Benefits of Horse Therapy


“Give a horse what he needs and he will give you his heart in return. “ – Unknown Recently I was given the opportunity to volunteer at a privately owned horse rescue center. I did it, not just because of my love for horses, but because they have a way with calming me down and relaxing me. I feel like when I’m with them I’m not being judged or looked down on. I’m simply there to love and be loved. Which is what made me think of equine therapy and what it has to offer people.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming depression

Book Review: 8 Things to Learn From: "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School to Healthy Eating"


Dr. Walter C. Willett, M.D., P.H., has been studying the effects of food on long-term diseases since the '70's. After decades of blood testing patients to get results about how the food they eat affects their future disposition to develop a disease, he got a life-changing statistic: "A healthy diet teamed with regular exercise and not smoking can eliminate 80 percent of heart disease and the majority of cancer cases".

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Philosophy, Health, Positivity, Nutrition

If You’re Feeling Down Today….


It’s ok, it will pass. But perhaps you were hoping that some great inspiration would come your way. There are millions of great quotes out there, for all of us who feel down, sad, hurt or defeated. Inspiration is a wonderful thing. And words are so important. Sometimes the right words show up at just the right time for us.

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Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Positivity, Psychology, Philosophy

A Beginners Guide To Developing a Meditation Practice


So you don’t have time to meditate. Ask yourself this: do I have time to feel stressed and worried? We all have the space in our lives to clear out some of the junk and make room for a mindfulness practice. Meditation is the key to self-improvement, managing emotional issues and living a healthy, happy life.

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Meditation, Yoga, Philosophy, Positivity

Body Transformation


As a nation, we are getting bigger each year. The health and fitness industry is pushing people more and more to get into “shape”, be “healthy” and lose “weight”. But is this really the right message to be pushing?

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Health, Exercise, Weight-loss

How to Get Fuller & Pouty Lips without Botox


Discovering newer ways to enrich your look with lip enhancement is not really affordable, and often it is bad for your health. Bigger lips, like Angelina Jolie’s, give a sexier appearance. Accordingly, I decided to look for the remedies which plump your pout naturally.

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Inspire, Beauty, Natural Remedies

What’s Right For You?


Health is temperamental. It is like the earth it comes from. You mess with it or ignore it and it goes nuts. To find what works for you, follow these steps....

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Raw, Organic

How To Live Well: My Interview With Petra Nemcova


I was instantly in awe, and yet completely comfortable while sitting down alongside Petra Nemcova. After she kissed me on my cheek three times (I was ready for the first two; I am French I know how this goes, but the third was a complete surprise!) I laughed and we introduced ourselves. I guess I should have picked up on that foreshadowing right there, being an English major and prior AP English teacher. I guess I should have known that Petra and I were going to get along like we had known each other for years. But like that third kiss hello, I was completely surprised! My interview quickly became real girl talk and I loved every second of it! Read on to see how women should celebrate themselves everyday!

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Philosophy, Psychology, Inspire, Positivity

How Atopic Dermatitis Showed Me The Importance Of Acceptance


When I was in 6th grade, all I wanted was to be, and look, just like everybody else. I wanted to be as pretty as the other girls! But yet … I sort of just wasn’t.

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Inspire, High School, Overcoming Depression

The Benefits Of Compost!


Composting is a great way to accomplish many goals to help preserve the environment. Sustainable living is one benefit of composting because it uses the organic materials in everyday life to create nutrient rich material to help your garden grow. By using organic materials from home instead of tossing them in the trash, you can help reduce greenhouse gases from landfills. Another brilliant way to use composting is as a family experience. Get children involved and teach them the joy and benefits of creating something that will produce food they can eat, or flowers they can pick. This helps children learn about biology, environmentalism, and patience, as well as getting them out of the house (away from the television, video games and tech devices) and doing something impactful and productive that they will benefit from.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy

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