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Desert HealthThe Greatest Gift

What is the one thing you hope to have with you for life? Your children? Your spouse? Your sanity? Your mobility? When you think about it, the most treasured thing you could wish for yourself and your loved ones is good health. It can be the difference between happiness and Read more…

Natural OptionsLessons from the Amazon Jungle

This past summer I found myself deep in the heartland of the Amazon jungle at night, with a flashlight and a naturalist guide. This experience was as far as I have ever been out of my comfort zone; yet, it drew me closer to understanding how everything in life ultimately Read more…

Natural OptionsCome Home to Who You Are

The hot summer days are finally behind us, and it is now the time of year when snowbirds make their way back to their desert homes, reminding us that we live in a culture of movement. We move from our childhood home to a place of our own. In time Read more…

Natural OptionsWellness Served at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa

There is something fresh brewing at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Not only are they underway with a multi-million dollar renovation, but wellness is now being served to their 1,200 employees, local visitors, and international guests. The team leading the charge includes internal nutritionist Regina Basterrechea and Executive Chef Peter Read more…

Integrated PracticesWhy being Selfish Is GOOD

It’s been interesting to note that my most requested talk this year has been about self-care. Whether I’m speaking to groups or with individual patients, we as a society seem to have a greater load of anxiety, depression and stress and I think it’s time to call BS. Now don’t Read more…

Through the GenerationsAn Awakening Walk

Jennifer Johnson was looking for something to lift the weight of negative self-image that had plagued her most of her life. As a desert resident, she had a successful catering business, was a practicing yogi, and had many close friends, but was seeking something more. In March 2015 she first Read more…

Health & BeautyFeeling Good Never Looked So Good!

Whether you wear makeup regularly or hardly ever, the holidays are a festive time to add that little extra sparkle and let your spirit glow. Here are some tips to help you shine: Holiday hues: red and gold. Show your holiday spirit with incredible red and gold makeup. Determine the Read more…

Live Your WellestAre You Living Your wellest?

As you may have read in our previous issue, now is the time to Live Your Wellest and Greater Palm Springs has just what you need. Our valley is the ultimate health and wellness destination and we are lucky to live here! Certainly, the area boasts other exceptional attributes for Read more…

Live Your WellestIt’s Time to Live Your Healthiest Self

What is living your wellest? It’s finally making time to do those things for yourself you’ve talked about for years – exercising, meditating, losing weight, changing your perception. It’s replacing those habits that don’t serve you well with those that do. It’s waking up in the morning with a smile Read more…

Health is a ChoiceCommunity Adopts School & Changes Lives

More and more research is identifying “giving back” as a key factor to living a long and healthy life. If this theory is true, Trilogy at the Polo Club’s Women of Wisdom, or WOW, have a few extra years coming their way. The self-starting club has over 100 women who Read more…

Live Your WellestYour Journey Starts Here

Greater Palm Springs is a global destination for health and wellness and this fall we are celebrating with the Live Your Wellest campaign. Below you will find discounts and special offers from local businesses to help start you on your journey towards living your very best, and wellest, self. Our Read more…

Live Your WellestA Pass to Escape

Greater Palm Springs has many world-class resorts and spas enjoyed by visitors from around the globe. But did you know that many of them offer day passes for as little as $20? You can lounge in their pristine pools, hot tubs and relaxation rooms, indulge in their steams and saunas, Read more…

Live Your WellestTake a Walk on the Wild Side

Getting your daily exercise is easier when you find breathtaking views around every corner. Who doesn’t want to reach their daily 10,000 steps alongside cheetahs, giraffe, and jaguars? The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is home to unique plants and animals, bringing new meaning to a “walk in the park.” Read more…

Desert HealthLook How Far We’ve Come

Amazed. Proud. Excited. Blessed. Some of the many emotions I feel as I write this. When I started Desert Health® eight years ago, two of our main objectives were to encourage consumers to take their health into their own hands, and to elevate our valley’s thriving natural health community. I Read more…

Natural OptionsEmbracing a Creative Life

Finding meaning in one’s life is both sacred and elusive. These aren’t lessons we learn easily but as we age, we reflect upon them and seek to find a more purposeful life. While there is no one answer on how to do that, I suggest we look to the artist Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Power of Silence for a Mom and Her Milennial Daughter

Opportunity often presents itself at the most meaningful time. The door was recently opened for this mom, after a bustling work season, and her millennial teen’s challenging and successful school year.  An opportunity to get away from digital and social media promised to be rewarding. Our prescription for bonding was Read more…

Natural OptionsLiving Your Passion Can Lead to Purpose

Passion is a “strong and barely controllable emotion.” It’s that which physically lifts your spirit, warms your heart, and brings butterflies to your belly. For some, it’s a source that drives them; for others, it’s a long lost hobby, lingering idea or curious thought yet to be embraced. Some are Read more…

Health is a ChoiceWhat happens when you take rescued Horses

What happens when you take rescued horses – some who have been abused, starved or neglected – and pair them with veterans struggling to deal with deep wounds from their past? A miraculous program that participants call both life changing, and lifesaving. Like people, horses can have strong personalities. However, Read more…

Natural OptionsGrace Changes Everything

This past February I found great pleasure watching athletes compete in the winter Olympics. One overriding impression, regardless of the sport, was the great degree of grace exhibited by athletes while performing.  The expression of grace should not be underestimated.  It is the smooth, controlled, effortless, invisible force that allows Read more…

Natural OptionsFive Pieces of Wisdom for Challenging Moments

Finding wisdom in the difficult moments can be challenging—especially when we are staring those moments square in the face. Sending your child off to kindergarten, being betrayed by a friend or making a painful decision about a family member’s health care—they all can hurt. There is no escaping it: The Read more…