Archive for March, 2018

Have You Ever Considered a Water Birth? Here’s What You Need to Know.

“Water is revered in every culture for its life-sustaining and healing properties. Women have been using water in labour and birth for millennia .  Ancient Egyptian petroglyphs depict water births of babies destined to become priests or priestesses.  The oral histories of indigenous peoples on every continent – from New Zealand to Mongolia, Panama to

Never Drink from Plastic Water Bottles Again

If you have a plastic water bottle nearby, take a close look at it. Do you spot an expiry date? You’re probably thinking: wait, water doesn’t expire or go bad, so what’s this date for? The answer is the bottle itself. After a certain while, the plastic starts blending into the water, giving away its

12 Indoor Plants to Make You Happier and Healthier

We spend more and more of our time indoors. That’s a fact. Because of that fact, most of the 10,000-20,000 litres, or approximately 23,000 breaths you take each day happens in enclosed spaces. For the most part, especially for those of you spending a large portion of that breathing time in offices, that air is

The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

As you already know, the importance of water is undebatable. Unfortunately, however, you can’t always trust the water you’re drinking, whether it’s tap or bottled. It’s either contaminated with pollutants or with harmful substances such as fluoride and chlorine, not to mention the harmful particles found in plastic water bottles. Plastic particles found in bottled

Learn to Live in the Present Moment with 7 Days of Mindful Action

We’ve already waxed poetic on the incredible benefits of mindfulness meditation in our blog post 5 Amazing Things Mindfulness Meditation Does to Your Brain. That was also the first time we introduced the pioneer of mindfulness science Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Today we’re going to be bringing you some more insight from him and his colleagues,

All About Water: What Are We Really Drinking?

The name is Bond, Hydrogen and Oxygen Bond, and it’s the most important one there is. It keeps us alive, which is why it’s important for us to know what nearly 60% of our body mass is made of. Let’s dig in, but first, let’s talk about why water is such an integral part of

Know Their Names: 6 More Amazing Arab Women

We are still riding the International Women’s Day wave  because let’s be honest, there are so many amazing women, we could make a list like this every day. But for now, we’ll just continue on from the Culture Trip blog we shared, 11 Inspirational Arab Women You Need to Know About, and give you 6

The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and TCM

While winter was a time to hibernate and conserve energy, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. During the change of season, some people start exhibiting signs of allergies and bursts of negative emotions. This seasonal change happens officially on March 21st in the western calendar, when people celebrate

21 Day Spring Clean-Out Challenge!

We’ve got exactly 21 days until the official beginning of spring, and what better way to bring in the new season than to cross all those household tasks you’ve been avoiding off your list! Take on this challenge and come out the other side feeling fresh, organized and ever-so productive.  If something doesn’t apply to

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