Nourishing Food for Your Body and the Planet

July 22, 2013

by Andrea Wenger These massive zucchini plants in our garden will soon have us sneaking zucchini onto our neighbors’ porches at night just to get rid of it. This prolific summertime veggie is hitting it’s peak now, so enjoy it steamed, grilled, in salads and soups, cakes and even soft cookies. My introduction to zucchini […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi

July 18, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Balance. Energy. Simplicity. Calmness. Oneness. Relaxation. Wholeness. Harmony. Any of these words could describe the effect the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can have on the typical stressed-out American.  TCM is rooted in a distinctive, inclusive and systematic theoretical structure and is based on the […]

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Great Grains – Rice

July 16, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Grains have been getting a lot of bad press lately, and undeservedly so.  It is true that many people have grain allergies and must stay away from grains or pay the price in intestinal distress, hives, and the like.  But to those with no allergy issues […]

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Our bodies speak…

July 11, 2013
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(Private) Summer In Your Body!

July 8, 2013

Here at Howard County Holistic Center, we love summer. It’s a wonderful time for getting out in the fresh air, working and playing in healthy ways, enjoying the balmy breezes and warm sunshine. However, when our clients walk in from the summertime heat, wringing wet from the heat of their “personal summers,” we’re quick to […]

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Take a Moment…

July 5, 2013
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Breathe Deep in a Maryland Summer

July 2, 2013

If you’ve lived for a while in Maryland – unless you’re up in the mountains or “downey ocean, hon” – you know that breathing can be a real challenge when weather reports include the word “Code” and colors on the hot side of the spectrum. Even if you don’t have allergies, asthma, or other health […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Herbology

June 27, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Balance. Energy. Simplicity. Calmness. Oneness. Relaxation. Wholeness. Harmony. Any of these words could describe the effect the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can have on the typical stressed-out American.  TCM is rooted in a distinctive, inclusive and systematic theoretical structure and is based on the […]

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Great Grains – Barley

June 25, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Grains have been getting a lot of bad press lately, and undeservedly so.  It is true that many people have grain allergies and must stay away from grains or pay the price in intestinal distress, hives, and the like.  But to those with no allergy issues […]

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Need a Hug?

June 20, 2013

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. -Virginia Satir  

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