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Gardening is not only beneficial to your physical health, but your mental health as well. Gardening burns calories, reduces stress levels, improves nutrition, reduces the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease and more!

Why Gardening Is Good For You

Homesteading

Self-care is an important part of mental health and I’m sharing 25 ideas and activities you can do to upgrade your self-care routine this Spring.

25 Self-Care Ideas For Spring

Health + Wellness

Breaking down the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for seasonal affective disorder, aka SAD or seasonal depression.

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Health + Wellness

FOR THE HOMESTEAD

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hey there, I'm jen

You can usually find me playing in the dirt or the barnyard, hugging all over my animals.  I’m all about keeping it real and authentic- especially regarding my struggle with mental health. I hope sharing my journey of overcoming PTSD will help others who have lived through trauma and remind them they are not alone. Homesteading has been a game changer in my recovery, and I hope this blog can encourage and inspire other trauma survivors to embrace a simpler lifestyle with purpose and gratitude.

Combat Veteran, Wife x 17 years and Farm Mama to
48ish spoiled rotten fur babies...