Baking Day — Brown Butter Financiers – GF and Lo-Carb

I watch all of the Baking Championships year-round (Spring, Halloween, Holiday and even the Kid’s one) – in fact, I save them on my DVR to do a workout while watching – but I am not much of a baker.  Mainly because I avoid gluten and know that I would not have much self-control with […]

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Yuletide: Honoring the Winter Solstice and Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction

Release Ritual for Yuletide and Attract Ritual for New Year’s Eve No matter what your spiritual belief,  we all share the turning of the sun on the solstices. Honoring the solstice is something that has been lost to most cultures and societies. Yule is a festival of inner renewal, where we release what no longer […]

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“I didn’t let anything stop me from coming on the nature walk, and that means I have the ability to stop stalling on everything else”

Janice Ford is a Certified Life Transitions Coach and Nature Therapy Guide who empowers women using a nature-based coaching approach to live their best lives by helping them to discover the fiercest version of themselves and reach for their dreams in the areas of business/career, relationships, and financial/wealth management. The following is a short excerpt […]

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New Course Launching January 2021: Sacred Journey Facilitator

Self-Discovery through Earth Medicine Humans have benefitted from our plant, fungi and animal friends’ healing properties for as long as we have inhabited the Earth. Since the time of our most ancient Earthly ancestors, ailments of the mind, body and spirit have been eased through the use of these sacred tools. In this exciting new […]

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Academy Faculty Member Kristina Risola featured in Reader’s Digest for Cannabis Expertise

Kristina Risola, lead faculty for our Cannabis Coaching Program, recently brought the Natural Wellness Academy into the pages of Reader’s Digest, where she lent lent her expertise on just a few of the topics covered in the Academy’s certification, such as vetting manufacturing processes and the benefits of using full-spectrum CBD. You can read the […]

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Nature Therapy Activity for Protection, Safety, and Growth: Tree Bark

Jenny McNees holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alabama, an M.S.W. from Alabama A&M University, and soon will hold certification as a Nature Therapy Guide. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 21 years, most recently in the medical social work setting, where she helps patients with chronic […]

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A Day of Zen: Nature Therapy in the Adirondacks

An experienced therapist and non-profit director with over 20 years working with various special populations, Grace Kelley graduated from the Natural Wellness Academy as an Advanced Nature Therapy (Nature Spirit Walks) Guide. This is an excerpt from her final project for her certification, where she reports on a multifaceted nature therapy experience that she designed and led at […]

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Tofu Two Ways – Meatless Somedays

Vegan and Gluten-Free with Vegetarian option With all of the concern about the the meat supply during the pandemic, this is as good a time as any to learn how to integrate some meatless meals into your lifestyle.  Meatless does not mean flavorless (although some people find tofu to be rather tasteless.) Not only are […]

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Cabbage Cups with Coconut Calypso Sauce

Vegan Stir Fry with Meat options – Gluten Free Goodness In this “Time of Pandemic” not only have I been doing more cooking than ever before, I’ve been inventing new sauces and dips to keep things interesting.  My husband adores this Coconut Calypso Sauce, which was a creation based on some ingredients I heard mentioned […]

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