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6 Tips for Adding More Light To Your Home

6 Tips for Adding More Light To Your Home

During the winter months, getting as much light as possible into your home is essential.   Do you suffer with SAD? It can be very difficult to manage the symptoms. As the evenings are beginning to draw in and the days are getting more gloomy, […]

Benefits of Simple Living: 7 Rewarding Aspects of Living Simply

Benefits of Simple Living: 7 Rewarding Aspects of Living Simply

Whenever we think about simple living, we have a tendency to give attention to things we can easily see. We think about decluttering and donating. We celebrate clear countertops, uncluttered shelves, and tidy desks. While all those things are essential and worth celebrating, that’s just […]

How the 50 Book Pledge Helped Me to Find the Joy in Reading Again

How the 50 Book Pledge Helped Me to Find the Joy in Reading Again

By Kirsten Isherwood I’ve always loved books. At the age of 4, I was inexplicably drawn to the light-blue boxed set on the top shelf in our basement that was the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I convinced my mom […]

Magnesium – A Powerful and Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Magnesium – A Powerful and Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Magnesium is a mineral supplement that can help to reduce pain, especially of the inflammatory and arthritic variety. It is found naturally in green, leafy (cruciferous) vegetables, almost all varieties of nuts, beans and seeds and certain dairy products. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to […]

5 Health and Beauty Benefits of Ginger

5 Health and Beauty Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is incredibly versatile. It has long been used in Chinese medicine to treat a whole range of ailments and conditions. In some Eastern cultures, particularly in Japan, slices of ginger are eaten between dinner courses in order to clear the palate. In Western culture, […]

SAD Symptoms and Treatment – What You Can Do to Reduce It’s Effects

SAD Symptoms and Treatment – What You Can Do to Reduce It’s Effects

You may think thаt the winter blues are just a natural reaction tо the соld and dаrk days of winter, but if you fееl unuѕuаllу dерrеѕѕеd or disconnected with normal life, you may bе ѕuffеring frоm Sеаѕоnаl Affесtivе Diѕоrdеr. Let’s discuss SAD symptoms and what […]

Medicine Garden Plants: 4 Essentials for your Medicine Garden

Medicine Garden Plants: 4 Essentials for your Medicine Garden

By Margaret Bligdon-Boyt Editor in Chief When we troupe around the garden centres picking out pretty flowers to put in the borders, we often pass by some truly amazing plants.  Medicinal plants can be grown in pots on the window sill or in a herb garden […]

Ayurveda Basic Principles and Origins – Could It Help Your Chronic Illness Symptoms?

Ayurveda Basic Principles and Origins – Could It Help Your Chronic Illness Symptoms?

Although Ayurveda practice hinges on preventing disease, taking elements from it could certainly help you to be as well as you can be and may even help to prevent those times when extra bugs and infections escalate ongoing chronic illness symptoms. Let’s investigate Ayurveda basic […]

3 Everyday, Simple Drinks That Have Health Benefits

3 Everyday, Simple Drinks That Have Health Benefits

There are so many ‘high-tech’ beverages these days that claim to be healthy. From vitamin waters to caffeinated concoctions that supposedly help with weight loss, the selection is overwhelming. Save your money. According to the Institute of Food Technologists, the healthiest beverages are old-fashioned drinks […]

How to Have a Good Morning: 5 Tips for a Better Morning Routine

How to Have a Good Morning: 5 Tips for a Better Morning Routine

Some of us can jump up out of bed in the morning and 30 mins later, look like we’re ready to parade down the catwalk  Sadly, this is indeed a minority of people. The remaining majority range from those who manage to get out of […]