We all know massage relaxes the body and soothes sore muscles. But more and more research shows that it can also help reduce anxiety and promote real sleep, an essential component to a healthy lifestyle. With astounding increases in the use of antidepressants and sleeping pills, booking a massage could be the smartest money you’ve…

Trying to close the gender gap in yoga, healing touch and mind-body therapies is an uphill battle for men who are not afraid to be touchy-feely as they work on themselves and others. But Jackson’s men are warriors, differentiating themselves from women therapists with new body alignment techniques and educating others about the body-mind connection…

The month of September brings seasonal change, smoke in the air, local earthquakes and snow in the high country. September begins smoky with reduced air quality. No big fires burn near Jackson Hole but the western United States is experiencing the worst fire season ever. 74 major wildfires burn in eight western states. Oregon has…

It was a cold, clear morning in April, and I awoke feeling pretty down. I won’t go into the details of why, but after wallowing around the house dabbling half-heartedly into a handful of unfinished projects, I realized that a dark cloud had settled heavily around me. Captain Ego was in full control, and I…

You don’t have to do yoga or martial arts to practice Chi Running.  But if you want to conserve your energy, prevent injury and run for life you might want to read on. Chi is the universal energy that flows all around us, connecting body, mind and spirit. Chi Running is a method designed by…

Juice cleansing, the master cleanse, clean eating, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, raw…you name it — I bet you know someone who is giving it a go. Maybe it’s you. Is this just a fad? Just a more socially accepted or evolved way of re-naming what we used to call a ‘diet’ in the 80’s?…

Do you eat well, exercise—or try to—and still struggle with food, weight and body image? Do you have trouble with overeating, emotional eating, fatigue, mood, digestive concerns, maintaining or losing weight, or with other eating challenges? If so, you are likely missing out on a critical piece of nutrition. When you limit your focus to what…

Usually when people talk about grounding they are mostly targeting spiritual people as their audience. I, however, don’t believe this topic is just for spiritual people. It’s for anyone who has to encounter someone who upsets them or for anyone who is over worked and tired. Sometimes in stressful or tiresome situations we began to…

Editor’s Note: this post was originally published on Medicine Wheel Wellness’ Blog Unless you plan on competing in a strong man competition, or at a Crossfit event, why would you train as if you are? You most likely want to exercise so that you will feel better, perform better in your activities, have more energy,…

Editor’s Note: this article was originally published on PadmaVeda’s Blog Is Sleep Overrated? Do you look back on those college days when you went to class all day and ate something at a fast food restaurant & then found the energy to dance all night and only to return home because the sun was rising?…

Who among us has experienced this scenario:  While blissfully dreaming, you are jolted awake by an alarm clock or a loved one, and dive immediately into your morning.  You rush to prepare for the day, quickly getting dressed, checking messages, taking care of household chores, and racing out, already feeling a bit behind and flustered.…