5 Reasons to own a silicone ring

In recent years, silicone rings have become increasingly popular as a comfortable and practical alternative to traditional metal rings. These rings are made of a flexible and durable silicone material that is hypoallergenic, non-conductive, and heat-resistant. There are several reasons why owning a silicone ring is a good idea:

  1. Comfortable to wear

One of the biggest advantages of silicone rings is that they are extremely comfortable to wear. Metal rings can be heavy and rigid, and silicone rings are flexible and lightweight. They also have a low profile, which means they won’t get in the way or catch on things like metal rings often do. This makes them a great choice for people who work with their hands, such as athletes, mechanics, or healthcare professionals.

  1. Safe for active lifestyles

For those who lead an active lifestyle, a silicone ring is a great choice. Metal rings can be dangerous during certain activities, such as contact sports or manual labor, as they can get caught on things and cause injury. Silicone rings are much safer in these situations, as they are flexible and will break away if they get caught on something. This reduces the risk of injury and makes them a great choice for people who love to be active.

  1. Hypoallergenic and non-conductive

Another advantage of silicone rings is that they are hypoallergenic and non-conductive. This means that they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction or irritate the skin, even in people with sensitive skin. They are also non-conductive, which makes them a great choice for people who work with electricity or around machinery, as they won’t conduct electricity like metal rings can.

  1. Affordable and versatile

Silicone rings are also an affordable and versatile choice for those who want to have a variety of rings to wear. They come in a wide range of colors and styles, which makes it easy to find a ring that matches your style and personality. They are also much less expensive than metal rings, which means you can afford to have multiple rings for different occasions without breaking the bank.

  1. Easy to care for

Finally, silicone rings are incredibly easy to care for. They are resistant to water and oil, which means they won’t get damaged if you wear them while swimming, showering, or doing dishes. They are also easy to clean, as you can simply wash them with soap and water to keep them looking like new.

Owning a silicone ring is a great idea for anyone who values comfort, safety, versatility, and affordability. With so many styles and colors to choose from, there is a silicone ring for everyone. Whether you lead an active lifestyle or simply want a comfortable and stylish alternative to traditional metal rings, a silicone ring is a smart choice.

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Employee Appreciation Day

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Today is Employee Appreciation Day. It is a holiday celebrated annually on the first Friday in March. The holiday was created to recognize and show gratitude to employees for their hard work and dedication.

The history of Employee Appreciation Day can be traced back to the early 1990s when a company called Recognition Professionals International (RPI) was founded. RPI is an organization that focuses on promoting employee recognition and appreciation in the workplace.

In 1995, RPI established the first Friday in March as Employee Appreciation Day. The purpose of the holiday was to encourage employers to show appreciation to their employees and to emphasize the importance of a positive work environment.

Over the years, Employee Appreciation Day has gained popularity and recognition. Many employers use the day as an opportunity to acknowledge their employees and thank them for their hard work. This can be done through various methods, such as offering special perks, providing a free lunch or organizing a team outing. The holiday has since gained popularity and is celebrated by many employers as a way to show gratitude to their employees

Some ideas for appreciation gifts

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In today’s busy world, it can be easy to get sidetracked by distractions and lose focus on what’s truly important. Whether it’s work, school, or personal goals, staying on track and focused can be a challenge. However, one simple tool can help you stay on course: lists.

Lists can be an incredibly effective way to keep yourself organized, focused, and productive. Here are a few ways that lists can help you stay on track and achieve your goals. Lists can be an incredibly valuable tool for staying on track and focused. Whether you’re trying to achieve professional goals, complete a personal project, or just stay organized in your daily life, making a list can help you stay motivated, productive, and focused on what’s important. So why not give it a try and see how much more you can accomplish with the help of a simple list?

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Cold and Flu Season

As the colder weather stays around and we wait for spring, people spend more time indoors, and the risk of getting sick with a cold or flu increases. Cold and flu season typically begins in the fall and lasts until early spring (almost there 🙂

Some things we use at home for the season:

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Neti-Pot Nasal Wash Irrigation System

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Weighted Blankets

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Weighted blankets are blankets filled with materials, such as plastic pellets, that make them heavier than traditional blankets. Here are some of the benefits of using a weighted blanket:

  1. Improved sleep: The deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) provided by a weighted blanket can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, resulting in improved sleep quality.
  2. Reduced stress and anxiety: The DPTS provided by a weighted blanket can also help reduce stress and anxiety levels. The pressure can trigger the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of happiness and well-being, and reduce the release of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.
  3. Calming effect: The weight of a weighted blanket can have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce feelings of restlessness or agitation.
  4. Pain relief: The weight of a weighted blanket can help reduce pain by providing a comforting sensation and reducing muscle tension.
  5. Improved focus: The calming effect of a weighted blanket can help improve focus and attention, making it a useful tool for those with ADHD or other attention disorders.

Overall, a weighted blanket can be a useful tool for improving sleep quality, reducing stress and anxiety, providing pain relief, and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using a weighted blanket, especially if you have any medical conditions or concerns

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Reading is a great way to learn, relax and escape into a different world. However, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read a book. Audiobooks offer a convenient solution to this problem. They allow you to listen to a book while doing other activities, such as driving or doing chores. Here are some reasons why it is great to listen to an audiobook while doing these activities.

  1. Makes Mundane Tasks More Enjoyable: Doing chores can be a tedious task. However, listening to an audiobook while doing chores can make the time pass by quickly and make the experience more enjoyable. You can listen to a book while cleaning, cooking, or doing laundry, and learn something new or immerse yourself in a different world at the same time.
  1. Learn While You Drive: Driving can be a monotonous task, especially if you are stuck in traffic. However, listening to an audiobook while driving can make the time fly by and also make your commute more enjoyable. Additionally, you can use this time to learn something new or catch up on a book that you have been wanting to read.
  1. Multitasking: One of the best things about audiobooks is that you can multitask while listening to them. This means that you can listen to a book while doing other activities such as exercising, walking the dog or working in the garden. This is a great way to maximize your time and get things done while still enjoying a good book.
  1. Great for People with Visual Impairments: Audiobooks are a great solution for people with visual impairments who may find it difficult to read print books. Audiobooks allow them to enjoy a good book and learn something new, without having to strain their eyes.
  1. Professional Narration: Audiobooks are often narrated by professional voice actors who bring the story to life with their voice. This adds a new dimension to the reading experience and can make it more enjoyable and engaging. The narration can also help you to understand the story better and follow along with the plot.

In conclusion, audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while doing other activities such as driving or doing chores. They are convenient, and accessible and can make mundane tasks more enjoyable. Additionally, they offer a great way to learn something new while multitasking. So next time you are doing chores or driving, why not give audiobooks a try and see how they can make your day more enjoyable and productive.

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Fitness Tracking

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We really like our Garmin watches, they are very useful and effective for monitoring workouts and other physical activities. It helps us stay motivated and track our fitness goals.

Garmin Venu Sq 2 GPS Smartwatch All Day Health Monitoring

  • See everything clearly with large, easy-to-read text on the bright AMOLED display that includes an always-on mode, perfect for quick glances
  • With up to 11 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, you won’t have to take your watch off every night to charge — which means a more complete 24/7 picture of your health
  • Health is important to you, so monitor everything from your Body Battery energy levels, sleep score, respiration, hydration and stress to women’s health, heart rate and more (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics)
  • Find new ways to keep your body moving with more than 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps, including walking, running, cycling, HIIT, swimming, golf and many more
  • Never miss a call, text or social media alert from your paired Apple or Android smartphone with smart notifications delivered right to your wrist
  • Use free preloaded workouts that include cardio, yoga, strength, HIIT and even Pilates; create your own in the Garmin Connect smartphone app, or try Garmin Coach free adaptive training plans to help you prepare for your next running challenge

Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS

  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments.Supported Application:Phone. . Wireless comm standard:Bluetooth
  • Constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)
  • Built in 3 axis compass and barometric altimeter, plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, Glonass and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Monitor your estimated heart rate, activity and stress; Train with preloaded activity profiles. Strap material: Silicone
  • Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) and automatic data uploads to the Garmin connect online fitness community

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A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset

Four Sigmatic is a wellness company that specializes in producing mushroom-based supplements and drinks. They offer a range of products that use adaptogenic and medicinal mushrooms, such as chaga, lion’s mane, and reishi, to promote health and wellness. Their products include coffee, tea, hot cacao, and elixirs that are designed to support cognitive function, immunity, and stress management. Four Sigmatic aims to provide natural and sustainable solutions to modern health problems, and they prioritize transparency and quality in their sourcing and manufacturing processes.





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National Parks

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In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, creating the first national park in the world: Yellowstone National Park.

The idea of national parks was born out of a desire to protect and preserve America’s natural wonders, which were rapidly being destroyed by settlement, logging, mining, and other forms of development. The creation of Yellowstone National Park was a major milestone in the conservation movement, and it set a precedent for the establishment of other national parks.

Over the next several decades, other national parks were established, including Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant (now Kings Canyon) National Parks in California, and Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. These early national parks were primarily focused on preserving natural landscapes, but as the national park system grew, it also came to include historical and cultural sites.

Today, the United States National Park System includes more than 400 areas that encompass over 84 million acres across the country. These areas include national parks, monuments, historic sites, seashores, and recreation areas. National parks are now established not only to preserve natural beauty, but also to commemorate important events and cultural heritage, and to provide recreational opportunities for visitors. The National Park Service manages and preserves these areas for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Your Guide to the National Parks– hiking, guides, and more!

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  • SUPER COZY WARM: A 20D ripstop nylon shell blocks out wind and cold while 650 Fill Power Down insulation keeps you cozy and warm inside for a very important good night sleep. As a backpacking and campers dream, the snaps turn this cozy outdoor adventure blanket into a warm poncho for even the coldest mountain nights to complement your sleeping bag, hammock, or your sleeping pad. Get a coveted great night sleep in your favorite park.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND PACKABLE: At just over 1 LB with the stuff sack, we brought a small camping accessory packed loaded literally with warmth insulation to make sure you get the most out of your pack out. Stuff able blankets mean you can fit an extra item in your pack without sacrificing a great night. Choose the Poly fill for day camping, outdoor excursions, truck camping or choose our even more compact down fill for the ultimate backpacking space saving experience.
  • WATER & ODOR RESISTANT: The Parks ultimate outdoor insulated blanket has a DWR coating making it water, odor, and stain-resistant. This blanket repels dirt, sand, spilled drinks, pet hair, and more.
  • WEARABLE SNAPS: This one-person blanket is wearable and connectable! The snaps allow you to wear your blanket in a quick hurry so you can make food, add logs to the fire, or drink your beverage all while staying warm in your favorite outdoor environment. The corner loops allow you to stake the blanket into the ground or use the snaps to integrate perfectly with your camping friend’s blanket too!
  • THE OFFICAL NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION: These are the ONLY blankets specifically made for NPF with official parks artwork. Our designers worked with Americas foundation for authentic, true, and (might we splurge and say), beautiful artwork that communicates the heart of your favorite outdoor destination. Pick the park that you spend the most time in, or your dream park.

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What is for dinner

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The question as old as time…We came up with a few reasons what makes that question so hard sometimes:

  1. Lack of time: With busy work schedules and other responsibilities, we may not have enough time to plan meals in advance.
  2. Lack of inspiration: It can be difficult to come up with new and interesting meal ideas on a regular basis, especially if you’re not particularly interested in cooking or don’t have a lot of experience in the kitchen.
  3. Dietary restrictions: If you or someone in your household has specific dietary requirements, such as being vegetarian or gluten-free, it can be challenging to find meals that everyone will enjoy and that meet those restrictions.
  4. Limited ingredients: If you’re trying to plan meals around what you already have in your pantry or fridge, it can be challenging to come up with meals that use those ingredients in interesting and satisfying ways.
  5. Indecision: Sometimes it can be hard to decide what you’re in the mood for, or what will be most satisfying after a long day. This can make it hard to plan meals in advance.

Some cookbooks we turn to for inspiration:

Danielle Walker Cookbooks

Danielle Walker is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author (Against All Grain, Meals Made Simple, Celebrations and Eat What You Love) health advocate, wellness expert and self-trained chef. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 22 and suffering for many years, Danielle found health through dietary and lifestyle changes. Inspired by her own health journey, Danielle shares her gluten-free recipes on her blog, Against All Grain as a beacon of hope for others. For over a decade she has been a pioneer in advocating for a grain and gluten free lifestyle, having earned a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015. Her delicious recipes have satiated the palates of autoimmune sufferers, kids with food allergies, healthy eaters and foodies alike. From nostalgic comfort foods to healthy holiday swaps and quick and easy meals for kids, Danielle has thousands of recipes, kitchen, food and parenting hacks that make life easier and healthier. Danielle regularly shares her health journey, recipes and expert tips on the TODAY Show, The Doctors, E! News, Access Hollywood, Home & Family, and many other nationally syndicated shows. Her work has been featured in People, O Magazine, USA Today, Shape, Women’s Health, Parents, Well + Good, and more.

For more information follow @DanielleWalker and visit http://www.againstallgrain.com

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