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Tips for using household waste in the garden

With all this time at home, I – like many of us – have taken this opportunity to do some work in my garden. It’s such a great stress-reducing activity; one that kids can help with and one that yields such satisfying results. I’m certainly no master gardener, but I have been learning how to use some of my household scraps, otherwise destined for landfill, to improve my beds, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Composting Some of you may have compost bins already. I’m relatively new to the home compost but have been happy with how easy it is to do, and how much it reduces our garbage output. But you certainly do...

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Using Aromatherapy for Stress, Anxiety, Focus and Sleep

We’ve talked before about ways to calm our anxiety, but today I’m going to tell you a little bit more about using scents and aromatherapy to help set your mood. You’ve probably heard or seen people talking about essential oils, which seems to be a big new trend! It’s important to note that researchers have differing opinions on whether aromatherapy works. Depression and anxiety are real, and serious, mental health concerns and if you believe that you are suffering from either of these to the detriment of living your best life you should talk to your doctor. Essential oils and diffusers are readily available for purchase from your favorite online retailer, or stores like Target. Ones of the home, the...

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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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Get Your Yoga On

Despite contrary beliefs, yoga is more than just stretching to relax: it’s a form of exercise. Yoga helps improve your posture, flexibility, and strength. Yoga is an all body workout where you’re burning calories and toning your muscles. Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits. If you’re looking to live a healthy lifestyle then consider trying yoga! Image Credit: https://www.businessinsider.com Yoga stretches your muscles, helping you to gain strength. The more flexible and stronger you are the better your posture is! No matter what pose you are performing, if done correctly, yoga helps build your core strength. Yoga focuses on awareness of your breathing technique helping you to perform the poses and relax. The relaxation techniques...

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