I’m a big man, I’m tall and powerful, but this also causes some issues in the body department. I suffer from acute scoliosis in my lower back, and pain radiates from this area on a daily basis. I have only ever had one massage previously in my life, and it was so-so.
When I began talking to Stephanie Ramsey at In-balance massage about my pain, she advised me to come in for a visit.
I must admit I was a bit nervous. I was looking for a cure to my pain and relief from multiple areas. I…
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I was amid some of the worst anxiety I have experienced in my life. I was worried about money, moving and multiple other things. My chest felt heavy and was dominated by a feeling of constriction and restriction; to both my life and breathing.
A few weeks earlier I had met with a woman named Juliet Trinka. She is the owner of Vedic Earth Medicine and is a holistic healer and shaman. We discussed setting up a session to work on these issues. While our initial meeting was primarily…
A few months ago, I was introduced to the concept of probiotics and how they work with our bodies. I would never have guessed the change that occurred after their introduction into my system.
I always considered myself a fairly healthy eater, indulging sparingly and watching my intake of calories and nutrients diligently. It was only after my partner mentioned the function of probiotics in the system and how they affect the many functions of the gut -- and how we feel as a whole.…
If you were like me when you were a child, you had a rock collection. I never thought in my adult life that I would be starting another one, or for that matter that I would travel back home to my parent’s house and go to the basement in search of my old collection, just to see what precious stones lie in the chest that I used to keep them in.
Unfortunately, the search for my childhood collection came up fruitless, but luckily in the creation of my new collection there is a shop that…
Essential oils. They are all the buzz lately. It seems everyone has heard of them or is purchasing them. Some people know how to use them; others are just interested in the wonder of their complex scents.
Essential oils are as strong as medicine. As they function in nature, essential oils are the immune system of what are considered to be the oldest, most evolved plants.
Another function of essential oils is to attract pollinators, serving a sexual function. But in nature, plants,…
As I interact with clients and friends and family alike, one of the issues that comes up commonly is that of sleep. It seems that in our modern world, getting deep, nourishing sleep has become a challenge for some and a complete rarity for others.
There are many things can be done from a natural standpoint to enhance sleep. One of those is an old traditional method: a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile is a beautiful white flower that is grown as an herb in many gardens. This flower has the…
While many of us suffer with the occasional upset stomach, long-term digestive issues can lead to increased problems down the road. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans suffer from some form of digestive disease. Believe it or not, your digestive system can tell you a lot more about yourself than your brain is sometimes capable of.
You may have heard someone tell you to follow your gut feelings before and…
April showers bring May flowers, but in North Dakota, May often also brings rain. This means a lot of dreary, overcast days. After the long, extended winter months, it can be difficult to endure yet more darkness.
Do not fret! There are simple ways, through essential oils, that you can help to boost your moods.
If you have ever had the pleasure of encountering an orange, lemon, or lime tree in bloom, you have breathed the sweetest of nature’s fragrances. Citrus is intoxicating, happy,…
What are essential oils anyway? Have you been hearing a lot about them, smelled them, and perhaps even purchased them but have no idea what they are or what they do?
You are not alone. The essential oil industry is a booming one, yet, as a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist, I meet people every day who are looking for direction on understanding and using these incredible healing compounds.
Let’s start at the beginning. I hear it’s the best place to start. Essential oils are,…
On August 14, The Bismarck Tribune reported that “A popular insecticide could be banned for agricultural use.” Popular as it may be I can think of a whole slew of adjectives that would be more appropriate like questionable,…
FARGO - A collection of memories from High Plains Reader's annual Cocktail Showdown. Participants were judged on creativity, flavor, and presentation; and this year we added a new category. Like years before, each establishment was…
by Greg Carlson
Elsie Fisher’s Kayla Day is the lonely but indefatigable middle-school protagonist of first-time feature filmmaker Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” a winning addition to the pantheon of the adolescent cinematic bildungsroman.…
by HPR Contributor
By Stella Mehlhoffstellamehlhoff@gmail.comAs I stared out of Guthrie Theater’s Amber room at a bird’s eye of the cityscape and river below, I hardly took in the night lights, my mind was too focused on the art I had just…
by Chris Larson
When I was first introduced to the traditional spirit of my ancestors, Akvavit (or aquavit), I never thought I’d ever find myself standing next to a giant “Viking” ship while comparing different brands of the “water of…
By Melissa Martinmelissamartincounselor@live.comThink back to one of your worst small decisions. Then answer the following questions:How did you make the decision?What happened after the decision?When did you know it was the worst…