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10 Quick and Simple Slow Cooker Recipes

October 12, 2022
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Let’s be honest. Even if you are living a simple life, you don’t always want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, right? Luckily there are some handy small appliances that can make it easy to make simple, delicious, healthy meals. One of my favorite tools is the slow cooker. The slow cooker has been replaced in popularity by the pressure cooker and air fryer. But…

Mind Self Love

7 Things Self-Love Really Looks Like

September 15, 2022
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There has never been a time when the need for self-love is greater than now. If you are learning how to manage the energy in your life it’s even more important! You will tolerate far more people and things that deplete energy when you aren’t in a place of self-love. But what does self-love actually look like? There is a lot of talk about learning to love oneself.…

Simple Foods

10 Health Benefits of Olive Oil

September 11, 2022
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Oils and fats have had a bad reputation for decades. But now, research shows that consuming high-quality fats is good for your health. One of the healthiest fats out there is extra virgin olive oil. And most medical experts would agree. Olive oil is a type of vegetable oil extracted from olives, the fruits of the olive tree. It is a staple in many Mediterranean diets and has…

Simple Health

9 Ways Walking Benefits Your Health

September 1, 2022
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If you want to stay healthy, then it is important to get up off of the couch and get some exercise regularly. One of the easiest and most simple forms of exercise that you can do is to take a walk. There are some great health benefits of walking that you can experience when you begin to walk regularly! Let me just say that I love walking! I…

Manage Stress

Why You Need to Clear the Clutter

July 17, 2022
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Does your house have a lot of clutter? Having a messy or cluttered house doesn’t feel good! And it definitely doesn’t lower your stress level. It is a constant reminder of things that need attention. And it becomes a part of an ever-growing “to do” list. It can drain your energy and can begin to make you sick! You need a great plan to help you attack that…

Manage Stress

10 Reasons Why You Should Meditate Daily

June 21, 2022
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Even though meditation is becoming more socially acceptable, it still seems a little “woo woo” to some. But taking time to meditate is really a chance for us to slow down and be quiet for a while. And considering the amount of noise we are immersed in every day, that is really rare. It’s a great way to calm your nervous system down when you need it the…

Simple Health

Giving Up Health for the Sake of Convenience

June 14, 2022
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I was definitely a child of the 70s and 80s and saw major changes in technology while I was a child. But now that I’m in my 50’s, I’m noticing the unintended consequences of the advances we make back then. That is true when it comes to our health as well. When I was a young child, we did not have video games, cable television, drive-through windows at…

Energy Sensitivity Simple Foods

What Is the Best Diet for Empaths?

June 7, 2022
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Navigating the world as someone who is energy sensitive (an empath or highly sensitive person), can be challenging at times. Sensitives face a world that isn’t built for their level of sensitivity. So understanding your sensitivity and what works best for you as a sensitive can really take some of the stress away. One area where I see sensitives struggle is diet. We struggle with fatigue…a lot. So…

Mind

The Art of Surrendering

May 10, 2022
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As a recovering control freak in my own life, I have had some very powerful, and sometimes painful lessons that I have had to learn along the way in order to break free from the stress that comes from needing to control things. Learning the art of surrendering is a key part of learning how to overcome fear! The idea of surrendering has been important to me in…