The Year That Changed Us

By: Kara Yorkhall    Many of us in the United States have the privilege of resuming certain parts of our pre-pandemic life. For me this has allowed some space to reflect on what we’ve been through, and where we’re heading.  As I adjust to this new reality I find myself asking questions like, “How has…

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A Word on Patience

By: Sarah Wilson L.Ac., MAOM Given the uncertainty of our times, patience is an important quality that can help to keep our lives, families, jobs and health running smoothly.  In particular, the use of patience can’t be overstated enough when facing the challenges present in the ups and downs of infertility.  We wait with uncertainty…

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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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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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Natural Cold and Flu Prevention

post by Lauren Matthews, L.Ac, MAOM Can you believe it’s already the holiday season?  We have been fielding many questions lately at the clinic about natural ways to remedy and prevent cold and flu symptoms. Here are our top tips: – Nourish yourself. Try to eat as well as you can through the winter.  Avoid…

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Tuscan White Bean Soup & Bone broth recipe

By Chandler Yorkhall, BCTMB, Qigong Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Nourishing Soups and Stews for the Cold months Soup is an essential part of my family’s nutrition all year round, but especially so when it’s cold.  Making soup almost daily has taught me a lot about the balance between nutrition, convenience, and taste.  Here are…

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Finding Community & Connection Amid Infertility Isolation

by Kara Yorkhall, L.Ac, MaOM, FABORM You’re sitting with a group of your friends around the table at your favorite restaurant.  Many of your friends have young children, some of them don’t, but then the question pops up, casually, almost as though it doesn’t really matter or isn’t a big deal at all, “Hey, when…

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