5 Reasons You Should Add Matcha Tea to Your Daily Routine

5 Reasons You Should Add Matcha Tea to Your Daily Routine

Matcha green tea and regular tea both come from the same plant. Known as Camellia sinensis, the green tea leaves are similar, however, matcha tea is not grown in the same way as regular varieties of this popular beverage. Usually, with matcha tea, the bushes are covered up to 30 days before harvest, to reduce the amount of direct sunlight they receive. This process of shaded growing is said to boost the number of phytonutrients found in the final cup of tea including proteins, antioxidants,...

September 18, 2018
5 Reasons Why You Need Wheatgrass in Your Diet

5 Reasons Why You Need Wheatgrass in Your Diet

It started as a fad in the early 2000s. Walking through a shopping mall at 10 a.m., you’d start to notice person after person throwing back these shots. Did you miss the memo to a new kind of party? But this wasn’t vodka. It was a bright green liquid with zero alcohol. Believe it or not, they were shooting, well, grass! Wheatgrass, to be specific. But why? What led to its popularity? Well, for starters, wheatgrass has great potential health benefits, of which there are many. But first... What...

September 11, 2018
How Coffee Affects Your Brain

How Coffee Affects Your Brain

Did you know that coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, only matched by water and tea? And, according to studies, 90 percent of adults in North America consume some form of caffeine on a daily basis, whether it's caffeine in coffee or another caffeinated drink.1 The question over whether the caffeine in coffee is really good or bad for your health continues to be hotly debated by scientists and doctors, but there are certainly some interesting pro and cons relating to...

September 4, 2018
10 Self-Care Rituals For A Healthier Body And Mind

10 Self-Care Rituals For A Healthier Body And Mind

Do you rush through life, juggling more than is healthy? You’re not alone. Many people focus on the needs of others while continuously neglecting their own. But you can only push yourself so far before your body and mind rebel, making you stressed out, anxious, and possibly even sick. Listen, there's no first-place medal for burning yourself out. In fact, it's incredibly unhealthy. Instead, try adopting a practice of something called "self-care." Not only will you reap huge benefits because of...

August 21, 2018
3 Easy Stress Management Hacks Anyone Can Do

3 Easy Stress Management Hacks Anyone Can Do

Everyone deals with stress and anxiety in their own way, but trying to beat the stress while you’re stressed can be tough. However, finding the right stress management activities that work for you might be easier than you think. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or just plain stressed out, try out these three easy stress management techniques anyone can do, and watch your stress levels melt away! 1. Get Some Exercise When you’re feeling stressed out, sometimes the last...

August 14, 2018
Feng Shui House Plants and What They Mean

Feng Shui House Plants and What They Mean

Ever wondered how to utilize feng shui to bring more luck, love, health, or abundance into your life? For that matter, have you ever wondered what feng shui even is? Well, a great way to boost your feng shui is by bringing a few houseplants into your home or office. But which plants are the best? Let’s take a look... What Is Feng Shui? An ancient Chinese philosophy, feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is based on the idea that all living things are both connected to, and affected by, their...

August 7, 2018
Raw Water – Is it Worth the Money and Is it Better Water?

Raw Water – Is it Worth the Money and Is it Better Water?

When most Americans are thirsty, they don’t need to look much further than their kitchen sink. After all, the water that comes from the tap is monitored for health and safety by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).1 However, there is a growing movement across the country for “raw water.” But what is raw water and is it better for you — or healthier — than tap water? What is Raw Water, Anyway? Generally, the term “raw water” refers to any unfiltered and/or unsterilized water that is taken...

July 31, 2018
10 Organizational Tips to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

10 Organizational Tips to Help Your Day Run Smoothly

Do your mornings start in chaos and just seem to go downhill from there? Do you find it nearly impossible to stay on track with your daily tasks? Are you working into the evening to try to play catch up? You may be screaming out for more hours in the day. But what you really need is a better understanding of how to organize your life. Here are 10 key organizational tips to get you on track to a more productive day – downtime included. 1. Prep The Night Before The best way to start an organized...

July 24, 2018
How to Be Happier: 5 Benefits of Being Organized

How to Be Happier: 5 Benefits of Being Organized

I think we can all agree that chaos breeds unhappiness. Whenever you’re feeling disorganized, out of control, buried under clutter, or in total disarray, life just feels heavier. Now, it may seem like some people have been born with an “organized gene.” They effortlessly manage everything and anything with ease. And, they always have a clean home (of course). But even if you weren’t born with the ability to organize, you can learn this valuable skill. And it may make you much happier in the...

July 17, 2018