Category Archives: Natural Wellness

A Surprising Way to Create More Joy In Your Life

 

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When you think of the idea of creating more joy in your life, what’s the first thing you think of?

Chances are, you probably didn’t think of words like “tidying” or “organizing” or “de-cluttering,” right?

Yeah, those are probably the last words that would have come to my mind, too! That’s why I was so surprised when I first heard about the concept that taking care of clutter could actually lead to creating more joy.Continue Reading

The Common Health Mistake You’re Probably Making

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A lot of times, we tend to think of health in terms of right and wrong. Of black and white. Eat this food. Don’t eat that one. Take this supplement. Do this exercise, etc.

And the more we try to follow all of those “rules” to the letter, the more confusing it seems to get. The more you start reading and learning about the topic of natural health, the more you realize how many different opinions there are and how often those opinions seem to contradict one another.Continue Reading

Are You An Introvert or an Extrovert? And Why It Matters for Your Health

 

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If you’ve been on social media lately, chances are you’ve noticed more and more mention of the topic of introverts and extroverts.

Why all of this  increased focus on personality types (and especially about the topic of introversion)? Well, my guess is that it started, at least in part, when Susan Cain published her bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

This book was a big deal for a lot of introverts because it helped us to understand ourselves better and to realize that we’re not actually crazy and that it’s ok to be a quieter, more reserved person in a culture that usually tends to value being gregarious and outgoing. (And, yes, I definitely fall into the introvert category. In fact, I’m an introverted introvert, or a double introvert, you could say.)Continue Reading

Energizing Citrus DIY Room Spray with Essential Oils

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As I’ve mentioned before in my post about the importance of having a regular sleep schedule, I am definitely NOT a morning person. Mornings in the summertime are a little bit easier because at least the sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing outside my window, but during the darker times of the year or on rainy days when the sun is hidden behind the clouds, waking up in the morning is definitely a struggle.

My inability to drag myself out of bed in the mornings is the reason why I made this DIY room spray recipe. It only takes about two minutes to put together, and since the recipe uses essentials oils, it’s a natural way to scent the air with the refreshing and energizing citrus aroma without having to use the synthetic chemical scents of air fresheners.Continue Reading

Are You Stressed About Stress? How Stress Can Help You

 

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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.Continue Reading

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

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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.Continue Reading

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health for Free Right Now

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

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!Continue Reading