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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...
Recipe for Catching a Cold

Recipe for Catching a Cold

Although we refer to “catching” a cold, the truth is that we are surrounded by viruses all the time. Whether or not the viruses take hold in our bodies depends on two major factors: How virulent (“strong”) the virus is How weakened our immune system is The following...
Winter to Spring: Post Traumatic Growth

Winter to Spring: Post Traumatic Growth

Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO The snow has had its way with the structures in the neighborhood – an arch festooned with grape vines lies splintered in a neighbor’s yard; the metal gutter on our garage is twisted back on itself, torn from its moorings and bent under the...
Five Essential Oils for Peaceful Sleep

Five Essential Oils for Peaceful Sleep

Do you ever have restless nights when you toss and turn for hours and finally fall asleep an hour before the alarm goes off? Do you fall asleep easily but then wake repeatedly through the night – from night sweats, the urge to empty your bladder, and/or disturbing...
Intimacy for Single Women

Intimacy for Single Women

For approximately half of my adult life I have lived alone and half in relationship with a partner. I have found gifts both living alone and sharing a home with a partner. Living as a single women does not necessarily mean living without intimacy or sexual pleasure....
Which Fitness App is Best for You?

Which Fitness App is Best for You?

Sticking to diet, fitness or other wellness goals can be made simpler by using some of the many popular apps on the market. A well-designed app can help you stay motivated, track progress, and provide reinforcement for even the smallest successes. With thousands of...
Child of Light

Child of Light

  Years ago my Vipassana meditation teacher read us a fable about a dying monastery. The villagers no longer visited the sanctuary, and the monks quarreled among themselves. The brick walls of the monastery crumbled from years of neglect. The monks hired a...