Raise your hand if fall food is your favorite food. My hand is up, up, up on this one. We are so lucky here in Colorado to have tomatoes still bursting with ripeness, squash flourishing, and all the greens we can handle while the peaches of summer still line the farmers market stands. And soon - the pumpkins will be ready to go into pies and lattes. Okay, the lattes are already … [Read more...] about Food is Medicine – Fall Edition
You’ve probably noticed -- It’s hot. And humid. According to Climate Central, Denver has warmed 2.3 degrees over the last 100 years. This may not seem like a lot, but to the human body, a bit of extra heat can make a big difference. Many of us associate summer with a sunshiny ‘good’ mood. Sunshine stimulates vitamin D production which plays an important role in mood … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Know about Humans and Heat
There are few things I’ve ever seen that rival the pure joy of a little kid running. You’ve seen it: Their eyes lighted up, chest thrown forward, laughing, likely weaving all over the place, their hands trailing their bodies as if they might take off flying at any moment. If you close your eyes and picture it, you may even feel the flutter of the same butterflies that running … [Read more...] about Mile High 5 — Give Yourself a High 5!
If you have read my column before, you know that I am dogmatically firm on the one single best sort of exercise, diet, and wellness practice that each and every human ought to be pursuing. There is no room for equivocation in my philosophy. The best exercise, diet, and wellness practice is -- the one that you will do. It’s the kind that supports your lifestyle, your goals and … [Read more...] about The One and Only Way to Return to Open
Trying to constantly reclaim, recreate, and “go back to the way things were” can have serious wellness ramifications. This isn’t to say we shouldn't treasure our memories, honor sacrifices made, and mourn losses. We must! And if we practice, we can also learn to cherish the impermeant preciousness that comes with being human. In an effort to do just this, starting … [Read more...] about Dear COVID 19, Thank you for…