Northeast Wisconsin
March 2017

March 2017

As I write this on what is most typically a snow-filled and chilly day in mid-February (it’s no secret we work ahead at Nature’s Pathways), it is instead 60 degrees and sunny.

It’s as if Mother Nature has given us a head start on all the spring season brings. Crystal M Hill from Yoga Elements captures that perfectly in her article on page 20: “March 20 marks the spring equinox. This signifies the first official day of spring and the moment the sun crosses the equator. It is common to celebrate this date as a time for cleansing and rebirth.”

Spring is like a reset button — whether it is a resurgence in the motivation you need to keep your New Year’s resolutions going, the start of new goals or simply a wakeup call for your attitude.

The sentiment also coincides perfectly with our cover story this month. The Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy, S.C. believes genuinely in their mission to provide a different experience for their patients, one that is the epitome of a reawakening: to know there is always hope.

Here’s to keeping optimism at the center of our lives this spring!

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Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 small) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 3 whole chipotle peppers, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder Salt and pepper to taste…
Although it may not seem like it — especially here in northern Wisconsin — honey bees are ramping up in March. They are flying on warmer days, foraging and “cleansing” flights. What could they possibly be foraging you ask? It’s a tough world out there but they manage to find…
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I have a passion for nutrition and helping you stay healthy. I have written many articles about my passion for health over the last two years. But I have another passion, which started 40 years ago: helping poor and low-income working families put clothes on their backs. I got the…
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