awareness

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Simply Earth now has a monthly box, which makes choosing oils easier than ever!

The past few months have been difficult for me. Grief is hard to put into words. I have not felt like writing, nor have I had the words to say. Even today as I sit down to write this, the words are not coming easy for me like they once did. My grandfather (Papaw) passed

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Trades of Hope - Jordan

In the Middle East, we find a group of Jordenian women picking up sea glass from the Red Sea. These will be used to make beautiful jewelry items, like the Sea Glass Necklace (each is unique and gorgeous!). This group is a social business merging women trying to work their way out of poverty with

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Trades of Hope - Africa

Trades of Hope works with two groups in Uganda, where over half (approx 55%) of the population live in poverty. The groups that employ the artisans who create the Imani Necklace and Eden Wrap bracelet do more than just provide gainful employment, they also help connect the women they employ with educational/health care/spiritual opportunities and

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Today I would like to talk to you about out Indian artisans. In India, poverty imposes an oppressive weight, especially in the rural areas where almost three out of four Indians and 77 percent of the Indian poor live. Although poverty has been reduced during the past four decades, it remains painfully high. In a

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Next, we’ll travel further south to Costa Rica. Seeds of Hope is a mission to reach out to young girls who have been caught up in human trafficking. The ministry also reaches out to the young girls before they are forced into this darkness. They run a safe house for girls rescued from the streets.

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The disturbance of regular sleep schedule and a lack of sleep, especially for longer periods of time, can have some serious negative consequences on people’s performance and health regardless of age, but children are those who can suffer from this issue the most.  Sleep Awareness Week is coming up in March (6-13th). Sleep or the

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Today I am featuring one of my own archived posts. How to Furnish your Place for Free (or Cheap) There are several ways to get furniture on the cheap or even free. We have a friend who goes to garage sales every weekend. We made sure he knew we were looking for a couch, a

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When most people think of libraries,they think of a building full of books. While checking out books is a big part of what a library does; if you think that’s all your library has to offer you might be missing out. Many people who haven’t visited a library in awhile think that libraries are a

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This is a difficult post for me to write. Life is real, Life is tough and messy. People make mistakes all the time. I needed to know this information a while back. I hope you never have to use this. Really, having someone you love get arrested is scary. What to do When Someone You

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Yay It’s January! We turned the page and began anew. A lot of people make New year’s resolutions. I think “being healthy” is on a lot of resolution lists every year. Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? Say what? Yes there is an entire month devoted to Oatmeal. Right when we are