Giving Thanks: My Life Is Not TV-Show Perfect

Real life is complex, and I’ll never have anyone else’s version of a perfect little farm. But it’s mine, and it fits me. Here’s how I cultivate homegrown gratitude.

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How to Identify Found Feathers

Here’s a basic guide to the many types of feathers and their functions as well as links to guides that can help you identify the birds that shed them.

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The Aroma of Pine Is Good Therapy

A Japanese researcher is among those who’ve found that pine and other coniferous trees help purify air and help human immune systems.

4 Natural Home Remedies for Grief

Autumn illustrates life’s transitions, which can bring melancholy. As you stop and observe the joys as well as sorrows of existence, here are things that can help you embrace it all.