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8 ways to ward off mosquitos

You start to flail your hands around swatting the buzzing sound out of your ear. Before you know it, there is a welt on the back of your knee begging for a scratch. The mosquito has made its mark and there is nothing you can do about it. “I’m just trying to enjoy the sunset…

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6 ways to ease bites and stings

Maybe I’m extra sweet but for some reason these flying critters just won’t leave me alone. One of my buddies in college lived in a home that was infested with mosquitos in their backyard. I was outside for not even 15 minutes and suffered through at least 25 mosquito bites. No one is ever excited…

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Anti-Mosquito Oil: TerraShield by doTerra

Have you discovered the power of essential oils yet? These magical plant extractions make up my entire medicine cabinet. You would be shocked at the uses for all these wonderful oils. The TerraShield blend by doTerra is outstanding for preventing mosquitos and other outdoor pests. It contains a blend of essential oils such as ylang…

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7 Life Lessons from a Yellow Lab

My face was stained with tears. I could feel the salt begin to crystallize against my skin. After having a dog for nearly 15 years, they truly become a part of the family. A big, furry, yellow brother by the name of Gabe. My second brother I’ve had in this lifetime. The other was another…

6 Tips to Improve Skin Health

Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? A lot of skin problems can be related to food intolerances such as gluten, dairy, soy, and more. Filling your body with healthy and nutrient dense foods will really improve skin health. But skin health is not just related to your diet. According…

Travel Healthy with These 5 Things

July brings lots of travel. I’ve already got a few car rides booked and that involves lots of snacks. We headed to the lake for the 4th and I caught a ride with my friend Max. He hit me up the other day, “Can you have some fire snacks for the ride?” Little did he…

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Peace in a new place: a moving journey

“Are you sure you want to live on the third floor? Think about carrying all your stuff up those stairs,” my mom said to me during my apartment hunt. Yes. I knew in my heart the third floor was the right fit. It had more sunlight, tall ceilings and I just knew that was the…

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High Blood Pressure and Stress, How Does it Relate?

It truly amazes me how many people suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). My grandpa, my hair stylist, and even one of my best friends mentioned how it impacts them on a daily basis. One of my friends is 25 and she has Stage 1 Hypertension. According to the Mayo Clinic, the body begins with…

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3 Poses for the Spine, Hips and Feet

Yoga is wonderful for it’s full body workout. I don’t know what I would do without it in my life. Sometimes it’s nice to pay attention to some of those specific places that get jammed up more often than you expect. You’re only as young as your spine so cat/cow is helps to unwind the…

How a Break In and Theft Cultivate Mindfulness

You decide to set your alarm a few minutes later than normal. You get out of bed and now realize there isn’t even time to sit down at the table and eat your breakfast. So you take it to-go. The adrenaline kicks in as you move swiftly to the next stop on your journey of…