Southeast WI Archive
February 2015

February 2015

Are you settling into 2015?

It’s hard to believe just one short month ago marked the start of a new year. The holidays and their aftermath can be a chaotic whirlwind, paired with festive parties and busy schedules. It’s always an anticipated part of the year, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in the frenzied nature of it all. January is a great time to reflect on all that was, and all there is to come in the new year.

And then there’s February: the calm after the storm. It’s an interesting month, and can be hard to characterize — especially here in Wisconsin. It doesn’t have the same fresh, new quality as January, but we haven’t quite made it to early spring and all that a new season brings. The bright snow has turned to slush, and frigid temperatures are just beginning to warm up (sometimes!).

Settling into this month can feel comfortable in a positive way, but also, unfortunately, brings a sense of relaxation that has the potential to slow momentum and drive toward recently formed New Year’s resolutions and goals.

The content in the following pages of Nature’s Pathways is fresh and new each month, but like February, holds easy, comforting favorites that you can always count on. Monthly staples like Healthy Kids, Healthy Pets, Herb Blurb and Healthy Eating are among several articles that will provide new motivation and the tools to continue the momentum that started 2015.

If one of your missions this year is to learn to self-love and self-care, pay special attention to “Self-love and the healthy ripple effect,” by Emily Niesen (she also provides a delicious recipe for Portobello Open-Faced Sandwiches in this issue!). Are you working on becoming more organized? “The emotional baggage of clutter,” by Jeanine Hanson Lewis is the perfect read to get you started.

Maybe being conscious of your health is a new goal. We’ve got you covered! Did you know snails have over 25,000 teeth? Amy Sergeant, D.D.S., offers fun crafts for kids and more cool facts in, “Children’s Dental Health Month.” In “Heart work,” Deb Freeman takes a more spiritual approach to health and focuses on how to stop fear from defining you.

We’re looking forward to really delving into 2015, and experiencing all February has to offer.

The Nature’s Pathways Team

The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine was founded in 1979 to provide a quality program of study in the Chinese art of acupuncture, which was just then becoming recognized in the United States. Since its inception, the college has been a reflection of the community and its people, and has…
Pregnant women experience many physiologic and structural changes during pregnancy that affect their day-to-day life. The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) during pregnancy may improve and optimize physiologic function and improve quality of life for pregnant women. If OMT is used from the beginning of pregnancy through delivery, the…
As an active participant in events at Blossoms Pregnancy Boutique, Wellness Center & Doula Services, LLC, I was able to get to know the owner, Kamala McCormick, and knew that she would be the perfect doula for us. She made me comfortable and was available for any questions I or…
Astrology is the study of life above us and within us. It is the universe’s imprint on us the moment we take our first breath. It is energy; it is the energy of a soul put into words. Astrology is a language and the astrologer is the translator. Astrology consists…
At this time in human history, all of us are blessed to be living on planet Earth. It is a time when our awareness may be picking up a very subtle response called spiritual hunger with no real connection to food. This slight pull has to do with going beyond…
This is one of a four-part series on natural, nontoxic, eco-friendly wood finishes. Look for the next installment in next month’s issue, at www.naturespathways.com, or northwoodscasket.com/blog. In the process of building a sustainable and eco-friendly casket company, we’ve had to learn a lot about eco-friendly wood finishes. We’ve learned how…
Drewry Farms Maple Products is a sixth-generation family farm that produces high quality, good-tasting maple syrup. Currently, fifth-generation descendent Barbara Drewry-Zimmerman manages the business while her parents, Dave and Ruth Drewry, provide their many years of knowledge and support. Many other family members use their talents and provide a lot…
This article comes from the chapter on forgiveness and emotional closure from my book, “The Man’s Grief Toolbox, A Journey from Grief to Peace.” In my self-healing and working with others the past 23-plus years, this process of emotional closure came about. The first time I did this came from…
If you’ve seen their demonstrations at downtown Waukesha’s Friday Night Live or heard about the studio from a friend who has taken fitness to the next level (literally), we can understand if you think aerial yoga is all Reaching Treetops Yoga offers. It’s hard to think of anything else after…
I have been writing about blood sugar control and weight loss for about a year and a half. My goal is to give you information each month that will help you be healthier, feel better and have more energy. I hope it has been helpful to you. The length of…
Low back pain and pregnancy often seem to go hand in hand, so chiropractic care can seem to be the logical choice to alleviate that pain. Many people are surprised to learn of the other benefits found from seeing a chiropractor when you are expecting a child. Chiropractors are well-trained…
Page 1 of 3
EnhanceU Directory

Community Calendar

Subscribe Today

Find a Newsstand