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Kingly Giving and Receiving

Kingly Giving and Receiving

In my early twenties I lived at the Findhorn Foundation, an educational center in the north of Scotland. Each December community members gathered to place their names in a hat for a game of “Angels and Mortals.” We each secretly drew one name from the hat, and that...
Concierge Medicine: What It Is & What It Can Do For You

Concierge Medicine: What It Is & What It Can Do For You

Origin and Etymology of “Concierge” French, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, alteration of Latin conservus fellow slave, from com- + servus slave (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Are you tired of going to the doctor and walking out...
8 Most Common Food Allergens

8 Most Common Food Allergens

8 MOST COMMON FOOD ALLERGIES Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt, cottage cheese, etc.) Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts, like walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, brazil nuts, and pecans Soy Wheat and other grains with gluten, including barley, rye, and oats. Finned fish (e.g. tuna, salmon,...
Essential Oils for Mature Skin

Essential Oils for Mature Skin

Skin begins to “mature” as soon as you see tiny wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. For some women, that can be as early as 25 years old. Essential oils are tremendous allies in maintaining and restoring skin health. External applications alone, though, cannot...
Winter Solstice in Scotland

Winter Solstice in Scotland

Living in Scotland for three years, I came to understand the Celts’ passion for building stone circles. The dramatic changes in light through the wheeling circle of the year were worthy of marking with awe, respect, relief, and celebration. Working full-time as a...

Finding True North: Your Roadmap to Health

Are you interested in being healthy? Most people say,”Of course!” Over time, though, I’ve learned that not everyone is interested in being healthy. Some never have been interested in being healthy, and never will be. Others begin the journey and then...

Tips for Staying Healthy: Cold and Flu Season

Far from being a passive victim snagged by viruses and bacteria, you can significantly reduce your chances of becoming ill by cultivating health during cold and flu season. Just as bugs tend to attack weakened plants in the garden, so do bacteria and viruses...