Take a Breath

Spring is here! What could be better than birdsong, longer daylight hours and fresh air to lift our spirits? If you’ve felt cooped up all winter, the urge to be outside and inhaling the spring air might be stronger than your list of “to-dos”. If so,...

Relief for Your Respiratory System

Winter brings us longer nights and shorter days. More time to rest and more time spend indoors as the weather becomes cold and wet. The spaces we inhabit at work, school or home are often closed to proper ventilation, yet filled with the vestiges of whatever...

The Yoga Of Gardening

I have temporarily stopped teaching my vinyassa-style yoga classes for the summer, and in answer to my student’s questions “but what do we do?” I have written this article on a form of outdoor yoga that also serves as ‘practice’. Summer...

Getting to the Root of Things

This time of year in the western hemisphere, most of our favorite herbs have all but disappeared from view and are hiding out underground. A few of us have disappeared too, even if just socially, enjoying a little ‘down time’ as the cool, dark, rainy...

Eating like a Locovore

The 21st century offers us many conveniences and one of them is being able to buy nearly any kind of food, any day of the year. The price of this extraordinary convenience is most certainly not reflected in retail cost. The true cost of labor and resource use,...

Have a Very Berry Summer!

Summer brings the blessing of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, hawthorn berries, blackberries, loganberries, salal berries, salmon berries, thimble berries and wild huckleberries, also called bilberries. They are fun to pick, easy to buy and packed...