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What June means for Cindy and I has changed over the years. Once upon a time June was the first month of freedom as school was out for the year and we could sleep late, go swimming at the public pool and dream about the vacation trip we might go on. As adults and magazine publishers there isn’t that annual lazy hazy time. Every month there is a new issue to put together and publish but we do both enjoy gardening and walking outside before the weather gets too hot and we are glad that we will be able to continue doing both at The Cabin.. . READ MORE



affirming naturally by Doyle Ward

affirming naturally: 
I am open to explore new possibilities.

by Doyle Ward

You have more than 55,000 thoughts each day. Many are the same thoughts over and over again. Every single one is an affirmation; this also includes everything that you say. By reducing your negative thoughts and words and increasing the positive ones, you can reshape your life.  Expecting a better day helps to create a better life. The only place we have to take action or make changes is the present. . READ MORE

joey

fitness tip:
Every Journey Begins with the First Step

by JoeyDiego Nobile

You only have this one life and the question is, how are you going to live it? Are you going to look young and healthy or sick and old? Are you going to let high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes take you before your time or are you going to do something about it? Regardless of whether you are interested in competitive bodybuilding or just getting fit so you can play with your children or grandchildren, it is never too late to start READ MORE


FIREWORDS

eco tip:
Rethinking Fireworks-greener ways to celebrate the fourth

Synonymous with American Independence Day, fireworks have been around for thousands of years. Earliest versions originated in China, where people tossed bamboo stalks into a fire to ward off evil spirits, which exploded as the hollow areas of the stalks heated up. Later, a Chinese alchemist invented gunpowder—a mixture of potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal—that when poured into bamboo sticks, created the first fireworks... READ MORE


INTEGRATIVE MEN

Integrative Health for Men

by Ronica O’Hara

Statistically speaking, living long and well is an uphill battle for most American men. Compared to women, they eat worse, smoke more, drink harder, exercise less and suffer more injuries. They live on average five fewer years than women. At birth, they outnumber women 105 to 100, but by age 60, it’s flipped to 95 to 100. Of the 15 leading causes of death, the only one men don’t lead in is Alzheimer’s, because many of them don’t live long enough to develop it.  READ MORE


VEGAN ROAD TRIPPING

Vegan Road-Tripping
Travel Tips for Plant-Based Eaters 

by Carol Sanders 

To maximize health and minimize our impact on the planet, a whole-food, plant-based diet reigns supreme. Cooking at home ensures quality-controlled ingredients, but when traveling, extra measures are needed to enjoy healthy options while avoiding the allure of diet-busting, processed foods. The key to success is a combination of planning and resolve. READ MORE


CUTE DOG

Create a Dog-Friendly Yard

Plants, Paths and Play Areas to Wag a Tail

by Karen Shaw Becker 

Backyards can be sanctuaries, filled with gardens and landscaping. For homeowners with dogs, consider “dog-scaping”. It’s a term coined by landscape designer Maureen Gilmer of Palm Springs, California, who wrote the e-book The Dog-Scaped Yard. Gilmer points out that nobody asks Fido his opinion on how to landscape the yard, “yet he spends more time there than anyone else.”  READ MORE


FIT GARDENER

The Fit Gardener
Backyard Workouts Good for Mind and Body

by Marlaina Donato

Both gardeners and researchers know that tilling the soil can lower stress and uplift the mood, and gardening can also foster fitness, burn calories and support heart health. By offering an opportunity for moderate intensity exercise, it provides a challenging workout with aerobic benefits. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, light yardwork can help burn 330 calories an hour, so using a trowel, pruning bushes and putting down some mulch can go a long way toward realizing this benefit. Heavy yard work, like hauling buckets of dirt and moving rocks, burns 440 calories an hour. READ MORE


TRAVEL THE PLANET

Traveling for the Planet
Sustainable Ways to Explore the World

by Sandra Yeyati

After more than a year in social isolation, many of us are ready to hit the road, meet new people, fly to exotic locations and enjoy the sights and flavors of anywhere-but-here. Although the travel industry is raring to serve pent-up demand, this unprecedented respite can be an opportunity to reset priorities. When choosing hotels, modes of transportation, places to shop and dine, and other activities, consider their sustainability. Tourism need not harm the planet. With proper planning, it can enrich it while benefiting the people living in the places we visit. READ MORE


guy and salad

SUPERHERBS Four Plants that Fight Off Disease

by Kathleen Barnes

 Herbs, respected for their healing properties for millennia, have been widely used by traditional healers with great success. Now clinical science supports their medicinal qualities. READ MORE




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