Mindful gardening: 3 Tips You Should Know

Mindful gardening: 3 Tips You Should Know

Organic Gardening
In our increasingly hectic and crazy lives, more people are starting to realize that they need to take some time out from the hustle and bustle just to find some inner peace. Mindful gardening allows you to turn off your "autopilot" mode, and stop and experience life fully. You will taste food better. Your relationships will be more engaging... and your senses will be heightened. You will not be in a perpetual rush to meet deadlines and keep running on a never-ending wheel like a hamster. Mindful gardening is one of the best ways to calm your mind and literally gives you the opportunity to stop and smell the roses. Your garden will be an oasis of peace and calm in a mad world. You’ll connect with nature, and gardening…
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Top Nutrient Dense Foods You Should Know – Especially if You Are Over 50

Top Nutrient Dense Foods You Should Know – Especially if You Are Over 50

Over 50
It's not like 50 is a magical age when everything changes, but as we age it becomes more tricky to keep our lowering need for calories in line with our increasing need for vitamins. To maintain good health as we grow into our 50's, finding nutrient dense food becomes more ... ahem... important. Our requirements for vitamins are a cause for concern for many of us, and for good reason. Vitamins are not like calories, you can't tell if you are getting enough, too many, or too few before it becomes a problem. Vitamins are also unlike calories in that there are calories in all the food we eat, but a lot of the foods we eat are so poor in vitamins, they may as well not claim to have…
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Vegans and Omnivores Unite-Food Security is the Real Issue

Vegans and Omnivores Unite-Food Security is the Real Issue

Community
Well, I sent a broadcast email to my entire mailing list this afternoon. I was entirely unprepared for the backlash... and lots of unsubscribes. Vegan or Omnivore is NOT the Debate when Food Security is at Stake In case your don't subscribe to "The Homestead Express" and didn't get the email, it was a notice for a free viewing of the film, "Raising Meat Chickens". Now, being that this is a blog on self reliance on a bit of land, herbs to support health, growing your own food, etc... who knew I would offend so many people by offering a free viewing for a film that goes into topics like "How to Buy Cruelty Free Chicken" and "Inside Chicken Factory Farms—The Awful Truth"? I did a google search on "dialog…
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Essential Oils to Improve Digestion

Essential Oils to Improve Digestion

Essential Oils
The digestive process plays a major role in our health. During digestion, your food is broken down into nutrients that your body absorbs for energy and proper development and growth. It also supports and maintains the health and functioning of every single cell, muscle, and organ in your body. It's also responsible for maintaining the health of your immune system. It is so important that a pregnant woman's digestive system even affects the development of her unborn baby. But unfortunately, with the presence of processed foods as well as excess sugar in food and drinks, the health of our digestive system gets compromised every single day. Add to that the daily grind of stress and anxiety, and the levels of healthy bacteria drops to dangerous levels. Some common digestive problems…
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