Are You Stressed About Stress? How Stress Can Help You


Are you stressed about stress? How stress can actually help you |

If somebody asked you to remember the last time you thought about stress, you probably wouldn’t have to think very hard. Whether it’s because you’re stressed about something yourself, or whether you heard someone else talking about being stressed or about how bad stress is for you, stress is a subject we tend to hear a lot about.

And, almost always, stress is viewed in a negative sense. Which only makes sense when you think of all of the negative effects that stress can have on our bodies, our health, and our overall well-being.

Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Sometimes, though, stress is one of those cases where ignorance might just be bliss. Even though knowledge is power, and it’s really important to be aware of the way that stress affects us so we can find ways to reduce unnecessary stressors when possible, sometimes having all of that knowledge can cause us to start stressing about stress.

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Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? 10 Signs You Might Have This Inherited Trait

10 signs you might be a highly sensitive person |


The word “sensitive” has different connotations for different people. Some might think of it in the sense of being sensitive to the feeling of others or maybe having a sensitivity to a certain food or chemical. Oftentimes, the word is used in a negative sense as when people are described as being “overly sensitive.”

The word “sensitive,” as used in the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), refers to an innate trait studied by researcher Dr. Elaine Aron. Being a highly sensitive person means that your nervous system reacts differently than for others who don’t have this trait.

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health for Free Right Now


6 simple ways to improve your health right now without having to spend a dime! |

Sometimes it seems like there’s the misconception that you have to spend a lot of money in order to improve your health. Especially in the world of natural health, it can sometimes seem as though you can’t be truly healthy unless you’re willing to spend a fortune on vitamin and mineral supplements covering every letter of the alphabet or special tools like dehydrators and water purifiers and Vitamix blenders.

These things can all be very helpful, of course, and there are times when trying to live a healthier lifestyle may mean shifting your priorities around a bit to allow you to spend the extra money to buy organic food or natural products, or it might mean waiting a while until you can save up enough money. But if you have a tight budget and you don’t have the money to buy all of the fancy natural products and ingredients you hear about on the web, that doesn’t mean you can’t still do things to improve your health!

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How to Get Better Sleep Naturally


How to get better sleep naturally |

Sleep. We all know how important it is, but it can be really easy to ignore the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and stay up later than we should.

As much as I know that getting a restful night of sleep is beneficial for my health, and as much as I know it’s best to stick to a regular sleep schedule, I still find myself procrastinating on going to bed because I feel like I need to get a few more things done or because I’m reading a good book and I want to read “just one more” chapter.

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Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Everything you need to know about Vitamin D |

Vitamin D. It’s a topic we hear a lot about, and yet there always seems to be some confusion and conflicting information about it. On the one hand, we hear about how important it is to get enough of it and that a good way to make sure we’re getting enough is from exposure to the sun. But then on the other hand we hear that we need to avoid the sun during the hours when it’s at its peak (which is when we can actually make the most Vitamin D!) and that we should be covered from head to toe with sunscreen any time we go outdoors.

I hardly ever use sunscreen anymore unless I know I’m going to be out in the sun for several hours in a row (and when I do, this natural sunscreen is the one I like to use.) Unless I’m going to the beach or anywhere else where there isn’t much shade available, I just enjoy my time in the sun long enough to get some Vitamin D and then head to a shady place if I feel like I’m getting too warm.

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7 Signs Your Healthy Lifestyle Needs More Balance


7 Signs your healthy lifestyle needs more balance |

Making changes toward a healthier lifestyle is a great thing to do, but the problem is that, like with many things, it’s really, really easy to take those changes a little bit too far.

What starts off as trying to eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, and live a more natural lifestyle can easily turn into a borderline obsession that stresses you out and makes your lifestyle even less healthy than before you started.

It’s easy to get too caught up in trying to be healthy without even realizing that you’re doing it. If these seven signs sound familiar to you, you might want to think about whether your healthy lifestyle is really as healthy as you think it is and if it might need more balance.

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5 Foods to Fight a Cold Without Medicine

Five foods fight a cold without medicine |

It’s that time of year again, and you know the feeling. The itchy, runny, sniffly nose. The headache and the sore throat. The struggle to keep your eyes open even though you got a full night of sleep the night before. You go to bed feeling healthy, but then you wake up the next morning with the sinking realization that you are in a full-blown battle with the dreaded cold.

Since I’ve switched from a diet full of processed foods to one that focuses on real foods, I don’t get nearly as many colds as I used to, but whenever I do catch a cold, I don’t reach for the bottle of cold medicine any more.

Taking cold medicine used to be my only defense against a cold. I’ve always hated taking it, though. Besides the disgustingly fake cherry and orange flavors and the fact that it always makes me feel like I’m walking around in a daze, it never seems to do much good anyways.

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