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How Hard is it to Recycle? A How to for Newbies

So, you’ve thought about recycling for some time but you are afraid it will be too difficult, so you put it off. Now is the time to stop putting it off and begin your recycling program at home. How can you start? Easy, simply pay attention to what you buy and know what can and cannot be recycled. How can you do this? Read on. Read more

Sleep and the City: How White Noise Benefits Urban Sleepers

My little family lives in a noisy complex. Near a freeway. In the city.

Night after night, it’s not unusual to find bed-time accompanied by sirens, car horns, the sounds of drunk debauchery slowly making its way home and echoing televisions. Needless to say, getting to sleep and staying asleep is often a problem. Read more

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Postpartum Depression

I had a rough pregnancy, and a painful, two day labor that eventually led to me pushing for fifteen minutes and giving life to one of the most handsome faces this world has to offer. As my son was laid on my chest, I felt exhausted and shocked, not in love and happy like you’ll hear about when every other women on this planet gives their account of child birth. I loved and cared about my son, but I felt more numb and tired then anything. Read more

How Weird Dreams May Actually Help Us

There are times in life when we experience the ever dreaded state of stress overload. Western society is fast-paced with rarely any time to “stop and smell the roses.” All of us have responsibilities such as jobs, money, relationships, children, health… and we are trying to balance all of those things while going at what seems like a thousand miles per hour. Read more

Coloring: No Longer Just for Kids! How it Can Help Adults Reduce Stress

Have you ever watched a child as they delve into their favorite coloring books? Have you seen their perplexing concentration, enjoyment and noticed the complete atmosphere of serenity that surrounds them? Does this aura make you as an adult a little bit, well, jealous? Or perhaps you are embarrassed because you also secretly enjoy this nostalgic past time? Read more

10 Ways to Combat Stress and Anxiety You Haven’t Heard Of

Deadlines, traffic jams, bills—Just the mention of these common stressors can be enough to send anyone spiraling into a panic. While the stress of everyday life is usually manageable for most, some (workaholics, in particular) find themselves constantly dealing with the thought-racing, heart-pounding anxiety that can lead to medical issues like headaches, heart disease, obesity and even death. Read more

4 Steps to Providing a Healthy Environment for Baby

Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming especially for first-time parents. It is normal to feel anxious and wonder whether you are doing things right. You may have received a lot of information that has left you confused. But you can learn how to take care of your new child. Here are some tips you can use to help you provide a healthy and happy life for your baby. Read more

Finding Wild Food–Free, Fun, Foraging

When I moved to rural Canada more than ten years ago, I had little experience with finding food outside the grocery store: I liked to pick blackberries. In Oregon, where I went to high school, blackberries grew along the bike trails of the Willamette River: in September, you could gather a fair amount of them, sometimes sour, sometimes luscious, sweet, tasting of summer sun and a hint of wine. Read more