The Mental Health Benefits of Art

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Written by Carmen Darley Would it surprise you to learn that the pandemic has seriously elevated the number and scale of mental health challenges worldwide? Probably not. Even if you haven’t struggled with your own mental health over the past year, statistics from the Centre for Disease Control suggest it’s likely that you know someone…

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Natural Cleaning Alternatives For Your Home

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There are a number of chemicals that are found in most household cleaning products which pose health risks. These health risks are especially dangerous for women in particular. Here are three common chemicals you want to steer clear of, as well as natural alternatives you can use instead. LAUNDRY: Avoid Phthalates Most conventional laundry detergents…

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The Pillars of Self-Care

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Written by Jennifer Hunt When is the last time you practiced self-care?  With these trying times it is harder now more than ever for people to take the time to care for themselves. We have jobs, families and other responsibilities and stressors that we put before ourselves. Often we feel guilty for taking time to…

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Mood

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Do you jump out of bed every morning, eager to take on whatever challenges today has in store for you? Or do you stagger around like a zombie until your third coffee? If you are chronically exhausted and lacking in motivation and energy, here are a few tips that may help you get that spring…

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5 Easy & Delicious Summer Salad Boosters

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Summer is almost here, which means out with the hot meals and in with the cold! Your taste buds will be craving fresh foods when the heat hits, and a hearty salad can be the perfect fit. Salads are labeled as one of the healthiest meals, and rightfully so – there are so many healthy…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Try

Keeping our own well being at the forefront is crucial these days, and while we can all get busy, it’s important to find small ways to take a moment, pause, and reset with some deep breaths. Here are 2 easy ways to implement some deep breathing exercises into your daily routine: Pause & Breathe With…

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7 Things to Know About Avocados

things to know about avocados

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it’s a healthy, beneficial fat that helps to keep you full and satiated. Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Consuming healthy fats helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which aids in maintaining blood sugar levels. Here are some important things you…

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Getting Outdoors & In Tune With Your Inner Self

Written by Sarah Good As the warmer weather settles in, many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible. At the same time, many of us are still practicing physical distancing and may have limited access to outdoor space where we can stay away from others. A walking meditation is…

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

Let’s talk sunscreen: we often think that we are doing the right thing by coating ourselves and our children with sunscreen, when in fact, we may be causing more harm than good. One of the main chemicals found in sunscreen to block the Ultraviolet B-light is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC. Studies are now showing this…

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