Author Archives: jeannemnelson

TURMERIC FOR A FOOTBALL PLAYER’S HEALTH

  Is it possible for football players to include non-steriod ingredients into their diets to improve their health, vitality and manage joint pain?  The answer came to me in an unexpected encounter with a 6 foot tall, heavy-set foot ball … Continue reading

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ACUPRESSURE FOR GARDNERS

Gardening brings the joy of connection to the earth and the rewards of nutritious vegetables and beautiful flowers.  It offers a meditative quality to our minds that teaches us patience and concentration as we sow our seeds, weed, amend the … Continue reading

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GARDENING AS MY SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

When I bought my home in 1998, my neighbors and friends were surprised and amused when the first service-person I hired was a gardener.  This house came with many fixer-upper needs to address termite damage, sewer backups, chimney cracks and … Continue reading

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SPRING CLEANING FOR THE BODY, MIND, SOUL

Ah, Spring is here.  Time to open the windows, let fresh air in and spring clean our homes.  It can also mean time to spring clean our bodies, minds and souls after a winter of being closed in.  Detox cleanses … Continue reading

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THE GARDENING OF MY SOUL

It’s spring and my roses are now in full bloom – they somehow just know how to to that without my prompting.  I love these guys – so colorful and so fragrant.  There are other flowers and vegetables that were … Continue reading

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Spring has arrived.  Time to shake off the stillness of winter.  Bring in the seeds of hopes and dreams that were incubating during the winter months and plant them in our gardens to grow.  It is our nature to grow … Continue reading

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ELEPHANT SEALS TEACH US TO DIVE DEEP WITHIN OURSELVES

Pt. Reyes National Seashore has captured my heart and attention this winter in so many ways.  It is always a pleasure to venture out onto the beach to picnic and play in the ocean but some seasons have an added … Continue reading

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WHAT WINTER HAS TO TEACH US IF WE CARE TO LISTEN

WINTER TEACHES CONNECTION TO OUR UNIQUE LIFE ESSENCE A TIME FOR REST, REFLECTION TO NURTURE OUR HOPES AND DREAMS Now in the darkest and coldest time of year, I have brought more warmth into my home in the form of … Continue reading

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SURVIVE OR THRIVE – IT’S UP TO YOU

“Survive or thrive” is a very hot topic these days.  Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington were lead speakers at the QuickBook Connect conference in San Francisco giving advice to young small business owners seeking to make it big like them. … Continue reading

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ACUPRESSURE AND HEALING TOOLS FOR GRIEF

Loss is a fact of life.  It’s part of the journey from the time we are born until we take our last breath.  Loss comes in different forms from loss of job, relationships, financial security, mental health and death of … Continue reading

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