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4 Ways to Reduce Stress to Reduce the Pounds

Did you know that stress can actually contribute to weight gain? Follow these four tips to lower your stress, manage your weight and feel healthier. Read on

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Angela Downer: My problem is the last tip you listed, I never get enough sleep. I am always so stressed about getting everything done, that I push sleep to the back of ...
Cassandra: I had my second born in October 2012. He is now 6 months old and I am still dropping 1/4 - 1/2 pound a week after losing the initial 20 ...
Top News online: Thankfully some bloggers can still write. Thank you for this article.
: great article & yes it is important to reduce your stress

4 Safe Green Ways to Refinish Reclaimed Furniture

Info on finding and using SOYGel, CitraSolv, milk paint and BioShield wood stains. Read on

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Angela Downer: I just moved from Arizona to Utah, and on the move a lot of my furniture got scratched and damaged. I've been wanting to redo my paint in a non-toxic, ...
vintage furniture: There are numerous ways to work on used furniture and restoring it to new one. Restoring and refinishing furniture is so great and its Eco-friendly. Thanks for sharing the information, ...
Lolli S: As someone with a skin allergy ( and internal allergy) to casein ( the milk protein milk paint is made out of), milk paint isn't an option. Are there other ...
: A soybean product for stripping furniture, huh? Pretty cool ... I'll have to give it a try.
Nyle Dizon: Thank you for sharing this it has a very informative content.. I hope more of this comes.. God bless and more power..

Using the Law of Attraction to Manifest Soulful Love

Express love to manifest more of it. Read on

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Dave: One key method of manifesting your desires is acting as if what you want is already done, because it is. If what you want is a soul mate, have faith ...
Dave Aschaiek: One of the most important methods of manifesting your desires is positive expectation. Always act as if what you want is done, because it is!
Robert James: The Law Of Attraction for me is all about focusing your thoughts and actions towards a goal. if your goal is your soulmate then the LOA will get you there.
Law of Attraction Believer: Yes! Use the Law of Attraction to manifest the partner that is your soul mate! If Mira keeps total faith in the LOA and thinks about the soul mate she's ...
Vaughan: Great post! This make a lot more sense than some of the other forums out there. The LOA works in harmony with the paradigms, which are the subsconscious habits we ...

4 Yoga Mistakes that Can Cause Knee Pain

Yoga is known for its mind-body health benefits. But if done incorrectly, it can cause serious pain or injury, particularly knee damage. Learn how to protect your knees by avoiding these common mistakes in four yoga poses. Read on

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David: Hi! Ive had to stop doing yoga because of knee pain, I think pigeon played a big part in it. I dont understand what you mean when you say "froint ...
Torey: I have knee pain on the side of my right knee joint (never the left) that isn't bothered DURING any one pose, but often times while I am practicing. It ...
Ant.stewart: hanks for the guide and all your comments! I just had knee popping for the first time this year, at 36... i have done the yoga position at least a ...
Gabriela: Thank you so much for this article - it's a great help! I'm going deeper into yoga and recently I started having pain on my knee - somewhere inside but ...
Davie DDR: Sadie, thank you for the great advice on warrior 1. I recently had a moderate knee injury due to over squaring my hips, and also doing pigeon too aggressively. I ...

A Life Practice

My yoga practice is a life practice. Yoga, to me, is both a practice and the culmination of a practice. It’s the daily practice of showing up fully and then getting out of my own way, but it’s also the serendipitous connection to myself that arises as a result of my practice. I live yoga in my kitchen, my relationships, ... Read on

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Fleming Abdul: Namaste. I just read your writing for the first time. I find it so personal and directly to where I am in my journey. I will hopefully be re-reading your ...

Why Antidepressants Don’t Treat Depression

Still feeling blue while on an antidepressant? It could be your diet or a vitamin deficiency that's causing your depression. Read on

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amanda: Antidepressants do work but you can also try other natural options, pills are not always the answer
Mark: Why is it always antidepressants that get such a bad rap? Are you talking from your own personal experience or just quoting statistics? Have you yourself suffered the debilitating effects ...
Chapman: this article contains lots of information about the depression. Thank you for this information. Also, I want to add that the depression can be happened due to the hereditary.
Tejwinder: What an insightful article. You guys are amazing, i like the way you describe every single point so carefully. This can help people and i must come again and again ...
Zebulon: As far as I am concerned, anti depressants really works. The reason why anti depressants doesn't doesn't work is because of our body cells, hormones or some other process. Sometimes, ...

How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Dr. Mark Hyman explains how digestive illness can lead to problems throughout the body. Good "gut health" is one of Dr. Hyman's seven keys to a balanced, fruitful life. Read on

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Lokesh Kumar: I was suffering from IBS from last 5 years. I got infected by H pylori on Feb 2010. Treated with high antibiotics. Now from last year I m feeling well ...
Lloyd Morgan: Good stuff. It's important that people learn that the gut is far more than just a food processing system and intestinal health is vital for overall health and vitality.
Vik: How do we if we have mercury on our gut.
joellie: Dear ... I tried everything named and still keep 14 years the same issues. by belly swells up most of times.. what can it be
www.commondigestivedisorders.net: Taking care of our digestive system to eliminate all other diseases and infections wreaking havoc in our body is a perfect fit on the principles of dieting and detoxification. It ...

Rethinking Campfire Food: 15 Healthy, Easy Ideas + 2 Recipes

Here are 15 ideas for healthy campfire food plus two easy camping recipes! Read on

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Scott: These are all great ideas, remember one of the best things I've ever tasted while camping was omelette with toast, all cooked on fire. I think fire makes all food ...
Radia: I think one of the more romantic cities to visit is Italy. I personally went there on my honeymoon and my husband and I loved the food and the people ...
Capri: Perfect and ideal food recipes for camping. Thanks for sharing, Jessica. I particularly like the idea of grilled fruits. Healthy and delicious!
Tim H.: Wonderful ideas. I love cooking on a fire. Thank you Jessica!
Brenda: BAKED POTATO WARNING: Servsafe warning for baked potatoes to avoid risk of BOTULISM --- must be stored at temp above 130F or below 40F or consumed within 4 hours of ...

3 Ways to Re-Inspire Your Yoga Practice

Has the passion for your yoga practice faded? Is your motivation to hit the mat at an all-time low? Can’t seem to make it to your regular classes anymore, and your home practice has lost its luster? This happens to every yoga practitioner at some point. Though a regular yoga routine is comforting and familiar, if you don't change things ... Read on

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Julie Gondzar: I wanted to comment on this, from a place of personal experience. Personally, sometimes I need to re-inspire or re-invent my yoga practice due to recent fears. Sometimes during a ...

5 Ways to Control Garden Pests Without Toxic Chemicals

If you could wave a magic wand over the world and turn a toxic product into a pure, eco-friendly version, what would you transform first? For me, my number one choice would be pesticides. Hands down. My reason does have a lot to do with the fact that I was severely poisoned by organophosphate pesticides in 1980 and was in ... Read on

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Tina: There are a lot of natural ways to deal with pests in the garden. Here are some other insect sprays you can make at home http://glipho.com/plain-jane/natural-ways-to-fight-pests-in-your-garden
Dave the Pest Control Guru!: Interesting article! i'm always for the DIY. One thing I always suggest to people is for roaches, to use egg yolk! they cant digest it, starve and die off! Try ...
Pigeon Control: These are great alternatives. I always try to use non-toxic solutions first before turning to commercialized insecticides.
Stacey: What great ideas. I'm going to have to try the sugar ant killer trick. They manage to take over the kitchen sometimes! For the soap spray, do you spray directly ...
louise: Great ideas! Now, how would you prevent deer and turkey from sharing your hard earned vegetables? Fences are pretty unaffordable - I am growing vegetables, not pearls. I need help ...

Collared, Banded and Tagged: Are We Overtracking Wildlife?

Tens of thousands of animals in the United States of America are numbered and scanned, then monitored through biological surveillance. But is capturing wild animals and fitting them with radio collars, bands and tags in the name of research an intrusion that keeps them from living their natural lives? Read on

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Michael Sanchez: wonderful usage of terminology inside the article, it in fact did help when i was reading
Emma Thompson: This has to be my second favourite piece of writing in the last few days, i'm not able to't inform you the top, it might offend you!
NineQuietLessons: Tagging wildlife is the only way to acquire necessary data on movement, health, and behavior. The benefit to conservation from having this information outweighs the harm from tagging the animals.
Andrew Jay: I can understand banding and tracking wildlife that is endangered or recently introduced to an area...it's important to help them get established. But, when they reach a certain population and ...
John H Gaukel: I don't like seeing wildlife collared, banded and tagged either. However, I believe it's a necessary evil and hopefully, it will help in a successful long term out come.

7 “Yoga and More” Retreats to Nurture Body & Spirit

Discover seven yoga retreats that combine yoga classes with other outdoor adventure activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, hiking, cycling, backpacking and even stand-up paddleboarding! Read on

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mattwatson: Nice stuff. The varieties of Yoga you have mentioned will provide a new dimension to the people who are engaged to it. It is very true that Yoga has become ...
Anny: Costa Rica is one of the best place for yoga.
Michael Brighton: this article is very helpful to anyone trying to find that perfect retreat and you have also shared nice 7 tips of yoga, these are very helpful with us. thank ...
Yoga Holidays 2014: I heard alot about the Costa Rica Place .Some of my friends had very nice experience spending there and me to planing to go there ...
Nosara Costa Rica: Costa Rica is a top destination for yoga travelers, many places as Nosara, Hermosa, Tamarindo and San José are well know for yoga friendly amenities.Hope to read a post about ...

This Does Not Belong to Me

Sometimes negative belief patters or habits don't actually belong to us. Cynthia James shares her personal story of releasing negative emotions and an affirmation to help you release yours. Read on

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Karen M. Black: It’s a tricky thing, identifying the energy that's really ours and someone else’s. Especially for those of us who are sensitives. I’ve found recently that I’ve had to experience certain ...
Cynthia james: Thank you Vanessa. The thing is to fill your mind with more affirmative thoughts. I have an app called affirmative living guide for apple and droid. It sends new affirmative ...
Vanessa: Hello Cynthia, I struggle with "thoughts" that I feel don't belong to me. I grew up in a chaotic household and as I became an adult I got rid of ...

Free to a Weird Home

We live in an age of disposable everything, rendering everything temporary, including our attachment to it. Leslie Garrett explains that the cost of an item doesn’t just show up at the cash register. There’s an environmental price tag to all that we purchase. Read on

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larry: After I bitter divorce, medical issues that put me on disability and a fire that lead to me loosing almost everything I had in the world. I began curb shopping ...
mari: Love the chair. good finds are hard to come by, so when you see them you have to go after it. Some finds at garage sales need to be reupholstered ...
Emily: What a great post! When I moved to a studio apartment, I found some of the best furniture items in the "throw away" section of my basement en route to ...
Gini Kirk: We've scored everything from a vintage metal sofa to a perfectly fine hamster habitat (didn't spend too much time thinking about what must have happened to the previous hamster, just ...

The Wealth of a New Year

A new year has commenced with the opportunity to think about the triumphs and pitfalls of the past year in order to plan for the future. Most of us set resolutions at this time. Fortunately, some of those resolutions become part of our daily life, but unfortunately others fall away shortly after we try to implement them. Being a ... Read on

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Wormly Organics Online Health Store: Love of friends and family basted with good food and good health makes a whole year worth living. Your friends and family will always be there for you, and your ...

Slow Down to Catch Up

Winter has a way of gently reminding, and sometimes demanding, a different pace through life. Slow, all things slow.  Which is counterintuitive for most in this fast-paced culture where more is better, and faster, and is far superior. Society and habituation have us all running through life, frantically stepping one foot in front of the other, in such a ... Read on

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w0t: Perfect advice, I love winter, because of this and the snow :)
Aotea Yoga: I like the valuable information you provide in your article.Thank You

How to Wet-Wash Wool & Silk and Skip Dry-Cleaning Chemicals

Dry-cleaning fumes depress your central nervous system as they waft around the room. Here's how to wet-wash as an alternative to dry cleaning. Read on

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www.barnescraycarpetcleaners.org.uk: I've been always afraid of washing delicate fabrics in the washing machine because there is always a chance to ruin them. Thanks for the useful article! Barnes Cray Carpet Cleaners ...
wash plus size: I am curious to find out what blog system you're working with? I'm having some small security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more ...
Organic dry cleaning: Hi, can you please help me out with the following queries. How long does it take to get a garment wet cleaned? And is wet cleaning is more expensive than ...
virginia: Really 100 degree F water? I was thinking cold water would be important
Dry Cleaning Delivery Service Atlanta: Cleaning at home can be tricky. But don't assume your local dry cleaner uses bad chemicals. Ask! If they "don't know" - go somewhere else.

Achieving Better Balance

Stability and steadiness in your physical body and in your life can seem elusive. There’s either too much going on or not enough. That’s where yoga comes in. “Yoga is meant to be a full practice, one that encompasses all aspects of one’s life,” says Mark Van Buren, a yoga and meditation instructor in River Edge, New Jersey and ... Read on

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Education Essay: Article that you had shared with us is useful for us. Talked about different conceptual views.

As Hunter Numbers Decline, How Will We Fund Wildlife Conservation?

With the number of hunters and fishermen declining, state and federal conservation departments are receiving less and less money. Environmental blogger Candy Andrews asks if wildlife-watchers should start helping foot the bill. Read on

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Rocky Sehnert: The obvious place to get funding for wildlife management is where it has always been--state general funds from general tax revenues. States have been entirely self-serving by insisting that wildlife ...
Bruce Carter: Hunters fund over 75% of the wildlife management in America. Without them you lose funding and methods to protect the biosphere. They are the means by which an ecosystem is ...
Alamar: Hunters hunt for entertainment, for pure pleasure of feeling empowerment and it gives lots of them the incentive to feel the power of domination over every living creature that roam ...
Matt Mills: As a fisherman when I was younger I didn't understand why more people weren't doing it. Unfortunately the younger generation, including myself, have technology now. So nowhere near as many ...
Ghost of 503: I grew up in a family of hunters, but have decided to not hunt. I ran into this article helping a family member (who does hunt) do research on the ...

4 Signs it’s Time to Change Up Your Exercise Routine

Not seeing results from your workout? It may be time to change up your exercise routine and break out of the workout rut! Read on

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Anonymous: Exercise of any kind feels boring and pointless. Endlessly waiting for the arms on my watch to MOVE, so I can STOP whatever pointless activity I'm doing. Endless repetition, endless ...
Jennifer: I hit out a workout rut towards the beginning of the year. Just as the article states, I was no longer feeling challenged, I was getting bored and I felt ...