July 10, 2024

Fast and Curious

You’ve probably heard the advice to eat “multiple small meals for better digestion,”  the grab-and-go mantra food stores today thrive on...never too full and never too full and always just right?
June 26, 2024

Native Sanctuary: Arana Gulch

Arana Gulch seems to be serotonin to the Santa Cruzan soul. Under a giant oak I meet two artists who have set up their easels to paint the golden meadow that dominates the preserve.
June 26, 2024

Final Passage

y path to becoming a death midwife was paved long before Susan's illness. Rooted in a deep-seated belief in conscious dying
June 26, 2024

Straight Talk

Clearly our emotions affect our posture, but can posture affect emotions? This conversation with Rita Rivera was inspired by a recent article suggesting that yes, it can.
June 26, 2024

Sharpened Skills

For those who have ever imagined themselves in a thrilling duel, or who simply crave a novel way to better health, the sword fighting disciplines of East and West are practiced for fun and fitness in downtown Santa Cruz
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...
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