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5 Natural Ways to Decrease Stress

Are you stressed at the holidays? Who isn’t? Prepping for the new year, social gatherings whether you want them or not, budgeting extra for gifts– pressure 101. But good news! These five natural stress remedies I have for you might be the answer. Quickie: holiday cookies and Hallmark movies don’t

How Time in Nature Can Help You Live Longer

The fountain of youth is found outdoors. Nature experience in specific doses and places can add years to your life and life to your years, according to recent research. Check out five ways nature might help you live longer–and better! Lower risk of cancer One of the biggest causes of death

6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

As the weather gets frightful, the indoors become so delightful. But colder temperatures don’t have to mean you retreat from nature. These six easy ways to stay healthy will help you make the most of nature during the colder months. If you want more ideas, download my free guide to

What Is Wilderness Medicine In Cold Climates?

Many people are exchanging vacations on a tour bus for more adventurous ones, such as climbing Mt. Rainier or scaling a glacier in New Zealand. While this is a great way for adventurous tourists to deepen their connection to nature, it can also lead to more serious injuries, especially in

The Health Benefits of Carrots: Crunch Your Way to Better Health

Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables for a good reason. The health benefits of carrots will help you crunch your way to better health this year. However, there are some guidelines to follow when shopping, planting, or cooking carrots that will allow you to maximize their health benefits.

Benefits of Sunlight: Why You Should Spend More Time Outside

When you want to improve your health, you most likely think of eating healthy, working out, and maybe even investing in your mental health. But there are other elements which can impact how healthy you are. An unexpected one? Getting enough sunlight. Forty-two percent of North Americans have vitamin D

6 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s that time of year again. Folks start putting up their Christmas lights, the nights grow shorter, and seasonal affective disorder begins to impact many people who live in the northern hemisphere. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a variant of major depression which occurs at the same time every

7 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Working from home comes with many benefits, such as saving the commuting time into the office and wearing pajamas all day. It can also lead to some struggles due to a lack of in-person connection with others and a more sedentary lifestyle. With these 7 tips to stay healthy while

How To Get Glowing Skin By Focusing on Gut Health

Did you know there’s a close relationship between the health of your gut and the health of your skin? There are many different microorganisms, including bacteria, that reside in the gut and which are often simply referred to as “flora”. Check out these simple ways to make sure you avoid

How To Find Your Happy Place In Nature

For many people, nature is their happy place. But what if I told you most people have specific happy places in nature, also known as comfort nature spots? Comfort nature refers to a place in nature where you feel connected. Oftentimes, going there is a form of self care and

Holistic Health for Pets: Natural Ways to Keep Your Pets Healthier

A dog is a (hu)man’s best friend. Your pets play a special role in your life so it’s important to help them be as healthy as possible. While some might think that means going to a conventional veterinarian, there are some more natural ways to keep your pet healthier as

How to Be Happier with Nature

Do you spend enough time in nature? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. Eating healthy and working out can improve your mood and health, but time in nature is often the missing piece to a healthy lifestyle. How to be happier with more time in nature