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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

Community Supported Agriculture: How to Choose a CSA Farm

Posted on May 31st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Buying local is environmentally friendly, and there’s nothing better than just-picked produce. You can give your family fresh, local produce by buying shares in a community supported agriculture (CSA) program in your area. Each week, you receive a box of fruit and vegetables delivered directly from the farm to [...]

Finding a Sustainable Kids Camp that Raises Eco-Awareness

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When school’s out, a kids camp provides fun new learning experiences for children. Camps can offer all sorts of activities, including sports, science, art, and music programs. Sustainable and environmentally friendly practices aren’t exclusive to traditional nature camps. Many long-term and day camps emphasize sustainability, and raise eco-awareness [...]

Keep Garden Pests Away: Three Chemical-free Gardening Ideas to Try this Spring

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s gardening time in the Midwest, so I’m ready to dig in the soil, pick out plants, and enjoy homegrown veggies. Unfortunately, I’m also on the lookout for garden pests. A few years ago the rabbits ate all my squash blooms, removed the row of carrots, and left nothing [...]

Choosing the Best Hot Yoga Clothes

Posted on May 12th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger If you are looking to get back in shape or improve your workout routine, there are many alternative ways to exercise and stay active. Many go the conventional route of joining a gym, but others have chosen more innovative paths such as hot yoga. When starting hot yoga, you [...]

Namaste: Five Benefits of Yoga for Women

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse Yoga health benefits extend well beyond your physique—they also improve your mind and spirit. Stress, anxiety, restless sleeping and other problems are common for busy women, but yoga can play a big role in helping manage these types of modern problems. If you’re thinking of taking it up, here are five [...]

Raw Honey Benefits Versus Regular Honey

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Did you know that processing honey takes most of the amazing nutrients out of the substance? I sure didn’t, until I got an up-close, hands-on look at how honey is made from a local beekeeper who listed the raw honey benefits for me. Unprocessed honey, also known as raw honey, [...]