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Your Health Depends on Beneficial Bacteria

How overuse of antibiotics and germ phobia may contribute to our most serious health problems. We are more bacteria than human. More “other” than ourselves. It’s true. Bacteria cells in our bodies outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Scientists are just now discovering the role that the beneficial bacteria […]

Walking Meditation

Meditation is an important way to slow down and focus the mind through stillness and awareness, but honestly, it’s not easy to find the time.Walking meditation is a way to practice mindfulness and awareness while on the go. If you take walks as part of your exercise program, you can […]

Take Your Yoga Practice Into the Sun

Trade the studio for the grass.  Now that summer is on its way, it’s time to take your indoor fitness routines outdoors. We’ll show you how. Tip #1:  Grab your mat and get thee to the beach, a park, or a local rooftop. Few things are more demoralizing than doing […]

Ignite Your Brainpower with the 20 Smartest Foods on Earth

Simply put, your brain likes to eat. And it likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small, steady amounts of the best carbs. On a deadline? Need to rally? Avoid the soda, vending machine snacks and tempting Starbucks pastries and go for these powerful brain boosters instead. The path to […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – In Your Thumb?

Everyone knows it is bad news when thumbs are playing tiny keyboards behind the wheel, but other societal pains are now surfacing from chronic texting – namely carpal tunnel syndrome in teens. Ouch! That compulsion to get a rush from staying connected could prove an addiction more risky than good […]

14 Reasons Running is Going to Be Your New Favorite Sport

You’ll have better sex and you can eat as much as you want.  Living a conscious lifestyle also means living an active lifestyle, and today we’re celebrating National Running Day. Running often gets a bad name, so if you’re already thinking to yourself, “but I just hate running,” keep reading. […]

A Local Victory

During World War II, gardens were planted all over the country: in people’s front and back yards, in public parks, and on vacant lots for the purpose of supporting the war effort and raising public morale. The logic being, if people were growing their own food, more energy could be […]

Take Your Yoga Practice Into the Sun

Trade the studio for the grass.  Now that summer is on its way, it’s time to take your indoor fitness routines outdoors. We’ll show you how. Tip #1:  Grab your mat and get thee to the beach, a park, or a local rooftop. Few things are more demoralizing than doing […]

14 Reasons Running is Going to Be Your New Favorite Sport

You’ll have better sex and you can eat as much as you want.  Living a conscious lifestyle also means living an active lifestyle, and today we’re celebrating National Running Day. Running often gets a bad name, so if you’re already thinking to yourself, “but I just hate running,” keep reading. […]

The Best Green Tips and News: 220+ Lifestyle Links to Start Your New Year

A year in Lifestyle – from dire rumblings over biofuel to the unprecedented eco-promises of President Elect Obama, from ravaged coral to eco sunscreen, personal sustainability to green careers. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months…and here’s why. January: we first look at the menaces of urban tumbleweed, plastic hotel toiletries, […]

7 Edible Flowers with Tasty Health Benefits

Edible flowers aren’t just beautiful… they’re good for you too. Add edible flowers to a meal and not only will you add a little color, but you’ll throw in some extra health benefits as well. Many edible flowers are full of valuable nutrients. Think of edible flowers as you would […]

10 Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But just because leaves are largely fallen and pumpkins are patching up doesn’t mean that breast cancer awareness should wait another year. The Center for Disease Control shares that breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in all women and the […]

Foodie Underground: It’s Up to the Rest of Us

Trashy magazines. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones with the glossy photos of all the throw away fashion that a conscious fashion lover should certainly never invest in, and all the celebrity gossip that takes up way more brain space than you should ever give to […]

I Am Woman, Hear Me Shush: My 10 Days of Silence

No phones, no chatting, no talking, no texting. Can you imagine spending ten days in complete silence? That would be challenging for the best of us, but we’d find a way around it with notes and emails. But imagine ten days in noble silence: no eye contact, no writing, no […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Wise Concoction: Veggie Vitality Cocktail

One of the reasons juicing has become so popular is that it concentrates the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables so that immediately after drinking them you often can experience a beneficial boost to your system. This particular combination provides magnesium, potassium, and calcium – all rich nutrients […]

The Natural Secret for Baby Soft Feet

By August, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all my cute sandals and fun flip flops as well as plenty of pretty toenail polish.Yet even with all the pedicures and buffing rituals I get those heels that most closely resemble rhinoceros skin.   Dry, cracked heels are a common complaint as our feet are […]

Take a Brain Break

Naturally, I came across two articles in the New York Times discussing the effects of computers, technology and PDA’s on our lives, just as I was preparing to head out on a solitary 3-week artist retreat in Colorado. The need to get away from the whirlwind of daily life in […]

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Herbs for Stress: Are Adaptogens the New Antidepressants?

One thing is for sure. Antidepressants abound these days. Seems doctors are prescribing them for everything from hormonal imbalance to headaches. But many people today are looking to herbal solutions as mood boosters and stress reducers. Adaptogens are herbal compounds taken to modulate stress. Not well known in the U.S. […]

How to Balance Chakras: A Beginner’s Guide

Chakras, meridians, and energy centers may once have ranked pretty high on the woo-woo scale. But today, chakras have gone mainstream, baby. All types, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Dr. Christiane Northrup, are touting the benefits of well aligned chakras. We all want to be well aligned, right? But what are chakras, […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

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Herbs for Stress: Are Adaptogens the New Antidepressants?

One thing is for sure. Antidepressants abound these days. Seems doctors are prescribing them for everything from hormonal imbalance to headaches. But many people today are looking to herbal solutions as mood boosters and stress reducers. Adaptogens are herbal compounds taken to modulate stress. Not well known in the U.S. […]

How to Balance Chakras: A Beginner’s Guide

Chakras, meridians, and energy centers may once have ranked pretty high on the woo-woo scale. But today, chakras have gone mainstream, baby. All types, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Dr. Christiane Northrup, are touting the benefits of well aligned chakras. We all want to be well aligned, right? But what are chakras, […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

5 Common Causes of Brain Fog and How to Clear It Up

Has your mind seemed as cloudy as those winter skies lately? Comes with the territory. Learn how to clear up brain fog and bring back some shiny thinking. Mental fatigue, brain drain, fuzzy head, cloudy thinking. Sound familiar? You don’t have to live with brain fog. There are simple and […]