healthy living

4 Surprising Benefits of a Clean Home

Think about the last time you unstuffed a packed closet or de-junked your junk drawer. When you were done – how did it feel? If you felt an amazing rush of sweet, sweet satisfaction, you’ve just experienced the magical benefits of cleaning your home. But decluttering does more than leaving you feeling like you’re on…
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How to Spot the 4 Types of Negative Self-Talk

It’s not uncommon for many of us to have thoughts and conversations running inside our heads. It could be your to-do list for the day, a random observation about your surroundings, or it could be your own self-talk. Self-talk is defined as the dialogue you have going on inside your head. It can be either…
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4 Plants Your Garden Can’t Live Without

Before you know it, winter’s gloom will melt away, and the warmth of the springtime sun will be back in its full glory. If you’re itching to get a head start on the beautiful new beginnings that happen with the onset of spring, there’s no better way than to begin planning for a garden.  Gardening…
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The Magical Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has long been touted as one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. It was first steeped thousands of years ago, and ever since, it’s been used for both medicinal purposes and for its good taste. But you might be wondering – how can something like a tea leaf really be that good…
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4 Ways to Be Mindful This Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The lights are twinkling, the hot cocoa is poured, and you’re cozied up to a warm fireplace with your loved ones. For many, this is a season of family, laughter, and celebration. But, it’s also a time of year that can get even the jolliest of us…
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How to Make This Thanksgiving the Most Memorable

The menu is decided, the table set, and centerpieces arranged. You even set your alarm so you won’t miss your favorite TV traditions. And while turkey, football, and the classic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be your holiday go-to’s, you might be looking for some new ways to make this year extra special. Here are…
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How to Handle Halloween Candy Overload

Halloween is such a fun season. The costumes, the tricks, and yes, the treats. Even for the most sugar-loving of parents, the explosion of candy after a night of trick-or-treating can feel tough to manage. You may be asking yourself: Should I set limits on how much my kids can eat? Or do I let…
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5 Surprising Facts to Know About Your Liver

When you think of your liver, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s all those heavy nights of drinking. Or maybe it’s just that nagging feeling that your liver needs a good detox. Either way, this superhero organ does much more than just filtering out your lifestyle indulgences and toxic exposures.…
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Why Should You Have Family Downtime?

In a world that now feels so long ago, countless outside activities competed for you and your family’s attention. Family time was often just a quick hello or catching-up over text. And then came 2020. We’ve all felt the challenge of having to slow down. For some of us, perhaps it was a welcomed change…
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Regular Blood Testing: Getting the Real Score of Your Wellness Game

You get your rest. You practice mindfulness. You watch what you eat and you exercise. That should be enough to ensure your health and well-being along the journey of life, right? Right. Well, almost right. There is one more thing you can do that can impact how well you navigate your health: Have your blood…
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