These Houseplants Are Good for Your Health

Plants that boost your mood, keep dust away, and help you breathe easier? It’s true. See which ones offer the most physical and mental benefits.   Allergy Relief Researchers found that rooms with plants have less dust and mold than rooms without any foliage. Leaves and other parts of the plants act as natural filters[…]

Yard Safety Checklist: Backyard Hazards for Kids and Pets

The sun is shining and your backyard is officially open for the season. Before you and your family head outside, follow this outdoor safety checklist to make sure there aren’t any dangers lurking in your yard.   Double Check What’s in Your Garden Planning for a spring vegetable garden? Keep Fido out. Onions, tomatoes, chives[…]

The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Overcoming Work Addiction

Although not a formally recognized addiction, workaholics struggle with balance   Work-life balance is something we aspire to but rarely achieve. This is particularly the case for people who work too much, including workaholics, or people who are addicted to work. Workaholism or work addiction was first used to describe an uncontrollable need to work constantly.[…]

How to Not Get Overwhelmed by the Little Chores of Life

A new book explores how to manage our endless cycle of administrative tasks and enjoy our lives more.   Recently, a friend of mine called with a spontaneous invitation to a holiday tea. It sounded fun, but…I hesitated to say yes. Shouldn’t I be filling out that school form or returning phone calls or calling[…]