Whether you're going on a quick ride around the neighborhood or tackling the trails at a local park, dogs that like to run make great bike ride companions for active folks. Let's discover which types of dogs excel at this activity, how to prep for your first adventure and safety tips for riding a bike with your dog.
I care about healthcare reform. It directly affects people I know, and myself. I need local access to specialists to manage my autoimmune conditions. My elderly neighbor requires affordable coverage that aligns with her fixed income. My boyfriend wants to feel heard and respected by doctors while managing a long-term issue. I know I'm not alone in realizing that healthcare issues could use more attention, so I decided to learn how I could get involved.
What Is Healthcare Reform?
From my viewp...
I'll admit it. I like to experiment. When a friend tells me about a new vegan mascara or my neighbor raves about deodorant that keeps her feeling fresh during yoga class, I listen. Then, I put the product to the test for myself.
As I've worked to green my beauty routine over the years, I've tried multiple natural products (even men's deodorant) based on recommendations from trusted sources. Are you switching to natural products, too? I have some insider tips to share!
Why Switching to Natural...
If your summer fun plans include a pool and your pup by your side, focus on safety as not all dogs know how to swim. And even if your canine companion is stellar at retrieving from a lake, they might get confused if they tumble into the deep end of a backyard pool.
Let's review pool safety for dogs by assessing your pet's swimming abilities, prepping them for pool time and sharing dog pool float products that keep pets safe.
Several years ago, I completed an energy audit with my gas and electricity provider to learn how to reduce my impact on local resources. The rep and I walked through my house and discussed how to save energy at home by greening my routines and trimming monthly utility bills. By making a handful of updates around the house and adopting energy-minded habits, you can put less strain on your community's energy grid—and save a few bucks!
Fast forward, and all the tips did indeed help to reduce my ...
I first learned about lemongrass oil from my veterinarian. He recommended an all-natural flea and tick repellent product made with a blend of essential oils for my dog with sensitive skin. Lemongrass was on the ingredients list. So, I started to do some digging and learned that lemongrass is useful beyond pet products—it works well for human self-care, too! Here's how to use lemongrass essential oil in your natural lifestyle.
What Is Lemongrass Oil?
Lemongrass is a perennial grass found in Al...
When it's time for some shut-eye, you're probably eager to snuggle up with your cat or dog (or both!) and fall fast asleep. That is, until they start to fidget for hours. What's going on? Do dogs get insomnia? Is your cat not sleeping for a reason? Let's explore sleeping concerns among our canine and feline friends, including what causes these issues and solutions for helping them get a restful night's sleep.
The cost of conventional makeup removing pads or creams can get pricey fast, especially when you have ones for each area: eyes, lips, cheeks, etc. And, all those products take up precious space on bathroom and vanity shelves.
Personally, I have sensitive skin with occasional bouts of rosacea and like to be mindful of what I put on my delicate facial skin. I figured, if I can use a gentle single-ingredient product that fits with my desire to focus on natural cosmetic products, why not do it?
As I green my routine, I'm taking a longer look at my personal care products. I'm stocking my bathroom with brands whose products and values best align with my needs. That said, when it comes to underarm products, there are still an array of options with unique functions.
I decided to take a closer look at exactly what I was putting under my arms each day, and in the process, I discovered when to use antiperspirant vs. deodorant to feel fresh. I had no idea these products offer different bene...
Picture this: You're snuggled in for the evening with your dog at your feet, as you catch up on your favorite series, you notice your pup perk up, tilt their head and stare at the TV screen with intent. Then, they bark and wag their tail. They're clearly happy, but what's going on? Do dogs watch TV? Do dogs prefer certain shows? And maybe more importantly, do dogs understand TV?
Looking for another way to spend quality time with your beloved canine companion? Then look no further than dog yoga.
Also known as doga, this at-home activity is perfect for chilly winter days or just days when you're cooped up indoors when long outdoor walks and backyard fetch sessions just aren't viable options. It lets you treat your dog to some one-on-one attention infused with range-of-motion movements and nurturing mental connections.
Does this sound like the right fitness regimen for your pup? Let's take a deeper dive into what doga's all about.
Wordsmith. You hear the word tossed around in chatty writer’s groups and on sassy author profiles. But, what the heck is that exactly, and are you one? Well, maybe. Let’s dig into the definition and history of this popular writer’s moniker and how we can use it in our own wordy-world.
What is a wordsmith?
A wordsmith is someone who works with words, or an especially skilled writer. Based on this definition, I think any writer who hones their craft and makes a living from...
Confused about what role your circadian rhythm plays in helping you sleep better and wake up energized? Keep reading for more on what it is and how to track it to improve your sleep quality, boost immunity and regulate metabolism.
If groggy mornings and sleepless nights are the norm for you, it’s time to chat about circadian rhythm, or your body’s internal clock. The magical, intuitive nature of your body’s cells can tell when you need sleep — and how much.
So can we bypass sleep issues if we...
If your online writer’s bio is a bit yawn-worthy, let’s jazz it up. After all, playing with words is what we writers love to do, right? Give your bios a browse. Look at social media, your writer’s CV and your website blurbs.
Do you use the words ‘writer’ and ‘freelancer’ ad nauseam? It’s OK, it’s who we are and what we do, but there are oodles of other ways to convey our festive wordiness in fresh ways.
7 synonyms to use in lieu of “writer” or “freelancer”
Let’s crack that thesaurus (and our ...
I’m in goal-setting mode again. Every year as fall transitions to winter I audit my writing business… and reflect on my personal life. What needs to be revamped? My exercise routine? My meal planning? My trauma healing?
All of the above?
Like most, I’ve adopted new ways of going about my days to accommodate pandemic life. I’m avoiding large crowds, staying home more, stocking up on washable masks and getting into more of a DIY at-home mindset. I’m also realizing that I’m in my second or third...