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Greenify: Benefits of Plants in Indoor Spaces

Healthline provides a robust list of the (possible, caveat emphasized) benefits of caring for houseplants. Basically, ensure that you’re selecting nontoxic plants that won’t trigger allergies or irritate sensitivities. Keep an eye out for infestations. But overall, the benefits of plants, or bringing something that is living and breathing into your space, tend to improve …

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Healthy Living: Learn to Meditate

When things start to feel like they’re spinning out of control, it can be helpful to take back something that’s 100% in your grasp. When you learn to meditate, you’re able to calm the metaphorical choppy waters and feel like a capable, responsible person again. But like anything, it takes some practice. Learning to meditate …

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Ayurveda Tips to Avoid the Flu

I hate being sick. Yes, I know, no one *likes* to be ill. For me, I start to notice the signs… achy muscles, fatigue, headache… and then I ignore them because I don’t want to stop any of the things I have planned and going on. And then I totally crash and am down for …

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many, but one in which I’m particularly interested in lately is vagus nerve stimulation. The vagus nerve wanders down from our brain through the torso, and has a few important functions, like:  Fosters communication between the brain and our organs Controlling throat muscles and sending food down …

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