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    Preparing To Hike The Continental Divide: One Woman’s Journey

Preparing To Hike The Continental Divide: One Woman’s Journey

How do you prepare for a 3000-mile hike? It’s a monstrous endeavor, indeed, and after nearly 5000 miles of backpacking, I’ve learned that as much goes into the preparation as the execution.
The scope of my upcoming adventure is to hike the length of the continental divide from Canada to Mexico. Depending on the route […]

Adaptogens And Exercise

Now that we are in spring it’s time to get outside and play, and there’s an increasingly popular class of herbs, called adaptogens, which can boost your performance. Though it’s only recently that adaptogens are getting their moment in the health limelight, the use of these herbs is not new, particularly to cultures like […]

Healthy Daily Detoxification

Spring has just begun and our minds naturally turn to cleaning, both for our physical spaces and for our bodies. After a season spent mostly indoors, we yearn for sunlight, movement, and fresh food.
Though our bodies are built for detoxification, we are exposed to an unprecedented number of toxins. This includes herbicides, pesticides, air […]

Herbs For All Stages Of A Woman’s Life

Herbs are a beautiful complement to help women gracefully move through life’s different stages.  Along with food and mindfulness, herbs can be safe, effective and powerful support for your health.

The herbs discussed here support women’s health through the challenges that come at different times of the month, the year, and throughout life. While herbs […]

Seven Simple Tips To Improve Your Digestion

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said that “All disease begins in the gut.” This oft-cited maxim still holds true, especially in modern times when so many factors are impacting our microbiomes, our digestion, and our overall gut health.

Improving and maintaining strong digestion is essential for robust health. Healthy digestion is responsible for optimal […]

Supporting Your Immune System

Your immune system is the quiet hero, operating in the background to deal with threats of all magnitude, from cuts and scrapes to increased toxin exposure and chronic stress. Building and maintaining a strong immune system is critical to its optimal function. Try using the following lifestyle and diet tips to increase your immunity.
Stress […]

Increasing Attention & Focus

Increasingly digitized lifestyles have led to our attention spans being a mere eight seconds, according to a recent study by Canadian researchers. However, the importance of developing focus is key to not only doing substantive creative work, but also for being present with those we care about. Increase your attention span and ability to […]

Five Natural Soothers for Sunburn

Ahh, summertime — cookouts, swimming, long days spent outside, and as is often the case, sunburn. As much as we try to avoid it, most of us are familiar with the red, painful skin of a sunburn. Use these natural soothers for quick relief!
A limited amount of time in the sun supports vitamin D […]

Natural Remedies for Insect Bites & Stings

Summer is here in all its glory and for many of us that means more time spent outside. As any gardener or outdoor enthusiast knows, it’s likely just a matter of time until you have an unpleasant encounter with an insect that bites or stings. The effect can range from slight annoyance to infections and […]

Herbs & Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Stress

It seems that nearly everyone faces unprecedented demands on their time. We all have several roles we play, each with a different set of expectations, whether that’s at work, with our families, in our social lives, or elsewhere. It can be all too easy to over-commit, and when that happens, stress can quietly (or […]