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Summer Care for Country Pets Jun 10, 2024

Summer Care for Country Pets

Summer in the country is a fun, busy time for humans. But the fun times can be challenging to our furry friends. As the temperatures rise, it’s necessary to take special care of your cats, dogs, and other...

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A Simple Definition of Feng Shui May 11, 2024

Feng Shui is a very involved, complicated practice. However, it doesn't have to be in order to reap its benefits. But how do you explain Feng Shui in simple terms to someone who thinks it's nonsense?

Three years ago, my husband and I bought a...

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Benefitting From the Feng Shui Element of Earth Apr 20, 2024

Benefitting From the Feng Shui Element of Earth

This is the 3rd post in a series about the 5 Elements associated with the practice of Feng Shui. In the first post, I shared the basics of the elements of Wood and Metal. The second post discussed...

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The Feng Shui Elements of Fire and Water - Supporting Change Apr 13, 2024

 

Inviting the Passion and Accepting the Flow of Change

This is the 2nd of a series of posts on the 5 elements used in the practice of Feng Shui.

In a previous post, we focused on wood and metal, two of the elements with a definite form or...

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The Feng Shui Elements of Wood and Metal Apr 02, 2024

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that involves arranging your living space to promote balance, harmony, health, and potentially, prosperity. Feng Shui has its roots in early Taoism and translates to the words "the way of wind and...

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How Do You Begin a Journaling Practice? Start Simple! journaling Mar 16, 2024

 

Journaling is one of the most beneficial activities you can engage in on a regular basis. Studies show it provides an outlet for personal growth, clarity, and creativity. Journaling is becoming increasingly popular in all age groups,...

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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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