Health & Wellness

What Meditation Isn’t

by Lola Rephann Meditation is a word that has been often mis-used in our modern Western society. It’s sometimes used to mean daydreaming, thinking intently about something, or contemplation, but meditation actually is none of these things. Meditation is a specific technique for resting the mind. Even “rest” in our society is often misconstrued. We think “rest” is sitting in

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How to Preserve and Persevere in the Winter Months

by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.)  We are now deep into to winter.  Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and

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How Thai Massage Can Help Us Reclaim Our Right to Touch

by Lola Rephann Our culture has some serious baggage around the word “massage,” and when you stop to examine why, is it any wonder? It’s a standard canard in sit-coms, a bad joke implying intimate possibilities when someone creepy tries to pick up cute guy/girl by promising a “massage” to help them relieve stress from all that work or studying.

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Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)

By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.”  ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights.  Welcome, autumn.  Its been a while since we’ve seen

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Getting Self-Situated

Written by Lindsey Rozmes Remember those candies, Gobstoppers? We’re just like them: many layers, many flavors. We often hear the expression, “beauty is only skin deep,” but when it comes to our health, most of us put our focus primarily on that outside layer and neglect the inside. When it comes to wellness, we can’t just work with that outermost

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5 Reasons Why Forrest Yoga is So Different (and So Awesome) and Why You Should Try It

by Lola Rephann If the first time you ever heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga” you pictured people doing yoga in trees, you are definitely not alone. If you’ve never heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga,” that’s great! You don’t have any pre-conceived notions about it, unless the previous sentence now has you picturing yourself doing yoga in a forest. Anyway,

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