Kids gone? Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.

Convert your kid-friendly garden to an adult-oriented retreat.
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Spread the love…            When you have small children, the backyard and garden are essential space for them to be free to run around and play.   The lawn can get torn up from all those soccer games and ride-on toys. The plants have been squashed and all things thorny (beautiful as they can be) removed …


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Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.
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Spread the love…            Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of …


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Know your hormones.

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Spread the love…            Hormones are not particularly well understood. This misunderstanding is pervasive even in modern society.   Take, for example, one of the best male tennis players saying that women have “hormones” and thus are different from men.   Sure, men and women are different physiologically – that’s a basic fact. But it’s not …


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5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.

5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.
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Spread the love…            Hot tubs are definitely relaxing and a fun way to unwind with friends.   What you may not know is hot tubs can offer a range of mental and physical health benefits.   Not sure if a hot tub is in your future? Consider these five important health benefits of owning a …


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Hey, baby! Make sure you’re ready for motherhood.

New baby.
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Spread the love…            Starting a family can be a daunting time.   It’s a massive life change, and not one that should be taken lightly.   There are lots of people who struggle to become pregnant, while for others it happens all too easily – and sometimes unexpectedly.   Most take it in their stride, but …


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The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.
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Spread the love…            We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, …


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Conquer your fears to live a better life.

Conquer your fears to live a better life.
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Spread the love…            Everybody has a fear – or a phobia – and we all know how hard it can be to shake them off and conquer them.   Fears are sometimes born out of unpleasant childhood incidents, or traumatic events that have happened in our lives (like a car crash, falling from a height, …


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Ensuring our health while avoiding the parent trap.

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Spread the love…            Why is it that as parents, we have so much to do?     There is, of course, looking after the little ones. Then there is work, taking care of the home, caring for relatives and maintaining relationships with friends.   That is why a lot of the time our own health and …


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