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May 2018

May 2018

Snow is swirling, wind is gusting and there’s an already huge drift blocking the majority of the window as we put finishing touches on this issue of Nature’s Pathways — and yes, I’m talking about May. Mid-April brought a record-breaking blizzard to our area and while we’re no strangers to…
5.4 million. According to skincancer.org, it’s the number of skin cancer cases treated in the U.S. in 2012. And it’s estimated that 178,560 cases of melanoma specifically will be diagnosed in 2018. Of the three most common types of skin cancer — melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma…
Most of you have probably heard the excitement and buzz around building and living in a tiny home. While most of us aren’t planning on moving into a tiny house anytime soon, we can apply tiny living concepts to our life to reduce our environmental impact and energy footprint in…
Trust: An unwavering reliance on the character, ability or strength of someone or something. Revocable: Capable of being cancelled. I’m sorry, what? You want me to put all my most valuable assets into something called “revocable trust”? So the lawyer marketing people had a bad day that day. But don’t…
Contemplating a garden this year? Calendula will steal your heart with its gorgeous orange and yellow blossoms and its low maintenance growing status. No herb or vegetable garden, large or small, should be without calendula. Also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, calendula officinalis is native to Eurasia and…
As we all look forward to spring, one big thing comes to mind at my household: gardening! My husband was dreaming of this year’s garden last summer, as every year it seems our garden grows bigger and bigger with different varieties of vegetables. However, along with gardening can come stress…
“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Trust. Take a moment and notice what just happened in your mind and body when you read the word trust. Loaded and layered, right?! It might have opened up Pandora’s proverbial box of issues and triggers around trusting self; your…
Aurora’s Apothecary’s retail location is at 1607 N Richmond St in Appleton. They have been in Appleton for over a year. Before having a store in the big city, they were selling in Morrison, Wisconsin out of an old stone General Store. This location is still their headquarters where they…
Turn your watermelon into something new and delicious this grilling season! Ingredients Yield: 8 pieces 2 (2-inch) slices watermelon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped Salt, to taste Instructions Cut each watermelon round into 4 pieces, for a total of 8 pieces*.…
We all look forward to birthdays, especially when we are younger. You never forget starting school at age five, getting a driver’s license at 16, and voting for the first time after your 18th birthday. Each birthday brings new opportunities to learn, grow and take charge of our lives as…
There is a lot to be said about solar and the long-term value it provides as an investment. Solar is, simply put, an appliance. But if you look further, it’s an appliance that “pays you back,” delivers a return on investment and appreciates in value. Ask yourself, “What’s the internal…
When life gets busy and chaotic it can be easy to put off things that you know deep down inside you shouldn’t. For me, that was scheduling my regular dental checkup. I’ve been even more conscientious about my health lately, so when I realized I was overdue, I decided to…
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