01 Feb Surviving Winter Fatigue

Wow! What a winter it's been in the Northwest. The Portland area has been hit with more winter storms this year than usual. We saw several snow and ice events before the holidays, the biggest snow storm in 37 years to usher in the new year, and more winter weather on the way. Portland Public Schools have been closed nine days this season and many people have lost work. Needless to say, it has been a disruptive winter in the city and by now many of you may be experiencing the stress of winter fatigue. Here are a few tips to...

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07 Nov The Yurt is cozy and ready to take on Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the calendar turned over to November, we moved back our clocks and were met with cooler, darker, days. The conditions in the yurt are wonderful and it's a great time to come visit.  The rain drops falling on the roof offer a soothing sound and the heat from the fireplace is inviting.  The perennials and natives in the garden are establishing themselves nicely with the newfound rain.  A sense of calm comes over me every time I meander by the plants and step into the warm yurt.  There is a lot of beauty to be found in this time...

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