The practice of releasing resentment, anger, and hostility, or forgiveness, has been proven to impact health and happiness.
Simple suggestions to minimize the negative impacts of smartphone use, and cognitive-boosting tips to help to protect the brain.
Experience the pleasure of the feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine, in a health-affirming way by shifting habits and choices.
A researcher set out on a quest to document the secret of blue zones, regional populations of long-lived and exceedingly healthy people.
New studies show that plastic bottles and food packaging may be causing significant weight gain and obesity worldwide.
An increasing number of medical professionals have begun writing “nature prescriptions” for their patients.
Cultivate moments of joy to boost health and contribute to less stress, improved heart health, a stronger immune system, and reduced pain.
Daily constant stress can cause health issues like weight gain, anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, brain fog, and heart disease.
Get back to the land and adopt the spirit of homesteading on your apartment balcony, backyard, or a small plot of land.
Gratitude is a powerful practice for our overall health and well-being. It can transform our daily lives, even in the workplace.
Exercise is a crucial aspect of promoting both physical and mental well-being, and these benefits are also strongly supported by science.
These three superfoods can help you get back on track after the holidays, and also improve immunity, inflammation, and brain function.
Connection is a crucial part of our emotional and physical health, and the holidays are a great time to strengthen social bonds.
Slowing down and savoring the moment, especially during busy seasons, are vital ingredients to a full, happy, and healthy life.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for both mental and physical wellbeing, and its benefits are well backed by science.
Dig in and explore the active steps that can be taken to maintain and improve brain health, memory, and cognition.
Simple steps to minimize the impacts of artificial lighting in our homes and communities without living in the dark.
The practice of gratitude helps to put our lives in perspective and enriches us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
The holiday season is fast approaching, do you have a game plan to support yourself through this busy time?
Learn more about the science behind laughter and improved health, and the therapeutic benefits of laughter for your life.
If you feel as if you could use a reboot in your life, a media and device detox may be just what you need!
Manage menopausal symptoms and support hormonal balance using select medicinal herbs and adjusting lifestyle habits.
If you feel you could use a little more happiness and connection, here are five ways you can naturally boost oxytocin.
Gratitude is a profound habit that can transform your life. A growing body of research shows how it may also impact your physical health.
Seven research-based tips to help you navigate adversity in ways that lead to positive growth, contentment, and, ultimately, joy.
Herbal remedies can help us lead vibrant lives by boosting energy, calming inflammation, improving vision, and clarifying the mind.
Understanding the process of grief, and how self-care, aromatherapy, and medicinal herbs can support the healing journey.
Research has shown that nature, awe, and spaces free of clutter greatly influence our mental health and provide tangible benefits.
Add this to the growing list of reasons why expressing gratitude is vital for a great life – it can actually help us to live more sustainably!
A discussion of scientific and anecdotal evidence that explain how, and why, a sense of purpose is crucial for wellness.
Be kind and be well. Over the years research has consistently found that kindness is directly tied to our overall happiness and well-being.
On cultivating a sense of community in our lives, and enjoying the benefits of true connection with others.
Check in with Nicole Apelian to see what the Alone alum is up to now. New ventures, adventures, and maintaining that good work-life balance.
Yoga has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, with more than 36 million Americans engaging in it, according to a recent survey. While many yoga practitioners enjoy the sense of community experienced in a yoga class, many others prefer to practice mindfulness in...
The more we stress the more susceptible we become to an attack on our immune system. Doctor Nicole Apelian shares simple, effective ideas to keep the peace.
Connection with Community In the most recent couple of articles in this series on holistic health, we’ve discussed connection with self and connection with nature. The third level of connection, connection with community is equally important and relates back to all of...
Connection to Self You may have noticed a few themes running through these articles about holistic health, and that’s not an accident. We foster nature connection in much the same way we foster a connection to self, using simple practices you can implement in your own...
As you might have guessed, I live an outdoor lifestyle. I'm almost always outside and I'm usually working at harvesting local herbs and mushrooms for my healing salves and tinctures, or teaching others how to make the most of our beautiful natural surroundings. My...
Teacher, TV survival expert is role model for self-sufficiency From the Chinook Observer article authored by Patrick Webb: Nicole Apelian is a survivor. She leads safari groups to Africa, teaches outdoor survival skills and competes on TV reality shows which push...
I absolutely love books and the gift of learning something new. While the time to read sometimes feels like a luxury, I always relish the opportunity to settle in for an interesting read. Recently, I was blessed with the time to do just that during the long flights to...
I start my days off with gratitude. No matter how bad things seem in life there is always something to be grateful for. That thankfulness can change your whole outlook for the day. My youngest son and I sometimes do a simple gratitude: Thank you for the birds and the...