When it comes to our health and wellness, it seems that we often invest all of our efforts in one facet but disregard the others. Maybe you pay great attention to the food you eat but lack consideration of your mental health. Lasting transformation comes down to finding balance in all areas: mind, body, and spirit. Here are ten transformative habits for your health and wellness. MIND Surround yourself with people who inspire and challenge you. You’ve heard the saying that you become like those…Continue Reading “10 TRANSFORMATIVE HABITS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS”

Having trouble catching quality Zzzzz’s? Here are seven remedies for sound sleep you’ve been dreaming of.     Put away all electronics before bed. Now that we live in an age where we’re often glued to our phones, it makes going to sleep that much harder. Brightly lit screens from phones, tablets, and laptops, not only keep us from falling asleep but also cause great damage to our eyes and overall health.     According to Business Insider, the blue light emitted from LED screens…Continue Reading “7 Remedies For Sound Sleep”

Breathing is something so natural, so fundamental, that we never even notice it unless we are reminded. Yet, proper breathing technique, such as you would study in a yoga class, is essential to our well-being! Noticing and controlling our breath reduces stress at its very roots, stabilizes our blood pressure, improves our mental clarity, and helps us stay calm and relaxed. You do not have to be a yoga expert to start practicing healthy breathing techniques right now – here are three simple yoga breathing…Continue Reading “Yoga Breathing Exercises for Beginners”

We hear many messages from every corner of our lives urging us to take good care of ourselves. “Exercise!” “Eat right!” “Stop and smell the roses!” But is it really a big deal? After all, most of us can just toss back some coffee and push through our day without taking the time to work out or meditate. If you are able to step back and take an objective look, you will find that there are many good reasons to pay closer attention to the…Continue Reading “The Importance of Health, Fitness, and Wellness”

There are many plants and natural ingredients that contain bug-repelling qualities. Many of these alternatives also have other benefits that make them excellent holistic options to more traditional bug sprays and repellents. Natural bug sprays should be applied liberally and frequently reapplied to gain maximum effectiveness.   Include Essential Oils Some essential oils and ingredients that are effective in repelling pests can also irritate skin in some people, so be sure to test any natural bug spray on a small amount of skin before using…Continue Reading “Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray”

Your body requires vitamin D to absorb calcium and to promote bone growth. Children who have too little vitamin D can have soft bones, known as rickets. Adults with too low levels of vitamin D can have fragile or misshapen bones, known as osteomalacia. Vitamin D is essential for other body functions, as well. Benefits of Vitamin D In addition to the proven benefit of vitamin D in helping calcium build healthy bones, this vitamin also helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system…Continue Reading “The Importance of Vitamin D”

With all the discussion about avoiding high-fructose corn syrup and refined white sugar, many are looking for alternatives to sweeten their food. If you are interested in natural sweeteners that can provide other, more holistic benefits beyond their sweet taste, look no further than these ten alternatives.  Each offers unique flavors and other potential benefits that make them suitable options, depending on your needs.   Maple Syrup   Pure maple syrup offers excellent sweetening power while also providing antioxidants and minerals. Because it is so…Continue Reading “10 Natural Ways to Sweeten Your Food”

Using recycled or reusable materials is a great way to make unique and special crafts while also keeping material from ending up in the landfill. There are so many things you can make by hand using recycled paper, plastic, containers, and other materials, that the only limit is your imagination and time. Here are a few examples of handcrafted items and gifts you can make using waste materials and recyclables.   Using Recycled Paper Paper beads are perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful…Continue Reading “Handcraft with waste materials”

For those wishing to use natural remedies and practices whenever possible and to incorporate holistic wellness practices whenever possible, it’s a good idea to keep some necessary supplies on hand that will allow you to handle minor injuries and maladies that can strike while at home or while traveling. By taking the time to put together a kit, and taking it with you when traveling or camping, you’ll be sure to have what you need, when you need it. When to Use First Aid All…Continue Reading “Must-Haves for a Natural First Aid Kit”

  The addition of houseplants to your home can not only improve the air quality of your home, but plants can contribute to a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere, can provide color and cheer to any space, and can even become part of your holistic wellness regime by giving critical healing ingredients. Caring for a houseplant can also be meditative and therapeutic for many. So which plants should you consider for your home? Here are a few to consider.   Aloe Vera   Aloe Vera is…Continue Reading “Healing Plants You Can Grow at Home”