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Going Back to Basics with Laundry

Laundry Basics
Laundry Basics

Your washer/dryer may be a great source of convenience for your household, but if you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of convenience to become more environmentally responsible and to minimize your carbon footprint, then going back to basics with your laundry is one great way to do so. Continue reading “Going Back to Basics with Laundry”

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Get Ready for Spring

Get Ready for Spring
Get Ready for Spring

While it may seem like there’s still a long way to go until the arrival of spring, it surely wouldn’t hurt to get ready for it right now. There are so many things to do for the season of blooms and rebirth; as such, it’s good to make a checklist in order to speed things along so you can have a more organized life at home.

Rounded up below are some of the tasks you need to include in the checklist. Continue reading “Get Ready for Spring”

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Gym Fails That You Hope Won’t Happen to You This 2017

The gym can be an intimidating place for some people. The mere idea of being amidst fit people hauling heavy weights and running effortlessly on the treadmill is more than enough for these people to stay away from the gym.

Gym Fails
Gym Fails

But if you manage to overcome your fear of being in the gym, you will soon discover that most of the people are too focused on their workouts to actually notice you. And if you want some help, these people are more than willing to give you a helping hand.

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How to Cook Healthy Broccoli Con Carne

Broccoli con Carne can be a healthy new addition to your usual meal rotation.

Broccoli Con Carne
Broccoli Con Carne

This Filipino dish is loved by many, and the primary ingredients are aren’t exotic: broccoli and beef. It’s just as typical for Filipino family’s dinners as it is in Filipino buffet restaurants. If you want to add more protein or vegetables, you can add boiled eggs or sliced bitter gourd together with the broccoli.

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious veggies. It’s in the vegetable family that includes cauliflower, kale and cabbage. Health benefits include lowering the possibility of colon and lung cancer. Broccoli also generally promotes bone health, and anti-aging, and anti-oxidation and more.

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How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice
How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice

Everyone is always saying we should eat more vegetables, but we never quite get around to it. With the New Year, everyone is trying to find a quick way to detox and ingrain those healthy habits.

Making carrot juice is healthy and delicious, a perfect early morning drink before your breakfast. It’s good for your diet and digestion.. If you’re a smoker, wine lover, sun bather, an ordinary person I suggest that in addition to hydrating with your usual pint of water in the morning, you also throw some carrot juice into the mix!

Why you should love carrots?

Carrots are known as good source of Vitamin A. Anti-oxidants like Vitamin A is essential to person’s health, vision, skin and more. Anti-oxidants are popular to women for clarifying their skin and slowing aging process. Carrots are high in fiber making it a superb tool for cleansing the body. Carrots are good for the eyes, beta-carotene in carrots helps to protect our cornea and are widely used for treating dry eyes. Continue reading “How to Make Healthy Carrot Juice”

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Ways to Relieve your Stress

Relieve your Stress
Ways to Relieve your Stress

Stress is tough to deal with. That mental anxiety and physical pressure/tension you feel actually make it harder to deal with the stressful situation you are in. It’s an endless loop that stress itself makes situations even more stressful.

Stress has its benefits for survival, but we often have stress when the situation is more complex than a simple “fight or flight” situation.

Positive stress or “Eustress” (our body’s reaction when we deal with accomplishment) is useful for motivating us and helping us deal with challenges. Winning a competition, being in love, excitement in planning a wedding and handling your deadlines at work are activities when you could feel positive stress. Eustress can help to increase your immunity in a short term, increase your brainpower and stimulate you to succeed. So stress isn’t bad at all. Continue reading “Ways to Relieve your Stress”

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Digital Detox

Do you need a digital detox?
Do you need a digital detox?

Digital detox was a foreign and downright unappealing concept to me because I am constantly checking my cell phone, reading emails, surfing the net or skimming through social media apps. Electronic devices have become common place for not only leisure activities but has extended to the everyday workforce. For those of you that are not familiar with the term, a digital detox is a period of time that a person stops using electronic devices, mobiles, smartphones, laptops, etc.

But isn’t it great to have an abundance of knowledge at our fingertips? To have real-time updates from everything from world events to our favorite sports team? Continue reading “Digital Detox”

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Self-Care is Not a Reward

This time of year brings all kinds of stress down upon us. Finding the time to properly care for yourself can sometimes feel like one more thing to add to your to do list. Taking care of yourself is hard, but it must become a

Morning stretch outside
Self-care is very important

priority, or in a short time, you will find yourself exhausted and trying to get through your daily life in a mental fog. If your entire life is focused on goals, excessive expectations and a myriad of other achievements you feel you must meet, you may be creating unnecessary stress for yourself. Trying to keep all your balls in the air at once, however, will not result in making you a well-rounded individual by any means. Continue reading “Self-Care is Not a Reward”

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The Act of Mindfulness

Sunset over the ocean
A detoxifying agent for your soul

There has been a lot of talk lately about mindfulness. But just what is it? Mindfulness is the process of bringing your attention to both the internal and external experiences happening in the moment. The word mindfulness is from the Sanskrit word sati meaning to bear in mind or to remember. Sati is an awareness of the relationship of things to one another and of an awareness of the relative value of these things. Sati is also what causes a practitioner of mindfulness to recall that any experience or feeling you may have exists in relationship to a variety of feelings and experiences. Continue reading “The Act of Mindfulness”