We know it as the most wonderful time of the year, yet too often the holiday season pushes wellness to the back burner and heightened consumption trumps efforts to go green. For this year’s gift-giving season, Natural Awakenings has gathered meaningful and practical gift ideas from local businesses to ease the stress of holiday shopping.
September is Yoga Month and each year, local studios like to introduce new students to all of its myriad benefits.
“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.” (Author unknown.)
In the Broadway and the movie versions of Oliver!, "Food, glorious food, we’re anxious to try it!" are the memorable lyrics declared by the orphan boys as they dreamt and fantasized about better food while going to collect their bowl of gruel from the staff of the workhouse.
As we dive into spring in our coastal area, our awareness of our environment becomes more acute. With our sugary beaches and emerald-green waters, the call to the Earth is hard to resist.
Just recently, local farmer Chris Wigent handed me a head of naturally grown cabbage and some greens, freshly picked from his side-yard garden. Knowing it was as nutrient-dense as it could be, I cooked it up that evening.
Whether you love your body or you hate it, you and your body are going to be together all your life, so take care of it.
All right, so it’s back to reality; with the holidays behind us, many are now focused on our self-inflicted New Year’s resolutions.