Let’s Hear it For the Women!

by Down to Earth

Many women—especially moms--work harder than most anyone and get little acknowledgement for it, all while weathering stress that would cave most men. This article is to acknowledge all they do and suggest a few ideas they may consider to help guard their health.

Too often we take for granted everything women do in contributing to the family income by taking on a job or developing a professional career while taking care of their family, households, and raising children. Also taken for granted is the stress that results from all the expectations that come with it.

Gratitude Awakens Compassion and Wisdom

This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is a great reminder to count our blessings. One way to do this is to take 15 minutes out of the year and meditate on Gratitude. This is becoming an increasingly important topic in the mainstream healthcare and yoga communities. For good reason. Feeling and expressing gratitude can have a profound effect on your life—especially if you do it on a daily basis, all year round.

Delicious Recipes to Make Your Summer Shine!

by Tracy Ternes

Friends, family, fun, fireworks…and food!  July is the heart of summer and the heart of summer fun! We want to give you some ideas for easy, fun, and tasty summertime recipes that you can whip up for a Fourth of July potluck, a picnic at the beach, a backyard barbeque or a mellow night on the patio at home. Keep things simple and fresh so you can have plenty of time to relax and soak up the good vibes of summertime.

Recipes to Rock Breakfast in Bed

by Tracy Ternes

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
—Cardinal Mermillod

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th!

Every mother deserve a huge and heartfelt thank you for their selfless love, hard work and guidance, and all the under-appreciated and unseen sacrifices that come along with motherhood. Even if it is a small gesture, take the time to let your mother know that you appreciate her.

Women of Influence and Integrity Support a Plant-based Diet

by Tracy Ternes

A plant-based diet is well recognized as a health-promoting, disease-fighting eating style for both the mainstream and the health, wellness and medical communities. Many famed leaders of the past and present have embraced a plant-based diet for optimum health and wellness. In recognition of Women's History Month, we would like to highlight a few influential women from the past and present whose achievements have inspired many and who have also chosen a healthy and ethical style of eating.

Eat Smart for Your Heart

by Tracy Ternes

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February as American Heart Month in order to increase awareness and research of heart disease. That same year, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report about the health risks of smoking, a key risk factor of heart disease.1  These actions combined marked a turning point in the fight against this widespread condition and, in years since, rates of cardiovascular disease have steadily declined.

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