Preparing your home to withstand the weather is important. Your home will last longer if you weatherize it, and the occupants will be more comfortable. Also, your energy use (and bills) will go down. Here are some ideas to help you winterize your home.
There are pros and cons to using hot water bottles and electric blankets. Whether you have health or energy concerns (or both), there are things to think about as you consider how best to keep warm this winter. Here is some helpful information on both of these options.
You don’t have to have a big roast turkey to present a beautiful, tasty Thanksgiving meal. You can make a very flavorful “roast” made from tofu. Here are some possibilities.
Thanksgiving is not only about being thankful, but about sharing with others. It’s a time to reflect on what we have been given and a time to count our blessings. Then our thoughts turn to others who may not have those advantages. Here are some ideas for acts of kindness you and your family can participate in this year. Donate your time and food, and live the spirit of Thanksgiving.
The amount of paper that comes in the mail can be overwhelming. And the number of trees being used to produce it is staggering – one and a half trees per US household per year. That’s about 100 million trees annually! There are creative reuses for junk mail, and you can recycle it. But it’s even better if you can stop receiving it altogether. Here are some tips on how to put the stop on junk mail.
The manifestation of spirituality differs in each individual and family. But the overarching concept of spirituality has a bonding effect on the family regardless of how it is practiced.
When you finish a bottle of wine, what do you do with the cork? It doesn’t go into your paper, plastic, metal, or cardboard recycling bins, and throwing it away seems wasteful. Thankfully, some organizations have stepped up to meet this need for cork recycling. And you can recycle wine corks at home in creative ways. Here are some of the companies that recycle wine corks, and ideas for your own cork recycling.
Regardless of the time of year, it can seem like your home is full of discarded packaging of various sorts. During the holiday season it’s even worse. Besides recycling, there are some creative things you can do with some of that packaging. Here are some ideas.
Qigong, also called Chi Chung or Chi Gong (pronounced “chee gung”), is a component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is essentially a martial art that focuses on the manipulation and balance of the qi. Qi is considered the vital energy or life force in every living thing. Properly aligning mind, body and spirit is said to achieve qi balance. It is practiced in three basic forms: dynamic, static, and meditative. It is said to promote healing physically and emotionally.