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This page is dedicated to living a healthy and balanced life and lifestyle, as well as coping with the stresses and anxieties of our modern life.

De-Stress through Gardening : In this post, guest blogger Patience Meliora, a teacher and true citizen of the world, tells of her early introductions to nature and the life-long calming effects she's found, and discusses how she finds relaxation and solace within her gardens at home in Texas.

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