By Amy Schmidt
Look almost anywhere and you’ll see evidence of people advocating for the “eat local” movement. Clever slogans, countless internet resources, bumper stickers and posters are just a few of the encouraging sources you might stumble across.
By Kim Falter
On the North Shore, we cannot escape the onslaught of mosquitos, blackflies and ticks headed our way. At worst, we come face to face with insects that carry potentially harmful diseases. At the very least, they leave us with a painful bite. Although we should always
After a long winter, mild spring days and budding trees are a welcome sight. But for some people, spring brings the dreaded allergy season. A common topic this time of year, allergies can be a real problem for people year-round. They can exist not only as a reaction to the pollens during the warmer
Animals live in tune with nature. They expend and conserve energy, eat and sleep following cues by the body in accordance with natural rhythms. Humans, not so much. When it begins to get dark earlier and earlier, we simply flip on the lights. As the cold weather encroaches,
By Amy Schmidt
It is difficult to care for our family, friends or community unless we’re able to first care for ourselves. Recall the instructions on an airplane if the cabin loses pressure—the parent is supposed to place their own oxygen mask on before assisting the child.
The holidays are a special time of year. We spend time with family and friends, the air is full of festive spirit and wonderful food is abundant. But, flip the coin on all the holiday spirit and we see that all this time with family and friends can feel a little busy and