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Beyond the Bunny

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Every year people around the world gather together to celebrate Easter. It is known to most as the Sunday that marks the end of Holy Week, although to children it is a day filled with chocolate bunnies and baskets full of eggs.No matter how your family celebrates, the history of Easter is truly fascinating. Let’s go beyond the bunny and check out some fun and interesting facts about the holiday.     1. The term “Easter” gets its name from … READ MORE

Understanding Beauty Standards and Lingo

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Thankfully, we live in a society that has slowly become more conscientious and aware of the environment and what surrounds us. Thus, there has been a huge surge in green cosmetics and beauty products. It is safe to say that just about everyone has a natural, organic product that they rave to all their friends about. But, next time before you buy, it is important to know the terms and regulations around products that claim to be natural, organic or … READ MORE

The Most Important Relationship You Will Ever Have

If you search online for the word “relationships”, the results will probably consist of several links to articles and websites focusing on the topic of relationships between members of the opposite sex and with others around you. However, within these results we don’t find much information on the most important relationship you will ever have; the one you have with yourself. Given that our external world tends to be a reflection of our internal world, this relationship will ultimately determine … READ MORE

Stay True To The Real You

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Have you ever struggled with realizing and accepting who you are? Sometimes it can require a big change and a whole lot of courage. Since there’s no set age or time frame, everyone’s journey is different. However, learning to accept and love yourself on a day to day basis can help you live a more meaningful life. Here are some unconventional ways to stay true to the real you. 1. Don’t hate those who stumble; we all have. Being human … READ MORE

How to Keep a Calm Mind During the Holidays

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With the holidays just around the corner, families and friends will come together from all over the country to celebrate the joys of the season. Decorating the house, cooking meals and gathering gifts for everyone may sound like Christmas spirit, but with this season comes a lot of added stressors. With worries such as dealing with the in-laws, anxious and energetic kids racing around the house and crazy holiday party expectations, it is easy to feel not so wonderful at … READ MORE

Reasons to Eat More Pumpkin This Fall

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The fall season is quickly approaching, and with it come the classic favorites: cinnamon apple, vanilla sugar and at the top of the list, pumpkin spice. Whether it’s in a scented candle or a hot latte, pumpkin spice has become a staple of the fall season. But what’s so great about pumpkin after all? Well, one thing is for sure – pumpkin aren’t just for carving or making pies. This seasonal favorite actually offers several health boosting properties you may … READ MORE

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September is the month’s that’s all about getting back into the swing of things – back to school, back to a routine and back to that cooler weather, well for some of us at least. But did you know that September is also Self-Improvement Month? It’s the perfect time to find new and innovative ways to improve your self worth and grow your self confidence. One area that is often overlooked is the workplace, seeing as that is where we … READ MORE

Escape The Gym

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Remember those days when exercise didn’t seem like a chore? As a kid, running around during recess or playing street hockey with your neighbors was just for fun. However, by bringing that sense of play back into your daily workouts, you are more likely to get moving, stick to it and see those results. If you’re 2017 fitness routine got old faster than “Despacito”, try breathing some fresh air into an overtired routine, and chances are you won’t blow off … READ MORE

Find A Deeper Happiness

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When it comes to personal happiness, new research shows that winning the lottery or obtaining that promotion doesn’t necessarily cut it. According to a growing number of experts, those exhilarating moments in our lives don’t permanently raise the dials on our day-to-day ‘HAPPY-ometer”. In fact, life coach and sociologist Martha Beck says that “We live in a culture that tells us we’re supposed to be euphoric all the time, but that feeling is just not sustainable. Happiness – and I … READ MORE

Squeeze More Joy Out of Life

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It’s that one phrase we hear over and over again: “It’s the little things that count”. Well, it turns out that nothing speaks more truth. Research has shown that one of the most important secrets to a happy life is to relish in the small moments that bring joy and delight – ones you may not even notice. In fact, when we start calling attention to them, our minds become more inclined towards joy and happiness. Chad Meng, a research … READ MORE

The History and Health Benefits of the Shamrock

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With today being Saint. Patrick’s Day, it seems appropriate to spend this blog talking about the popular holiday symbol: The Shamrock.   Shamrocks have been symbolic of several things over the years. According to urban legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad shape, which coincided with their belief that 3 was a mystical number in the Celtic region. As a plant, shamrocks are small annual herbs with leaves that … READ MORE

Ingredient of the Month: Shea Butter

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With its somewhat smoky aroma and silky feel on the skin, shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the Paradoxa tree, native to West Africa. For the people of this region, its cosmetic, nutritional and medicinal purposes have been used for thousands of years. In fact, the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, said she owed her legendary beauty to the use of shea butter. Today, it has become one of the most versatile natural beauty ingredients on the market. From everything … READ MORE

Collagen Boosting Beauty

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If your wish is to look in the mirror each morning and have your face appear younger and more vibrant, then you are not alone. Most of our beauty woes are due to the fact that after the age of 35, our body starts producing less and less collagen (the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissues). A loss of collagen means that our skin loses firmness and gradually begins to wrinkle and sag. As a result, too … READ MORE

Skincare Through The Years

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No matter your age, the ingredients for radiant and glowing skin always remain the same: eat a nutritious diet, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. Once these basics are put into place, the next step is to evaluate your skincare regimen to be sure you are doing what is appropriate for your skin type and age. Here are some tips from skincare experts that will help you maintain healthy, great-looking skin at any age. In your 20’s: At this … READ MORE

A Beginner’s Guide To Aromatherapy

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Essential oils carry the physical properties of plants and flowers in a highly concentrated form. In short, they are the extracts and essences of plants. The particles inside essential oils, which come from various parts of plants, such as the flowers, twigs, leaves or even bark, can be inhaled and absorbed into the skin and have been used for thousands of years as a natural antibiotic. In fact, essential oils were even used in ancient Egyptian times and were originally … READ MORE

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