Category Archives Balanced Living

How to throw an English tea party at home
There’s something sophisticated and elegant about afternoon tea, a real English tea party. The custom of afternoon tea was supposedly created by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. She would get hungry in those long hours between lunch and dinner around 8 p.m. To keep up her spirits, she began drinking tea and [...]
The Internet is a necessity these days, like electricity and food. Social media is a constant presence and fact of daily life for most of us. We use it for shopping and buying movie tickets and finding recipes. It’s how we stay connected to friends and family. At younger and younger ages, children need it [...]
Prep ahead for freezer meals all month long
For most of us, “frozen food” conjures up cardboard pizza, pot pies, Hot Pockets and low-calorie lunches. Frozen food has evolved quite a bit from the early days of Swanson’s first “TV dinners,” but it’s still something we look at as a fallback when we don’t have time or energy to cook: cheaper than eating [...]
Apps can help increase your happiness!
Who couldn’t use more happiness in their life? What is happiness anyway? What does it mean to be happy? It means something different to everyone, but the dictionary defines it as good fortune, pleasure, contentment and joy.  Whether you call it bliss, exhilaration, delight, enjoyment or something else, happiness is something that most of us [...]
Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used around the world for centuries, curing our ailments in a more natural way. If you experience sleep deprivation, low energy, headaches or other problems, there is a likely concoction of essential oils that may be beneficial to you. Whether you use a diffuser or blend them with carrier oils, essential [...]
Tapping can help reduce stress in cats
If you’ve ever had a highly emotional pet, you know how difficult it can be to calm your four-legged companion. However, a pet’s uncontrolled anxiety, aggression or even enthusiasm can create risks for your pet, for you and for other humans and animals. In a recent article, we shared a method for reducing your own [...]
EFT tapping helps reduce stress and anxiety
These days, stress seems to be a way of life. Many of us walk around under a cloud of anxiety, anger or worry. In an effort to escape those feelings, some people turn to excessive drinking, smoking or other addictive behavior. But what if a way to quickly reduce your stress and anxiety, improve your [...]
It's January again! Some of the more common resolutions people make every year are to be more organized, to accomplish a big goal or to be more productive in some part of their lives. Like most things in 2018, there’s an app for that!  Whether you’re looking for accountability in reaching that goal, motivation to get [...]

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