4 Practical Ways to Practice Mindfulness

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How often have you eaten a meal and not really tasted it, completed a chore, or drove to work without really thinking about it?

It’s so easy to get caught up in our thoughts and distractions. Our days often pass us by while our minds are elsewhere.

There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful.

Being present helps you to see when you are feeling fear or resistance, uncertainty or the urge to procrastinate, anger or resentment … and then to work with those difficulties mindfully. (more…)

Making Changes in Your Life with Bullet Journaling

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Change can be hard, we know. The barrage of information thrown at us every day can be overwhelming and trying to put that information to use can seem downright impossible.  We might hear or read information telling us: what to eat, when to eat, when not to eat, how to exercise, how long to exercise, how to be more environmentally friendly, how to stop using plastics, what supplements are important, not to use metal cookware, blah, blah, blah.

The Information Age is exhausting.

Even in our monthly newsletter we present information that we feel is important, but that doesn’t make it easy to implement. (more…)

Beeswax Wrap Recipe

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Materials needed:

  • Beeswax pellets (or a get a bar of beeswax and grate your own)
  • Cotton fabric in prints of your choice. You can buy already cut squares of fabric or cut your own in varying sizes.
  • Pinking shears
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 1″ paint brush

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What is the Zero Waste Life?

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You may have heard the term “zero waste life.”  It refers to the efforts of everyday people to generate as little waste as possible. While much of the world is good at wasting, Americans really invented the disposable life.  This has led to enormous and dangerous amounts of non-biodegradable items filling our dumps, landfills and oceans.  Much of the waste is industrial, but even small households generate a lot of waste.  According to the EPA, solid waste generated by Americans is at least 4.5 pounds per person, per day!

We won’t lie.  Achieving a zero waste life takes some thought and effort, but it is important to start somewhere.  Much household waste comes from the kitchen, so we’ve compiled a list of ideas and products to help you get started. (more…)

The Dirty Truth About Household Cleaners

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Toxic chemicals are lurking in your cleaning supplies.  And we mean really toxic stuff.

Our grandmothers didn’t have all of the cleaning products we have available to us today and they mostly used common household products like vinegar and baking soda to clean their homes.  However, at some point we were sold on the idea that everything in our home had to be free of any germs, even our toilet bowls (because we drink out of them?  Not sure about the reasoning for that.  The chemicals found in most toilet bowl cleaners are far more dangerous).
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