Category Archives: Natural Wellness

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


Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And why it matters for your health |

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


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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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!Continue Reading

One Simple Tip to Break the Procrastination Habit


One simple tip to break the procrastination habit |

As I mentioned in my last post about the things I understand better about myself now that I know my energy type, I am a major procrastinator.

Sometimes I procrastinate because I feel like I don’t have enough information to do whatever task it is that I need to do, and sometimes I procrastinate because I feel like I don’t have enough time or energy to accomplish a task or that I should wait until a time when I’ll be able to do a better job at it. And sometimes I procrastinate simply because I don’t feel like doing a task and I’d rather be scrolling through my Pinterest feed instead 🙂

Since there are still plenty of tasks that I need to do whether or not I really want to or feel ready to do them, I needed to find a way to help myself to accomplish the things I needed to. And since procrastinating can often make me feel more stressed since I know I have all of these uncompleted tasks looming on my to-do list, I wanted to find a way to help to reduce that source of stress as much as possible.  Continue Reading

How Your Clothing Affects Your Health

How the clothing you wear can affect your health |

Since this blog usually covers topics like real food, natural health, old-fashioned living, etc., the topic of clothing might seem at first to be a little bit out of place.

Because I view health in a holistic sense, though, that means that every part of the body connects and has an effect on every other part of the body. So, even though it might seem like clothing has very little to do with the health of the body, the clothing that we choose to wear can affect our minds and our emotions, and our minds and emotions can very easily have a direct influence on our bodies.Continue Reading