South Central WI Archive
June 2016

June 2016

Do you ever associate certain colors with particular months? For example, February seems to be unavoidably grey. January, on the other hand, is white due to the frequent chances of snow. In June, we choose green — largely due to the thriving grass, which equates to outdoors and all the potential we see to spend there in the summer.

There are big events like graduation parties, weddings, barbecues and neighborhood parties held that urge us to spend time in the fresh air, but it’s simple things like evening strolls, bike rides, yoga in the park and hiking that have a great impact on our health. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, 28 percent of adults don’t spend time outside daily.

Our computers and smartphones have an intense pull on our time, and there couldn’t be a better month of the year than June to unplug, refresh and explore all nature has to offer. The break is beneficial both physically and emotionally, so take the blue skies and warm weather as an opportunity to revert back to how you spent your childhood summer breaks: play outside!

“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
—John Muir

Dr. David Berceli, founder of TRE, will be offering an open community workshop about TRE on Thursday, June 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison. He is also offering a 3-day workshop/training Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 24-26. Please contact Jacy Sundlie for more information on…
Are you down dog? The Madison Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge is going to change the way you think about yoga with their new outdoor team yoga event series, all in support of lung cancer research and awareness programs. Madison has been chosen to host the first of two Yoga…
As I sit here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina at Harbour Lights Resort on the back screened-in porch of our villa overlooking the fresh, vibrant spring green and floral display leading up to the Intracoastal Waterway, I am urged to write about the importance of vacation — “getting away from…
We have had really beautiful broccoli coming into the store, and when I ask people about preparing it many don’t realize you can use the stalks — this is the heart of the broccoli that you must use! Simply peel the stalk with a veggie peeler or cut with a…
According to Statista, the global cosmetic market had 460 billion dollars in revenue in 2014. This is broken up into a few different categories: hair, skin care, makeup, perfume, hygiene and oral products. As for the United States, consumers spent 60.58 billion dollars in 2014 and 62.46 billion dollars in…
Meteorologists rely on electronic equipment and their knowledge of weather patterns to provide forecasts each and every day. But weather can be unpredictable, and even the most reliable weather prognosticator can sometimes get it wrong. Novices can try their hands at predicting the weather by interpreting the environmental signs around…
The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping and the flowers are in bloom. It can only mean one thing: summer is coming! It’s time to trade sweaters for shorts, open the windows and hit the road. You’ve been floating all winter to beat the blues, and now it’s…
There’s something about lavender. It’s distinguished but down to earth, simple yet complex. And it’s not exclusively the color, scent or appearance alone but the delicate combination of all three that catapults it into a class of its own. Scott Sonoc and his wife Marsha Williams knew from the beginning…
For decades I lived a blissfully ignorant life. I always did what I was told, and believed everything authority figures said. I went to school, got good grades and graduated from college with honors. I functioned on the belief that eggs were dairy and milk was healthy. Then I woke…
Ahhhh fascia. It is a very fascinating structure, and a little bit complicated. So what is fascia aka connective tissue? As defined by Wikipedia, fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. In…
There is so much in the news about the opioid epidemic that one would need to be living under a rock to not know that our society is dealing with a staggering amount of heroin and prescription pill abuse. The sheer number of people who feel the need to escape…
With men’s grooming starting to make its mark in the beauty industry, it can be somewhat hard to determine what our honeys need for a self-care routine at home. When it comes to men simplicity is best as well as multi-use products. Most men’s grooming is somewhat focused on hair…
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