How Your Attitude Can Affect Your Health

Thoughts are powerful. When they become actions, of course, they can change the world. But even when we keep them inside our own heads, they can affect not only the way we see the world but our very health and well-being. A new study on attitudes toward aging gives a powerful reminder of this. Researchers […]

Biosis #45: Responsible Optimism, What to Do about Root Canal Teeth & More!

The November 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Responsible Optimism The sound of rain on the roof was a common one when I was a kid growing up on the farm in northwestern Washington. It was the sound that meant “The Evergreen State” would live […]

5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Thanksgiving Chaos – & Beyond

We usually think of Thanksgiving and the ensuing holidays as a time of joy, warmth and togetherness. It can also be a time of chaos, tension and stress – an altogether challenging time of year. Recently, we received a great set of balance-maintaining tips from Megha Mehta, founder of The Balance Mantra and author of […]

Biosis #44: Power, Root Canals & Homeopathics

        The August 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: You Have the Power Many years ago, I was introduced to my first computer – an Apple IIE. The local grammar school was providing a class for the teachers who would be getting […]

11 Reads: How Sleep Impacts Your Health

Sleep may no longer be, as Dr. Ellen Hughes once put it, “the forgotten key to health and wellness,” at least not among researchers. Through recent years, there have been quite a few interesting studies on the impact of sleep quantity and quality (and the lack of it!) on health. Here’s a round-up of the […]

Biosis #42: Root Canals, Dental Implants, Real Food & More!

The February 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Stewards of the Earth Our current drought can remind us to never take nature’s customary abundance for granted. And it may lead us to focus more fully on what part we each might play in the judicious […]

Winter, Solstice: A Time for Reflection (Guest Post)

By Jaymie Meyer, CWP, ERYT500Certified New Life Story Coach, Coach Training Alliance Life Coach Hibernation and dormancy are accepted parts of nature’s cycle. But even in the darkness of winter, the anticipation of lighter days gives reason to celebrate the continuing cycle of life. Cultures the world over use the powerful symbol of light – […]

Thanks-Giving: 11 Awesome Quotes on Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and […]