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Why Use Natural Deodorant?

Karen Avidar

Why Use Natural Deodorant?

Smelling good is a crucial part of life - it keeps us feeling confident about ourselves, has an effect on our ability to attract friends and romantic partners and can even have an impact on our emotional state.  Before delving into the logic behind natural deodorant, it's helpful to understand why our body produces odor in the first place. Body odor is a result of a process that occurs between sweat and bacteria. Our sweat creates a cozy hangout for bacteria that thrive on eating away at moisture. When bacteria binge-eat our sweat, they leave behind waste which causes body...


The Best Internet Yoga

Karen Avidar

The Best Internet Yoga

While going to a studio to practice yoga has several benefits, practicing at home is sometimes a more realistic option when you're traveling or have a tight schedule. There are plenty of amazing yoga classes you can pull up on your browser, some for free and others with a subscription. Here are some of the best options.  1. Sky Ting TV If you're looking for teachers that are easy to relate to and some unique sequencing, Sky Ting TV is the place to go. New to the world of online yoga, Sky Ting started with a yoga studio in New...


Things To Do When Life Gets Stagnant

Karen Avidar

Tags advice, calm, mindfulness, wellbeing, wellness, yoga

Things To Do When Life Gets Stagnant

If you find yourself bored, feeling stuck or spending too much time sulking around, here are 5 things to do to reinvigorate your routine and get things moving again. 1. Book a class at a new studio Taking a class at a studio you've never been to before might excite you or make you nervous, but that doesn't matter. Putting yourself in a new situation will automatically shift your mentality as you try to adapt to your surroundings. It could lead you to walk through a different neighborhood, take a new commute or stop at a local coffee shop after...


5 Ways To Keep Your Personal Care Routine Earth-Friendly

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5 Ways To Keep Your Personal Care Routine Earth-Friendly

1. Turn off water Be mindful of when you actually need to use some water while brushing your teeth. When you're brushing, turn the water off. Same goes for the shower. Texting or scrolling Instagram while the shower runs is the worst offense after texting and driving. 2. Unplug Whether it's your electronic toothbrush charger, hairdryer or other bathroom appliances, there's really no need to leave them plugged in 24/7. Give your outlet a break, especially for electronics not in use. 3. Reusable alternatives There's reusable dental floss containers, cotton rounds, deodorant packaging and much more. Check it out, it's...


3 Free Meditation Apps Worth Storing On Your Phone

Karen Avidar

3 Free Meditation Apps Worth Storing On Your Phone

It might seem counterintuitive to use tech to help with your meditation or mindfulness practice, but, surprisingly, these apps almost feel analog in the way they simply help you set up the conditions to go inward.  1. Insight Timer Insight Timer offers several different ways to create and maintain your mindfulness or meditation practice including sleep-inducing meditations and recorded courses on subjects ranging from releasing self-limiting beliefs to finding joy. You can also create customized meditation timers with the sounds of crystal bowls or gongs to mark time passed. To top it off, detailed charts and a count of consecutive...

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