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How often do you catch yourself yawning during the day? In 2020, Americans averaged 5.5 hours of sleep per night, far less than the 9 – 10 hours most humans require for optimal health. I know, I hear you. “I already have too much to do! How can I spare even one more...
Walking for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Walking for Body, Mind, and Spirit

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. -African proverb Three times I’ve joined a gym and then abandoned the membership after a couple of months. Some people thrive on scheduled classes and delight in watching the TVs blaring in the aerobics...
The Top 3 Natural Medicines for Autumn

The Top 3 Natural Medicines for Autumn

Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO As the nights grow longer and the days colder, we naturally turn inward and spend more time in quieter activities. In Scandinavia, people take out their favorite sweaters and speak of hygge, happiness that comes from closeness, having more...
Flu-Proof: 8 Steps to Boost Your Immune System

Flu-Proof: 8 Steps to Boost Your Immune System

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and that is particularly true in cold and flu season. Whether or not you “catch” a cold depends on the strength of the virus or bacteria and the health of your immune system. The intersection of these two major factors...
The Top Four Essential Oils for Calming Anxiety

The Top Four Essential Oils for Calming Anxiety

Anxiety can surface in our lives in a variety of ways, registering as muscle tension rising from the shoulders to the neck, a sinking feeling in the stomach, loss of appetite, or interrupted sleep.With so many people on “red alert” right now, you may recognize some of...