Do We Pick Our Personalities?

  By Danica Thornberry While walking home from school last week my six year old asked me, “Mama, Do we pick our personalities?” My response to her was “Well, I don’t know about that, but I believe that when we are spirits deciding to come into...

Why Wear Green In March?

By Julie Grados, Acupuncture Intern While preparing for acupuncture exams, I stepped outside for some fresh air. I was struck by all the green around me. As I absorbed the healthy energy of so many green plants, I pondered the connection between green, springtime and...

Haircut = Spiritual Crisis?

It’s funny how we can go from feeling confident in one moment to questioning every aspect of ourselves, mere seconds later. I think it took about 2 minutes for my hairstylist of five years to follow through on my request to give me 5 extra minutes in the morning...

Restore Important Minerals With This Simple Winter Recipe

The New Year typically brings abundant energy, as everyone is optimistic about improving their lives and reaching goals. It’s a great, almost manic time for many people. Ah, if only we didn’t have to use so much of this new energy reconciling the toxic...
6 Ways to Find Balance During The Holiday Season

6 Ways to Find Balance During The Holiday Season

One of the challenges we face in our society is that our holiday season schedules hardly ever mesh with the natural rhythm of the season. Winter should generally be a time for rest and restoration. Temperatures grow cooler and daylight hours lessen, suggesting that we...

Managing Our Expectations

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. When I was younger, it was always the same small gathering of three – my mom, my brother, and me; regardless, each year my mom would prepare enough food for 15 people. The other 364 days of the year she was too overworked, tired or...
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