Posts Categorized: Health Tips

Harvesting Our Inner Garden

The Harvest full moon last Monday was a bold and beautiful reminder to stop and reflect upon the changing season: gathering the fruits of our labors.  What has this summer, this year given you?  What did you plant and nurture in your life?  How have you grown?  What successes and victories are you celebrating? Nearly… Read more »

Electrolytes: Who Needs ‘Em? You Do.

We all need them, we all lose them, and losing too many due to excessive perspiration can lead to body troubles.  (Read more about symptoms of electrolyte imbalance here).  In hot summer weather when activity and sweating levels are higher, electrolyte deficiency is more likely than during cooler temperatures. What are electrolytes?  They are minerals… Read more »

Have You Energized Your Water?

We all know that the sun and moon give off serious energy which affects our lives 24/7/365.  You’ve felt the intensity of a full moon as well as the burn of the afternoon summer sun.  Wouldn’t it be great to capture this energy and utilize its qualities? There’s an easy way to do this without… Read more »

Hydrogen Peroxide to Swimmers’ Rescue (Part 3 of the Swimming blog series)

Many times when I suggest lap swimming to clients as a great fitness practice (Lap it Up!), they quickly come back with “I can’t take the chlorine.”  I understand the concern because exposure to chlorine (whether topical, airborne or ingested in drinking water) poses many health risks.  I do everything I can to avoid and… Read more »

The Stings

sting paste

I’m talking about those from bees, wasps & hornets, not a rock band.  Bees are much less aggressive than their nasty counterparts but their bites can still cause discomfort and irritation. The wasps seem to be everywhere this summer and in great numbers.  Here are some tips to help avoid getting stung as well as… Read more »

Plant Talk: Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Lore & History: Native to southern France Her name – Ros marinus – means “fond of the sea”, not surprising since the plant thrives along the Mediterranean coast Garlands were worn on the head while studying in ancient Greece to improve memory Symbol of remembrance, friendship & love: worn at weddings –… Read more »

Healthy Holidays Tip #5

Healthy Holiday Tip #5

Love greatly.  At this point of new beginnings, how do you measure where you’ve been, what you’ve accomplished, and where you want to be?  Is your measure any of the following: Amount of money earned? The number of emails you wrote (and those you deleted)? Lessons learned? Moments of courage when you busted through fear… Read more »