Articles in the category General

“New normal” Practices We Should Carry On into the Future

New normal. The past few weeks, hearing this phrase every so often makes me want to puke. Yet, here I am, using it myself because the term is relevant and there’s no getting away from it. Pandemics and tragedies have a way of creating a permanent adjustment in people’s lives.  Covid-19 has necessitated measures that […]

How to Help Your Kids Deal with School Closures

“School’s out forever!” Watching classic rock videos on YouTube while on quarantine took me to Alice Cooper’s song.  And got me guiltily thinking, “How are my kids coping with school closures and COVID-19?” I’d maybe mistakenly presumed they’d be like me. I had no problems with school closing. Heck, I looked forward to those days […]

A Path to Wellbeing: The Growing World of Gardening Therapy

Gardening has been present in human life for thousands of years. Once mostly observed as a source of food, today its benefits are considered wider and more significant. This leads to gardening therapy, as a means that can improve physical and mental health. Right now, gardening therapy is more important than ever. The cities are […]

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How to Have a Zero Waste Home

In recent times, we have really seen a rise in awareness about issues surrounding climate change. This has really been brought to the fore by campaigners such as the teenager Greta Thunberg but also because we are witnessing many worrying changes in our weather patterns. This has spurred people into action because it’s the right […]

If You Don’t Like Big Weddings: Here’s How to Go Micro

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need” – Vernon Howard So the big day has arrived and you’re walking down the aisle in the wedding dress of your dreams. But instead of being present in the moment, all you can think about is the hundreds of […]

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6 Simple Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness During Home Renovations

Renovating your home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. As you prepare to break ground, you’ll have to make a lot of important decisions that will require you to be thoughtful and deliberate in your thinking. Unfortunately, with so much happening at once, it can be hard to focus on the present and remain […]

Why You Need a Mattress With Targeted Support

Most people spend a third of their lifetime asleep. This is 8-10 hours on average. The mattress you sleep on must be the right one for your health and ability to function. A mattress must be both comfortable and pleasant for the person who rests on it.

Five Ways to Improve Personal Finance

Whether you’re just starting out as an adult or you’re tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck, there are many ways to improve your general personal finances and learn from the mistakes of others. It’s never fun to deal with an emergency and not have the money available to pay for it. Sure, you can take out loans […]

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Dos and Don’ts for Christmas Time

The holiday season has begun, whether we are ready for it or not! The weather has definitely begun to chill, and even stores have begun to switch into their Christmas decor. As we gear up for the snowy holiday, we begin to organize our lives. Many of us have our Christmas prep down to a […]

How To Spot Healthy From Unhealthy Pride

There’s no question that certain behaviors are encouraged because they support mental and physical health. Like gratitude and compassion. But what about pride? Pride straddles the line between vice and virtue, healthy and unhealthy, and it’s a complicated and often contested attribute. Dictionaries themselves are no better, giving both positive and negative meanings to the […]