How to Start an Organic Garden | The 6 Stress-Free Organic Gardening Tips You Need to Know

How to Start an Organic Garden | The 6 Stress-Free Organic Gardening Tips You Need to Know

Eating Clean, Home & Garden, Outdoor & Garden By April 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Do you really want to start to grow your own organic vegetables, but really have no idea where to begin? Want the satisfaction of eating something that you grew, but know that you don’t have the patience to compost for months on end? That’s exactly how I felt and why I set out to learn how to start an organic garden on my own, without a lot of hassle or long hours in the compost bin.

6 Ways to Start Treating Mild Depression Naturally

6 Ways to Start Treating Mild Depression Naturally

Healthy Buys, Healthy Living, Physical & Mental, Wellness By April 21, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

First, I’d like to say that I am not a doctor and I do not play one on the internet. You should always consult your doctor about any medical issues you may be having or any treatments you are considering trying. Depression is no joke and can be a very crippling condition that oftentimes needs counseling or drugs for treatment, or a combination of the two. That being said, if you feel that you are struggling with a more mild case and/or are just feeling a little more down than usual, trying out some of the ways to brighten your mood below might be a great way to start treating mild depression naturally. Some of these natural remedies may be just enough to help get you back on track and avoid medication.

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5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy on the Cheap

Eating Clean, Food, Nutrition By April 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I don’t know about you, but I feel like groceries are getting more and more expensive each day. Then try throwing in actually buying healthy groceries and it gets even more difficult to save a buck. Food and groceries take a large chunk out of many people’s budgets (including mine), but it hopefully doesn’t have to be as pocket draining as it seems. With a few simple tweaks and a little planning, I think it is entirely possible to eat healthy on the cheap and stay within a tight budget.

The Easiest Hack to Clean Toilet Bowl Stains Naturally

The Easiest Hack to Clean Toilet Bowl Stains Naturally

Cleaning & Recycling, Healthy Living, Home & Garden By April 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I know I am not alone when I have a complete disdain for hard water stains in my toilet. They are completely frustrating and seemingly impossible to get rid of. I have tried an endless number of toilet bowl cleaners, natural and not so much, but to no avail, nothing worked. It finally dawned on me that there has to be some way that I can scrape the stains off the bowl. After a little research I came upon the easiest hack ever to clean toilet bowl stains naturally – and it actually worked and worked well. I would absolutely give credit to the original person who came up with this ingenious hack, but I honestly don’t know who that person is. There are also a lot of people out there who probably already know this, but since I didn’t, I feel like I should share again.

Meditation and Weight Loss | 3 Ways a 5-Minute Meditation can Help you Keep the Weight Off

Meditation and Weight Loss | 3 Ways a 5-Minute Meditation Can Help you Keep the Weight Off

Healthy Living, Physical & Mental, Wellness By April 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Meditation is definitely the buzzword of the day. It seems like every program you turn on or magazine you read is touting the benefits of meditation – with good reason. Meditation has been shown to help with everything from stress, anxiety and panic attacks to quitting smoking and curing insomniacs. This is all great news, but can you use meditation for weight loss? Recent research seems to think you can. It makes sense if you think about it – the more relaxed and centered you are, the more in tune with your body you are, so the easier it should be to lose weight, right? I, myself would like to see how meditation and weight loss work together, so I decided to give it a try – for only 5 minutes a day. That is pretty much the extent to which I think I can handle before my brain will wonder in 20,000 different directions.

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Want to Live Longer? These are the 6 Healthy Foods to Eat Now

Eating Clean, Food, Food Buys, Healthy Living By April 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

You are what you eat is a phrase that most of us are aware of, but how many times do we actually take it to heart? Especially when a cheeseburger is staring you in the face… or a doughnut… or French fries… you get the point. But, what we eat really does count, more than we realize. If you want to live longer, but don’t want to totally revamp your life, it is pretty easy to just make a few food modifications to your daily diet to increase your days on this plant. Here are 6 healthy foods to eat now, so you can be here later.

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7 Spring Makeup Trends You Need to Try | All Natural Products to Help You Get the Look

Beauty, Beauty Products, Makeup & Cosmetics By March 15, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I love spring! Clean crisp, flowery smelling air, a sense of new beginning, and of course new spring makeup trends to try. Gone are the deep, comforting colors of fall and winter, and in are the lighter, brighter, more awake colors of spring and summer. I could probably spend a full day (or maybe more like a week) shopping online for spring makeup goodies. It is definitely something I find incredibly hard to resist. I do try to hone in my makeup buying so that I am in on the trends, without looking like a complete weirdo though. Below are the top spring makeup trends that are hot right now and my suggestions for clean, all natural products you can get to help you bring the looks to life.

5 affordable couches without flame retardants

5 Affordable Couches Without Flame Retardants

Decorating, Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts By March 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The family room couch is pretty much the epicenter of most people’s homes. I know it is in mine. A couch has to stand up to spills, grime and endless lounging, while also being comfortable enough to sleep on without being beyond expensive. But, the question of toxicity and couches was one thing that never really crossed my mind until I recently began to shop for a new one to replace the 10-year old one that had seen better days. Come to find out, most couches are doused with flame retardants that slowly release toxic chemicals into your home. Um, no thank you. So, off I went to find the best quality, family-friendly, yet affordable couches without flame retardants.

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Toxic Chemical Spotlight: Products Containing Triclosan

Chemicals, Healthy Buys, Wellness By January 24, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Wash your hands for 20 seconds while you’re singing Happy Birthday with anti-bacterial soap to make sure you kill cold and flu viruses… This is the age-old advice that many of us have heard over and over again since we were kids. But now there is a new turn of events. Seems that the anti-bacterial ingredient that many manufacturers have been adding to our soap, toothpaste and even our clothing and pots and pans is not all that good for us after all. What’s this dangerous ingredient and what does it do to our health? Triclosan, and quite a bit actually. What are some of the products containing triclosan? Keep reading to find out.

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5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Eating Clean, Food, Food Buys, Healthy Buys, Healthy Living, Wellness By January 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

We’ve all heard the talk about how wonderful green tea is, but really, how many of us actually take the time to make and drink it or really know (or care) what the advantages of green tea are? In reality, that cup or two of green tea can really make a difference in your overall long-term health. So, what are the health benefits of green tea and how can we sneak it into our daily lives? Read on to find out…