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10 Ways To Reduce Chemicals In Your Life with Coconut Oil | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Coconut oil might have been the most-talked-about-oil in 2013, and newsflash: it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Are you trying to reduce harsh …

6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

Our modern love affair with grass lawns is somewhat at odds with many of our efforts to conserve water and energy in our yards, along with our desire …

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6 Ways Journaling Will Change Your Life

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Productivity

Gardens: alliums

Lady Farm, in Chelwood, Somerset, is famed for its steppe-style planting. Long vistas of undulating hummocks billowing with grasses and lofty Piet Oudolf-style perennials bring eager visitors flocking from around the globe.<p>But the loveliest sight occurs long before the grasses get under way. In …

Plant of the week: Columbine 'Blackcurrant Ice'

With flowers like tiny yellow and purple chandeliers, this dwarf aquilegia is ideal for the front of a border or a pot on a table<p><b>What is it?</b> The blooms on this plant look not dissimilar to a ceiling light I've just bought: each flower is a tiny chandelier in buttery yellow and rich purple. The …

5 Steps for Getting and Staying Organized This Year

iStock<p>Welcome to a new year! Every year, we set targets for ourselves, but we don’t always achieve them for various reasons — usually we try to …

Mary Gordon on the Joy of Notebooks and How Writing by Hand Catalyzes Creativity

Every few years, a new anthology of essays on why writers write comes along. While most tend to be invariably excellent, one of the best presents I’ve ever received was a copy of the 2001 collection <b>Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times</b> (<i>public library</i>). What made this …

Behold: A throne that’s also a book shelf for 300 books!

You know how the Game of Thrones’ coveted Iron Throne was forged out of thousands of swords? Well the ‘Bibliochaise’ is kinda like that. It’s both a …

Journal Writing Prompts

221 and counting Journal Writing prompts,tips and inspiration to jumpstart your daily, pen-to-page Journaling for the Self of It™ practice.

100 Benefits of Journaling

<b>Stress reduction:</b><p>Reduces the scatter in your life<br>• Increases focus<br>• Brings stability<br>• Offers a deeper level of learning, order, action and release<br>• Holds …

Natural Beauty

How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction

Evernote is a cross-platform app that works something like a digital filing cabinet. We've talked about why so many people use it and how you should …

Productivity

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Wise Words from Leonardo Da Vinci

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Keeping a Garden Journal

Keeping a garden journal helps you recall what you've planted, when and where you planted it, and whether or not it was successful.<p>Photo: …

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12 Reasons to Keep a Journal

For years I've kept a journal to chronicle my life, plan for my dreams and strategize my goals. It is one of the important success habits that I do daily. Journaling empowers me to take my ideas and turn them into reality. What's written is real. Once the words and images hit the paper, you have …

Motivation

Dorothy's Coconut Cake Recipe from Alex Hitz

It took some work to re-create the dessert he remembered from his childhood, but the result does both his mothers proud. Get the recipe for this homemade dessert, and let us know what you think in the comments!<p>I had two mothers: Caroline and Dorothy. Caroline gave birth to me, and Dorothy helped …

Dessert

Planting the Right Way

Let’s be honest. Who always follows those planting guidelines found in garden books and extension-service bulletins? Whether we’re in a hurry or …

the 7 c's: positive benefits of keeping a journal

<i>All Images via Five Minute Journal</i><p>"I'm not writing it down to remember it later.<br>I'm writing it down to remember it now."<p>When I was a kid, I used to …

Why Keeping a Journal is so Important for Writers and all Creative Types

I’m sure you know what it is like to have a blank page or canvas in front of you, but you’re unable to capture the great idea you had because you …

26 Refined White Easter Décor Ideas

White color is classic, exquisite, pure and ideal but who could imagine Easter in white? White Easter is something ethereal, light, charming, vintage …

Homesteading and Livestock

Throughout the years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers have proved to be a clever lot. You’ve shown time and again that you can save a bundle when you apply …

How to Obtain a Weed Free Cottage Garden

O.k. now my friends, I am not a professional gardener, so this advice is just what I have found works for me.<p>I am happy to say however that at our …