Blatherings

What Keeps You Stuck and the #1 Way to Get Unstuck

January 1st we reflect on what changes we made this last year, and we focus on goals and dreams for 2014. Yet, by the middle of January, we feel disheartened, stressed out, and stuck in old patterns and habits. The cold weather doesn’t help, and as we hibernate inside, we seek comfort foods and cycles…

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The Stress Test: How Stress Can Bring Down Your Immune System

  Everyone experiences some stress in their daily life, but chronic stress floods your body with stress hormones, cortisol, and adrenaline, which can dramatically lower your immune system. One thing is for sure; life doesn’t stop. In addition to reducing stress triggers, learning how to deal with daily stress will not only nurture our body…

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Top 5 Quick Immune Building Tips to Fend off the Flu

It’s that time of year, when colds and the flu run rampant. If you find yourself avoiding everyone you meet when the cold season starts, or you experience the sniffles or a cough that never seems to go away, now’s the time to take a closer look at boosting your immune system. Our immune systems…

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Stinging Nettles for the Summer

Are you enjoying the outside sun, relaxing on the beach or hiking up a mountain for some cool, crisp relief from the summer heat? This summer, include a fun new herb into your recipes, stinging nettles (many times just called nettles). Okay, I hate to sound like I’m proclaiming it to the world, but I…

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December Days

Brrrr….. Sure, it’s cold outside. I’m not a huge fan of the New England winters. I do have to admit there’s one thing I do love about December this time of year.. those shockingly bright sunny days that can warm even the coldest corners of a house. I love the brightest days of our winter,…

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Spring Cleaning

Here in New England our seasons have been a bit jumbled up. This week we’ve had 85 degree weather and glorious sunshine. Next week we’re rumored to go back into a more seasonable climate with temps in the mid 50s. That’s pretty much what one expects in this region. Don’t like the weather, wait 10…

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Got Elderberry?

It’s that time of year.. do you have your Elderberry Syrup? If not, order here: http://bit.ly/uNRbdD and save $5 off your syrup order until 12/10/2011! Coupon code: ELD-FB .. Share this with friends and have a HEALTHY holiday season!   Support a local business and stay healthy. That’s a winning combination in my book. Enjoy!

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Fall ~

Here in Massachusetts, we’ve had quite a bit of wet weather. Okay, perhaps that’s an understatement as one of my horse paddocks is threatening to become a lake and just yesterday I swear I saw the beginnings of gills developing on my Shetland Ponies… We had a quick reprieve last week from the massive amount of…

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