Naturally Nurturing Morning Routine | Clay Treatment, Ashwagandha In The Garden | VLOG

Time…it’s one of the first things that comes up when many of us either think about nurturing ourselves, whether it’s stepping up our skin-or-hair care routine, eating better, getting more movement in, reading that book, or starting some other healthy habit. Yet, when we purposely carve out time or recognize moments that align with those […]

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Vegetable Broth recipe, Shak Shak Seeds & Raised Bed Garden Prep | Vlog

Gardening is a moving meditation and workout but it’s also healthy for the mind. I find thoughts slow down to a more peaceful pace and the nature of them – amidst nature is often lighter than when we’re consciously working out. Another beautiful thing about the process of planting is the amazing fact that fruit, […]

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Re-growing Rosemary From Cuttings | Plant Propagation

It’s a natural brain food, hair growth herb, immune system support, soup flavour enhancer, skin rejuvenator that’s also rich in antioxidants – rosemary. This herb has been used throughout centuries, generations and in several different locations and traditions. Today it’s all about re-growing or propagating the fragrant rosemary from cuttings taken from a healthy plant. […]

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Growing and Storing Food At Home by: Julia Benn (Guest Post)

Today’s theme is fast-becoming a hot topic around the map. Gardening – growing and storing food, to be precise. Along with being a means of producing food in front of our very eyes and enhancing our physical and mental health, gardening can also lead to a lighter shopping bill at harvest time, provision at home […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Composting | Guest Post by Elizabeth Shields

Composting offers an eco-friendly way to recycle food scraps and yard waste, ensuring you get a final use out of such household by-products.   It’s also a great way to teach ourselves about sustainability and nature.  In this blog, we’ll dig into the joys of compost:  how to get started on composting turn your food […]

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What’s Your Beautiful Design? | Remembering your Essence | Encouragement

Have you ever had a moment or walked through a season when you knew what you were called to do – a time when you understood how you serve best, shine brightest and live lightest? What’s your beautiful design? What are some activities that harmonize with whom you’re made to be? Not necessarily who you […]

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Growing Food At Home | Starting Steps & 8 Essentials

It’s come a long way since then but this blog started in March 2013 with gardening pics, homemade recipes and photos from hiking adventures on the east coast of Barbados. I was living on a farm in the ‘farming parish’ of the island, which ironically constantly had water problems (the island has a shortage.) It […]

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Growing cherry pepper plants 

Originally posted on Joyful Life | On Purpose:
Cherry peppers are great for cooking and just one pepper will spice up any dish, from a stew, to a pot of basmati rice or homemade soup. Cherry peppers may be small, but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to flavour and that extra zing. The…

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Art gardening with JulBe

“Gardening gives me great joy!” ~ JulBeArtGardens Photos from this lovely and elegant lady’s beautiful and bountiful garden decorate social media, showcasing food and flowers grown with love. Here is the first guest post on this ‘Joy within‘ blog, by Instagram gardening sensation, a gracious gem of a lady, Julia Benn. Join us on a journey […]

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