At the end of the 18th century a French doctor noticed that the wounds of his patients healed faster when the patient had been exposed to the sun. A century later, a Danish physician called Niels Finsen, drew a similar conclusion. He therefore began treating diseases using sunlight. This became such a success that Finsen won a Nobel Prize for his sunlight treatment for tuberculosis in 1903.

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Health, Wellness, Knowledge

Love Potions And Wanderlust: An Alchemist’s Guide To The Weekend


As a child I was fascinated by witches. I loved stories of those wild women, pioneers of apothecary and midwifery, outliers of medieval society who dispensed natural remedies and were burnt at the stake for their troubles. I would skip around the garden, unknowingly quoting Shakespeare's Macbeth - “Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble”. Flowers and herbs would find their way into my jam jar, which I would later try and sell to my parents and innocent bystanders as ‘perfume’. As I grew up, this pioneering spirit mixed with wanderlust and became a powerful concoction that propelled me across the world.

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Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Natural Remedies, Alchemy, Wanderlust

Quell Anxiety With Three Easy Steps


It was mid-sophomore year when my mental and physical health seemingly dropped to new lows. Call it a sophomore slump, or homesickness, or my ever-growing course load; What ever it was, the anxiety began to creep up faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France. My anxiety, unlike several people I would meet in the future, was not serious or long-winded. It was a temporary, albeit painful and frustrating, internal and external reaction to the challenges that lay before me.

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Positivity, Wellness, Meditation, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology, Inspire

Go No-Poo!


I haven’t used shampoo for two and a half years now. “What?!” I hear you exclaim. How did you do it? Isn’t your hair greasy? How is that even possible?

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Health, Natural Remedies, Beauty

4 Tips For Improving Your Body Image


Many of you may struggle with negative body image and self-esteem at times throughout your lives. Often due to cultural pressures to maintain an unrealistic ideal of beauty, women are particularly prone to negative self-thoughts about their appearance. Negative body image can contribute to anxiety and depression, and may keep you from participating fully in meaningful relationships. Whether low self-esteem has greatly impacted your life, or body image is something you struggle with occasionally, there are strategies you can use for change. These 4 tips for improving body image will help you shift your negative thoughts patterns and begin the body-positive healing process.

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Health, Weight-loss, Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Positivity, Psychology, Philosophy

HYPOGLYCEMIA: A Personal Diagnosis


Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with hypoglycemia? Here’s the story of a 21-year-old who has recently been diagnosed with the condition. She gives you some tips to remember during the diet and lifestyle adjustment period.

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Health, Nutrition, Positivity, Weight-loss, Personal Triumph, Overcoming Depression

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

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