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acne, nature, pimples, skin problems -

Our skin is a magical, cruel creature that gives us external clues about what is going on inside. Here are the some of the common causes or acne and how to fix them: Forehead = Poor Digestion Try increasing your antioxidant intake by drinking more green tea to flush out toxins and reduce your fat intake.    Hairline = Dirt Build Up Make sure you’re cleaning your face properly and removing all your make up before hitting the sack. If you’ve got a fringe pin it up and wash your hair regularly.   Cheeks = Lungs Get outside and enjoy...

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compost, connect with nature, garden, happy, mental health, mindfulness, nature, vitamin d -

Starting a vegetable or herb garden is super easy, can be done anywhere AND is uber rewarding. I can just see the smug look on your face now when you bite into your first homegrown lettuce sandwich! I'm new to gardening and but I am already in love, not only is it rewarding to pick my own basil as I need it but it is a great outlet after a stressful week, and there is good reason why: Being outside exposed to the sunlight, soaking up that Vitamin D and light actually triggers a happy response in our brain.  It's meditative,...

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mental health, mindfulness, planning, success -

Happy FAB-ruary! January is over and we are in full swing of 2017. Sometimes getting back into your routine after the silly season can be a bit of stretch – try designing your day to maximise your time and getting you closer to your goals quicker. We live in a chaotic world and with so much on our plate it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like we are stuck in Ground Hog day but with a little bit of planning and structure we can fix this and feel that awesome sense of satisfaction you get when you are...

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benefits of the ocean, connect with nature, mental health, natural acne remedy -

Over summer we are going to be bring you tips and ways to connect with nature to improve your mental and physical health. Number one is my favourite - get outside, go to the beach, go for a swim! Have you ever heard of a person unhappy at the beach? The most important benefit of sea water is that is that, combined with the sun, can help with depression and stress, and helps you relax. The sea is one of natures magical healers. Not only can it reduce stress and depression, if you have any cuts or scratches on your...

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enviromentally friendly, locally-owned, nz made, shop local, shop small -

There are plenty of reasons to shop locally-owned, small business: Every time you make a purchase from a small business an actual person does a little dance! Not only are you helping business owners burn calories you're stimulating your local economy. There are numerous studies that show independent, locally-owned business, rather than chains, use significantly more of your money to make purchases from other local businesses which strengthens the economy of the community. Reduce your carbon footprint - as mentioned above locally-owned businesses generally make more local purchases requiring less transportation, reducing gas emissions. A marketplace of small businesses is...

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