What Will Life Be Like After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends?

What may change, what stays the same—and how to protect your health in a post-pandemic world Ah, pre-COVID days. When the word “mask” meant Halloween, “social distancing” sounded like an introvert’s party strategy, and “corona” was a cold beer (or Hemingway’s famous typewriter). That was then. This is now. It’s been a long road, and…

New Year’s Resolution Reboot

It’s not too late to get back on track with your broken resolution—or start a new one Think back to December 31. Remember all those big promises you made yourself? Less vodka, more veggies. Fewer carbs, more cardio. Less Facebook, more face-to-face. Oh, the guilt. If you’ve had trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolution,…

How to Boost your Immune System

Easy ways to support the immune system and keep yourself healthy You and a friend go to a party. You both hang out with someone who, it turns out, has a bad cold. A few days later, you’ve got a sore throat and a wastebasket full of Kleenex, while your friend stays healthy as a…

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress, 2020 Style

Stress levels and mental health issues can spike during the holiday season. Here’s how to make the holidays less stressful. Fights with a family member over politics. Maxed-out credit cards. Too much togetherness. Not enough togetherness. COVID-19 logistics. Welcome to holiday stressors, 2020 edition. We might tell ourselves to just relax and enjoy this special…

Cold, Flu, COVID-19, or Seasonal Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

The common cold, influenza or the flu, COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus, and seasonal allergies all share common symptoms.  How do you know the difference? The chart below illustrates common symptoms and their likelihood. If you think you are suffering from COVID-19, stay home, separate yourself from other people and pets, and call your health…

ZZZZ…Why You Need A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is our body’s opportunity to rest, restore, and recover from all the day’s events.  While we are sleeping there are numerous biological processes happening that prepare us for the next day. The brain stores and consolidates new information and gets rid of toxic waste Healthy brain function is supported by nerve cells communicating and…

5 Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

What is Stress? Stress is a normal part of everyday life.  It can come from your environment, your body or your thoughts.  It’s not necessarily driven by negative events or thoughts.  Positive changes such as a promotion, a new baby or a new house can create stress.  Stress is the body’s reaction to any change…

National CBD Day

It’s National CBD Day!August 8th has been designated National CBD Day by National Day Calendar. This is a day to celebrate and recognize the many benefits of CBD. About 20,000 news and media outlets follow National Day Calendar so you are sure to hear more about National CBD Day. What is CBD?CBD stands for cannabidiol,…

Healing Herbs for the Kitchen

A cook’s garden contains many ingredients that can be artfully combined to enhance our culinary experience. Not only can these common ingredients tantalize our taste buds, but they bring healthful, healing ingredients to our bodies. The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself and nature provides the resources to allow the body to…

June – Celebrating Our Fathers and Our Flag

June is Men’s Health Month. It is also the month when we celebrate our fathers with Father’s Day on June 21st and Flag Day on June 14th. This year it seems especially significant that we should be commemorating men’s health, our father’s and our flag at this time. Recognizing the Men in Our Lives It…

Mindful May

We’ve all heard the term mindful, but what is does it mean to be mindful? Mindfulness is defined as a “mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the moment, aware of where…

50 Years of Mobilizing for the Environment – Earth Day 2020

For 50 years, April 22nd has marked the celebration of Earth Day.  An international event bringing attention to and building awareness of the planet that we live on.  Pollution, climate change, endangered species and other environmental issues have been brought to the forefront of the conversation with the celebration of Earth Day and Earth Week….