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5 Ways Gardening is Good for Your Health

5 Ways Gardening is Good for Your Health

Gardens can produce a bounty of fresh, organic produce, which has obvious nutritional benefits once it hits your kitchen table. But the benefits to gardening don’t stop at providing fruits and vegetables. Gardening can improve your overall well-being ...
Is Stress Making You Fat?

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Not fitting into your skinny jeans may be a sign that you’re under stress. Biological and psychological forces can cause stress to get in the way of staying slender. It’s important to understand the traps of the stress-and-weight-gain cycle. Then it’ ...
5 Ways Meditation Supports Health

5 Ways Meditation Supports Health

The idea of mindful awareness originated in early Buddhist theory and practice, and has made its way to the West. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, has been taken up in popular culture for all kinds of purposes. ...
Tis the Season…for Stress?

Tis the Season…for Stress?

Life is pretty busy, but doesn’t it seem like December is super busy? We know it’s a happy time of year when everyone enjoys family, food, laughs and giving. But sometimes getting ready for those celebrations can seem like a roller coaster rush of pr ...
DIY Oatmeal Bath for Dry Skin

DIY Oatmeal Bath for Dry Skin

The cold, dry air of winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Adding insult to injury, the things you use every day like shower gel, scented lotion and fleece tights may actually make your itchy, irritated, incensed skin even worse. But don’t despair! Wi ...
Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude does not come easily to me. I’m a bit of a gratitude curmudgeon, a little resentful of having to dutifully cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.” But after doing more reading about what gratitude actually is, and especially after reading Bre ...