Escaping to the Outdoors Is Good For Your Brain
Vibrant Life editor Heather Quintana previews an article about how being out in nature can benefit your brain. The new mental health issue of the magazine gives you ways to stay sane in a very stressful world.
I’ll Drink to That
On my most recent birthday my husband gave me a beautiful, lush potted plant that I simply adored. A week later I took off for a three-week trip to Africa, leaving my daughter to care for my new plant while I was away. Imagine my dismay when I returned home and found a mass of dry, crumpled leaves slumped over the sides of the pot that had once been full of verdant life. Though that experience was a hard lesson for me (that’s the last time I’ll leave my daughter in charge of my plants!), it vividly reinforced a very ...
In the Lyme Light
Lyme disease is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the United States, and 2012 is predicted to hold the highest risk ever for contracting it. Like most people, Vibrant Life editor Heather Quintana didn’t think she was at risk. But after several years of seizures, night sweats, and severe fatigue, a blood test traced all her health problems back to a single tick bite. It’s a shame I hadn’t noticed how strong and hard-working my immune system had been. For 30 years it had rarely even allowed a cold or flu to crack through its defenses. As if it were my body’s ...
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