Friday, October 24, 2008

Wear A Scarf

I'm on vacation this week in beautiful Gloucester, Virginia, but I thought I'd post this excellent health tip real quick: keep your neck covered when it's cold.

It's getting chillier in the Northern Hemisphere as winter approaches. Kimberly Hart, fabulous massage therapist, herbalist, and owner of Adagio Holistic Therapies in Minneapolis, recently sent out a good email reminder that we should be wearing scarves or finding other ways of keeping our necks warm at this time of year and until the weather is warm again. She noted that if our neck is cold we tend to scrunch up our shoulders and this gets us into bad posture, tension, etc.

Lately I've been having terrible neck tension so this was a great reminder to me. And besides, it's a good excuse to stock up on pretty scarves, whether handmade or store bought. I've been eyeing some at T.J. Maxx for a while now!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'm Published! Hen and Harvest Magazine

I'm really thrilled to say I'm a published writer now! I mean, this is really exciting because I was asked to write for something that isn't my own blog--a blog being really just a personal soapbox, right?

The editors at the online magazine, Hen and Harvest, graciously asked me to write an article on herbal medicine. I chose to write an article called Immune Health and the Low Energy Lifestyle and they accepted it. You can read it now at It's even the "Lead Article"! And if that doesn't stoke my ego, what else would?

By the way, Hen and Harvest is a lovely online magazine written mostly by some of my favorite bloggers/writers on the web with the subtitle of "Sustainability. Good cheer. Better Food." Do check it out for all their great articles.