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April 2012

April 2012

April is always an exciting time of year for those of us who plant gardens. The earth becomes ready to till, temperatures are on the rise and our energy levels seem to get a spike. Growing up, my dad had it mastered. Just the right seed varieties were ordered, crop rotation was mapped out and soil was prepared to perfection. Let the work begin!

It is so appropriate that we celebrate Earth Day this month. April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of this movement to encourage awareness and appreciation for Earth and its resources. This year, Earth Day Network calls upon “more than one billion people around the globe to help Mobilize the Earth™.” We are encouraged to unite for a sustainable future and encourage others, including organizations and governments, to do their part.

What difference can we make? Maybe, as a family, you could plant a tree in remembrance of a departed loved one; or individually make a commitment to write to your government officials, shop local or invest in reusable, canvas shopping bags. When taken collectively, these small acts can make a difference!

We have so many great articles to share with you this month. Natasha Fuller offers some natural options for preventing seasonal allergies. Marcia Simler shares several ways to get natural cures right from your own kitchen. And, J. Orkowski touches on ways to get your children to eat right. These are just a few examples of ways you can live healthier and reduce your carbon footprint … please read on for more!

Best wishes to all of you on your path to healthy living. Please find a special way to leave your mark this Earth Day!

Allergy season does not have to be a miserable time for those suffering from seasonal allergies. Symptoms of itchy, watery eyes, sinus pressure, and stuffy or runny noses are treatable with natural alternatives. Traditional therapies for seasonal allergies include: over-the-counter medicines — that can leave you feeling drowsy and foggy-headed;…
Where does the power to heal reside? Are we healed by others, or do we heal ourselves? A third possibility begins to emerge when we remember that we’re not as separate as we appear. While to our senses we’re distinct packages wrapped in skin, in reality the world’s edges are…
Everyone knows someone who, with great zeal, tends their lawn with the blind passion and steely determination of an Olympic athlete set on winning the gold. Outsiders don’t understand that the American obsession with meticulously manicured, lush green grass often stems from a nostalgic and romantic place. A grass-stained knee…
Olive oil & coconut oil Eczema – Packed with inflammation-reducing antioxidants, these oils are the basis of many moisturizers and, used alone, are free of chemical irritants you may find in store-bought creams. Rub one teaspoon per square inch of skin, creating a seal that keeps skin from drying out. For…
Be it the Inca Walls in Cusco or the Parthenon in Greece, spectacular creations have been constructed out of stone from the earth across varied cultures since the beginning of civilization. These historic stonemasons must have had such passion to do such physical and tedious work. Their long-lasting masterpieces seem…
As The Intuitive Realtor in Madison, I talk to sellers about the importance of “decluttering” in an effort to get their home sold, but it is also very important in our daily lives. When we clear out clutter, we are opening up our lives to manifesting, to receiving what we…
I’m thrilled to have a chance to connect with you through this article, and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to give it a read! Listen, this article is designed not to give you answers, but rather to challenge your thinking so you can come up…
Medicine is considered to be any number of objects or energies that can help heal physical, emotional, mental or spiritual wounds, so that you can continue to evolve and grow as a person. Healing crystals are considered to be a very special kind of medicine. The tradition of using crystals…
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