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Finding the Best Volunteer Opportunity for You

Volunteer work is near and dear to our hearts here at The Healing Hippy. From being the volunteers, to needing volunteers we have so much appreciation for all that volunteers do for our communities. We also know how difficult it can be to find the perfect volunteering opportunity. There are just so many options to choose from. Nursing homes, animal shelters, cancer resource facilities, children sports, and nature preservation committees are just a few on the endless list of options. So how do you choose? We have a couple of tips for choosing and enjoying your volunteer work. Choose an Activity you Enjoy First and foremost, if you are going to use your time for volunteer work, find an activity...

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Creating a Mindfulness Practice

Being mindful has been all the rage in the last couple of years, but what does it mean? Do a quick google search on the term “mindfulness” and you will receive the following definition: the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Now that sounds simple and like something we can get behind. If you have tried to live a more mindful life you may find it is not quite so simple. Here are a couple of our mindfulness habits that make being mindful more of habit as opposed...

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Seeding Time

It is the Spring Equinox, and we couldn’t be more excited. Possibly even a little stir crazy! Spring will be here before we know it and that means garden season! For those of you that experience frost and want to get a longer growing season like we do, starting seeds indoors is an essential. Starting from seed is also a great way to save some money and guarantee that you know what is being used on your plants if going the organic route. There is so much to learn about gardening, the topic is endless. So, here are our tips on starting seeds indoors. Read the Seed Packets The seed packets have a lot to offer. We choose to use...

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How to Find a New Hobby

We don’t know about you, but about this time each year, we start getting antsy. The winter weather gets old. Our routine is stale, no stimulation. Wake up, go to work, come home, veg. The weather isn’t cooperating, so our motivation to do anything else is non-existent. This is okay every once in awhile, but when it happens on a regular basis, it begins to affect the psyche, allowing seasonal depression to set in. There is no shame in seasonal depression, it happens to all of us. We have found that one of our favorite anecdotes to this temporary depression is to find a new hobby. Looking for some tips on how to begin….listen up: Listen to your Heart This...

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Quality Family Time

Hey Parents…it’s okay to slow down. So often we get caught up in the madness of our schedules. Balancing work, kids school (or your school), kids activities, chores, cleaning, meals, and the possibility of a social life. If we fill our days with plans and activities we must be doing something right, right? It can be a lot to handle and maybe it is too much to handle. The full days can lead to stress, and it is hard to maintain a happy family, if you want to pull your hair out. We have a couple of suggestions to help clear up the day as well as steps to take to get back to the happy family dynamic we all...

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