Why Trying Harder Doesn’t Make Anxiety Better In many areas of life if you try harder, focus more, consciously push further, then performance and success improve.  It is tempting to extend that logic to all areas of life, but medically that principle does not always work.  In truth, only specific portions of our body’s activities are open […]

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Stomach Flu, Probiotics and Digesting the World

Here are three paragraphs about supporting and strengthening your digestion: When you have an acute gastroenteritis (more commonly know as the stomach “flu”), a simple, but very helpful trick: If you get a stomach virus–the kind that quickly goes around schools and workplaces and causes multiple episodes of vomiting–it is very easy to get dehydrated.  This […]

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Building Strength for the Future, from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Building Strength for the Future, how we can learn from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Wild Gardening Manifesto

When the sun shines these days it feels glorious. With a lot rain in Colorado in the last month—including torrential downpours, lighting, hail the last nights—the contrast of rain and shine feels particularly strong. The ones who seem to appreciate the dry, bright days the most are the bees. I have a hive in my […]

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