Tag: health

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May 20

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Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of…




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It has been a while pondering on writing this post.  My son brought home this beautiful art piece from art class when he was four “Bloom where you are planted” , it is hanging in the lounge right on top of a plant I love a lot. So every time I water the plant I…




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Relax! Huh?! People keep telling me to relax, take a bit of time out, chill! My massage therapist flops my arm around telling me to relax it. I barely know what that means. I wake during the night with clenched fists and have to actively focus to unclench them. Relaxation does not come naturally to me.…




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We all have stress and fear. It’s part of the human experience. Some people handle it well or, if you’re like me, you can be a basket case sometimes. Everyone tells you to just “let it go” or “stop worrying”. Well, it’s easier said then done. What if I told you, there was a technique…




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I am 13. The house is dark and still, except for the hypnotic hum of the freezer. I am Secret Food Ninja oozing through the family room towards said kitchen appliance. Pause, listen, both parents are snoring just a few yards away in the master bedroom. Can I free the chips from their icy prison?…




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10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season Today is the first day of Spring and if you’re like me, the thought of warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers, and Summer nearing warms your heart and offers an extra “spring” (get it?) in your step. While most of the dreary, dimmer days may be behind…




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It has been said that vaporising is the less of the two evils. Being relatively new on the market over the last decade give it take. Not being apart of the public conscious than that of smoking, people still have reservations or a none understanding of what vapourising is.  Impacting your body  In the standoff…




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Use: Lets get rid of that cold shall we??:) Bee Balm-Monarda Didyma: First discovered by the Oswego Indians and native to north america , Bee balm leaves became an attractive ingredient in the world famous “Oswego Tea” because of its effectiveness in alleviating the symptoms of the common cold. Bee balm has been proven to…




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Uses for: Better Nights Sleep, Mild cases of Depression and Anxiety, Natural Antiseptic and Headache relief Known for its heavenly scented aroma, Lavender has many other uses other then providing us with a wonderful fragrance. Commonly used during ancient times of Greece and Rome, lavender  was used as an disinfectant and antiseptic. Making use of soap and bath oils…




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Mantra meditation, which predates Buddhism, probably by hundreds of years, can be practiced by anyone and at any time. The power of mantra meditation is it focuses our mind so that it is no longer cluttered with distracting thoughts. This allows us to relax, center ourselves and create a deeper sense of awareness. The origins of…