Holistic Living2016-12-29T12:24:08-06:00

Spring Cleaning–From Inside to Outside

There’s a buzzing of excitement in the air and in our bodies.  It’s spring, the season of the wood element and the energy is up and outward in powerful surges. It’s a time of change [...]

Nourishing With Stinging Nettles

April Crowell Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN Stinging nettles sting. My first encounter with nettles was not pleasant, and at the time, I didn't know enough to look for lamb's quarter [...]

Merry Mints–The Healing Energetics of Mint

Basil, apple, sage and spearmint; Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint; To many dishes their flavor they've lent; Yet why is one not called merriment? Grandma June grew a peppermint bush around the water spigot [...]

Summer–The Season Of The Fire Element

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CN Summer, the season of the Fire Element, has arrived!  The days are long and the bright sunshine invites us outdoors to work in our gardens [...]

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of Spring with the Spring equinox, around March [...]

Oh, Honey! Bees’ Wonderful Gifts

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI, CHN There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping [...]