Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season now. Late Summer / Harvest Continue reading


Chronic Winter Headaches May Be Due To Vitamin D Deficiency

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Do you find yourself experiencing more headaches during the gloomy winter months? Turns out, there may actually be a real connection between the lack of sunshine and your chronic, unbearable headaches. See, shorter days during winter mean we don’t get enough vitamin D – referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It’s Continue reading


Caregiver Diaries: For the Love of Sev

I met Nanett Prausa in 1999 when our boys were babies and we were both part of an email listserv for parents of children with microcephaly. Through that forum we could talk to other parents on a daily basis about feeding problems, seizure treatment, growth and vision issues. It was a great way to pool Continue reading


Swearing Associated With Honesty? Damn Right!

This article originally was published on Medical Daily. Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more positive attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary—honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and Continue reading


Health benefits of meditation

ANALYSIS/OPINION While you most likely made healthy resolutions for this New Year to watch what you consume and to be more physically active, my hope too is that you take aim to cultivate habits that will help reduce chronic stress and anxieties in your life with a goal to increase happiness and overall life satisfaction Continue reading


Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk infants. “This update to the Continue reading


That Tapping Thing: Ten Insights About EFT & It’s Many Benefits

You’ve seen it before, men and women tapping the top of their heads, sides of their eyes, collarbones and hands as they spout off various emotions. They look and sound silly. You wonder, does that tapping thing really work? Dr. Joseph Mercola of www.mercola.com, the #1 natural website on the web, says “EFT is a Continue reading


10 Ways to Bathe with Your Angels

After having breast cancer in 2012 I began to work with angel intuitive Christopher Dilts of www.AskanAngel.org weekly for four years. I wanted to learn more about my soul’s mission and my spiritual purpose here as a healer, plus I wanted to learn how to connect regularly with my angels and my Divine team for Continue reading


Seeing Eye to Eye by Kristi Borst

Have you ever been outdoors with a friend and tried to show them something in the distance? You may have pointed … verbalized land marks near the object … even physically attempted to move that person to the exact space in which you were standing, to align their eyes as closely as possible with yours. Continue reading


What does it REALLY mean to be and live Light-Hearted?

What does it REALLY mean to be and live Light-Hearted? Is this even possible when we are in constant change and flux in our lives? When we are consistently bombarded with the energies of the world around us, how can we remain light hearted and flourish with ease each and everyday? I was talking on Continue reading


Staying Healthy with the Seasons: Winter

Now that the Solstice has passed the Winter season is officially here and with the first snow storm of the year it finally feels like it. Chinese Medicine suggests that to maintain optimum health we should live our lives in Harmony with our environments and the seasons. Winter is a time of darkness and stillness Continue reading


U.S. issues new dietary guidelines that will change the way you eat

In the first slate of nutritional recommendations it has issued since 2011, the federal government on Thursday gave health-conscious Americans the go-ahead to eat eggs and others foods rich in cholesterol, to drink as many as five cups of coffee daily, and to enjoy a range of fats long avoided by many. The new dietary Continue reading


What I learned by not drinking for 2 years

Two years ago, a few days before New Year’s Eve, I last got drunk. It was the closing night of the Lincoln Lodge, a fantastic comedy venue in Chicago in the back of a now-closed diner. They’ve since moved, but after that show, I thought I should take a breather from drinking — and eating Continue reading


Take the HeartGlow Challenge: Wear White for Peace

We, at the HeartGlow Center, strive to make our world a better place through our dedication to conscious living. We promote love, unity, diversity, holistic wellness, understanding, and peace. We celebrate family, friends, animals, freedom of expression and our environment…we celebrate life. At this time of great unrest in our world, we ask you to Continue reading


Fire Up The Pot For Good Health – The Coffee Pot, That Is

A new study out of Harvard is good news for coffee drinkers. One to five cups of java a day is associated with a lower likelihood of premature death. Researchers examined data from long-term studies that included 168,000 women and 45,000 men. The size and duration of the studies give them special validity. So what Continue reading


How painkillers have upped the death rate for middle-aged whites

A husband-and-wife team at Princeton University looked at death rates around the world recently and came up with a shocking realization: Middle-aged white Americans actually have seen their death rate increase over the past 15 years, according to the study. While medicine has made progress in treating cancer and heart disease, this group’s longevity has Continue reading


Staying Healthy with the Seasons: Autumn Insights

One of the most beautiful aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine is its harmony with the natural cycle of the seasons, and their relation to 5-Element theory. To stay healthy one must harmonize their own energy with that of their environment. With the arrival of the Autumn Equinox (September 23rd), we welcome the official first day Continue reading


Five Common Attitudes That Will Handcuff Your Life

“I have panic attacks every day!” the woman said to me as she sat down for her first appointment with me. “How do I make them stop?” An hour later a married couple came into my office and proceeded to tell me how all they ever do is argue. “Can you help us?” An hour Continue reading