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Decluttering to Improve Mental Wellbeing

Decluttering to Improve Mental Wellbeing

You may not have considered the effect that a disorganized living or working space can have on your mental health. The organization, or lack thereof, of your home or office, is crucially important to your state of mind and mental clarity. That mass of papers on your...

Harnessing the Power of Personal Energy

Harnessing the Power of Personal Energy

Everyone has personal energy stores that are waiting to be tapped. Sometimes you need to make a conscious effort to access these stores deep within. Harnessing your energy can help you to more efficiently navigate the demands of daily life with less stress and more...

Making Your Home Your Sanctuary

Making Your Home Your Sanctuary

Our homes are places of refuge from the noise of the outside world. We all need a space that allows us to feel at ease. No matter what is going on around us or in our lives, it’s nice to be able to shut out the distractions, refocus our energies, and find our center....

Putting It in Writing: How Journaling Can Help

Putting It in Writing: How Journaling Can Help

You don't have to be a writer to benefit from journaling daily. Journaling is a way to set aside time for yourself. You can reflect on where you are and where you'd like to be. You can organize your thoughts and let go of pent up emotions. Journaling can pave the way...

Women’s Fitness After 50

Women’s Fitness After 50

Establishing a consistent workout routine can be a tedious habit to incorporate if a person isn't accustomed to working out. However, it is never too late to begin a fitness program. As people age, it is natural to experience a slowing of metabolism and to gain excess...

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

The practice that we now call “aromatherapy” began in ancient times. Though the exact origin isn’t clear, we know that the ancient Egyptians invented the first distillation machines for extracting the oils from certain plant species. They created oils from cloves,...

A Primer on Ayurvedic Medicine

A Primer on Ayurvedic Medicine

What is Ayurvedic Medicine? Ayurvedic healing is thought to be the oldest known system of medicine, known as "The Science of Life" and "The Mother of Healing" in Sanskrit. It originated over 5,000 years ago in India and was taught in the Vedic culture for thousands of...

More Than Bubble Baths: The Real Definition of Self-Care

More Than Bubble Baths: The Real Definition of Self-Care

Social media has introduced millions to the concept of "self-care" and quickly managed to commercialize it. From luxury gold-infused face masks to bath bombs and gourmet teas, the self-care industry is worth over $10 billion, but how much good is it really doing?...

Learning to Love Yourself

Learning to Love Yourself

In order to have confidence and pursue happiness, you have to love yourself. This can mean many things to people, but the most basic understanding of it is believing in yourself and have unwavering compassion for yourself. Self-love can be quite difficult at times and...

Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep and Mental Health

Since long before any living human was born, mental health as a whole has been tainted by stigma. People who have exhibited symptoms of depression have long been told to "Get over it," or ignored completely as being too sensitive. Medical researchers haven't focused...