5 Tips for a Wellness Weekend

5 Tips for a Wellness Weekend

The weekend is here! For some of us, this means a couple days of sleeping in and vegging out, while for others, it means jam-packing all our hobbies, appointments and chores into a narrow window of time. But are either schedules really good for your health? Like most...
The power of pumpkin

The power of pumpkin

“I would rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” Henry David Thoreau Pumpkin is technically a fruit. That is because of the section of the plant the pumpkin comes from. The fruit of a plant is that part that...
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

This week, we’ve turned our clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings. In New England, this means that while the sun rises earlier, it also sets at 4:30 PM! Shorter days of sunlight naturally change our daily routines and habits, but they can also have an impact...
Nutty for Nuts

Nutty for Nuts

If you’re one of the many Americans with an appetite for nuts, you might wonder what sets the various tree nuts apart. According to The Washington Post, the almond is America’s most popular nut, and for good reason. The almond has been long-associated with...
“Gratitude is the Heart’s Memory”

“Gratitude is the Heart’s Memory”

There’s a special energy and magnificence about fall. Finally, summer’s heat is passing and we are being drawn into all of the warm cozy colors of the trees. Last Saturday, Peter and I traveled to White River Junction, VT to celebrate the special occasion of our...
Gaining Resilience

Gaining Resilience

A few weeks ago on our blog we talked about Amy Purdy and her resilient recovery from her acute short illness of depression after waking up from surgery to discover at the age of 19 she was now a double amputee from the knees down. Resilience and persistence only come...