Healthy Living Books That Occupy a Time-Honored Space on My Shelf

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{This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.} Several of you asked me to share the non-fiction books on healthy living that occupy a hallowed space on my bookshelves. I recently read a startling statistic that only 30% of those who read a nonfiction book…

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Walking: The Exercise That Helps You Put Your Best Foot Forward

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{This post contains affiliate links, which means that I make a commission from certain links within this post, thank you.} Do you associate exercise with a gym membership? There’s no doubt that a spin class or weight lifting offers a host of physical benefits.  But maybe the idea of membership to your local gym doesn’t…

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Reduce Stress With This Natural and Soulful Practice

  Stress is the thief that abducts our joy. It pillages our physical and mental energy leaving us weary. Stress is the intruder that lingers until you figure out ways to peacefully deal with this persistent trespasser. There are ways to ease stress with the help of nature’s medicine cabinet and a few simple, soulful practices.…

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Discover 7 Unhelpful Approaches to Eating-Which One Are You?

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This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure After three years of hosting this healthy living blog, I’ve concluded that there are specific unhelpful approaches to eating that may prevent you from a life of soulful healthy living. Getting serious about a healthy life means bringing these patterns to light. Once you recognize your…

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The Art of Soulful Spring Cleaning

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This post contains affiliate links see disclosure for details) Spring seems to be flirting with us here in the Mid-Atlantic. The other day, I noticed that my old-fashioned daffodils poked through the winter soil. Buttercup yellow tulip stalks have gracefully emerged. The advent of springtime outdoors motivates me to welcome the season indoors with splashes…

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Grow a no-FUSS Herb Garden

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Mary Lennox, the lonely orphan from Hodgson-Burnett’s The Secret Garden, got it right. She asked not for toys, books, or dolls, but for “a bit of earth… to make things grow—to see them come alive.” The wonderment and satisfaction of watching things grow turned a sallow-faced girl into an exuberant gardener and a mindful steward…

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Practice Self-care With an All-Natural Skin Care Routine

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{This post contains affiliate links} I am a busy mom who has to be intentional about creating a routine that includes self-care.  Self-care is a vital component of healthy living. Creating an all-natural skin care routine is a simple yet powerful way to practice self-care. The two culprits that stand in the way of creating…

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