Health & Wellness

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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THE ABC’zzzz ON SLEEP

by Erin Kumpf Mmmm…there is nothing like waking up after a good night’s sleep, right?  That refreshed, ready-to-conquer-the-world feeling that propels us into the day with gusto.  Well, that is a dwindling luxury that most of us cannot afford due to normal life circumstances:  a demanding job, a late-night feeding for your newborn, or a task list a mile long

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Restorative Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

by Bridget Fujioka One of the most common causes of insomnia, or trouble falling and staying asleep, can be anxiety and stress. Taking some measures before going to bed can aid in getting a good night’s rest. Be sure to eliminate caffeinated drinks by 3pm. Other factors that can stimulate the body before sleep are cigarettes, television, and our mobile devices. Try to

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Harness the Energetics of Spring by Cleansing Inside and Out

by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.

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Compassion

by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and

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