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Journal — Self Care

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How to Help Your Kids Become More Resilient

How to Help Your Kids Become More Resilient

When my oldest was 18 months old, he started limping. After x-rays and tests and doctor’s visits, he was diagnosed with Perthes disease. His femoral head (the top of his...

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8 Ideas for Celebrating Your Friendship

8 Ideas for Celebrating Your Friendship

If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us (me, it’s taught me), it’s how important friendships are. Good friendships. The kind that maybe don’t come around all that often,...

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8 Yummy Alcohol-Free Cocktails and Elixirs

8 Yummy Alcohol-Free Cocktails and Elixirs

What’s life without a fruity cocktail every once in a while? Though we’re huge fans of our mimosas and margaritas, it’s no secret that drinking alcohol a little too frequently...

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7 Ways to Unwind Without a Screen

7 Ways to Unwind Without a Screen

Between working from home, doomscrolling on Twitter, and binge-watching Netflix until we fall asleep, it seems our eyes are constantly glued to a screen throughout the day. (Guilty as charged!)....

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How Stephanie Tait Became an Herbalist (and the Herb She Recommends for Cramping)

How Stephanie Tait Became an Herbalist (and the Herb She Recommends for Cramping)

If you get Slow North newsletters, chances are you know Stephanie Tait. She’s the newsletter queen here, but she’s also a knowledgeable herbalist and wise soul. Listen in on my...

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One Truth About Motherhood I Wish I'd Known Sooner

One Truth About Motherhood I Wish I'd Known Sooner

I’m the mother of four now! But not too long ago, I had three little ones in diapers, and I thought I had to be superwoman for them. I was...

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts for Each Enneagram Type

Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts for Each Enneagram Type

Valentine’s Day can be Hallmark-romantic, but of course it doesn’t have to be. In fact, I’ve grown to love leaning into celebrating all the people I love, romantically or otherwise!...

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Earthing: The Hippie Thing I Do That Makes Me Feel Great

Earthing: The Hippie Thing I Do That Makes Me Feel Great

I first heard about earthing (sometimes called grounding, and not the same thing as spiritual grounding) years ago, and I will admit that I 100% thought that this idea was...

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3 DIY Recipes for Self-Care on Valentine’s Day

3 DIY Recipes for Self-Care on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, as you’re well aware, is the iconic holiday of love celebrated every February 14th. Characterized by Cupid, chocolates, and romantic candlelit dinners, this holiday is also one for...

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How to Write a Thank You Note + Templates!

How to Write a Thank You Note + Templates!

Recently, I read about a woman named Gina Hamadey, who sent 365 thank you cards in a year, one for every day of the year. That's right - three hundred...

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Seed Cycling: What it Is, and How it Can Make Your Period Better

Seed Cycling: What it Is, and How it Can Make Your Period Better

One of the things that makes me feel the most empowered as a woman is understanding my monthly cycle, and learning how to support my body. Often, that means learning...

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Stay Well This Winter with These Natural Immune Boosters

Stay Well This Winter with These Natural Immune Boosters

Staying healthy in the midst of cold and flu season (and a viral pandemic) can be tricky, but there are some things within our control we can choose to focus...

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Try Dry Brushing to Detox Your Lymphatic System

Try Dry Brushing to Detox Your Lymphatic System

We’ve talked about several detox methods on the blog before, but there’s one topic we haven’t scratched the surface of yet: dry brushing for lymphatic drainage. While it sounds like...

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Facial Massage: Our Favorite Less-Is-More Skincare

Facial Massage: Our Favorite Less-Is-More Skincare

I love the less-is-more concept behind facial massage: instead of cluttering my bathroom cabinet with a proliferation of creams and serums and moisturizers, I can spend a few minutes on...

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Forest Bathing: What It Is and Why You Need it

Forest Bathing: What It Is and Why You Need it

I am a literal tree hugger. I've embarrassed my husband multiple times when he's found me with my arms around a massive oak or a towering cypress. But I can’t...

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