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What are beeswax wraps?

Learn how organic fabric infused with beeswax naturally became the next best thing in the kitchen since sliced bread.

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about beeswax wraps, an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap. If you are one of those people who marketers call early adopters, you probably own a few beeswax wraps. But if beeswax and wraps sound a little weird to you and you just raised your eyebrows, then keep on reading because you might be quite surprised. What are beeswax wraps? Beeswax wraps are… Read More »

Homemade Brownies

Let the festivities begin with Snowball Cookies and Beyond Chocolate Brownies

You can make these delicious easy to make treats and bring them to your holiday celebration or make and give them as gifts to friends and family. Here are two favorite recipes – cookies that look like snowballs with delicious ingredients including almonds and butter that make these cookies melt in your mouth and one of the most requested and beloved recipes that I’ve made for friends and colleagues throughout… Read More »

Utkatasana Chair Pose Yoga Asana Conscious Life Space

Yoga is as Simple as Taking A Seat: Chair Pose

Utkatasana or Chair Pose There are a variety of yoga poses that you can practice that stimulate and benefit many parts of the body all at once. One of those poses is Chair Pose. In Sanskrit, the language of yoga, the pose is called Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAH-sah-nah), but it does not translate to mean “chair pose.” It actually means “fierce pose.” Utkata means intense or powerful. We combine utkata + asana… Read More »

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Overcoming Discomfort: Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating vegetables for many people, for example, brings discomfort. So does sitting in meditation, or… Read More »

Science of Gratitude Audio Documentary

If You Read One Article About The Science of Gratitude Read this One

Since the turn of the century, the science of gratitude has become a topic of interest amongst neuroscientists, psychologists, and social scientists. Neuroscientists have been studying how it rewires our brains, and psychologists and social scientists have been studying gratitude trying to understand its impact on our well-being. They’re putting all the data together proving that it improves well-being by reducing anxiety and stress, as well as, increases empathy, inspires… Read More »

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It did what? Proof Positive Studies on the Science of Gratitude

Three Tidbits a Ramble on the 3 Hs

It’s all in the science, gratitude – it’s good for you. It makes your life better. Here are a few tidbits or studies on the science of gratitude, the actual benefits of practicing gratitude and why it works to enhance our lives. Tidbit One: Gratitude Increases Well-being The science says that gratitude is uniquely fundamental to our psychological well-being. It’s scientifically documented in this study this published study done in… Read More »

Thank You Neon Sign by Ryan McGuire

Saying ‘Thank You’ Makes a Difference

This month as we explore gratitude, Lisa A Williams from the University of New South Wales shares her study and results on the power of thank you. Do you say thank you? Are they empty words or do you mean it? More than words: saying ‘thank you’ does make a difference Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research… Read More »

Children's Health and Wellness

Indoor Air Quality, Here’s how to Improve it!

Do it for the Sake of Your Children's Health and Yours

Do your kids seem to catch every cold that goes around or suffer with sniffles and sneezes when pollen counts are high? By improving the quality of the air in your home, you can keep your children healthier. Here is important information on how to help your kids feel better and stay well. There’s something in the air. Even though you can’t see them, there are tiny particles in your… Read More »

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Change your mind, change your life! The benefits of learning another language

or Why learning another language should be compulsory in every school!

In the 1960s, in our public schools in California along the border with Mexico, Spanish language-learning was a requirement, beginning in sixth grade. I couldn’t wait to get to sixth grade to start learning Spanish. Our school was more than 50 percent Mexican-Americans, and I was keen to understand them as they switched back and forth from fluent English to fluent Spanish (or, as they called it, ‘Mexican’). As I… Read More »

Deja Drewit's Self Care Inspirational Cards

Recharging Your Mind, Body, and Soul

The effortless way to self-care (tools to use)

Recharging is essential for your mind, body, and soul and if anyone out there is suffering from burnout, it’s time to take control of your time and make time for yourself. Here’s how I went from exhausted and depressed to letting go of struggle and creating a daily self-care practice. Exhausted & Depressed When I was a new mom, I quickly became totally exhausted and depressed. I had abandoned taking… Read More »