How To Stay Healthy Naturally This Fall And Winter

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Ah, fall and winter, a time to snuggle up in your cozy socks, watch movies, enjoy endless cups of tea and…be miserable with a slightly new variety of the cold or flu virus. No thanks!

Getting a cold is not an inevitable consequence of the fall or winter and the start of flu season. If you follow a few simple precautionary measures you can reduce the likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. And if you’re in the unfortunate position of already having a cold, these suggestions will help you get over it quickly!

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What A 6 Month International Travel Sabbatical Taught Me About Health And Happiness

Swimming in volcanic thermal springs in Nicaragua

Swimming in volcanic thermal springs in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Hello! I’m back.

This year, our family took a 6 month travel sabbatical to explore the world, volunteer in local communities and reconnect with each other. I took a bit of a break from my business too and instead, homeschooled my children, learnt all about Latin American cuisine, backpacked through the rainforest, swam in thermal springs in Nicaragua, volunteered at an organic farm, danced salsa in Cuba under the stars, biked around a Danish island, practiced sunrise yoga by lush mountains, rambled through the English countryside, kayaked in a volcanic crater lake and swam in the Pacific Ocean. We started our trip in a small town in Costa Rica, explored the country for a couple of months and then traveled on to Nicaragua, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Denmark and England.

It truly was an incredible trip and we had the luxury of time for our children and for ourselves and to see the world. We loved every minute and are so grateful for the opportunity.

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Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

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Happy New Year! At this time of year, we’re bombarded with talk of New Year’s Resolutions. Some people swear off alcohol in January. Some people quit sugar, wheat or meat. Some people hastily become members of their local gym or sign up for a half marathon.

Many of us make these resolutions because we feel negative about ourselves. We could be fitter, thinner, healthier, nicer, better looking, kinder…and we make lofty goals to try and achieve that. But, aren’t we starting off the New Year in a negative way: criticizing ourselves for last year’s failures and making every intention to correct them? Where will we be in December 2015? Probably at the same place again. Frustrated with ourselves. Making a whole new set of resolutions for the next year.

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