Hazel Bennett is a freelance writer and blogger. She has a degree in communications and lives in Northeastern Ohio. Hazel loves writing about numerous topics and showcasing her expertise with words.
How to Overcome Work Anxiety and Increase Productivity
A quick note: We're social-impact experts, not healthcare professionals. If you are experiencing overwhelming feelings of distress, please be sure to contact a licensed medical professional.
Work anxiety can feel as ubiquitous as the common cold, but chronic anxiety can be especially challenging for social-impact professionals. If you count yourself among the 6.8 million adults in the U.S. who experience chronic anxiety, you may deal with racing thoughts, a general lack of motivation, or an o...
7 Zero Waste Shampoo Alternatives
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Why zero waste shampoo alternatives are something you should consider?
First off, most store-bought shampoos are full of harmful chemicals that strip your hair of its healthy natural oils.
Furthermore, their packaging is incredibly wasteful. Millions of shampoo plastic bottles end up in landfills every year. (552 million in the US, t...
Working Through Anxiety to Increase Productivity
Deadlines and critical projects can be highly motivating for a lot of people. However, for those with anxiety, racing thoughts, an inability to concentrate, and feelings of potential failure can cause a serious lack of motivation that interrupts your workflow and may even bring your productivity to a screeching halt.
Many people work and live with high anxiety levels that fall well within range for a diagnosis. While it isn’t an accurate mental health term, the concept of high functioning anx...
Science & Kids: DIY Worm Farms & Compost
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Squirmy Science: Worm Farming with Kids
The natural world fascinates children, so why not turn their love of all things wriggly into a teachable moment? Creating a DIY worm farm is a cool project for teaching kids about the environment, from soil science and sustainability to animal care and container gardening. Still not convinced? It also hits the kids’ activity trifecta: inexpensive, easy, and screen-free.
While worm farming with kids sounds like a recipe...
Practicing meditation outside on your porch or deck
Guest blog by Hazel Bennet, a freelance writer and blogger.
Couples and individuals can feel overwhelmed by everything that goes into trying to conceive. All the questions, advice, medical terms, and appointments seem to alter life as you once knew it. It’s stressful and at times may feel like it’s too much to handle.
Sometimes, you need to take a step back and find something to relieve stress. It may be easier than you think, and it could also boost your fertility chances. Keep reading to le...
Business Blog Benefits: How Blogging Promotes a Positive Company Image
As our world continues to move toward a more socially conscious mindset, consumers are starting to question the ethics of organizations before doing business with them.v Clients want to know where a company stands on topics like environmentalism, diversity, and giving back to their community. Your stance on these issues can persuade customers to either support or boycott your business. Corporations often advocate for these things with popular hashtags and short posts on social media.
Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
Guest Blog by: Hazel Bennett
Bringing home a pet can be one of the most exciting moments for you, your family, and your animal. However, this transitional period can become stressful as your cat or dog adjusts to a new environment. Dealing with unfamiliar territory, excited kids, and other pets is often difficult for shelter animals.
Your pet may be coming from a harsh, or even scary former home. It's important to navigate these first few weeks with care so that you can ease their transition ...
Can Mind Mapping and Task Management Tools Help Manage Work Stress?
It’s an all-too-familiar scene. You’re at your desk, motivated to get things done, when suddenly worry seeps in. Thoughts about an upcoming meeting overwhelm you, and stress about a big project steals your focus. In this post, we look at the benefits of mind mapping and task management tools for relieving work-related stress, keeping you focused and productive.
Work-related stress keeps talented team members from accomplishing their tasks and leaves them unable to concentrate. Addressing work...
How to Find the Right Influencers for your Brand's Image
The advent of social media has made the digital world feel more closely tied with our real lives than ever before. Influencers have become an integral part of connecting with others and learning about new products and services. Using popular influencers to advertise your brand to their vast network of followers has become an effective digital marketing strategy.
Like any marketing plan, using influencers involves a lot of careful planning, research, and experimentation. And, while the most fa...
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In today’s fast-paced digital world, maintaining a clear and consistent voice in the crowded field of social media can be challenging. A solid social media presence keeps people informed about the latest news concerning your brand while also advertising your products or services. Additionally, it helps you engage with customers by responding to feedback and answering questions.
Perhaps the most pivotal element of our interconnected online world is how easily messages are spread, analyzed, and...
The Benefits of Adding a Home Improvement Blog to Your Construction Website
While your construction website may have the right template, graphics, and information, adding a home improvement blog can help you take your site to the next level. It may seem like an unnecessary time commitment, but creating an informative blog can benefit your business in several ways.
Kanban for Kids: Using Productivity Tools to Raise Resilient Children
As parents, we do our best to teach our kids the importance of hard work, responsibility, and perseverance. However, the hectic schedules that come with having a career and managing a household leave little time to impart these lessons. As a result, our kids may miss out on learning the values that are vital to their success as adults. This is where Kanban for kids can come in handy.
To make sure their kids develop these necessary character traits, busy parents can use tools like Kanban that ...
Summertime Safety for Your Pets
The summer months mean warm sun, cold drinks, and more time spent outdoors. Many pet owners view this as an opportunity to get outside with their furry, four-legged friends. Unfortunately, being outside in the hotter weather comes with some risks for pets, so owners need to take the proper steps to make sure their dog or cat is safe.
What Potential Dangers Does My Pet Face?
While our pets love to be outdoors where they can run, play, and explore, they don’t always know what’s best for them. A...
Reasons to Grow a Herb Garden Even On Your Balcony
Fresh herbs are one of the staples of down-home, holistic living. They can improve the taste of your food, keep your house clean and fragrant, and contribute to your homestead's overall health and happiness. If you still need convincing, here are a few details about the benefits of growing your balcony herb garden.
BALCONY HERB GARDEN BENEFITS
Every home needs a herb garden, even if you only have a balcony space, kitchen window or a porch to do so. Learn how to grow your own herb garden so th...
What Outdoor Learning Activities Can I Do With My Child?
Guest post by Hazel Bennett
When we think of healthy learning environments that allow homeschooled children to grow and thrive, our minds typically go to the classroom. More specifically, we think about traditional indoor classrooms. However, more and more evidence shows that nature and a child’s time spent in it significantly impact their brain development.
From fun, brain-stimulating activities that increase memory to much-need playtime and exercise, nature provides an array of important be...