the simple hive

Category: health & wellness


Easy Breakfast Smoothies

Just about every morning for the past 12 years, I’ve had a green smoothie for breakfast.  When I was running the rat race in Big D, my smoothie saved me from crashing and burning when Lunchtime was so sporadic that…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

I’m on a mission to feel better and have more energy and so far, it’s working!  I have been doing yoga on a regular basis and fitting a little running in when time allows, but mostly, I’ve been making healthier…

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Natural Ways to Detox

  As Spring is quickly making way for Summer, I find that I am needing a push to get to the end of our homeschool year. So much has been happening, seemingly all at once, and I feel the need…

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Inspirational Gifts by Apefit

I have to brag a little.  I have some of the kindest, most beautiful friends in my life.  It’s true.  I hope it’s true for you as well. I try to find beauty and goodness in my daily life, but…

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Yoga Trapeze yoga swing

I love yoga.  I love yoga.  I love yoga.  I almost typed “I love Yoda.”  That’s a totally different love, and a little weird, but one I will not deny.  I just want to put him in a baby sling…

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Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Because I’m over forty and don’t want to feel like it, I’m trying to be good about taking care of myself.  Just about every morning for the past 10 years, I have a green smoothie for breakfast.  It’s a good…

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Christian Prayer Beads

This happens to me all the time.  I’ll be in the middle of my prayers and suddenly a random thought crashes through the front gates of my mind like a runaway train and steals all my concentration as it leaves. You, too? I…

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Herbal Cough Syrup and Throat Soother

This post contains affiliate links.  Whenever you click on a link and purchase anything at all, I receive a small compensation.  This helps the hive to thrive.  Thank you! I’m not mentioning any names, but one of my dear family…

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Gluten-free and Peanut-free Peanut Sauce

  Say what?! How can peanut sauce not have peanuts? By simple definition, it would be a sauce made with, or containing, peanuts. Not in this house, it doesn’t. And…it’s gluten-free! Three of my four children are peanut allergic so…

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goat’s milk and honey soap in the crock pot

When I tell people I make my own soap, I’m sure many of them think it’s a waste of time.  After all, soap is readily available in just about every grocery, drug, convenience and dollar store and it’s inexpensive.  So…

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