natural home and life

What to Include in Your Basic All-Natural First-Aid Kit

When it comes to first-aid, let nature come to the rescue. Before you head out on your next outdoor adventure, assemble an all-natural first-aid kit that promotes health and wellness. What you rub on your face is more than a surface relationship. You want to make sure that the products you use for minor injuries…

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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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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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Essential Natural Remedies for Your Medicine Cabinet

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{This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I will receive a commission. Thank you}. The body is a complex machine that needs proper maintenance and care for it to function optimally. Your body endures poor food choices, stress, sleep deprivation, environmental toxins, and inactivity, so,…

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Craft No-fuss Gifts That Boost Healthy Living

DIy Christmas

The commercialism attached to Christmas weighs me down like the anchor of a boat. In early October, I walked into a large home improvement chain, and a 14-foot tall inflatable Santa greeted me at the door. Just beyond the goliath St. Nick, shelves of summer clearance begged for buyers. On my way to the lighting department,…

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