Second Spring — Healthy Living

9 Tips to Help you Sleep Better in your Forties

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9 Tips to Help you Sleep Better in your Forties

Are you a member of the very exclusive over 40 and can't sleep club?  Welcome! Pull up a glider and grab your chamomile tea. Let's talk about it. First of all, I'm right there with you. Second, if there is one thing you can count on around here it is this: if I am having an issue, I will hit the databases of my University library and research until I have answers. And then you get the answers I try and like.  Let's talk about the Why first, and then figure out what to do about it.  Why you might...

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12 Ways to Say Yes to Wellness this Month

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12 Ways to Say Yes to Wellness this Month

Are you stuck in your routine, wanting to change things up for better health and more energy, but not ready to wait until the New Year for another resolution pledge to come and go? We hear you. Fall is our season. In fact, this is the best time of year to put a new practice into place that prepares your mind and body for the busy season ahead.  There are so many things you can do, but you can't do everything, so why not focus on a few things to make some positive changes in your daily habits? Some ideas we...

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Top Ten Benefits of Going All Natural

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Top Ten Benefits of Going All Natural

  As society becomes increasingly informed about the ingredients in the products we buy and use on a regular basis, more and more consumers are switching to natural products in their homes, and for their families. As informed consumers, we’re opting to replace products like soap because we want to know where large-scale commercial products are coming from, and now small businesses are offering solutions, especially in the form of answers to our questions from a real person who knows their products. Let’s talk about ten of the best reasons to start going all-natural with your bath & beauty routine…...

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Food For Thought

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Food For Thought

  It's no secret that what we eat affects the way we feel and how we look. In fact, every one of us living in this world of processed, chemically-laden, genetically altered food can attest to having had some reaction or another to the food we ingest, or at least we are likely to know someone who has experienced one. Speaking as a Mom of Boys, all of whom have food or skin sensitivities, here is what I have learned about eating the wrong foods: It makes us feel sluggish It creates a bloated, uncomfortable feeling We sometimes experience constipation or digestive...

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Why Moms are Opting for Natural Soaps

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Why Moms are Opting for Natural Soaps

  Many Moms are searching for simple solutions to implement more natural practices within their households. It isn't surprising that one of the first product replacements tends to be all natural soaps. Why are Moms making the switch for their families? Because they are educating themselves in order to make more informed decisions when purchasing items their family will use every day. They now know that: 75% of commercial soap brands contain triclosan, a biocide that still warrants further human study in terms of long-term anti-microbial or otherwise harmful effects (Bergstrom, 2014). Alternatives are also now being considered and in production...

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