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Sleep And Immunity

Could a lack of sleep be impacting the strength of your immune system? Folk wisdom has long promoted the belief that “sleep helps the body heal.” Over the past 15 years, a  growing body of research has accumulated supporting the popular wisdom that sleep regulates the immune system and enhances immune defense.
One mechanism […]

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Recovering After You Exercise

Your sports recovery habits are just as important as your active training time if you want to get the most out of your fitness routine. During your workout, you break down muscle tissue, deplete glycogen, and stress the body. In order to repair, rebuild, and grow new muscle, you need proper recovery, so you […]

Staying Fit At Home

Wondering how to stay fit from home? When you can’t hit the gym or attend your normal exercises classes, it’s helpful to have an effective strategy for maintaining your fitness in a small space, with little-to-no equipment.
Daily movement supports a healthy immune system, boosts mood, mitigates stress, and increases mental focus, just to name […]

The Connection Between Happiness And Health

Can cultivating happiness actually make you healthier?
According to well-established research on the connection between the mind and body, the answer is a resounding Yes! Research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology indicates that our mood and life outlook have significant impacts on our physical health. Reduced happiness not only results from poor health, but is […]

Seven Ways To Increase Happiness In Your Life

Can cultivating happiness actually make you healthier?
According to well-established research on the connection between the mind and body, the answer is a resounding Yes! Research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology indicates that our mood and life outlook has a significant impact on our physical health. Reduced happiness not only results from poor health, but […]

My Greatest Lesson From Hiking The Continental Divide

Between June 17 and September 23 of 2019, I hiked roughly 2800 miles from Canada to Mexico, alone, along the Continental Divide Trail.
As I’ve reintegrated back into “real life,” I’ve been processing the many lessons that were birthed during this time of deep solitude spent in nature. The lessons are many, and they include […]

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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 […]