It is now officially autumn — time for leaf-peeping, cider pressing, and of course, the first cold viruses of the season. I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 7-month-old son, and with my daughter’s entrance into preschool this year, the little ones have had two colds already since the start o…

With a nearly 5-month-old baby, I’m right in the thick of it when it comes to breastfeeding. It has come as a surprise to me that I’ve had many more challenges this time around than I did with my daughter. From damaged nipples to blocked ducts, I have had plenty of opportunities to learn how…

It’s that time of year when the lush green of the outdoors calls to us to commune with nature for the short window of time we call summer. It might be my favorite season in Vermont, but it comes at a cost: the ever-increasing presence of ticks.

When I think back to moments in my past that changed the course of my life, one memory stands out in particular. As a college student, I ended up with a fellowship in an organization that linked community gardens to food banks, to make sure excess food was gleaned and given to those in need.…

Spring is finally here, with warm, sunny days and plants greening up all around us. I love seeing our perennial herbs coming back to life in the gardens. Our chives seem to have grown a couple inches on one sunny day recently, shooting up towards the sky full of life and vitality.

Ancient healing techniques are becoming more commonplace in our country as people recognize the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to health. One of these is Ayurveda, which is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. Ayurveda, which means “The Science of Life” in …

We are blessed to have access to so many amazing healers in our area, and I am always learning about new practitioners and techniques. Two massage therapists are bringing on-site chair massages to the masses by connecting with local businesses. Here, Lisa S. Lynch of Holistic Happiness and M…

You know when you taste something and can just tell it is the right thing to imbibe? I’m thinking less about cocktails and delicious desserts and more about those foods that feel nourishing and healing, like greens in the middle of winter or the first strawberry of the season. Fire cider fal…

My family might be getting a little tired of eating soup. Every time we finish one batch, I begin another, and I plan to continue this habit through the winter. Not only is soup warming and easy to prepare, but it is also incredibly nourishing and full of health benefits.

I’m pregnant, and as someone who is interested in health and food, I decided to read up on the latest information about how diet can affect pregnancy. Lily Nichols, a registered dietician, nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, surveyed the latest scientific studies to come up with an…

I’m always amazed at the yoga and healing businesses that pop up in our area. After having a very healing experience at a crystal attunement sound journey workshop, I asked owner Grace Pratt, 500 RYT, herbalist, and sound healing practitioner & instructor to share more about her life, sk…

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