Displaying items by tag: April 2021

Simple Steps to Detoxify Your Mind, Image: Simple Steps to Detoxify Your Mind  
Make a Fresh Start by Setting Intentions and Letting the Rest Go  

Our minds are programmed from very early times sitting around our kitchen tables. Think back to the conversations. Some of the experiences have had long-lasting effects on how life is viewed. Some have been downright painful and toxic and stifled growth. To get your power back, put your proverbial foot down, and then start anew with these simple steps...

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Sheryl DeVore on Appreciating Nature and Wildlife, Image: Sheryl DeVore on Appreciating Nature and Wildlife  

As we spend more time outside for pandemic safety to exercise and reduce stress, Sheryl DeVore suggests maximizing these experiences by being more aware of the wonders we see and the need to preserve them. The award-winning author of five books on science, health and nature also writes...

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Feathered Friends, Image: passakorn/AdobeStock.comFeathered Friends  
The Pros and Cons of Keeping Birds as Pets  

Kata May is a 30-inch-tall, blue-and-gold macaw. “It’s nice to come home and have a conversation with a snuggly bird,” says Joshua Luther, who took over care of the avian when he was 13 years old and she was 11. Now 17 years later, Kata May holds a...

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Nature to the Rescue, Image: image courtesy of MeraikoNature to the Rescue  
Kids Come Alive Outdoors  

As Angela Hanscom of Barrington, New Hampshire, watched her preschool daughters at play, she realized that a surprising number of their friends had problems with balance, coordination and muscle weakness, conditions she was attuned to as a pediatric occupational therapist. Teachers told her that compared to past years, young children were falling out of chairs and bumping into each other and walls more often—all evidence of...

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The Benefits of Planting Trees, Image: thanamatAdobestock.comThe Benefits of Planting Trees  
More Foliage Means Lower Temperatures  

Planting more trees can slow down climate change. Science magazine reports, “The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.” The Arbor Day celebrations this month make it an apt time for taking actions that benefit...

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Eco-Athletes, Image: djileAdobeStock.comEco-Athletes  
Working Out with the Planet in Mind  

From human-powered gyms that generate electricity to Earth-friendly activewear, professional and recreational athletes alike are increasingly working out with the planet in mind. Taking a recycled yoga mat to class, nixing the plastic water bottle and going “plogging”—picking up litter while out for a run—are just a few examples of eco-fitness in...

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Create a Nurturing Nest , Image: kelly sikkema/Unsplash.comCreate a Nurturing Nest   
  

More than being a roof over our heads, home is where we live, love and heal. This past year, we all have been reminded of the importance of having a refuge; a place that shelters not only our physical beings, but our...

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Breathe Easy, Image: laura negrato/AdobeStock.comBreathe Easy  
Natural Remedies for Allergy Woes  

As the one in five Americans suffering from allergic rhinitis can miserably testify, the fragrant breezes of spring aren’t much fun when they bring on sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and a runny nose. The fifth-most common chronic disease in the country, allergic rhinitis—also known as...

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Detox Delights, Image: photo by kaitlyn nobleDetox Delights  
Recipes Rich in Fiber and Nutrients  

These recipes go beyond just being tasty, good-for-you meals. They are loaded nutrient and fiber-rich vegetables with antioxidants and that are metabolism-boosting, anti-inflammatory...

Spring Cleaning the Body, Image: knappe/GettyImagesSpring Cleaning the Body  
Simple Ways to Detox Naturally  

As we shake off the sluggishness of winter, many of us feel an urge to “spring clean” our bodies with a detox or cleanse. Yet health experts say such programs should help jumpstart new healthy habits and not necessarily be seen as a short-term...

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