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Why the Health Benefits of Music Have the Scientifically Proven Power to Change Your Life

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Music has been called the universal language. Music has been called color in sound. Music has been called the expression of what cannot be said; in essence, the voice of the soul. Music is all of these things, but modern day science is revealing that music is so much more than expression. Music has so many health benefits that have the scientifically proven ability to change your life forever. No, music isn’t magic, but it is more powerful than you know.

Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Products and Resources from 2017

Gluten-free waffles

As the New Year looms, I wanted to share my favorite gluten-free products and resources I discovered in 2017! Unfortunately, going gluten-free is becoming a necessity for more and more folks. The good news is that you can eat gluten-free without feeling deprived by utilizing my top 10 favorite gluten-free products and resources!

Suicide Rates and the Holidays - Fake News

Suicide Rates in Holidays

For many, the holiday season brings feelings of joy, peace and comfort. We fully embrace all that it offers - the hopeful, happy music, the twinkling decorations, smells of cinnamon and cedar, gatherings of friends and families, and the abundance of good food and cheer. It is the only time of year when warm smiles and well-wishes from perfect strangers could not feel more appropriate.

Top 10 Favorite Dairy-Free Alternatives For the Christmas Season and Beyond

Dairy-Free Alternatives for the Christmas season

Christmas is a very cheery season, but it can be disheartening to face the holiday baking without your favorite recipes just because you have a dairy allergy. We do have to make some adjustments, but thankfully there are alternatives available that make the transition to a dairy-free Christmas a little easier so that feelings of deprivation don’t set in.

What is Your Favorite Color? Color Psychology

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Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Carl Jung was a pioneer in the field, so it is not new – but isn’t as well explored as something other aspects of psychology. While scientific research is still somewhat lacking, learning about personality based on color choices can be insightful – even downright fun.

101 Free Active Things To Do With the Kids During The Summer To Entertain You Both

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Are you prepared for summer activites? The kids are home and while you may have activities or camps for part of the summer, you are probably looking for things to do with them while they are home. This is such a valuable time, take advantage of it. With these free things to with kids, you can both learn, bond and discover a new favorite hobby or even perhaps something even greater.

Benefits Of Parents And Caregivers Playing With Children For Child Development Are More Than Imagined

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Fun With Your Kids Has Serious Consequences. Children need play for healthy development. Play is like the language of children. It a big part of how they interact with and get to know the world around them. How they feel safe and grow. Just as much, they need us - their attentive, present caregivers. The way we play with them teaches them how to feel and think about the world around them and, most importantly, themselves.

These DIY Gardening and Creative Container Ideas To Spice Up Your Summer Are Also Great For Kids Activities

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Enjoy these simple DIY ideas to get your summer garden started or add some spice and creative color to it! You’ll be amazed how easy and fun it can be. Include the kids in the process and it makes for an educational and healthy activity. However big or small your goals, growing some of your own food and flowers is worth the effort, and with these fun tips you can save time, space and money.

My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness

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A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.

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