Community Gardens Keep Growing in Popularity

Added July 10, 2016, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise

  Special spaces in Somerset Known as Allotment Gardens here in England, I have been to visit a comparatively new development of community gardens, in another part of Somerset, when the Muriel Jones Field Allotments opened up their special place to the public for just one day. And what a wonderful and caring community I found. In just four years they have gone from being a former five acre farm field to a thriving and productive allotment site. The sloping site has a very ...


The Great Outdoors & Natural Oils for Easing the Effects of the Elements

Added May 27, 2016, Under: Environment, Exercise

It’s summer time and of course the warmer weather encourages us all to be out enjoying the outdoors - but at the same time, our skin and hair can suffer. Fortunately, essential oils can help - to protect, to rescue and to repair. Swimming You might be lucky enough to enjoy ocean swimming and all the benefits that the salty water can bring. However, the chlorine in a pool can affect both your hair and your skin, stripping the natural oils. Give your hair a special ...


Is It Time To Set Your Feet Free?

Added September 15, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Health

Going barefoot outdoors is something I like to do as often as the terrain and the weather allows and I have written about the custom of grounding or earthing before. There is also the habit of taking off your shoes when you enter your own or someone else’s home - usually for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness. What I have found My favorite place to go barefoot is on the beach and paddling in the ocean but that is not always possible especially ...


Allotment Gardens Can Be A Labor Of Love For Fresh Organic Fruit & Vegetables

Added July 23, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Nutrition

  Last month, I shared my “open garden” with you. Now it is July and time to tell you about the Open Day we had at the allotment gardens. An allotment garden in England is usually simply called “an allotment”. North Americans might know it better as a community garden. It is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Sometimes it is farmers who rent out a portion of their land but often it is ...


Still Sitting on the Fence? 5 Good Reasons to Go Organic |

Added March 16, 2013, Under: Environment, Nutrition

  Are you making the change to eating more fresh fruit and vegetables but not quite there when it comes to going the organic route? 5 reasons to make this giant leap 1. Organic foods may be more expensive at the till but there are hidden costs in conventional food – the cost to our health, the cost of subsidies borne by taxpayers, the cost to the environment and much more. 2. An unbelievable amount of artificial poisons and chemicals end up on conventional ...


A Regular Handful of these Colorful Vegetables will Give You Optimum Nutrition |

Added October 11, 2012, Under: Diseases, Nutrition, Top 10

When you realize all the health and nutritious benefits of this salad crop, you will wonder why you are not eating it much more often. Nearly always available and easy to grow in your own garden or back yard, the radish can be white, red, purple or black in color and long, cylindrical or round in shape. See how many different shapes and colors you can buy or grow.  The radish is the perfect crop for your children to grow with ...


Top 10 Family Togetherness Tips |

Added July 18, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

Today it has become more important than ever to encourage family togetherness. Fairly easy-to-do when the children are young but the older they become, and the more involved in out-of-the-house activities, the more difficult to achieve. Nevertheless, keep at it even if that means at least once a day or several times a week you all do something together BUT preferably minus all the electronic paraphernalia (yes that means no TV, no cell phones, no Ipads and more!) unless you are ...


How to Switch your Home to be More Natural |

Added June 14, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Environment

  Yesterday our blog post was entitled “top 10 health dangers in your home” and of course one of the easiest ways to eradicate those health dangers in your home is to switch your home to be more natural. In the past couple of years, I have stopped and thought about trying to live a more natural based lifestyle, making a special effort to change my own home in this way.   Had to make sure my husband was caught up in ...


Beware Of Hidden Dangers In Your Home & How To Make It Safer |

Added December 28, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Skin Conditions

You could do yourself and your family a big favor by making a New Year's resolution to find out what the hidden dangers are in your home – you might be surprised if you do some digging to find out what hidden hazards are lurking in your home. The benefits of eliminating toxic hazards in the home Once you have found what these hazards are, try to make the effort to eliminate them from your home whenever and wherever you can. Changing ...


How To Weave Some Magic For Your Young Child |

Added August 27, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, New Moms, Parents

If you are a new parent, you may be feeling weighed down with the responsibility of parenthood and wondering what you need to do to ensure a healthy balanced child? As a mother and grandmother myself, I always feel that there are 3 things that if you can bring your child up to enjoy then half the battle is won. They are like 3 magic ingredients and the great part about them is that they are easily available, inexpensive and parents ...

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