Be Prepared To Protect Yourself

Let’s be honest: Most of us aren’t equipped with Chuck Norris’s close combat fighting skills. However, if put in any situation where our lives are threatened, it’s safe to say that a little knowledge of self-defense would come in handy. We’ve all heard the phrase “keep your hands to yourself” throughout the years, and many of us are pretty good at incorporating that in our … Continue reading Be Prepared To Protect Yourself

Using Yoga to Heal Body and Mind

The practice of yoga and meditation can be traced back as far as fifth- and sixth-century BCE. It is commonly used for physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. According to Heath Line Newsletter, one study showed that after 10 weeks of practicing yoga and meditation, participants experienced lower levels of anxiety and depression. Yoga also improves heart health, promotes sleep quality, improves balance and flexibility, and … Continue reading Using Yoga to Heal Body and Mind

Stay Safe While Making S’mores

There’s nothing better than curling up by a fire on a crisp, fall evening with family and friends and eating a round of s’mores. Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces are among the most popular design features for outdoor living spaces. With those cool designs comes responsibility, though. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, at least 5,300 injuries related to fire pits were treated in … Continue reading Stay Safe While Making S’mores

Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

For those who wish they had the agility and patience for surfing, fret not. The rapidly growing sport of stand up paddleboarding may be for you. Although standing up while paddling can be traced back thousands of years, the actual sport gained attention about 10 years ago, according to SUP World Mag. The origins may be a little hazy, with people citing a famous surfer … Continue reading Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga

Goat yoga is your typical yoga class with the slight exception that a dozen baby goats are free to roam not only around the room but also all over you. And, yes, this is real. Pros Instant Stress Reliever: Human-animal interaction releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces stress and induces feelings of happiness. Additionally, goats are carefree, kind animals that make not smiling impossible. Combine … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga