Wellness

By Lisa Mikulski | Nordic and natural ways to well being

Wondering If You Should Consider Rhodiola?

shares<p>30 seconds<p>Feeling blue, fatigued and/or stressed out? Then you may want to try Rhodiola (<i>Rhodiola rosea</i>). Commonly known as Arctic root or …

Vitamins

15 Lavender Beauty Products You Should Incorporate Into Your Routine

Woosah<p>My obsession with lavender started sometime last year. I picked up a bunch of the purple plant from my local farmer’s market and have been in love with its calming presence ever since. So much so that I’ve incorporated the ingredient into almost ever aspect of my beauty routine at one point …

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

The Brain

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

DIY Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub

<i>Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know.</i><p>I love to give gifts from the heart. This Mother’s Day I wanted make something my mom would really appreciate. She loves to pamper herself and is a bit beauty obsessed, like myself. I decided to make a homemade sugar …

Silence: It's One Simple Thing That Will Spark Your Creativity

A number of years ago, I stayed in a quaint cabin in Strawberry, Arizona -- yes, that is a real place. The reason I remember it well is because when I arrived at the cabin and settled in, I was taken back by the quiet that filled the room. I walked over to the the window to let in fresh air and …

Creativity

11 DIY Body Scrubs to Give Your Skin That Summer Glow

As the weather starts heating up, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Beach season is upon us! And while we start shopping for those stylish one-piece swimsuits and trying out our easy summer hairstyles, we’re also hunting for our new fave summer skin products. Surviving a long cold winter of dry, …

Skin Care

The Zen of Coloring: 7 Lessons on Living a Happy, Mindful Life

<b>“The hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>I’ve been into mindfulness for a long time but having …

Mindfulness

10 Ways To Raise The Vibration Of Your Home - David Avocado Wolfe

Keeping a clean home is vital to not only your physical health but your emotional and mental one as well. You would not imagine the benefits that can …

Herbs

What You Need To Know About Diffusing Essential Oils - David Avocado Wolfe

I diffuse essential oils in my home at least a couple of times a week. I love it! I use it to deodorize and to help heal.<p>I have a slight allergy and …

Alternative Medicine

All the diet advice you need, in one chart from Sweden

Every January, people making resolutions to lose weight are peppered with loads of free dieting advice. Most of it is absolutely terrible, or plain lies. Even worse, many weight loss hucksters overcomplicate the very simple truths we know about eating for health.<p>That's why I love this chart from …

The Key To A Happy Winter May Come From These Pieces Of Nordic Wisdom

As a wise man once repeated over and over on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, “Winter is coming,” and while we may not have “Come at me, Snow” ice demons to contend with, there is the almost-as-scary threat of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Even if winter doesn’t leave you legitimately depressed, it can …

Game of Thrones

Essential Oils and Brain Injuries: What You Are Not Being Told! - David Avocado Wolfe

Have you ever walked into a store or house and instantly felt relaxed? This happens to me whenever I walk into any health food store. I get an …

Alternative Medicine

The Ancient Art of Smudging

Mystics say the Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a …

Ancient History

Studies Reveal "Smudging" Eliminates Dangerous Bacteria in the Air

<b>Did you know smudging actually kills bacteria while clearing any space energetically?</b><p>Smudging- or the ceremonial and ritual burning of medicinal and …

The Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

In order to have peace and joy, you must succeed in having peace within each of your steps. Your steps are the most important thing.– Thich Nhat …

Meditation

8 Bedtime Routines That Will Help You Turn Sleep Into a Spiritual Practice

When we say we're turning something into a "spiritual practice," it simply means turning our attention away from the physical and toward the mental and emotional. When it comes to sleep, there's much more than meets the eye than just a recurring lapse of consciousness that takes up half of your …

Sleep

Lavender Lemonade Is The Best And Most Natural Way To Get Rid Of Headaches & Anxiety

Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness. It’s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of …

Alternative Medicine

Our 10 best nordic recipes

For a winter warmer of the best kind, take a leaf from the Scandi cookbook and turn to a platter of gravadlax, spicy butter cookies, fruity venison or a beautiful bowl of beet soup<p>A venison sandwich with bacon, chestnut creme fraiche and lingonberry jam<p>The perfect slice for a wintery outdoor lunch …

Recipes

The Easiest Way To Remove Dark Under Eye Circles For Good With Only One Ingredient!

Dark under eye circles are a beauty issue for many women and men. The unsightly blemishes are commonly seen as a sign of fatigue and lack of sleep …

A Scandinavian Christmas tree

Today I am bringing you inspiration to decorate a Scandinavian Christmas tree. December is finally here so it’s only fitting to share the Christmas …

Christmas

10 Scandinavian Design Lessons To Help Beat The Winter Blues

January is a time when many of us can feel a bit low, so we decided to cheer you up with some Scandinavian design lessons. The holiday season is …

Prayers

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Heal yourself with affirmations

Affirmation<p>Stay healthy by using positive self talk!<p>Affirmations is a wonderful healing tool that you can use to reprogram yourself in a positive …

Positive Thinking

6 House Plants To Grow In Your Bedroom That Can Dramatically Improve Your Health - David Avocado Wolfe

As the seasons change and winter rolls in, we spend significantly less time outdoors, which means we are significantly more likely to experience poor …

Plants

Scandinavian Women Know the Secret to Perfect Skin

After New York, London, and Milan, we look to Paris for the final week of the fashion month whirlwind. Though we still have much to take in (Céline! Chanel! Dior!), there have been some standout beauty trends that have already defined the season. We've seen plenty of wet comb-overs and just-bitten …