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5 of the World’s Longevity Hotspots

What can we learn from centenarians? Learn about our Healthy Aging specialty week at Skyterra Wellness Retreat. Living a long life is no accident. Well, maybe it is for George Burns or someone’s aunt who smoked a pack a day until she died at 97. We’ve all heard these stories. Though we have no control…

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6 Health Benefits of Honey

A spoonful of honey helps the medicine go down. For a hive to produce a kilo of honey, bees must gather the pollen of five million flowers. Hence, the medicinal properties contained in these flowers are concentrated and preserved in the honey. For this reason, the world has used honey as medicine since the time…

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Killer Bees Honey Expands Apiary to Skyterra

The Magic and Medicine of Bees There’s something about honey that stirs nostalgia. Maybe this feeling comes from the memories distilled in the liquid. You can almost taste the summer day when a pollen-laden bee visited a wand of lavender. There are at least two stories within each drop of honey: the story of the…

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11 Tips for Sustainable Wellness & Weight Loss

Why is it so easy to regain weight after dieting? Messages about how to lose weight in media and popular culture often promote the latest fad diet or product. For some reason, we flock to these diets like lemmings. If you only eat these particular foods and nothing else, the propaganda proclaims, you will magically…

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Uncomfortably Numb: Overfilling the Emotional Void with Food

Compulsive and binge eating as a coping mechanism. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States and affects an estimated 2.8 million people. If you are touched by binge eating tendencies, even if your behavior doesn’t fall on the clinical scale, you are not alone. And you know how frustrating,…

Binge Eating & Emotional Eating Specialty Week

Take the Weight Off (Your Shoulders)

The answer is not another diet. Find out how to quell unhealthy food urges. It’s that time of year again. You promised yourself that 2019 would be different. You’ve probably tried at least one new diet and exercise program. Keto. Paleo. Vegan. Gluten Free. Pescatarian. Fasting. Cleanses. You’ve worked hard at it but you may…

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Your Friday Spring Picnic By the Waterfall Awaits

We’ve found the antidote to the February blues in one word. Waterfalls. Thundering through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, they beckon like friends who are always there for you when you need them. These majestic giants that you forgot how much you loved are waiting in what the locals call the “Land of the…

Healthy Aging Week

Today is Your Day

Dr. Lori Soli’s Vision of Conscious Aging I admit that when I first heard the phrase “conscious aging,” I imagined fiber drinks, walkers with tennis balls on the ends, and smiling seniors with perfect teeth in Depends commercials. Nothing could be farther from Dr. Lori Soli’s vision. Through my recent conversations with the buoyant humanistic…

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Post New Year’s Slump? How To Maintain Motivation

Even the best-intentioned beginnings are subject to a slump after the initial enthusiasm wears off. Here are some thoughts on how to maintain motivation for health and fitness.

5 Ways to Get Fit Together

5 Ways to Get Fit Together

“If you want to go far, go together.” Here are some things to think about if you and your partner are working on creating a healthier lifestyle and getting fit together.