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Eight Tips to Shop Smarter at Whole Foods

I have to admit when Whole Foods moved into the neighborhood I had second thoughts about shopping there. I try to support farmer’s more directly at farmers markets and through CSA’s (community supported agriculture), when they are seasonally available. But most importantly I’m concerned about shopping healthy on a budget, and I’ve avoided Whole Foods because I too have heard it called, “whole paycheck.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Little things that drive us (me) crazy

Mike Gold writes about the little things that happen to all of us (HIM) that drives us crazy.

We’ve all been there. Little things that when it happens you think, “This could only happen to me.” Is there a little paranoia here? Perhaps. (The dictionary definition of paranoia is when at a baseball game the catcher goes out to talk to the pitcher, the guy sitting in the stands thinks they’re talking about him).

Hang in there baby, Spring is coming - from the Whistling Gardener

There are two main factors that drive plant growth, light and temperature. Ever since December 21st the days have been getting longer and the nights shorter. This will continue to happen until we get to the Summer Solstice in June when the cycle will reverse itself.

I think we can all agree that February has been a stinker of a month this year. Cold, wet, windy and even some snow was about all we could manage this month. This is not the kind of weather that draws us out into our gardens. I for one have had zero motivation to get anything accomplished and while that lack of motivation has immobilized me, Mother Nature has hardly skipped a beat. Here is why.

Eat, sleep, love – The three pillars of Ayurveda wellness

Ayurveda recognizes three main pillars of wellbeing: proper diet, sufficient sleep and loving relationships. When kept in balance, these three pillars keep us healthy, happy and fulfilled and promote good digestion, proper detoxification and increase vitality and contentment.

Ayurveda recognizes three main pillars of wellbeing: proper diet, sufficient sleep and loving relationships. When kept in balance, these three pillars keep us healthy, happy and fulfilled and promote good digestion, proper detoxification and increase vitality and contentment. When out of balance we may experience digestive discomfort; feel disconnected from our partners, family and friends; become exhausted and stressed; and experience a host of other imbalances.

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