Emotional Support Animals – We All Need One This Holiday Season

I came across this little piece from Newyorker.com and just had to share it. This a little spoof on the concept of emotional support animals in public places but I think overall it points out that our pets provide comfort, company, someone to greet us with a smile when we get home, they can help…

Dark Chocolate a Sin Good for Your Skin

It is well known that luscious, creamy, slightly bitter dark chocolate has overall health benefits. This seems like a good enough reason to justify my occasional dark chocolate fixes but it just did not seem to satisfy my guilt over consuming the calories.  I wanted to probe a little deeper and find a further reason…

Cold and Flu Season Herbal Warrior – Plantain

Holiday stress and cold and flu season are upon us.  Today with the wind blowing outside I realized I am very ill prepared for the upcoming season. I am nearly out of my most favorite herb for treating cold and flu symptoms.  The funny thing is you have likely driven over this plant with your…

Tips for avoiding STRESS this holiday season

You love the season and you often find yourself envisioning that picture perfect holiday. Then the holiday season starts and the season-induced stress emerges with a vengeance and physically our bodies take a toll. Colds, flu, headaches, fatigue, inflammation and pain you name it we have all experienced it during the holidays. So how can we avoid or minimize the affects of season-induced stress?