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The Divine Messiness of Motherhood, Image: Beaunitta V W/peopleimages.com/AdobeStock.comThe Divine Messiness of Motherhood  

The pitter-patter of little feet is one of life’s most beautiful blessings, but motherhood has always been a challenging role. In today’s world, the calling is more complicated than ever, and the average Mama Bear has...

Skin Fitness, Image: blackday/AdobeStock.comSkin Fitness  
Daily Routines for a Radiant Appearance  

While many of us work out to tone our muscles, we may be neglecting the largest organ in the body: our skin. Every day, it is exposed to a variety of irritants, including ultraviolet rays, air pollution, extreme weather and highly processed...

Carol Penn on Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, Image: Carol Penn on Finding Calm in a Chaotic World  

Dr. Carol Penn, double board-certified in family and obesity medicine, is a movement, meditation and mindset coach who teaches people to prioritize self-care to achieve their best and highest selves. She is certified in...

Microplastic  Overload , Image: Jürgen Fälchle/AdobeStock.comMicroplastic Overload   
Reducing Childhood Exposure  

Exposure to plastics, microplastics and nanoplastics is a lifelong inevitability. Researchers are investigating the human health impacts of these synthetic materials, and while we have a growing picture of potential...

Bringing the Bounce Back, Image: New AfricaAdobeStock.comBringing the Bounce Back  
Integrative Treatments for Pets With Mobility Issues   

All pet owners want to see their animals live long, healthy lives filled with activity, but sometimes our furry friends find it difficult to move comfortably due to aging, injuries and other ailments. While vets often suggest...

Sustainable Eating, Image: Look Studio/ShutterStock.comSustainable Eating  
Tips to Shrink Your Foodprint  

Knowing which foods have the least environmental impact is not always easy. Organic blueberries are considered Earth-protective because...

Fulvic and Humic Minerals, Image: Fulvic and Humic Minerals  
Two Vital Molecules for Healthy, Thriving Soil and Plants  

Fulvic and humic minerals play a crucial role in the promotion of regenerative farming and sustainability. These natural substances, derived from organic matter, enrich the soil by enhancing ...

Muscular Maintenance 101, Image: Ground Picture/AdobeStock.comMuscular Maintenance 101  
How to Repair Muscles After Exercise   

In any fitness regimen, rest and muscle recovery are just as important as strength training or cardio workouts. Allowing our body to heal micro-tears and inflammation after strenuous exercise readies...

Sustainable Grocery Shopping, Image: Lithiumphoto/ShutterStock.comSustainable Grocery Shopping

There are many ways to be environmentally responsible when shopping for food. Here are a few tips...

Toxic Overload, Image: Prazis Images/Stock.Adobe.comToxic Overload  
How to Clean Our Water, Food and Indoor Air  

Toxins are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chemical Substances Control Inventory shows the magnitude of our potential...

Outdoor Safety for Pets, Image: Svetlana123/ShutterStock.comOutdoor Safety for Pets  
Helpful Tips to Navigate Hazards  

With nicer spring weather, pets will likely spend more time outside. Whether lounging in the backyard, taking a walk around the neighborhood or venturing out to...

A New Dawn  on the Farm Front, Image: Image courtesy of RodaInstitute.orgA New Dawn on the Farm Front  
Stepping Away From Industrialized Agriculture   

We all have to eat, and the food industry is big business, with wide-ranging implications across many arenas. Because agriculture is controlled by a handful of multinational corporations, the priority to...

Kid-Approved Autism Diets, Image: Standret Natalia/ShutterStock.comKid-Approved Autism Diets  
Strategies to Optimize Nutrition and Acceptance  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by challenges with social interaction and communication. For parents of children with autism, learning to manage this condition requires...

The Earth as Muse , Image: Image courtesy of JohnDahlsen.comThe Earth as Muse   
Inspiration Meets Conservation  

The Earth is both our mother and our muse, sustaining our lives and blessing us with beauty when we make time to notice her perpetual creative forces. She has long inspired expressive souls of all disciplines, but some of our...

Popular Modalities for Exercise Recovery and Repair, Image: Popular Modalities for Exercise Recovery and Repair  

In any fitness regimen, rest and muscle recovery are just as important as strength training or cardio workouts. There are multiple well-known ways to repair...

Hay Bale Gardening, Image: Hay Bale Gardening     

Hay bale gardening is a gardening technique utilizing decomposing hay bales to support the growth of plants. This gardening technique requires...

Loving Our Kidneys, Image: Danijela/AdobeStock.comLoving Our Kidneys  
Edible Allies, Integrative Treatments and Lifestyle Tips  

Our kidneys are prodigious multitaskers. Through the production of urine, they filter toxins, excrete waste and balance bodily fluids. They also produce...

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