Tag: paradise

Wild-Crafted Summer Remedies

By Fiona Allergy Tincture Humans constantly adapt to their environment but our bodies ultimately reflect allergic symptoms as our adaptation reaches its limit. The eyes become itchy as the pollen levels rise and a runny nose continually works to move invading allergens from the nasal cavities. Chest congestion and a dry cough also indicate that… Read more »

Paradise ROCKS!

By Jennifer C. Swiger “Welcome to Paradise ROCKS! Because it does and so do you!” That’s how I greet my customers. It usually gets a chuckle. My name is Jennifer Swiger, owner of Paradise ROCKS!, the newest and coolest rock shop in Butte County where I sell rocks, crystals, fossils, minerals, art, jewelry, and gifts.… Read more »

Fiona’s Forest Herbal Solutions

By Jules Pecson, Wild Craft Herbalist    Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. As an herbalist, I harvest local plants, process the gathered components, and offer an apprenticeship program at the shop. The local environment provides hundreds of herbs to accommodate “wild crafting,” which offers… Read more »

A One-Stop Shop for Health and Wellness

Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and Ridge Fitness for Women  By Trish Hopps Since 2002 our therapy staff has been providing top-notch, hands-on treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, any sort of orthopedic or neurologic problem, as well as incontinence and pelvic pain. Our Ridge community members as well as those… Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air in Paradise

By Anne G Weaver and Edited by Season Naify A vehicle for re-creating flow, ‘Ohana Health lays out like an energy grid with many roads for members of the community to find their way back into the flow of life, energy, vibrancy, health, and total well-being. In what was once an abandoned auto parts store,… Read more »

Being the Change

By Reverend Andy Torkelson What do brick-and-mortar spiritual communities have to offer in the early 21st century? If they act the way they did in most of the 20th century, not much. Many of us lived through, experienced, or witnessed their overly bloated sense of entitlement that oozed to the surface through doctrines of judgment… Read more »

A True Aha Moment-Whole Food Medicine

A True Aha Moment By Tracie Feldhaus of Whole Food Medicine As many of you may know, I had my aortic valve replaced on May 6, 2015. The vascular surgeon at Sutter used a new (to this country) technique called transcathater aortic valve replacement—TAVR. While at the hospital, I was treated to a “heart-healthy” diet.… Read more »

Love’s Vibrant Life

Love’s Vibrant Life When you stand back and look at someone’s life, the picture of who he or she is is somewhat like a tapestry. But as you come closer and look at the individual you see many different threads that weave a lifetime of accomplishments. Through the years my wife, Dhara, and I have… Read more »

RePurpose-Making Something from Nothing

RePurposing Every time we go to the dump to take all of our broken “stuff” from China because of “planned obsolescence,” we are amazed at the things people throw away that could be resurrected into something else. We really need to rethink how we live our lives on every level. Most of the time when… Read more »

How the Moxa Stick Came to America

By Michael Turk One of the least invasive but most effective means of relieving chronic pain is heat. Anyone can feel the healing, soothing effects by holding the hot end of a moxa stick over a sore spot. With repeated application, the lasting benefits outweigh the short time it takes to learn this Asian therapy… Read more »