Tag - making better decisions

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Designing An Organic Kids Room
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Go Green for Mom
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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps
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Functional Medicine Webinar with Naturepedic Founder, Barry Cik
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How To Start and End Your Day Right
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Five Mindfulness Challenges For 2018
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Making Better Decisions: Healthier Halloween Fun
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How to Choose a Nontoxic Summer Sunscreen
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Making Better Decisions: Clean Up Your Spring Cleaning Habits
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Making Better Decisions: The Perfect Organic Valentine’s Day

Designing An Organic Kids Room

By Lisa Janvrin, YouthfulNest I’m super excited to share this kid’s room design, how hip and cool is this spot for a young boy? Simply swap out a few items and you’ve got a room that works for a tween or even teen. But that’s not the best part, we have carefully curated furnishings and décor that are organic and better for both people and the environment. All pieces were selected with the intention of creating a healthier living space – naturally, we used the Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids Mattress as our inspiration and jumping off point. The Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids Mattress is an exemplary kid’s room product, the entire finished mattress is GOTS certified organic! As a premium mattress of course it provides a firm support, best for a growing child or teen. In addition, it goes above and beyond to ensure safe healthy sleep inside and out. From organic cotton filling to the quilted exterior made without[…]

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Go Green for Mom

We know that shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day present can be quite the task. How are we supposed to thank the woman who gave us everything? Does a World’s Greatest Mom mug say, “Hey, thanks for giving me life?” Does a bouquet of flowers tell her “I appreciate you for feeding me all of those years?” Of course not. But lucky for us, Moms are an understanding bunch, and it truly is the thought that counts! This year, we want to help you do something a little different for the ladies who fill the mom role in your life. Because it is the thought that counts, let’s change that thought to something unique. Something a little healthier than usual—something that makes everyone feel good. We’re going Green this Mother’s Day, and you can too! Here is a list of healthier, more Earth-friendly products and ideas to make this Mother’s Day special. Does she like flowers? Because check this out.[…]

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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps

This Earth Month, we want to celebrate the little things because even the smallest switches can make the biggest difference on the Earth. How do you make these changes? Simply look through your house and look at what ingredients are in the products you use. Is there a brand you can switch to that is more Earth-conscious? To help you get started, we share some of our favorite planet-loving brands you should try this Earth Month. Afterglow Cosmetics Makeup and cosmetics are things many of us use on a daily basis, so switching to an organic, eco-friendly brand would be a wise swap to make because we use it so frequently. Many makeup lines use non-renewable resources in both the actual product itself and the packaging. Brands such as Afterglow Cosmetics, however, source certified organic materials that align with the company’s focus on sustainability. Badger Balm Balms, moisturizers and other skincare products are things that we make use of every[…]

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Functional Medicine Webinar with Naturepedic Founder, Barry Cik

Ever wonder more about Naturepedic’s beginnings and what exactly it means for a mattress to be organic? So did Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc. (FCMA), so they brought Naturepedic co-founder Barry Cik in for a discussion on the organic space. During his segment “Organic Mattresses & The Environment” on FCMA’s webinar, Barry explains the inspiration behind Naturepedic as well as the state of the environment and why many companies still use toxic chemicals. Specifically, Barry dives deep into the mattress industry as a case study, looking at the chemicals some mattresses contain and why to look instead at an organic mattress. Watch it Now:

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How To Start and End Your Day Right

Your day begins and ends in your bedroom. If you have resolutions for the year, the choices you make first thing in the morning and at the end of the night can affect if you succeed in these goals. Trying to improve your ability to follow healthy routines in 2018? Start by making your bed every day! Whether you are trying to make it a habit to go to the gym on a more consistent basis or you are trying to set aside time each week to clean, making your bed first thing every morning will get your mind on track to have a successful day. By starting off the day with one good habit, you will be more inclined to continue positive habits throughout your day. Trying to cut down on screen time? Remove the television from the bedroom. You may be cutting down on screen time in 2018 for a number of reasons, including reducing anxiety or improving[…]

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Five Mindfulness Challenges For 2018

Most of us start off the year with a variety of goals. This year, improving mindfulness is a popular resolution for many. But as is typically the case, getting started and figuring out how to carry out this resolution can be quite the struggle. Accountability and routine are two keys to keeping up with your goals, and that’s why “challenges” are fun and effective ways to succeed in your resolutions. We have rounded up a few of the most popular challenges to improve your mindfulness in 2018. Whether you go it alone or convince a friend to join in, have fun challenging your mindfulness this year! 1.) Yoga Challenge Starting the year of with a yoga challenge is a great way to reset both your exercise routine and your mind. Luckily, there are a number of different monthly yoga challenges you can do on the internet, through apps and at yoga studios. Whether you want to do 30 days or[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Healthier Halloween Fun

In our household, we love Halloween. I start asking the kids what costumes they want in advance so I can make sure they’re properly fitted and we don’t have any last minute surprises. Our neighborhood does a fall festival every year so the kids get an extra opportunity to wear their Halloween costumes, eat snacks, and do some fall crafts. Between pumpkin patches, apple picking, and kids’ activities, there’s still an opportunity to make better decisions for a healthier Halloween this year! Costumes and Accessories In a Pinterest-perfect world, it would be great to make my kids’ costumes from scratch or upcycle items from a thrift store, but we don’t always have the time for homemade outfits. I usually ask the kids in September what they’d like to be for Halloween and find their costumes online. To cut down on questionable ingredients and materials I try to steer them toward costumes that don’t require makeup or lots of plastic pieces.[…]

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How to Choose a Nontoxic Summer Sunscreen

Summer is officially here, and it’s time to break out the beach towels and swimsuits for fun in the sun. But make sure you consider sun safety in your summer planning too. Most sunscreens are made with toxic chemical ingredients that you’d really rather avoid. Luckily there are ways to stay safe in the summer sun that don’t involve using harmful chemicals. Read on to find out how to limit your sun exposure and shop for a nontoxic sunscreen that’s healthier for your body. Dress For The Sun When you’re preparing for a day on the beach, camping, or outdoors this summer, dress for the sun. Wear a hat and long sleeves and pants if possible (we know it’s hot, so look for comfortable, breathable fabrics that keep you cool – but you want a tight knit to maximize protection). Children and adults can wear long-sleeved swimsuits or rash guards to help reduce sun exposure. Remember that sunglasses aren’t just[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Clean Up Your Spring Cleaning Habits

I am not sure what causes the biological urge to clean in the springtime, but it’s a very real thing for me. At the first sign of warmer days and singing birds, my house’s windows are open to let in the fresh air and I start to clean up and declutter the house. Maybe it’s about the renewing energy of spring, or maybe it’s that I am officially out of excuses for why I can’t clean out my car. Either way, spring is finally here, and it’s time to clean up. Unfortunately, it’s really easy to get burnt out when you’re doing a whole house’s worth of spring cleaning, and most people don’t have efficient cleaning habits. This blog post will help you clean up your spring cleaning habits to stay efficient and on-task, as well as environmentally-friendly! Plan Your Project I am a person who needs a list, a plan, and maybe even a binder before I get started[…]

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Making Better Decisions: The Perfect Organic Valentine’s Day

When you’re planning your Valentine’s Day festivities, don’t let your organic lifestyle go out the window! Whether you’re celebrating on the 14th or waiting for the weekend, this post will give you a road map to the perfect Valentine’s Day from start to finish. Morning Treat: Start the day with breakfast in bed for your sweetheart, with an assortment of your organic favorites like crepes, fruit and granola, or a savory breakfast skillet (stay tuned for a yummy recipe coming soon). If you want to add some bubbles, splash grapefruit or blood orange juice into organic champagne for a picture-perfect Valentine’s mimosa. Afternoon Surprise: Whether you and your beloved are spending the day together or going to work, keep the love going all day long! Pack a lunch or a picnic complete with some organic fair trade chocolate and a card or love letter (printed on recycled or plantable paper, of course). If you have time, enclose a small wrapped[…]

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