Wellness & Learning

Wellness & Learning covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community. This story can stretch beyond sports into the greater outdoor realm.

The Tao of Depression

American culture is afraid of depression. Emotions, reflection, introversion, being, solitude and contemplation are the quiet, feminine yin qualities that all women and men can access, but aren’t encouraged to develop. The masculine, yang...

Adaptogenic Mushrooms

Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a two-part series. In 1993, a Chinese runner named Wan Jun-Sha shattered the world record in the 10,000-meter event. Her teammates also broke records in the...

Out and About: Finding Middle Ground with Aikido


If you’re feeling a little fight or flighty this New Year, there’s no better time than now to get into Aikido.

Out and About: Good Vibrations

I’m lying on my back, warm in a comfy blanket, eyes covered with a lavender-scented pillow… a soothing voice asks me to envision a white mist enveloping me. I am in a cocoon of...

Munching to Aid Metabolism

On any given day in America, half of the women and a quarter of the men are dieting. The percentages are probably higher this time of year, when many people vow to lose weight...