goes in your carry on or checked bag. Kudos if you can manage to pack everything in your carry on. But if you can't here's a quick list of what you want avoid packing in your checked luggage to help your trip go a little more smoothly.

  • Money, credit cards
  • Photo ID, passport
  • Medications, vitamins
  • Computers, iPads, etc.
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Keys - House, car, etc.

While it's likely that your carry on is already over stuffed, make sure you make room for these items. Then if your luggage takes a detour you won't be without these essentials.

Enjoy your spring getaway!

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March 13, 2018

Inspire the Luck of the Irish with Healthy Start Green Smoothie

Inspired by Dawn's St. Patty's Day Inspiration Smoothie Recipe gives you a healthy start to the day

You're probably going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at some point on Saturday. Often, with a little green beer, corned beef or other Irish indulgences.

But before the celebrations really kick in, do something good for yourself. Start your day of green with something healthy, nutrient-packed and delicious that you can easily whip up at home in your own kitchen.


St. Patty's Day Inspiration Smoothie

2 Servings
2 Frozen very ripe bananas
1C Berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
3C Milk
16oz Greek yogurt
1T Pure vanilla extract
2.5C Spinach or Kale


Blend well and enjoy!

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March 07, 2018

How to Feel Rested & Gain An Hour of Daylight this Weekend

Inspired by Dawn gives tips for getting the rest needed to embrace Daylight Savings Time

You've waited a long time for this. One of the first legitimate signs of Spring - Daylight Savings time. It happens this Saturday night in the wee hours. Finally!

But this extra hour daylight on Sunday night comes with one less hour of very needed sleep on Saturday night. So here's some tips on how to minimize the impact of the time change this weekend and help you wake up refreshed on Monday morning. Happy first sign of Spring!

Now through Friday
  •  Go to bed earlier than your normal time - even 10 minutes each day can make a difference
 Saturday
  • Exercise outdoors so you get the sunlight and fresh air your body craves and expend some energy
  • Exercise early enough in the day that your body's temp can cool down enough to enable you to sleep
Sunday
  • Get up at your normal time so your body can adjust to the time and light shift
  • Go for a morning walk, ideally an hour or longer, again so can give your body a chance to adjust to the sunlight and help reset your body clock
  • If all else fails, consider taking melatonin one hour before bed to help you get the rest you need
Monday

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    February 28, 2018

    Go Ahead. Take That Spring Break Trip & Improve Your Mood, Creativity & Health

    Inspired by Dawn offers healthy inspiration for taking that Spring Break trip now

    Are you still on the fence about taking a Spring Break getaway? Well then maybe this will convince you. 


    A number of studies have made a very real link between travel and improvements in mind, body and spirit. Health benefits include:

    • Reduced heart attack / heart disease risk
    • Less stress
    • Enhanced creativity
    • Increased happiness & satisfaction
    • Lower risk of depression

    One of the most fascinating points is the heart health link with travel in the NBC article...

    "The study found that women who vacation at least twice a year show a significantly lower risk of suffering a heart attack than those who only travel every six years or so.

    The same is true for men. Men who do not take an annual vacation show a 20 percent higher risk of death and 30 percent greater risk of heart disease."

    Given the benefits, go ahead and give yourself permission to plan that Spring Break getaway now, and give your mood, creativity and your health a much overdue boost. Enjoy!

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