Life Lately: Summer Gardens

So, I've been a little MIA lately. It's summer. The kids are on a break from school, so my normal workload has been cut in half. I've been spending a lot of time walking in my garden, watering plants, moving things around, weeding, and whatnot, but most of my time in...
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12 At-Risk Plants You Should Not Harvest This Year

Late spring and summer are ideal times for harvesting plants. This is because, by this time, most plants have developed to the point where their identifying characteristics are obvious — leaves are often fully grown, flowers have blossomed, and some plants are already...
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How To Make Vegan Herbal Syrups

Herbal syrups are a common herbal preparation. Not only are they easy to make and tasty to use, but they require minimal ingredients that can be found in most homes. Other than herbs, all that’s needed to make herbal syrups are water and some form of sweetener. Many...
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4 Must-Have Herbs to Help with Summer Skin Damage

There's a lot of talk these days about the sun, its effect on the skin, and how to go about protecting it. You see, your skin is your body's largest organ, and it's been said by some that your skin is the window to your health. But what does that mean exactly — “a...
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How To Change Your Life By Following In Your Mentor’s Footsteps

When I first decided to pursue natural living, I started by learning from people I had grown to admire — people who were like me, only further along in their journey. These mentors of mine were so knowledgeable about all sorts of things from healthy eating to natural...
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The Great Change: Managing Menopause With Grace

As someone who is smack in the middle of her “childbearing” years, menopause is rarely something that crosses my mind. Puberty is almost a distant memory, and actually bearing a child is quite a ways away. So I go from cycle to cycle, perhaps taking it for granted,...
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