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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

How to Pick Your Own Blueberries

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Just last week, I took my three-year-old blueberry picking at a local organic blueberry farm near our home. I taught him how to pick the ripest blueberries (the big, juicy blue ones) and showed him how they grow. We came home with three pounds of fresh blueberries, and have since […]

How to Find Gluten Free Foods for Personal Health

Posted on August 10th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Going gluten free requires more effort than skipping the basket of dinner rolls at your favorite restaurant. This common protein is found in several grains—including wheat, barley, rye, and triticale—according to Mayo Clinic. So for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the only course of action is a […]

Five Types of Yoga and the Benefits of Each

Posted on August 6th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Year after year, people flock to yoga as part of their regular routine. Yoga offers a plethora of benefits, from improved moods and relieving stress to sharpening focus and relieving pain from rheumatoid arthritis. As with traditional exercise, it can be practiced through a variety of methods. Here’s a look […]

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A […]

Natural Bug Repellent and Other Nontoxic Ways to Stay Bite-Free

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Outdoor activities in the summer bring you closer to nature, but also to mosquitoes, ticks, and other hungry insects. Sprays are often the best way to deter bug bites, but you may be concerned about exposing your children to harsh chemicals. Luckily, natural bug repellent comprises a number of easy […]

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and […]

Five Best Drinks to Hydrate Naturally

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Not drinking enough water before an intense exercise session like yoga (especially hot yoga) can put you on the path to dehydration. Staying hydrated is important any time of the day, but even more so when working out. Drinking plenty of fluids can increase your endurance throughout your session, but […]