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4:31:00 PM

Let the Sun Shine on Dinner

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Good afternoon.
I hope your day is going well.
I'm a little later getting here than I had planned but here nonetheless 😊

Tonight there is a scheduled workshop on learning the Sun Oven Basics. 

Please be sure to register for the workshop at the link below and I look forward to seeing you there!

#sunoven #BacktoBasics #workshop #register
6:08:00 AM

Harmful Health Effects of Insomnia

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Harmful Health Effects of Insomnia
By Aurora McCausland

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? Tossing and turning for hours, before finally drifting off to sleep? Or even restless and wakeful sleep all night long, leaving you up earlier than you’d like, feeling exhausted and drained of energy all day long? These are all telltale signs of insomnia.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is habitual sleeplessness or inability to sleep. Often, it’s a chronic problem, resulting in months to years of poor sleep habits that you don’t have any control over to change. In order to find relief from insomnia, it’s best to see your doctor and explain your symptoms to them. There are things you can take, as well as exercises you can try, such as breathing exercises, that can aid you in falling asleep at night. Your doctor may even refer you to a sleeping specialist, to get you the help you need to restore you to a schedule with a full night of sleep every single night.

How insomnia affects brain chemistry

When you aren’t sleeping on a regular schedule, or even just aren’t getting enough sleep every night, your circadian rhythm gets off track. Your circadian rhythm is what dictates your sleep schedule, aids in proper REM cycles, and gives your body the sense of difference between night and day. It makes you tired when it’s dark, and helps you wake up once you’ve had adequate rest. Having insomnia can make it hard to heal other areas of your mental wellbeing, because your brain chemistry is off. Insomnia can also spur other mental disorders, even if you’ve never struggled with one before the insomnia. The lack of sleep can cause these disorders to spiral out of control, and can often cause people to self medicate, which can be very dangerous.

Effects of insomnia

Recent studies have shown that people with insomnia may struggle with their short term memory, as their brain struggles to activate those areas of the brain. These studies and tests show that insomnia is not just a problem falling asleep or getting adequate amounts of sleep at night, but it’s also that their brains are not functioning as efficiently during the day as they should be. The more severe the case of insomnia is, the more the levels of brain activity seem to be lessened when they shouldn’t be. If you’ve ever had a sleepless night, and then have a hard time recalling moments and memories from the day before, or specific details, then you can understand how this chronic lack of sleep would affect your daily life and the way that you function.

How to prevent insomnia

If you currently struggle with insomnia, or you’re looking to take steps to prevent insomnia from creeping into your life and nightly routine, here are a few things you can do to prevent insomnia or lessen the effects of insomnia.

  • Don’t drink caffeine in the late afternoon or evening. A good rule of thumb is to not drink anything caffeinated after 3 pm
  • Keep distractions out of your bedroom in the evening, so you won’t have anything to keep you awake. No phone, laptop, tv, or books.
  • Be physical shortly before you go to bed, to tire you out. Do a workout, or even just go on a walk.
  • No matter the day of the week, go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time. This will signal to your body to start getting tired at the right time, if you climb into bed at the same time consistently.
  • Practice breathing and relaxing exercises before going to bed every night. Try stretches, yoga, meditating, or just laying back with your eyes closed and breathing very deeply. This guest post is brought to you by Christine Hill.
    Christine is a professional writer and an avid reader who’s passionate about storytelling in any form. At any given moment, she’s in the middle of at least three books on anything from psychology to ninjas. Although she’s a marathon swimmer and enjoys camping in the mountains, she believes there’s nothing better than a carton of ice cream and a Dawson’s Creek marathon. She blogs about marketing here. Follow more of her writing on Twitter @readwritechill. #ChristineHill #Insomnia #AuroraMcCausland

6:07:00 AM

Make This a Wonderful Wednesday

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Good morning. 
Make this a wonderful Wednesday!

#morning #Wednesday
8:08:00 AM

Have a Wonderful Saturday

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Have a wonderful Saturday
10:32:00 AM

Perfect for a Hot Summer

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Much of the nation is experiencing extremely hot weather. Cooking with the sun reduces utility bills by slashing air conditioning and cooking fuel costs. 

200 lucky people will be able to save big on a SUN OVEN and their energy expenses during our HOT Summer Sale.

If you feel lucky and want to save, don’t let the sun set before you check out this amazing offer.

#SunOven #SummerSale #KeepCool #Save
9:43:00 AM

Good Morning and Happy Friday

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Good Morning and Happy Friday! 
If your like me your outside a lot this summer and probably swimming. I found this picture on a post and reminded me how important it is to take care of your skin and protect yourself. Do be sure to use sunscreen and protect one of you most precious assets-your skin! Don't let your skin be like a roasted chicken! 

#sunscreen #summerFun #morning #Friday 

9:12:00 AM

Capture the Sunlight and Save

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No energy costs or pollution, just fresh, moist food. SUN OVEN® cooking is easy, fun, natural, and nutritious. Use year round for emergency preparedness, camping, everyday use in your backyard, on a boat, or in the event of a power failure. Helps keep your house cool in the Summer. Use as a solar dehydrator. Bake, boil, steam… cooks everything!
Save $70 on the Purchase of a The Preparedness and Dehydrating Package with the Discount Code: “HomeAtHearth”.
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#SunOven #Dehydrate #Bake #Boil #Steam #EmergencyPreparedness #GoGreen
4:35:00 PM

5 Tips to Help Coach Your Child Through Conflict

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5 Tips to Help Coach Your Child Through Conflict
By Aurora McCausland

Conflict is an unavoidable part of life. Unfortunately, no one is exempt. The older you get, the more equipped you are to handle conflict in a mature and even manner. You gain these life skills through the experiences and mistakes from your past. When it comes to your children, it can be really hard to not get frustrated when they handle conflict in a different way than how you would handle it. When this happens, it’s important to remember that your child doesn’t have the life experience that you have to handle this situation. But you can still help your child navigate their way through this conflict, without taking away the necessary learning experience. Here are a few tips to coach your child through conflict.

Help them calm down

No one, even you, can handle a situation correctly if they are heated and mad. So let everyone involved in the situation have a moment to calm down. Breathe. Every child is going to be different, so help them figure out what helps them calm down. This could be doing breathing exercises, counting to 100, or going on a short walk. Ask your child what would help them calm down, and then help them achieve that. If your child is fighting with a sibling or friend over a toy, maybe remove the toy while everyone calms down. I know this sounds strange, but revisit these skills when you’re teaching your teen to drive. Road rage ranks right up there with texting and drinking when it comes to unsafe behavior on the road, and it’s something that we’re all vulnerable to. This is a great time to practice self-soothing skills.

State the problem

It’s hard to solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. Ask your child to identify the problem. Be patient with them. It’s important to wait until they’ve had a moment to calm down before you ask them this question, so they’ve had a chance to regain some of their rationality and can discuss the problem with you in a calm manner. If you ask them what the problem is before they’ve calmed down, it’s likely that you’ll be met with sassy or moody remarks. Additionally, sometimes it’s hard for children to see the real reason that they’re lashing out over something, and it gets more and more important to identify underlying reasons for behavior as we get older. For example, is there actually an undercurrent of depression and/or anxiety that’s fueling outbursts?

Help understand the problem

Once you’ve identified the problem, help them realize how the problem came to be. Encourage them to be honest and open, as well as describing the situation with “I” statements. Such as, “I felt left out and hurt when my brother played my favorite game without me”. At this point, have them recount the chain of events, honestly, from their point of view, so you can see how the conflict transpired and came to be.

Practice Apologies

Apologizing can be hard. But it’s important, for the development of your child’s emotional intelligence, which will carry them into adulthood. A good apology should communicate three things: Regret, responsibility, and remedy.
Firstly, your child should genuinely feel bad for the negative impact they played in the situation. Helping them realize their mistakes should help them feel more regret.

Assuming responsibility is the next important step. They need to realize that no one forced them to act out in anger, that their actions are their own. The remedy to the solution should begin with your child asking for forgiveness from whoever they have wronged.

Avoid bad apologies. This often includes verbiage such as blaming the victim, making excuses, or justifying their behavior. By taking responsibility for their actions, your child will learn how to handle these situations on their own as they get older. They won’t always have there to help coach them through these tough situations, so you need to help them acquire the necessary skills to handle conflict like a pro when they reach adulthood.

Find a solution

Once they have gone through the other steps, it’s time to help them come up with a solution to make the situation better. Ask them what they think will make it better. You can make from suggestions from there to modify their idea until it can help make the situation better.

Today's guest post is from the lovely Christine Hill.
Christine is a professional writer and an avid reader who’s passionate about storytelling in any form. At any given moment, she’s in the middle of at least three books on anything from psychology to ninjas. Although she’s a marathon swimmer and enjoys camping in the mountains, she believes there’s nothing better than a carton of ice cream and a Dawson’s Creek marathon. She blogs about marketing here. Follow more of her writing on Twitter @readwritechill.

#ChristineHill #GuestBlogger #ChildrenandConflict #conflict resolution
9:02:00 AM

Oh My Aching Back

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Do you every wake up in the morning with an aching lower back!
I did and using my trusted friend, Aloe Heat Lotion.
It helps and I'm so thankful.
Helps my aching hands too. Lately my fingers especially have been hurting.
Aloe Heat Lotion is giving me some soothing relief.
I know it's time to get to my NUCCA chiropractor but in the 
meantime, I'm getting some relief. Yeah!
#AloeHeatLotion #AchyBack #NUCCA #Forever
9:26:00 AM

Be Refreshed

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Good Morning and a good Wednesday to everyone.
Enjoy your day and do take some time out to relax
and be refreshed.
Maybe a spot of tea would be very refreshing. 

#morning #AloeBlossomTea #Wednesday
9:58:00 AM

Camping, Backpacking or Preparedness

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The Wise Camping Favorites kit is ideal for camping trips, in an emergency or when you need a meal in a pinch. 
This kit contains 12 servings of entrees and 6 servings of breakfasts for a total of 5,260 calories. These easy to prepare meals 
can be cooked directly in the pouch and resealed for future use. 
Make sure to take one of these on your next outdoor adventure.

This kit will feed one person for 3 days providing 3 servings a day.
This is available right now for $55.00.

(Normally $59)
Camping Backpacking Preparedness Kit

What's Included in this kit?
1 pouch of Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables (2 total servings)
2 pouches of Apple Cinnamon Cereal (4 total servings)
1 pouch of Strawberry Granola Crunch (2 total servings)
1 pouch of Pasta Alfredo with Chicken (2 total servings)
1 pouch of Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (2 total servings)
1 pouch of Cheesy Lasagna (2 total servings)
1 pouch of Chili Mac can Beef (2 total servings)
1 pouch of Noodles & Beef in Mushroom Sauce (2 total servings)
Product Benefits
Great for hunting, camping and hiking
Simple to prepare, just add boiling water directly into pouch
All food comes in resealable pouches
Product Details
7 yr shelf life
Made in USA
Lightweight and packable

EntrΓ©es include meat
Below are pictures of foods included.
If you'd like to know more about 
nutritional facts for each, just let me know.

Camping Backpacking Preparedness Kit

9:10:00 AM

Marvelous Monday

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Good Morning!

Have a marvelous Monday


9:08:00 AM

Have a Beautiful Sunday

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Have a beautiful & relaxing Sunday!

8:16:00 AM

Have the Best Thursday

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Have an awesome Thursday!
I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July!

#Thursday #Morning
7:08:00 AM

Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July everyone!
Enjoy and be safe!

8:02:00 AM

A Morning Without Boots

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Good Morning. I hope you have the best day!
Today my basement looks a lot more normal
than this weekend with torrential rains, flooding 
and a very wet basement. 
I never so look forward to a shower last
night and a good night's sleep.
I still have a lot of clean up to do but things
are looking up. 😍

I'll be posting as much as I can as well
as carrying on with the site's updates.
Look forward to sharing more soon.
#flooding #rain #morning 

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