Organic Spa Blog

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

You’ll learn something new every time you play Tim Paczesny’s inventive new Biking Game. Designed as a way to bring the family together with the outdoors in mind, up to eight players move around

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Probiotics and Fermentation Made Easy

Coffee and chocolate were once made by live cultures and fermentation practices, a complicated chemical synthesis that occurs when you ingest live bacteria that aids your digestion and immune function. The process of fermentation and

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Think Local: Sustainable Furniture for Urban Homes

Over the last few months I have been on the hunt for eco-friendly furniture since I just moved into a new home. It’s a loft-type space with high ceilings, and I needed some tall

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Rose Essential Oil: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”

It’s February, and florists are busy at work preparing buckets of roses to send on Valentine’s Day. No matter where you were raised, or which culture you connect with, roses unite us all. A

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Would You Go 500 Miles for Our Trees?

This year’s STIHL Tour des Trees—a 500-mile bike ride dedicated to saving trees—takes place July 27 to August 2. There are still spaces available! Click here to sign up, or donate directly to the fundraiser by

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Natural Sleep Solutions

Some people are just born to sleep. Loud traffic? Keg party next door? Not even earthquakes will keep them from an appointed snooze! When insomnia becomes chronic, it can lead to numerous health problems, including

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Green Licorice Twist

As I was walking by a candy counter, I noticed an array of brightly colored and fetching twists: yellow, green, black, red licorice. I bought a green licorice twist, enjoyed the tangy taste of

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Seven OSM Resolutions We Promise to Help Make Stick

It’s just about now that we start losing our resolve to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of letting those good intentions slide, we want to help you stick to the ones that

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Beauty Is Wellness: Super Immunity Supper

Welcome to Beauty Is Wellness, a column about the link between nutrition, lifestyle and beauty based on my health coaching practice of the same name. I’m thrilled to share information about my favorite beauty

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Cancer in Your Cola?

Remember former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s failed attempt to restrict the availability of large-size high-calorie sodas in New York City? The outcry ranged from a defense of civil liberties to a discussion of individual rights

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