Organic Lifestyle

A Fall Checklist To Decrease Your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  The fall Equinox was Thursday so we are officially into fall now!  And for so many of us, shorter days and longer nights means a dip in our mood. Fortunately, there are lots of great things to do to get prepared as the seasons change. Of course there are things like pulling out your sweaters and boots and knitting a scarf or two and planting a winter garden and getting the fireplace cleaned that you might look forward to this fall. But one thing that I get every year, and absolutely never look forward to, is a drop in my …

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All The Health Benefits Of Nature, But In An Urban Setting? Yep, Here’s How

      I’m so excited to tell you about an amazing medical study today that is super relevant to my favorite holistic healing modality of all time — grounding. This fabulous study suggests that adding even a very small greenspace to an urban setting boosts immune function in a measurable and meaningful way. Published in Science Advances in October 2020, researchers found that by adding a small green play area to urban playgrounds, they boosted the immunity of the children using the play area. Researchers in Finland added a very small, low cost green area in the corner of …

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6 Ways You Can Do To Make Spending Time In The Sun Safer, Do You Know Them All?

      This spring, I’d love to encourage you to move as many of your indoor activities outside as possible, and if you missed it, this blog post on 10 activites you should definitly be doing outside will help give you ideas for that! This brings up concerns about skin cancer and photo aging effects from sun exposure — but don’t let that stop you from going outside. Here’s why: A large medical study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that folks who avoided sun exposure actually had a shorter life span… with a decreased life expectancy …

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Surfaces You Ignore Daily That Ground You (And The Ones That Won’t)

    I recently received a great question from a reader asking me to demonstrate with a ground test meter that I was truly grounded while touching cement. Good idea. Not only do I show you that you absolutely are grounded when touching cement in the video below, but I show you 15 different surfaces — besides just grass — that you probably walk by each day and didn’t know could ground you. At the end, I show you the very strongest way to ground out of them all — yes, an even stronger ground connection than standing barefoot on …

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18 Fresh Ideas To Get You Outside, Protected & Grounded This Spring

      We are coming up on the spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere, which will be this Sunday, March 20th. Spring weather usually means folks are more likely to get outside, get active, go on walks, resume hiking and biking and jogging, plant springtime gardens, catch up on yard work, take food outside to eat on picnics… you name it. Getting outside in that fresh air is so very good for you. And you know what is even better for you than that? If you can be grounded while doing all of your favorite springtime activities. And …

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The Perfect Way To Welcome In A New Year: Declutter Your Life First

      Cleaning before guests arrive for the holidays? Include decluttering in the process. I can think of no better way to set the stage for a brand new year, 2022, to be full of expression and growth than to simplify and declutter now. You need space to expand, it’s as simple as that. Clutter stops growth and expansion, and it affects your health, both mentally and physically. I want you to feel like your living space — whether it is a single room, an entire apartment, or a massive multilevel home — just wraps you up in a …

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This Statistic Really Surprised Me About Fast Food (+ Quick Alternatives)

    I am always finding something interesting in the medical literature, but I have to say this one surprised even me. A study, published by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that on any given day, over 1/3 of all adults in america aged 40 – 59 years old (37%) are consuming fast food. One out of three! That’s 85 million adults eating fast food on any given day. And sadly, for younger Americans that number is even higher — almost half of Americans (45%) aged 20 – 45 years old are eating fast food on any given …

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