Northeast Wisconsin
March 2018

March 2018

Tomorrow is a new day, a new beginning... We’ve all heard the above phrase before. If not verbatim, in some fashion. It’s the belief that every single day, each moment, there’s the potential for a fresh start. When I think of that in the terms of our seasons, spring is…
When it comes to someone’s dream — an aspiration; goal; aim — there’s usually a whimsical aspect, something that makes it so significant and worth wishing for that it’s catapulted into a category of its own. When it is said to come true, it can also symbolize that it wasn’t…
We live in an area where having a great looking lawn has its challenges. The seasons are awesome, and in Wisconsin, we see our fair share of each of them. With spring just around the corner, our thoughts turn toward spending more time outdoors in nature. Much of that outdoor…
I first became enthused with nutrition and alternative medicine in 1972 when I listened daily to Adelle Davis on our local KFIZ radio station. Few know of her legacy today; however, she was the most famous nutritionist of the postwar decades. Adelle helped to shape Americans’ eating habits and their…
“Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,preserved our landscape and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.” —James H. Douglas, Jr. Another month has gone by and we are getting closer to the day when…
Most of us have probably heard of the term “wellness.” What does it really mean? Wellness can be defined as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. Wellness includes so much more than just eating nutritious foods and exercising. Wellness…
Health insurance planning in retirement begins for many of us as we approach age 65. This is also true if we want to keep working. At age 65, we are entitled to Medicare, a government sponsored health insurance program that has been around since July 1, 1966. Medicare Part A…
There is transformation going on that is picking up speed! A variety of spiritual schools of thought, and now science as well, have been using a range of methods to make the shift from living in the brain to residing in the heart. These methods include meditation, yoga, breath work,…
The value of a solar electric system is in the eye of the buyer. Some buyers are most interested in the environmental benefits of solar. Others place the highest value on the energy security of solar. Certainly, both of these bring value to the solar electric system owner. But in…
In honor of February being National Heart Month, I scheduled a vascular screening for the first time. I heard about a new procedure to help heart patients called External Counterpulsation (ECP) and went to Heart Failure Survival Center of America’s (HFSCA) Appleton location to see if I qualified as a…
Many of us seem to be familiar with cooking with olive oil and its many health benefits, and maybe you’re also familiar with its use in cosmetic products, but did you know that the leaf of the olive tree also has a wide range of health benefits? The leaf is…
Most yoga practices consist of physical exercises and poses combined with breathing techniques, and it seems like everywhere you turn, there is a new way to participate: yoga and beer, yoga with cats and even yoga with goats. While these are fun and different ways to get people involved in…
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