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6 Ways to Keep Moving All Day Long

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | December 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

“Working vacation.” “Exact estimate.” “Jumbo shrimp.”

These are all examples of oxymorons: two words that are commonly used together, but that seem to contradict each other. And here’s our favorite: Active sitting.

The Advantage of Being a Food Snob

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | December 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

This time of year, people tend to go in one of two directions, eating-wise: Either they double down on their dedication to a healthy diet and forego every sugar cookie, candied pecan, and cheese plate they encounter—or they say some version of “screw it” and dive head first into the buttered mashed potatoes (or cookie platter).

It’s OK to Splurge

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | December 22nd, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Eating

It’s holiday time. Gifts. Food. Family. More food. Spirits. Studies have shown that, on average, people gain about a pound over the holidays, and overweight people tend to gain more. So while a pound doesn’t sound too bad, the fact is that that pound usually stays put and, over the years, those single pounds add up to five, eight and, eventually, ten-pound weight gains. That translates into a whole new wardrobe.

3 Tips to Balance the Holiday Season

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | December 15th, 2015 | 2 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga

It’s the holiday season. A wonderful time of year that somehow gets stressful and chaotic with all of the things to do, events to host as well as attend, and relationships to celebrate through gifts and time spent together.

Maintaining balance and letting go of the stress of the season is a practice of its own. Fortunately, with a little mindfulness, planning, and compassion, you can embrace the season feeling more refreshed, grateful, and happy.

Forgiveness and Moving On

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | December 7th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

When was the last time you felt really stuck? You couldn’t seem to get out a funk, let alone out of your sweatpants?

Podcasts to Educate Mind and Body

Lynda McCullough by Lynda McCullough | December 7th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness

I recently had a wonky thyroid reading, a high TSH that seemed to come out of nowhere. Luckily, a holistic physician’s assistant helped me address it through natural means. Still, surprised at this change in my body and feeling a need for more education, I turned to podcasts for their easy access and the fact that I could listen on the way to work. I was astounded by both the quality of information and the amount of new knowledge about thyroid, autoimmune, and Alzheimer’s disease and the role of nutrition in treating them.

You Need Yoga Now

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | November 24th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness, Inspirational Media, balance

The holidays are careening toward us again, whether we’re ready or not. It’s time to take a look at how we plan to take care of ourselves during the chaos. Let’s start with a few of the demands placed upon us. Although the list can be endless—shopping, parties, where will the money come from, baking, cleaning, entertaining, will Uncle Joe get drunk and ruin dinner—you have to carve out extra time for these chores.

Zen at the Airport

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | November 17th, 2015 | 3 Comments
topic: Detox, Eco Travel, Yoga

Everyone, even airport managers, recognizes the stress flying generates these days. In their quest to improve the customer experience, some of them have opened dedicated yoga rooms. Instead of striking the warrior pose in the waiting area amidst staring travelers, you now have a quiet space to center yourself.

Veggies and the WHO

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | November 12th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness

Learning to love—no, crave—the only non-controversial food group.

I was cooking up some turkey bacon for my kids’ breakfast when my husband read me the headline about the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to designate processed meat as a “Group 1 carcinogen” (that’s the same category as cigarettes). Up until that moment, I’d been pretty proud of the recent addition of bacon to our morning repertoire and was pleased to cut out carbs and replace them with “healthy” protein. Now I was throwing my hands up in frustration. Was I poisoning my children?

The Art of Forest Bathing

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | November 3rd, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir