.Elizabeth Borelli

June 12, 2024

Seasonal Health and Wellness

Santa Cruz and summer go together like surfboards and Sex Wax. But too much of a good thing can leave you washed up and dried out
June 4, 2024

Artful Therapy

According to a new field of research called neuroaesthenics, the call to the arts and creativity is hard-wired, encoded in our DNA as an essential part of our humanity.
May 29, 2024

Farm to Bottle

What is it with Santa Cruz and kombucha? The fizzy, fermented tea that seems to have transcended from hippie style beverage into hip way...
May 22, 2024

Culture Club

One of the many perks of writing this column is the chance to meet interesting people...
May 8, 2024

In Our Happy Place

In March our noteworthy hometown earned a new ranking on a short list of 11 Blue Zone cities in all the US, second only to Boulder, Colorado
May 1, 2024

Far West Fungi on the event stage

If you too are wondering when mushrooms became all the rage, Far West Fungi, a regional specialty grower, is stepping up with two exciting days’ worth of answers.
April 17, 2024

Food as Medicine

Master gardener Delmar McComb’s first job out of college changed the course of his life forever. While working with a former apprentice of the...
April 10, 2024

Breathing Your Way to Health and Wellness

Calling breathwork mainstream may be a stretch, but interest in the subject as a stress reduction practice emerged from relative obscurity in 2020