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
March 27, 2024

Seven Seasonal Tips

This time of transition is celebrated in ways unique to each place and culture. Yet embracing the new often involves releasing the old.
March 20, 2024

Chef Gordon’s Vegan Soul Food

If lip-smacking dishes like Ragin’ Cajun Fried Shrimp, Smakarony, Fried Okra and Vegan Mob Gumbo and sound worth the trip, on March 26you can catch up with this charismatic chef and author at Bookshop Santa Cruz
March 13, 2024

Search for Elixirs

Ask five local wellness experts to explain the word "elixir” and be ready to hear five unique answers. By most counts, the word elixir is used to describe a botanical blend associated with medicinal properties...
March 6, 2024

Tonya Fleck, ND

a Naturopathic Doctor can be a primary care physician, licensed to diagnose and treat the same way your regular doctor can. Yet here’s where things differ
February 28, 2024

Christopher Montenegro and Sacred Masculinity

Sacred Sons is a worldwide organization dedicated to teaching men to lead with healthy, honest and embodied strength. Participants learn a variety of healthy tools and resources...
February 21, 2024

Movin’ It

The GYROTONIC® Method is the unusual name given to a form of restorative fitness developed by an athlete in one of the most injury-prone practices known to (wo)man, professional ballet.
February 6, 2024

Grow Curative Plants at Home

Spend some time in Santa Cruz and you may hear the term “herb” used in all sorts of ways. A tasty herb could mean anything from weed to oregano...
January 24, 2024

Yoga for All

In today’s fitness-focused culture, there are as many ways to do yoga as there are reasons to engage in this ancient practice. With so much variety, there is something for everyone, from strength and fitness to mindfulness and stress reduction.
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