5 Steps to Have More Energy This Summer

Who doesn’t want to enjoy summer? The bountiful sunshine of days that seem endless, and nights that are perfect for relaxing with friends and family outside make summertime one of the busiest seasons of the year. The demands of our job, projects at home, and rushing around to kids’ school and sports activities can leave…

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Enjoy the Outdoors without Pesky Bugs

Do Natural Bug Repellents Actually Work? A few years ago, the slogan, “Better Living Through Chemistry” was coined. It was a catchy phrase, and soon everyone was saying it. After a while, people started to believe it; I mean, they applied the concept to every aspect of life. Unfortunately, many products on the market cause…

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Medical Marijuana: An Oxymoron or The Real Deal?

Cannabis Sativa L. is a species of the genus Cannabis L, which is from the Hemp family, Cannabaceae. There are several subspecies, but the two most widely recognized in regard to medical marijuana are Cannabis sativa L. ssp. sativa, and Cannabis sativa L. ssp.indica. The subspecies sativa is more commonly referred to as marijuana, whereas…

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The “What, Why, Where, and How” of Meditation

Meditation is practiced by millions of people around the world every day. Perhaps, because it spans so many cultures and generations, it is misunderstood by many people. There are books upon books, and programs that teach how to meditate; each one being a little bit different than the next. These books are usually found in…

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Making the Holidays Guilt-Free

It seems almost ironic that the last 5 weeks of the year cause enough guilt to fuel New Year’s resolutions that seem more like punishment than an honest attempt to live healthier. Why does such festivity result in feelings of failure, self-loathing, and a belief that healthy living is the end of all enjoyment of…

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The Problem with Pesticides—Further Explained

The topic of pesticides in our food, water, and air, its safety, and how it gets there is huge. Last month’s newsletter, “The Problem with Pesticides”, could not contain all the information needed to explain just how pesticides affect us every day. It is the goal of this article to go into that detail. Due…

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The Problem With Pesticides

The word pesticide is a broadly used term that literally means, that which kills pests. It could be an herbicide (plant killer), insecticide (insect killer), fungicide (fungus killer), rodenticide (rodent killer), or some other “pest” killer. The pesticide could be either synthetic or natural in form. Natural forms of pesticides may include orange oil, neem…

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Are You Being Sabotaged by Hidden Stress?

It is not possible to live in the world today without stress. Long gone are the days of blissful ignorance about what is happening across our nation and around the world. There really is no lack of things to think about. Whether they affect you directly or not, they can still be a source of…

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Beat the Late Summer Blues with a Treat

For most of the United States, summer is brutally hot in late July and August. Depending on where you live, the late summer heat may spark violence thunderstorms, or there may not be rain for more than a month. This time of year can be the most dangerous for the very young, the old, and…

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Can Colors Make You Smarter?

Colors make up our world. The human eye is said to be able to detect approximately 10 million colors. Undeniably, we are influenced by colors every day. Sometimes we have strong feelings toward colors; like when it comes to picking the color of our car. Bright colors, dark colors, they all have a significance to…

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