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May 2013

May 2013

Ah, the natural beauty of the flowers that May brings! (They are a sight for sore eyes considering the “interesting” weather of the last two months here in Wisconsin.) Believe it or not, studies have been done that show the positive impact flowers have on emotional health. What better excuse to surround yourself in nature’s blooms?

… or you can share the joy with that special woman in your life. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are moms! We celebrate all of you who have risen to the challenge. My dear mother turns 90 next month – and she’s still healthy and living independently. What a treasure!

May is also National Mental Health Month, so I encourage you to take some time to become more aware of the enormity of this issue and take note of the many resources available in your community. If you are facing times of personal challenge and stress, ask for help in making positive lifestyle choices before mental health issues develop or get out of hand. Happily, negative attitudes about mental health are subsiding and there is growing support for people who may be suffering!

We have some great healthy living articles to share this month. Don Neviaser educates us about the power of positive visualization. Naomi Boldon celebrates Herbal Medicine Awareness Week by sharing a nice overview with us. Wade Anunson gets down to the science to show us a new perspective on genetics and how we can be empowered by it. These are just a few examples of what we offer you this month. Please read on for more!

I hope you are able to enjoy an emotional boost from all of May’s natural beauty!

In health and happiness,
Jackie

When afraid of failing at something, it is not uncommon to think or obsess about the possibilities; particularly just in advance of whatever it is you may be attempting to do. Unfortunately, many imagined scenarios of failure exist, not without related ends and repercussions. While focusing on potential negative outcomes…
Join us in celebrating Herbal Medicine Awareness Week during the first week in May! Since time immemorial, herbal traditions have long been honoring the symbiotic relationship that they share with the plants of their bioregion. It seems that perhaps we are slowly forgetting about the imperative importance of this symbiotic…
Vinegar can be a great product, and every home should have a bottle ready to tackle the appropriate projects, but there are a lot of myths out there about it. If you research vinegar on the Internet, you can read all kinds of information about vinegar’s ability to clean. Some…
So what if something you thought was true, really wasn’t? How soon would you want to know? Most answer “right away,” yet behaviorally speaking, don’t take action nearly as quickly. For years, many of our current views on health have been governed by a theme that our health has been…
Believe it or not, many products today can cause asthma and breathing problems. When these products make their way into your home, they affect your entire family, including your baby. Now is the time to get educated! The long list of products in question includes aerosols, pesticides, fragrances, cleaning products…
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. It is native to tropical South Asia, and needs temperatures between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes. When not used fresh, the rhizomes are…
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding fish oil supplementation. Do we need it? Is it beneficial? How much should we take? One day science proves it works, the next day you see the talking heads saying it’s worthless, and we should throw it out. Fish oil contains…
One of the most important skills to cultivate for improving communication and deepening relationships is heart-centered listening. Although the art of listening is easy to learn, it seems very few of us have actually learned it well. Perhaps one reason for this circumstance is that many of us believe we…
Growing garlic is easy and packs a big reward. Additionally, it takes up very little space, which is great if you have a small garden. Garlic is best planted during the fall months for harvest the next summer, but can be enjoyed now in spring as green garlic or garlic…
I’ve said many things to many people in many classes over the last few days, not knowing what, if anything, resonates with those around me. I did say something recently that continues to stay with me. It had something to do with “noticing how your yoga practice mirrors life.” It…
More and more I hear about problems with municipal water and well water contaminants. In an attempt to uncover what exactly is going on with the water supply in our country, reporters from the Associated Press’ national investigative team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, federal databases and environmental studies, and…
Have you ever thought that what you were putting on your hair and body could be causing weight gain, infertility problems or even cancer? There have been recent studies exposing hidden toxins, called phthalates, in our personal care and beauty products. They can be found in some of our favorite…
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