It’s been an amazing summer and will hopefully be a warm and cozy fall. That means there is still ample opportunity for backyard picnics, time spent on the beach or the backyard, BBQ’s, parties, and long conversation-filled hours spent dining al fresco. Each one of these delightful events has one thing in common for most of us – free-flowing alcohol.
Have you tried sipping a warm, comforting cup of bone broth? If you’re at all plugged into the “wellness” scene, you are probably aware that bone broth is making quite the grand entrance into the health beverage world.
By Maritza Bollain y Goytia, L.Ac.
Tai chi and qigong have recently gained popularity as more and more clinical research has validated their effectiveness and as more people have sought out alternatives to traditional Western approaches to supporting mental health.
Tea has continued to be a source of self-soothing. There’s lots of scientific reasons that we might have these reactions to tea (the polyphenols regulate insulin, which stabilizes our moods, the aromatherapeutic psychosomatic benefits), but what may be most impactful is transforming mere tea drinking into a ritual steeped in love.
A doula advises that the postpartum period is a time rich in joy and challenges – here’s what to do to ease your healing journey.
From the moment we are born we long for touch. As the first of the five senses we develop, it plays a critical role in how we process sensations and stimuli into neural signals. When our bodies are deprived of that touch, a cascade of negative physiological and psychological effects take place in our bodies. This phenomenon, known as touch starvation, has become a significant issue for many as the global pandemic surges on — but practices such as Abhyanga can help even if you’re alone.