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fall is here… get in sync with nature!

Did you get caught in the rain this weekend?! I know I did, and it was reminder that fall is in the air. Yes, my friends… Summer has officially come to an end with today (September 22) marking the first day of Fall.We all know what that means… season premiers, football, and pumpkin pie! As a kid I used to dread Fall sinceit meant “back to school” as an adult however I’ve grown to appreciate the nourishment of this harvest season. As you know from my seasonal newsletters and articles I’m always learning from the greatest teacher of all… NATURE.Continue Reading >>

Celebrate Summer

   Today marks the longest day of the year and the shortest night, also known as midsummer. We have come full circle from the journey started 6 months ago at the Winter Solstice. Take a moment today to celebrate! You may be wondering… celebrate what? We often get lost in thinking that “celebrations” have to be huge milestones in life and in the process overlook the events that occur every day, I’m guilty of it myself. Solstice literally means “standing of the sun”; it’s quite humbling when I see it that way.  I think, wow – if the strongest ballContinue Reading >>

Recipe: Bok Choy Apple Slaw

Summer is here, what are you craving? If you’re like most primal beings you naturally crave more fresh and raw foods. These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense, high-energy food because we get so much energy from being outside in the fresh air and sunshine. There is no better season than summer to have fun creating your own fresh, tasty, creative salad combinations. By simply tossingContinue Reading >>

Part 1: Spring Cleansing

The clocks have changed, the days are getting longer, and suddenly you find yourself with an urge to clean out the closets and get organized, strange? Not the least bit. You’re mind and body are in tune with nature and the changes taking place all around you. Today marks the Spring Equinox also known as the first day of spring! It is a time of rebirth, and  renewal. Our primal instinct tells us to purge the stagnation from the Winter heaviness and get a little lighter and clearer. Our new age minds tell us to clear out the closets, packContinue Reading >>

Nutritional Tanning

Spring is just around the corner with the days getting longer and the skirts getting shorter. I walked into a store the other day bundled in my scarf and jacket and found myself surrounded by shorts, skirts and bathing suits… it’s only March but the summer preparations have begun. A number of industries are driven by the summer sun one of which being the tanning industry. I can’t speak from personal experience since I’m usually hanging out in the shade trying to ration my sun time so I can make it through the summer without turning into burnt toast butContinue Reading >>