With the season changing, it’s a good time to get outdoors for a healthy brisk walk or bike ride.  You can also bring healthy habits indoors and live more naturally at home.  Rancho La Puerta’s on-site herbalist, homeopathic therapist and all-around naturalist, Anita Boen offered these suggestions for bringing healthy habits found in nature into your home.


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 A woman suffers a heart attack every minute in the United States. Yet according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey only half of women indicated they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack even though they were much more likely to call if a loved one had symptoms. 


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It’s a new year and several of my friends have asked me what they need to do to develop a journaling practice.  My first thought:  patience and empathy.  It takes a bold writer to keep a journal but it is the best writing you will ever do.  


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 Do the words “pamper” and “comfort” catch your eye when you scan the travel magazine?  Do you fantasize about being wrapped in a warm, white cotton robe and peacefully floating through the day? Are you on the verge of saying, “But I’m doing it for me!”  Then you’re probably ready for a spa vacation. 


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There are plenty of ways to get from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA, but the best way is through the backroads.  Horse farms framed with white picket fences and blossoming magnolia trees along two-lane roads make the 95-mile drive into the angelic countryside of Central Virginia a relaxing prelude to a visit at Clifton Inn.


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