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Soaking Up Summer’s Splendor

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson   Like a carnival of color and activity, the Summer season sweeps in bringing luxurious growth, abundance and vigorous activity in the natural world!  In this time of warmth and plenty we also are invited to maximize our own […]

Spring Into Life!

Spring, glorious spring! … a time when the stored energy of winter rises up and bursts forth in a fantastic array of green shoots and colorful flowers. As animals awaken from their long winter naps or move on to summer territories we are also invited to awaken and begin a new season of growth! In […]

The Power of Breath

  To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life. – Thich Nhat Hanh   “When one gives undivided attention to the vital breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of pliancy, he can become as a […]

Restoration: Winter’s Invitation

“IN WINTER THE BARE BOUGHS THAT SEEM TO SLEEP WORK COVERTLY, PREPARING FOR THEIR SPRING.”  -Rumi The thought of Winter might bring to mind images of still and snowy landscapes, relaxing days on skis and skates or perhaps a bear slumbering away in the safety of its den. In nature, Winter is a season of […]

Creating Healthy Habits That Stick!

A new year is here, ripe with fresh opportunities to cultivate changes for a more balanced and vibrant life. Why is this important to consider?   Research indicates that what we think about and how we spend our time determines who we will become. In other words, the daily choices we make and habits we […]

EATING FOR AUTUMN: OPTIMIZING LUNG AND LARGE INTESTINE HEALTH

EATING FOR AUTUMN: OPTIMIZING LUNG AND LARGE INTESTINE HEALTH Ah… autumn is in full swing which means changing leaves, cool, crisp days and all the pumpkin spice you can handle. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the season of autumn is an opportunity to intentionally nourish and detoxify the lungs and large intestine.  And whew! […]

A Clean Sweep: Practical Tips for Home Detox

In last month’s post we explored ways that you can minimize your toxic load with an overhaul of personal care products. This month we’ll expand on that journey by identifying common toxins found in homes and discuss ways that you can protect and enrich the health of your family and the environment. WHY DOES IT […]

Cleaning Up Your Personal Care Products

COULD THAT “CLEAN” SMELL OR LOOK THAT YOU LOVE ACTUALLY BE MUCH “DIRTIER” THAN YOU WOULD THINK? Most of us have a daily routine that includes at least a few personal care products such as deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, cosmetics and perhaps perfume or cologne. The question is: have you ever really looked at the […]

What’s the Problem with Plastic?

   What’s the Problem with Plastic? Plastics have become a ubiquitous part of life and you’ve likely heard at least some rumblings about their health hazards. You may already be on a mission to kick all species of plastic to the curb or you may be blissfully unaware of the effects of that plastic bag […]