Category: Healthy Home & Life

How to simplify the holidays for less stress and more joy
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Ahhh…the holidays. That time of year when we gear up for Thanksgiving and don’t stop to take a breath until New Year’s Day ends. It’s exciting, heartwarming, bustling, colorful, tasty…and pretty doggone stressful! So much to do, so many places to go, long lists of gifts to purchase, schedules and calendars to coordinate with family, friends and business associates, and that’s just the beginning. I think I’m tired already just from writing it down. So

eight simple tips for happy and healthy living
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You read and hear the term often: “how to be happy”, or “how to be fulfilled”, and with only four words in either phrase, you’d think it would be a no-brainer. But it’s not. We are always searching, always wanting to know more, about life, and how to live it to the fullest. Happy healthy living is the goal for all of us. I’ve never met someone who wanted to be miserable and die. We’re

Activities to relieve stress - paint by numbers for adults
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Activities to relieve stress can do some wonderful things for our bodies and minds. Not only can we feel better, inside and out, after focusing on something we enjoy and want to learn more about, we also may feel a sense of accomplishment when finished. In fact, the Researchers of the American Art Therapy Association found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body. Cool! Paint by numbers for adults (yes,

how healthy is your home?
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We’ve all heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’. But what if you are where you live as well? How healthy is your home? Our homes can affect our health, and while we focus on nutrition and exercise…which are undoubtedly important…we may be missing the ways in which our intimate environment affects both mental and physical well being. But with the amount of time we spend in our homes, we need to focus more

pros and cons of retiring abroad
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Most of my readers are traveling through midlife. Some may be retired, others may be contemplating that time in their lives. Considering various options is always smart. So let’s take a peek at the pros and cons of retiring abroad, because no doubt there are a few of you perusing this post who are considering this venture (or adventure!) For some people, retiring abroad is the ultimate dream. They won’t need to work anymore and