Self-Care for Whole Health

The essence of Whole Health Education is self-care. The true foundation of health is to know oneself and from that center, the desire for self-care is cultivated. Whole Health Coaching allows you to see and understand the aspects of your life which work together in either creating health and vitality...

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Health Tips

Drinking Enough Water: Our bodies are made up mostly of water, so drinking enough each day is essential. Many people have trouble drinking water this time of year because when they drink water they opt for ice water, or chilled water from a refrigerator dispenser. These will cool or chill...

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Thou Shalt Not Top Thy Tree…

What is the definition of “topping” a tree? Among various circles among the arboricultural community, the term “topping” could be interpreted in a few different ways. In general, none of the examples given sound like it is a good thing to do to your tree. If you do a Google...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy...

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The Revolution Continues

The weather is frightful on this early winter day here in Ashland, and our country is in turmoil the likes of which we’ve never seen before, but the future always holds promise and potential. Brighter days will come and a higher order in all things is assured. At least that’s...

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Used Car Buying Tips from Zach at Ashland Automotive Inc

People often ask me what type of “used” car I recommend they buy, and I usually respond with a different question. “What is it you’re looking for?” Surprisingly, many of us aren’t completely sure what we’re looking for when shopping for a new or used vehicle. Do we need a...

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Featured Vendor: #44, The She Shack and The Cave

Hi!  I’m Lisa and I’d like to introduce you to The She Shack and The Cave (Booths #44) at the Ashland Artisan Emporium! Two individual booths that share one booth number but offer two very different experiences.  I’m in charge of The She Shack while my husband Tim oversees The Cave. In The She Shack, you will...

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The Culinarium – Gourmet Provisions & Fine Kitchenware

Husband and wife team Constance and David Jesser are off to a dashing success with their new kitchenware and gourmet provisions store here in Ashland, Oregon. Named The Culinarium – meaning (Lat. Def: pertaining to culinary, kitchen) is a food lover’s paradise. This is the store for the kitchen aficionado,...

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Sari Telpner – Whole Health Educator™ & Reiki Master

Are you dealing with any of the following conditions? Anxiety, arthritis, cancer, depression, digestive issues, fatigue, heart disease, energetically or environmentally sensitive, hypertension, Meniere’s, migraine, poor immune function, pain, sleep problems, stress, vertigo or weight issues? Introducing Sari Telpner, a Whole Health Educator™ and Holy Fire Reiki Master. Over the past 22...

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A Special Place in our Community

As we approach this most wonderful time of the year, I’m moved to tell you about a special place here in the Rogue Valley that has not only brought richness and meaning into my life but passionately brings refuge and hope for a brighter future into the lives of hundreds...

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What’s Your Commitment to a Safe Climate?

As we come to the end of 2016, we have great concerns about the incoming Trump administration’s plans related to forests, rivers, and community-based resilience. In the first 100 days, President-elect Trump has promised to expand domestic fossil fuel production, move the Keystone Pipeline forward, cancel payments to the U.N...

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Wetting the Bed: a Wake-Up Call

The joy of travel: we stepped out of the tube station at South Kensington. A young man with a fistful of handbills spotted me and asked: “What do you think about that new president you’ve got?” Yes, it’s a global village and every villager knows that we Yanks just wet...

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A Re-Introduction to Dr Brandon White 

I was looking through some of our early advertising and came across the first spot we ran in the Locals Guide (next to this column!). I came to the somewhat awkward realization that I’ve spent the last 3 years introducing our practice and staff but very little time introducing my...

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Christmas

Wikipedia defines Christmas as “Christ’s Mass”, “an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ . . . a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.” Many would agree that Christmas has become somewhat less of a religious celebration and something more of a cultural celebration....

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Olympic Model of Medicine

I just returned from the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center helping Olympians prepare for their 2017 winter season. Bobsled, Luge, Skeleton and Ariel Skiing were hard at work getting ready to compete. While I was there I managed my fair share of aches and pains, as well as concussions and...

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Choose Love Over Hate Every Single Time

As we fall into winter, this is usually a time of rest, renewal, and regeneration for us here at snikwah motor werks. We take time to reflect on the past year and we look ahead and forward to the returning of the sun. This year however, the darkness that surrounds...

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Health Tips: Holiday Meals

How many times have you been tired and grouchy after eating a big holiday meal? Look at what that meal consists of. Many holiday meals are mostly starches: mashed potatoes, yams, dressing, breads, and sweets, all high on the glycemic index. These foods give people a peak and then crash...

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Modern Science Validates Ancient Wisdom

Genetic studies have taught us that we have DNA that determines if we are likely to get cancer, heart disease, strokes, Alzheimers or any number of diseases. There are even tests available to list your genetic propensities. But we now know that those genetic tendencies can be switched on or...

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Home for the Holidays

Yes…it is that time of year again. Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by. The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the result is the same – special...

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Julek’s Reviews

“Julek’s is one of our favorite restaurants!  The owner and chef, Bogusia, believes in organic GMO free food and not only is her Polish food healthy, but it is delicious.  She is creative with her dishes and willing to accommodate special food allergies. There are so many choice picks on...

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A Wish, A Gift, And A Goal 2016

The holiday season is upon us once again and as far as I’m concerned it can’t come quick enough. We find ourselves in a place this season where some communities seem to be more divided than united and the holidays are a welcome reprieve and opportunity for healing and progress....

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9 Ways to Prepare for Winter

Now that the leaves are falling, you know snow and freezing temperatures are soon to follow. Here are 9 good ideas that we need to get done before winter to prevent costly home repairs. 1. Prevent Plumbing Freezes – Protect your outdoor faucets A ruptured pipe can ruin your home...

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Use of ART® to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that causes pain in the knee joint. This is a degenerative condition where the articular (surrounding) cartilage of the knee joint gradually breaks down. Osteoarthritis of the knee is characterized by: Morning stiffness Swelling Pain Decreased range of motion In addition, the development of osteoarthritis...

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What We Need is Love

Some would say, “All We Need is Love” and while I am not convinced it’s ALL we need… it’s is definitely needed, particularly in times like now. The world as we once knew it has changed and don’t think for a minute it happened on a Tuesday night a few...

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The Only One on Your Block Part Two…

Last month we tossed around a few options that while hard to find, would be a dandy addition to your landscape… We focused on conifers, both evergreen and deciduous. This month, we will explore some additions that will “rock” the neighborhood! The only one on your block? Let’s see… Where...

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Movement is Medicine

Perhaps the most important thing you can do to cultivate good health is to move your body frequently and in a variety of ways. Movement is an essential tendency of Nature, ensuring that energy circulates and systems avoid stagnation. If you compare a river and a pond, it’s easy to...

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Peppermint and Eggnog

December is the perfect month for peppermint and eggnog, and at Branson’s Chocolates that means Peppermint Bark, Peppermint Bars, and Eggnog Truffles. Our delicious Peppermint Bark is a layer of rich dark chocolate topped with a layer of white chocolate, crushed peppermint candy and a touch of locally sourced peppermint...

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Do You Have a Will? Estate Planning Basics

The term “estate planning” may conjure up the image of an elderly couple roaming the gardens of their country estate discussing what to do with their considerable family fortune when they die. A common belief is that estate planning is only for the wealthy. We may think that average folks...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy...

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Looking Back at 2016

As December approaches we begin the final move out of poinsettias. They are the one crop we grow for the longest period of time and then within a very short time are sold and gone. We’ll be open until December 16th so you still have time to pick some out...

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