Arthritis and Herbs

Arthritis, yea it hurts and boy does it take a lot of work to get rid of it or reverse the progression. What?! You didn’t know you can do that? Unfortunately, not everyone can but if you start at the first signs of arthritis it is a simple path back to healthy joints. Arthritis is…

What is Arnica Actually For?

So many people see arnica at my booth and get excited. They have heard of it and you probably have to. But do you know what it is actually good for? Most people’s thoughts first go to muscle pain or for bruises. Well this is completely correct. Arnica is a flower in the aster family….

Gout: Resurgence of an Old Problem

‘Gout is an old persons disease.’ Well that is not the case any longer and it is back on the rise. This past month I joined a group on Facebook and found it kept coming up in discussion so I’m getting some wellness practices out there for all of you to keep in your back…

Intention

Intention is a word that you may not hear often but it has great power to support change in your life. With out real intention you will never meet your goals. If you want something in your life work towards it! I was recently asked how I think magick works. Everyone has their own take…

Yoga for Beginners: Mountain Pose

Yoga can provide many benefits to the mind and soul by teaching you how to both be more grounded and calm yourself. Physically, Yoga strengthens your muscles with frequent practice. When you practice, like any other movement you should warm up your body. You warm up by starting with easy poses such as mountain pose…

Reduce Stress with Forest Bathing

Guest Author: Kimberly Johnson Forest bathing is a great way to reduce stress and connect with nature at the same time. The technique is based in Japanese culture and includes taking time to sit next to a tree while breathing deeply and focusing on all of one’s senses. Forest bathing will help you develop a mental…

Lifting Up A Friend

It is so hard to get exercising. Why not try it with a friend? When you are starting to change any behavior it is always best to have someone reliable to encourage you. Whether this is a partner or a friend, someone who can send you reminders or even go for walks with you can…

Stretching Out The Kinks

When most people think about exercise they do not think of stretching first. Exercise consists of three different activities-cardio (running), strengthening (think weight lifting or push-ups), and stretching. Stretching is super simple and is the easiest of these but is so often passed over because the benefits are not always quickly apparent. I think of…

Walking Down the Stairs

This time of year it is rough to try to get outside for exercise, especially after that snow storm we just had on the East Coast. One alternative option you have to walking longer distances is to practice walking up and down stairs. I live in an apartment building, on the fourth floor. When I…

Walking out the Door

Here in Maryland it is still a little chilly but not too cold that going for a walk outside cant be done. Last spring I tried to start walking regularly. You may remember this as part of my Wellness Restart. It was going great and I absolutely love getting to meet people I saw daily…

Getting off the Couch

Yep, I struggle with this. I am even a personal trainer and I struggle with this. Working all day, being tired, and just wanting to take a break, sitting on the couch in the evening is so nice and relaxing. There are a few things you may not have thought of to help get a…

Step Up to Better Sleep

Focusing on sleep this February has been great for me to do. I always have weird sleep schedules as the sun starts to come back to the northern hemisphere. Today I want to talk to you about a few techniques to help you prepare for bed. I often go out dancing in the evening. While…