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Mindful Monday: Himalayan salt lamps basic tips

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Have you been wondering what is the story on Himalayan salt lamps? Well, here are a few reasons people use Himalayan salt lamps, how they work, where to find salt lamps locally, and how to place them in your home or office.

Let’s start with how Himalayan salt lamps work:

A basic science lesson will help. All matter is made up of molecules which are made up of particles. These particles have different “charges” which can be negative (electrons), positive (protons) or no charge (neutrons). Our homes often have a lot of positive ions floating around.

These positive ions can have poor effects on our body. As a Himalayan salt lamp heats up it attracts and absorbs water molecules as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying and positive ions. As the process continues, the water evaporates back into the air and the other particles such as dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander, mold, and mildew remain locked in the salt! In addition, the salt lamp expels negative ions which have good health benefits for us.

Reasons to use Himalayan salt lamps:
1. Reduces allergies
2. Cleanses & deodorizes the air
3. Boosts energy levels
4. Enhances mood
5. Improves sleep

Where to find salt lamps locally:
1. Mountain Mystic, 215 South St B, Front Royal, VA 22630
2. Better Thymes, 417 South St, Front Royal, VA 22630
3. Walmart / Target – may or may not have in stock, but you can order online.

Where to place salt lamps:
Place your salt lamps in the rooms you use the most. Also, set them in rooms where you have electronics. Electronics are one of the biggest positive ion producing sources in your home or office. You will find there are different sizes of salt lamps available for purchase. A general rule to consider is 1 lb of Himalayan salt crystal will cleanse the air in approximately a 4′ x 4′ area.

Resources for this article: Wikipedia, naturallivingideas.com
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Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC
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Pet of the Month: Luke’s Furry Friends – Jackson!

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF WARREN COUNTY

Meet Jackson, a 7-8 year old Norwegian Ridgeback mix who has been chosen for our February Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. Jackson is house trained and knows a few commands like sit & paw! He is good with children, but not other animals. Last year Jackson was the recipient of a special ear surgery. The Humane Society sponsored (thanks to donations) this surgery due to the number of ear infections this handsome guy was experiencing. We would all love to see Jackson find a wonderful forever home!

Jackson is current on all of his shots and is already neutered. Adoption fee is sponsored this month. Stop out and take some time to visit with Jackson. You never know, he might be a perfect fit for you or your family! Be sure to give him a few minutes to settle down after he first meets you. He is full of so much excitement but will calm down quickly, melting into your lap! (If I didn’t already have a house full of animals, I would have let Jackson follow me out to my car and hop in like he wanted to. – Jen)

 

Humane Society of Warren County

www.humanesocietywarrencounty.com
1245 Progress Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-4734


At NextHome Realty Select, you might have noticed our furry dog mascot Luke! Because of our connection to the canine world, a partnership with the Humane Society of Warren County seems like a naturally perfect idea! Learn more about Luke here: www.nexthome.com/portfolio/luke

What to expect: Every month we will highlight a new animal at the Humane Society of Warren County who is available for adoption. The adoption fee and the neuter/spay fee will be sponsored for the Pet of the Month.


Adoption fee sponsored by:

Spay/Neuter fee sponsored by:

  • Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent
    Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
    540-635-3336
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Warren County Market Report – January 2019

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Watch this video for a quick summary of Warren County real estate for January 2019. Charts demonstrate the changes in the market, so be sure to click play!

In general summary:

  1. Volume is down. Less homes on the market and less closings compared to January 2018.
  2. Median Sold Price closed at $224,000 for January 2019 which is up compared to January 2018. However the month of December 2018 closed out with a median sold price of $267,450.
  3. Days on Market – down to 69 compared to 106 in 2018!

*If you would like a copy of this report emailed to you, please just send your request to Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

Resource: 2019 Market Stats by ShowingTime
MRIS: Statistics calculated February 6, 2019

Jennifer Avery, Realtor for NextHome Realty Select
BPOR, SRS, CNE, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | 540-683-0790
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA
www.jenaveryrealtor.com 

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Students from the middle school MORE Program help support the Thermal Shelter this week

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Photo and video by MORE students and Jennifer Avery, Jenspirations.

The host location for this past week was the Front Royal Presbyterian Church. One special church volunteer actually spent her birthday preparing food at the shelter and shared her birthday cake with guests!

The MORE Program (after school program for Warren County and Skyline Middle School students) took a turn preparing dinner for the shelter on one of the nights. They also decorated paper bags for the shelter guests to use for their packed lunches. Included in each bag was an inspirational note. The kids have been working on a similar project (Project Positive through the I’m Just Me Movement) for fellow students. It was great to see them realize, grownups can use a positive thought too!

 

Interested in donating? Donations can be sent on PayPal using ThermalShelterofFR@gmail.com or checks can be mailed to PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630.

Follow the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal on Facebook for more information.

The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal has a wish list set up on Amazon.com! Keep an eye on the list for updates. Type in Thermal Shelter in the search tab for lists or click on this link.

Items can be shipped to: PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630


* Jennifer Avery, Realtor with NextHome Realty Select is willing to donate a portion of her real estate sales commission to help the Thermal Shelter keep their doors open. All referrals who wish to be a part of this giveback effort, please call 540-683-0790 or email jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

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Are you protecting your data with multi-factor authentication?

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Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication whenever you can including on your network, banking websites, and even social media. It adds an additional layer of protection to ensure that even if your password does get stolen, your data stays protected.

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 5 Small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year.
  • 81% Of all breaches happen to small and medium sized businesses.
  • 97% Of breaches could have been prevented with today’s technology.

CLICK HERE to download a free eBook (10 Hidden IT Risks You Should Know About)

 

Nathan Scott
Queen Consulting & Technologies
201 E Main St #1C | Front Royal, VA 22630
540-692-6152  |  www.queencontech.com

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Thermal Shelter – open extra hours during the cold snap

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Watch this video to hear a few words from church volunteers about what the experience of hosting the Thermal Shelter means to them. The second interview is of two guests who explain the Thermal Shelter is more than just a warm bed.

Special thanks to Riverton United Methodist Church this past week for allowing the doors of the Thermal Shelter to open early on those brutal cold days. Many Thermal Shelter guests were able to keep warm and safe in otherwise dangerous outdoor conditions.

Interested in donating? Donations can be sent on PayPal using ThermalShelterofFR@gmail.com or checks can be mailed to PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630.

Follow the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal on Facebook for more information. The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal has a wish list set up on Amazon.com! Keep an eye on the list for updates. Type in Thermal Shelter in the search tab for lists or click on this link: www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist

Items can be shipped to: PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630

* Jennifer Avery, Realtor with NextHome Realty Select is willing to donate a portion of her real estate sales commission to help the Thermal Shelter keep their doors open. All referrals who wish to be a part of this giveback effort, please call 540-683-0790 or email jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

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A night at the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal

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The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal has been in full swing this winter since December 22nd serving our local area. This year they are fortunate enough to have a trailer to help move supplies from each location after their stay. They also are so excited to have a donated van that provides transportation for the guests each day.

In this video we captured a few moments of “A night at the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal.” This evening the host location was Dynamic Life. Be sure to watch to the end! A few of the volunteers and guests smile and laugh as they do the chicken dance as a penalty for losing at the card game UNO.

 

Feel a call to serve and get involved? At the moment, one of the biggest needs is funding. Every evening there are 2 paid trained night managers on duty, which is the biggest expense. Donations can be sent on PayPal using ThermalShelterofFR@gmail.com or checks mailed to PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630. Currently there is a 7K challenge to help the shelter remain open through the end of March. Follow the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal on Facebook for more information.

The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal has a wish list set up on Amazon.com! Keep an eye on the list for updates. Type in Thermal Shelter in the search tab for lists or click HERE.

Items can be shipped to: PO Box 454 Front Royal, Va 22630

*Jennifer Avery, Realtor with NextHome Realty Select is willing to donate a portion of her real estate sales commission to help the Thermal Shelter keep their doors open.  All referrals who wish to be a part of this giveback effort, please call 540-683-0790 or email jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

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