Rural Writer - The Blog

 Stories,  interviews and insights

from a country living perspective

 

10 Vital Reasons Rural Women Should Journal Daily Feb 04, 2024

Journaling can be a powerful tool for managing mental and emotional well-being in rural women. But there are other reasons women should journal regularly. Besides being a tool for self-discovery, journaling provides opportunities for building...

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Raising Responsible Country Kids: Chores and Motivation Nov 02, 2023

The Importance of Chores and How to Encourage Kids to Help Out

Autumn is my favorite time of year. But it brings on many seasonal tasks as we prepare for the coming winter. It gets very cold here and some winters the snow can be knee deep for...

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How to Use the 5 Feng Shui Elements to Bring in Positive Vibes on a Budget Sep 12, 2023

Using Feng Shui in Your Home Doesn't Have to be Expensive.

Start with understanding and using the 5 Basic Elements.

 Purchasing an old home with the intent of remodeling can be a challenge. I should know. My husband and I bought...

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5 Non-typical Methods for Rediscovering Your Life Purpose Jul 30, 2023

This month marks one year since retiring from a 30+ year career in education.

I thought I would miss it. After all, I considered it my purpose in life. But in all honesty, I don’t.

Maybe it was because the first few weeks seemed no different...

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How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Rural Areas? Jul 28, 2023
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How Mindfulness and Meditation Benefit Rural Women Jul 17, 2023

  

Introducing our guest blogger, Katharine Chestnut. With years of experience in the field of mindfulness and meditation, Katharine is a well-respected expert in her field. Her passion for helping others cultivate a more peaceful and...

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Managing the Threat of Ticks While Enjoying the Great Outdoors Jul 11, 2023

My husband came downstairs the other night to show me something he found on his dog, Jake. My husband is like that. He can’t just tell me. He has to show me. I think he likes to freak me out a little.

Well, he did.

Crawling in the palm of...

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Jams, Jellies, and Preserves - What's the Difference? Jul 11, 2023

Fresh fruits are one of the delicious benefits of summer. Even though it’s possible to buy most fruits year-round, it’s not the same as getting them within hours, or even minutes, of when they have been harvested from the tree or...

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The Mind and Body Health Benefits of Gardening Apr 17, 2023

I recently took a five-day trip to visit my eighty-two-year-old mother. She is having health issues and I wanted to go with her when she had her doctor's appointment.

When I left home, I was worried that my husband wouldn’t remember to...

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The Decluttering Craze From a Country Living Perspective Mar 25, 2023

Being practical brings its own kind of joy.

Our first calf of the year was born right after a late winter snowstorm. The wind was howling and the weather was extremely cold.

We brought the newborn calf, still slick and wet from the birthing...

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