AT HOME WITHIN OURSELVES

2019-10-19T13:34:39-04:00

Photo from Unsplash By Kellie Mox Nest (noun): a place of rest or retreat I pulled up to a farmstand bordering the highway to collect a few vegetables for my two-night getaway. The last thing I felt like doing was strolling the aisles of a grocery store, not to mention cooking and cleaning up. It felt too laborious during this getaway from the daily tasks of nurturing two kids, studying, building a business, healing myself, and managing a mother’s half of the emotional and physical household work. So, I picked zucchini and redskin potatoes, two foods my kids detest. I would roast [...]

AT HOME WITHIN OURSELVES2019-10-19T13:34:39-04:00

SETTLING INTO WINTER

2019-10-24T16:31:40-04:00

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash By Monica Brancheau When I begin to feel that breeze become crispy, see the leaves dancing through the sky on their descent to the ground, and smell the earth beginning to go to sleep, I get a tingle of excitement. I know this is not the normal reaction to “Winter is Coming.” Many leave as soon they can to bask in the sunny warmth of a tropical destination. Many plan numerous vacations during these upcoming months so they can avoid as much of this weather as they possibly can. I, on the other hand, relish [...]

SETTLING INTO WINTER2019-10-24T16:31:40-04:00

HOW TO BRING DANISH COMFORT INTO YOUR HOME

2019-10-28T21:21:06-04:00

Photo by Dallin Hassard on Unsplash By Tiffany Edison I often stake claim to being a fall person, because it absolutely is my favorite time of year in Michigan. The crisp air, gorgeous color change, and the desire to “nest” are among my most treasured rites of passage. This combination, along with the recognition that winter will soon be upon us, awakens in me the desire to prepare my home for the holiday season. I liken this feeling to hunting and gathering, and attribute this instinctive drive to create a comfortable environment throughout the winter months as the ultimate indulgence.  Interestingly [...]

HOW TO BRING DANISH COMFORT INTO YOUR HOME2019-10-28T21:21:06-04:00

IN PRAISE OF WAITING

2019-10-19T13:28:08-04:00

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash By Stella Orange When I was a kid, we had a Commodore 64 computer. It had all the classic accoutrements of eighties computing: joystick, floppy disk, pixelated graphics. I remember having to code the formatting for my high school English papers. But the biggest thing about those early years was that, after you inserted a floppy disk with the program you wanted to play into the disk drive, you had to wait for the program to load. Sometimes it was quick. And other times it could take several minutes. In the checkout line at the [...]

IN PRAISE OF WAITING2019-10-19T13:28:08-04:00

CBD IS EVERYWHERE PART 2

2019-10-29T11:05:31-04:00

Photo by Taisiia Stupak on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD As I wrote in last month’s article: “The science is finally catching up with what people have known and experienced for thousands of years. These are exciting times.” In the previous article, I discussed CBD (cannabidiol), the new superhero of plant-based medicine and how it works in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Humans have evolved on this planet with cannabis plants for thousands of years, and our bodies recognize cannabinoids and terpenes as natural compounds. Cannabis was used as medicine in the Neolithic era as early as 12,000 years ago, and has [...]

CBD IS EVERYWHERE PART 22019-10-29T11:05:31-04:00

WHAT YOU COME HOME TO

2019-10-28T21:34:29-04:00

Photo by Trevor Docter on Unsplash By Fredi Baker It begins the moment I enter. I am home, returning to my nest after being out in the world. A feeling of place, grounded and authentic, greets me. It doesn’t matter if I’m pre-occupied, in a hurry with a to-do list longer than I’d like, or if I enter at a more leisurely pace. Ah, I am home. Gratitude washes over me. It wasn’t always this way. Truth is, there was so much I took for granted or just plain ignored. I was too concerned with the outer feathering of my nest, [...]

WHAT YOU COME HOME TO2019-10-28T21:34:29-04:00
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