Lean In to Joy: Ancient Principles for Pandemic Survival

By: Chandler Yorkhall It’s a hard day to write about joy, as virus reports weigh heavily on everyone’s mind, and for many even closer to home.  My heart is hoping this finds you, and your loved ones, safe and well.  Our current health crisis is similar to others we’ve seen or heard of, but different…

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Pumpkin Pie

This oh-so-good gluten-free & dairy-free pumpkin pie recipe is an awesome twist on the festive classic. This year, I’ll be making multiple to drop on the doorstep of the friends and family I wish could be at the dinner table next to me. It’s feels uneasy to be heading into the holidays without the normal…

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

By: Kara Yorkhall L.Ac., MAOM, FABORM This is a favorite in our home.  We’ve made this for birthday celebrations, brunch, desert or just a cozy afternoon snack.  It can satisfy the desire for something sweet without the negative effects of refined sugar.  And the moistening qualities of the almond flour, honey and eggs are a…

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Sourdough Pizza

Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

by: Lauren Mathews, L.Ac For the past few years, we have been making pizza every Friday night.  It’s one of my favorite traditions!  My family loves pizza but I prefer to make it at home vs ordering delivery since it is so much healthier. I make a sourdough pizza crust, and always add lots of…

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My Favorite Essential Oils

Lavender Field

By: Jess Noble, AOBTA, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist I love using essential oils in both my massage practice at Fertile Ground as well as daily in my home. Essential Oils are known to have therapeutic qualities that can be inhaled or diluted and rubbed on the skin. The oils are made from aromatic compounds found…

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Create-Your-Own Summer Salad

Summer Salad Healthy Recipe

by: Kara Yorkhall, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM While soup is the staple that our family relies on for lunches and quick meals in the colder months, we are gravitating towards more seasonal foods now- with lots of grilling and summer salads.  If you’ve worked with me or anyone else on our team we’ve probably sung the…

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Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cherry Blossoms Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

By: Lauren Mathews, L.Ac We here at Fertile Ground are very excited to announce that we will be offering Mei Zen facial acupuncture as taught by Dr. Martha Lucas. My skin has gotten a lot more problematic as I’ve gotten older and as a result I have gotten very interested in holistic approaches to skincare. I’m…

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Introducing Pain Neutralization Technique

Person in freedom Pain Neutralization Technique

By: Chandler Yorkhall, BCTMB, Qigong Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)   I’d like to introduce you to an innovative approach to healing called Pain Neutralization Technique, or PNT.  I’ll explain what a PNT session is like, how it works, and give some short case studies to show what types of problems it can help with.…

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Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness

By Kara Yorkhall L.Ac., MAOM, FABORM “Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things…” Naomi Shihab Nye National Infertility Awareness Week starts on April 21. For each of us this means something different. It might cause you to remember back to a dark time in your past, something you’d rather forget. Or…

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What is Maya Abdominal Therapy?


by: Jess Noble, AOBTA, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist  It is my privilege to introduce you to the ancient practice of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT), passed down by generations of Mayan shamans. It is possible that many of you may have never heard of it! As a bodyworker at Fertile Ground, it…

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