Health & Wellness, Home Remedies, Kids & Family

12 Ways to Make Your Home a Wellness Sanctuary

Is anyone not busy these days? I’m sure you’re running around, connected 24/7, and short on time. For example, I’m writing this from 35,000 feet, on my way back from a conference at Harvard, where I dedicated some weekend down time to higher learning.

In order to balance my schedule and my wellness goals, I keep some tools at home that help me stay healthy. I’m not affiliated with any of these brands; I’m only recommending them because I use them and have found them to be helpful in my life. I hope they’re helpful in yours!

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How to Avoid Unhealthy Habits

To keep our minds from falling into repetitive negative patterns, we make our minds so focused on positive thoughts that there is no space for a negative thought or habit to enter. Events happen so that we can be molded into a better person. When we are faced with a difficult situation, we are being given an opportunity to learn. However, sometimes we do not learn. Instead, we develop a negative emotional reaction that becomes habitual. Then we look for ways to relieve ourselves from the emotional negative memory and this can lead to addiction.

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Natural Beauty Tips

Beautiful Skin in 3 Natural Steps

Beautiful skin is one of the most attractive indicators of beauty and youth. Good sleep, plenty of water and stress free life are some of the most basic and important ingredients of youthful and beautiful appearance. And yea, healthy eating is also crucial! Our face and our hands are two particularly important (and visible to everyone) areas on our body that reflect our overall health and wellbeing. So, today we will talk about 3 simple, yet great, secrets on how to keep the skin of our face, hands and the whole body beautiful and healthy:

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Overcome Depression: 10 Natural Remedies

Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You’re not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior — your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking — are all natural depression treatments.These tips can help you feel better — starting right now.1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD. He’s a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA.

Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.

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Have a Sore Throat? Here are 9 Natural Remedies

What causes sore throats?

Allergies, dry air, and outdoor pollution, as well as illnesses like the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, mononucleosis (mono), and the croup, can all cause sore throats. These illnesses are all viral infections that will not respond to antibiotics.

Bacterial infections are responsible for only a small percentage of sore throats, including those linked with strep throat, whooping cough, and diphtheria. Most doctors recommend calling a doctor only in cases of severe sore throat accompanied by a fever, or when swollen tonsils block the throat.

Even if a sore throat isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor, it’s still painful and may interfere with a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, there are a number of at-home remedies you can use to soothe the pain and irritation.

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Flat Belly Diet Staple — Sassy Water

You’ve probably heard that you need about eight glasses of water a day for adequate hydration. Drinking water and even eating “watery” foods like melon, greens, and other fruits and vegetables has enormous health benefits, including warding off fatigue. But perhaps the most important belly benefit of proper hydration is how it helps maintain your body’s proper fluid balance and guard against water retention. It also helps prevent constipation, which can cause bloating.

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10 Ways to Workout as a Family

Get Moving

Babies and toddlers spend an awful lot of time strapped into car seats or plopped in front of the TV. Not only does this prevent them from practicing their emerging motor skills and strengthening their heart, lungs, and muscles, but it can also set them up for a sedentary lifestyle, and even obesity, as adults. A good habit of physical activity, on the other hand, will last a lifetime, says Adelphi University professor Stephen Virgilio, author of Active Start for Healthy Kids (Human Kinetics Publishers). “And it’s never too early to start,” he says.

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