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Kristen Boye

Kristen Boye is the editor of Rethink:Rural and the owner of Holistic Writing Concepts---a copy and content writing company specializing in the natural health and green living markets. Kristen lives with her husband (a natural product formulator and herb cultivation enthusiast), two children, and various wildlife in beautiful rural Western North Carolina. Visit her online at: www.holisticwritingconcepts.com

Recent Posts

How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

The health benefits of having a pet are becoming widely known. But, did you know farm animals can also play a unique role in preserving your...

7 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Pie and Cheesecake)

Got extra pumpkin to use up? Health writer and chef, Kristen Boye, shares her favorite outside-the-box ideas for preparing this versatile fall...

15 Fun Summer Activities for Kids—Country Style!

Don’t let the last few weeks of summer be a bore! Help inspire your children’s natural creativity with these fun country-style summer activities

How a Soil Scientist Creates a Low-Maintenance Garden in the South

We interview an expert in soil science to help you craft the garden of your dreams, even if you don't have a green thumb.

5 Ways Gardening Fights Aging and Increases Your Lifespan

Research shows gardening can boost your heart health, reduce stress and strengthen your brain!

How Homesteading Helped This Man Beat Stage 3 Cancer

At age 39, Harold Thornbro—husband, father of three, business owner and seemingly healthy individual—was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

How Homesteading Creates Healthier Families—An Interview with “The Thrifty Homesteader,” Deborah Niemann

People turn to homesteading for a variety of reasons: to be more self-sufficient, because they love animals, to make a side-income on their...

How to Start a Successful Airbnb in the Country, from Scratch

Have you dreamed of designing and renting out a country retreat through a popular site like Airbnb.com? One family shares how they made their...

Bella Vista Farm—Creating Community, Herbal Elixirs and Empowered Health in Monroe, GA

Anne-Marie Bilella went from working as a nail tech to making a living baking breads and selling medicinal herbs.

Get Ready to Ditch and Switch! A Step-By-Step Guide to Detoxifying Your Country Home

The average person spends 90 percent of their time indoors, so it's important to ensure what's inside your house is safe for your body.