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4 Ways Your Procrastination Habit Affects Your Health

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If you procrastinate a lot, it might be having more of an effect on your health than you realize!

If you’ve ever had the experience of putting something off until later, then you know what it feels like to have that unfinished project hanging over your head. We all know that the results of procrastination are no fun at all, but the thing that we don’t usually think about is the effect that that procrastination might be having on our health.

The effects of procrastination might not seem like such a big deal if you only procrastinate once in a while, but the problem is that, for many of us, procrastination isn’t a once in a while thing – it’s a habit that can affect us on a weekly or even on a daily basis.  Continue Reading

The Real Reason Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

If you can't seem to stop procrastinating, you need to figure out the root cause of why you procrastinate in the first place.

Being stuck in a cycle of procrastination is a very frustrating and stressful experience. And, for most of us, it’s not that we’re lazy or that we don’t want to get things done. As much as we really want to be more productive, we just can’t stop procrastinating and we don’t know why.

To try to break out of this cycle, we try strategies that are supposed to “cure” us of our procrastination habit, but when those strategies don’t work, we just end up feeling even more frustrated with ourselves.  Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Raspberry Shrub Drink Recipe

This 19th century raspberry shrub drink using a mix of fresh raspberries, apple cider vinegar, and sugar to create a drink that's both tangy and sweet.

Before modern sodas and bottled juices became so commonplace, shrub drinks were popular beverages because they were a way to enjoy a flavored drink and also to preserve the summer harvest of fruits like raspberries and currants.

This raspberry shrub drink recipe comes from a 19th century cookbook written during a time when shrub drinks were especially popular because of the temperance movement. While some shrub recipes contain rum, many 19th century shrub recipes use apple cider vinegar as a non-alcoholic substitute.

To make this drink, you start by making a syrup with fresh raspberries, vinegar, and sugar, and then you add as much or as little of the syrup as you like to a glass of water, so you can customize how strong you want it to be. The flavor is a blend of tangy and sweet, and it tastes like summertime. Continue Reading

Growing Herbs Indoors from Seeds

How to grow your own herbs indoors starting from seeds

Today I’m happy to share with you a guest post from Darcy Brandt of medicinalherbals.net. Darcy is going to be sharing with us today some tips for growing herbs indoors from seeds. This is a topic that I was excited to learn more about because I’ve only ever planted herbs from seedlings and I’ve never tried growing herbs from seeds, and I also love the idea of being able to grow herbs inside during the times of the year when you can’t grow them outside. If you want to learn more about herbs, you can check out Darcy’s website!

Growing Herbs Indoors from Seeds

Starting from seeds can be a little tedious, but I love giving my annuals a jump on the growing season by starting them from either the seeds I collected the previous summer or from seeds I order online.

Not all herb plants do well from seeds, so read up on your herb plants before you invest in seeds, containers, dirt and the like. Continue Reading

Should You Take Supplements?

Whether or not you should take supplements can be a bit of a controversial topic. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.

In the natural health world, supplements are one of those things that can tend to spark a bit of controversy. Maybe not as much controversy as subjects like vaccines or debates about which diet is the healthiest, but still enough to split the discussion into two sides.

The “Yes” Side:

On one hand, you have the people who say that, yes, supplements are something that everyone should definitely be taking because our modern food supply is so low in nutrients with the processed foods and depleted soil that it’s not possible for people to get the nutrients they need without supplementation. Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right Seeds for Your Garden

Before you plant your garden, the first thing to decide is whether you will plant hybrid seeds or heirloom seeds.

Before you start planting your garden, the first thing you need to decide is which type of seeds you want plant.

(Note: This post is talking specifically about seeds, but most of this information would still apply if you are planting seedlings, too.)

These are a few of the things that you’ll want to consider before deciding on which seeds to plant to make sure you choose the right seeds for your garden. Continue Reading