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Blogs are where BFC team members are sharing in their personal development. Try something new or indulge in your passion – it is all about living a healthier and happier life.

Your Own Potager Garden

What is a potager garden? A potager garden literally translates ‘for the soup pot’. Vegetables, fruits, and both medicinal and edible herbs are grown together with the main incentive to feed the family. These traditional kitchen gardens date back to France nearly a thousand years ago when it was common …

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How to Be an Inspiring Leader

Originally posted on Written by Eric Garton When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights. Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring …

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Learn About Thyme

Learn interesting facts about thyme! The ancient Egyptians used thyme in their rituals, the ancient Greeks — as an incense in the temples. Thyme, however, achieved its fame in Europe because of the Romans, who believed eating thyme before a meal is a protection from poison. The Assyrians and Armenians …

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Standing Up for Office Health (in Russian)

On June 29, Mariusz Szczepanowski, an experienced mountain survival expert, martial arts coach, and wellbeing consultant, hosted a BFC.Green Talk on staying active and healthy in an office setting. The risks of long periods of sitting are well established, but everyday millions of people around the world find themselves constrained …

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Social Gardening: Improving Student Outcomes Through Food Education

Leigh Marwick, an education professional based in New York, speaks about her experience leading a food education and gardening initiative. The programme aims to impart students with skills which both improve individual learning outcomes and deepen the strength of their community. Leigh will share insights into getting teenagers interested in …

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Exercises to Improve Your Vision

With a quality eye exercise program, you may be surprised how quickly your eyesight improves! Flexing This is a simple warm-up exercise which stretches your extra ocular muscles. It gets you out of the habit of just staring 30-60 cm in front of your face which is what most people …

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Plant of the week: Lavender

Lavender is our plant of the week! It is native to Mediterranean region and has been known for ages. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt used lavender for cosmetic purposes, and the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Persia used it as herbal medicine. Lavender’s name comes from the Latin word “lavare” (to …

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5 Breathing Techniques to Relax

Equal Breathing How it’s done: Balance can do a body good, beginning with the breath. To start, inhale for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four (all through the nose, which adds a natural resistance to the breath). Got the basic pranayama down? More advanced yogis …

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Going Barefoot is Best for Kids

Studies conclude that shoes cause foot weakness and deformity in children and are not even beneficial in the corrective sense. Shoes cause loss of foot mobility and significantly alter a child’s natural walking pattern. Do children need shoes for arch support and foot protection? If they do wear shoes, what …

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