Oct. 27th, 2014

7 Tea Festivals for True Tea Lovers

Tea lovers are a unique breed of individuals, more inclined toward reflection and intentional living than their more harried 21st century counterparts. Whether it’s the inviting aroma, the purported health benefits, or the sweet pause that brewing a fresh cup of tea requires, people who truly love tea indulge in it with the same attention

Written By Dina McQueen
Oct. 23rd, 2014

Yummy Halloween Treats With a Healthy Twist

Starting in late October, Halloween headlines a food fest that extends until New Year’s Day. The holidays and festivities are filled with family and friend get-togethers, but they also tend to be filled with a hefty calorie load, thanks to foods like caramel-dipped apples, turkey stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, and

Written By Amy Hendel
Oct. 21st, 2014

5 Tips for Throwing a Smashing Halloween Part...

Halloween is traditionally viewed as a holiday for children. From dressing up in superhero costumes to trick-or-treating for a candy haul that causes even the most lenient parent anxiety, the spookiest celebration of the year can often shine the vast majority of its spotlight on the youngest members of society, creating a scenario in which

Written By Dina McQueen
Oct. 17th, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chamomile Buttercream F...

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned cupcake. But these simple and delicious cupcakes have a surprise flavor on top: chamomile. Chamomile tea lovers — these cupcakes are for you.

Written By Margaret Anne
Oct. 14th, 2014

The Art and Practice of a Simple Tea Meditati...

Because contemporary life is often full of distractions, taking time to be present to the simple act of brewing, smelling, and drinking your tea can work a sort of magic in your mind and heart. Here is a small introductory look into the art and practice of a simple daily tea meditation.

Written By Dina McQueen
Oct. 7th, 2014

The Surprising Benefits of Meditation

Meditation — the practice of training the mind through intention and attention — is one of the simplest ways to experience increased wellness and personal betterment. Free for anyone to do, meditation requires no specialized equipment, and while you can certainly engage in formal training, even instruction isn’t an absolute necessity. A human practice that

Written By Dina McQueen
Oct. 6th, 2014

Healthy Fall Comfort Food: Chai Pumpkin Soup

As much as we all love and cherish summer, we’re also ready to welcome fall with open arms. The best part of fall, and the part we’re all looking forward to, is the food. No one can resist the savory, sweet, warming flavors of fall. This velvety, smooth chai pumpkin soup practically defines fall. It’s

Written By Dina McQueen
Oct. 3rd, 2014

Best Bites for Before and After Your Workout

To get the most out of your workout, you need to fine-tune the foods you choose to eat before exercising, and then make some key choices to help with recovery after your workout.

Written By Amy Hendel