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Managing Anxiety During Trying Times

There are times when all the news you read or hear all seems to be bad. The world can seem overwhelming and our hearts and brains need a break to recharge, and refocus. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by what’s going on around us, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get control of your feelings, and realign your thoughts to manage anxiety. 1. Meditation I really can’t recommend this enough for dealing with stress, improving focus and learning to control your thoughts (good or bad). Taking the time to meditate has proven to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, promote emotional healing and more. If you’ve never done it before, there are likely guided meditation groups in your area that...

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7 of the Dirtiest Surfaces in Your Home, and How to Clean them Naturally

Over the winter months when cold & flu season is rampant, you may not even be considering some of the dirtiest, germiest surfaces in your home, office and car. Today we’re sharing some of the dirtiest surfaces in your life and some tips on how to clean them naturally. 1. Your phone, tablet & keyboard You’re touching them all day, and you’re probably not wiping them down enough. To disinfect your phone or tablet safely and naturally, create a solution of equal parts isopropyl alcohol and water, wet a cloth with it and wipe it clean. Don’t spray anything directly on your devices, because you don’t want it to drip into the ports or speakers. Use this same solution to...

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My Vegetarian Week

As an experiment, I decided to not eat meat for a week to see how my body would react. My family eats it for dinner roughly five nights a week. My body is used to having meat either with my lunch or dinner every day. I didn’t realize how difficult this would be, but was up for the challenge.    Image Credit: Fooducate Throughout the week my family made various types of meat for dinner, so I had to eat something different from them. I would either eat romaine lettuce with ranch dressing or any vegetables and starches that were made for dinner that night. Every morning for breakfast I would eat scrambled eggs and peanut butter with bananas on...

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Tips to Live a Greener Lifestyle-- Easy Peasy

Looking to go green? Image Credit: www.whollynatural.net There are many small changes you can make to lead a greener lifestyle. One of the most obvious and easiest things you can do is…recycle! Growing up, we are constantly told to recycle; remember the saying reduce, reuse, recycle? Recycling helps to reduce pollution caused by waste by the chemicals and greenhouse gasses that are released from garbage in landfills. Conserving energy in your home is another easy way to live a greener lifestyle. This includes: unplugging appliances when they are not being used, washing your clothes in cold water instead of hot, using energy efficient light bulbs such as compact fluorescent lamps, and turning lights off when leaving rooms. You would be surprised...

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