Entries Tagged as 'Integrative Wellness'

Traveling can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Learn tips from four of our wellness specialists to help you eat right and become more mindful, active and relaxed when you are on-the-go. 


By: Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

The sun, now in Leo, harmonizes with rational Saturn that is still in Sagittarius on Monday, August 1st. This can be a fruitful time when perseverance and firmness are rewarded. Although the workload may feel heavy or tedious, steadfast efforts can win appreciation and recognition. 

The new moon in Leo Tuesday, August 2nd helps to instill confidence for those Leos whose birthday is near this date. The other two fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries, also find pleasure and fun now.

On August 3rd, the sun and nebulous Neptune in Pisces tangle and it will be important to keep commitments. Be discreet in all matters and be sure to establish limitations or healthy boundaries so that others don’t take advantage. Disorganization may be the tenor of everyday life. This is an excellent day for creativity and some can enjoy outdoor activities.


A ceremony is all about creating and living in a sacred moment. It can be a wedding, a funeral, or a bar mitzvah; it can also be a life-changing therapy session, like those available at Miraval. It’s no wonder that two of the most popular treatments at the resort are the Himalayan Sound Bath, performed in warm water, and the Chrysalis of Sound, performed on land. Master Healers Pamela Lancaster and Tim Frank lead these groundbreaking ceremonial therapy sessions that help guests reflect in a setting that’s designed to foster renewed energy.





By Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, offers summer travel and romance with generous Jupiter at the beginning of the month Friday July 1st. This is a great day for any celebrations or weddings, especially for those born in Cancer and Virgo.

On the next day of the holiday weekend, Saturday July 2nd, the Sun and somber Saturn requires a day for recovery and rest. Some will decide they have too much work to do. Mars has stationed in the sky and is now moving slowly forward, ending a period of inaction. The ambitious ones will be working a second job or taking on more responsibilities, so be careful not to burn out as energy could be at a low.  This can make Sagittarius a bit cranky now as that sign hates any limitations. 


By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., Women's Health Expert

What women should know about heart disease:

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of American women.
  • 64% of women who died suddenly of Coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms
  • More than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Since 1984, the number of CVD deaths for females has exceeded those for males.
  • Post menopausal women have an increased risk of cardiac disease.