Meet the Instructor: Roxanne DeFord

What is your specialty? As a Holistic Wellness Coach, I help Heartland guests and personal clients to improve their diet, enjoy movement, practice self care, manage stress and live their dreams. Aiding in the discovery of the blocks that hold us back and working...

Better Health thru Hormesis!

Hormesis. Not a term with which you are likely familiar. Pronounced hȯr-‘mē-səs. It is defined as the beneficial effect (improved health, better performance, longer life) obtained from the exposure of small doses of an agent that would otherwise be toxic or fatal...

Wanna Lose Weight? Don’t Eat!

Seriously. The fastest, easiest, healthiest and most successful way to lose weight is to not eat--at all! This is in contrast to what has been done traditionally: to eat less at each meal (calorie restriction); or to eat a bunch of small meals throughout the day...

Don’t Waste Money on Probiotics (unless you do this)!

At this point, most of us have heard something about how the bacteria that inhabit our guts are extremely important for good intestinal function and health. So much so that some of us take probiotic supplements or eat yogurt or fermented foods with the hope of...

Acupuncture Q&A with Maureen McNulty

What will the acupuncturist do? An assessment by the acupuncturist will be done during the initial evaluation. Based on the examination, a plan of treatment will be discussed. Treatment may be modified to address presenting complaints in subsequent visits such as...

Maureen has joined our wellness team!

Maureen McNulty is an acupuncturist (C.Ac.) and massage therapist (LMT) in the State of Wisconsin. She obtained her Asian bodywork therapy certification at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition...

Asparagus Leek Soup

2 1/2 cups leek, chopped 2 1/2 cloves garlic 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 1/2 pounds asparagus 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 6 cups vegetable broth or stock Himalayan Salt 1. In a saucepan, cook the leek, carrots, celery and garlic in the olive oil...

Gift of Time Practice

Take a break from technology and unplug while you give your loved ones the gift of time! Try this activity from the Greater Good Science Center: Gift of Time

Unplugged

A Yoga Retreat to Balance Energy March 10-12, 2017 Leave your cell phones and laptops behind… unplug at the Heartland. This weekend is designed with energy and chakras in mind. Unplug physically and mentally from the stress of everyday life. Explore and learn about...

The first whisper of spring

“March arrives, the last hurrah of winter and the first whisper of spring. This month we plant the seeds of simplicity in the fertile soils of our souls.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach This quote is from my favorite daily reader, Simple Abundance. I open up the book...

Mini Resolutions

What are your resolutions for 2017? WholeHealth Chicago suggests these simple actions to make this a healthier year. Here are a dozen or so small resolutions that will boost your health, are likely to prolong your life, and will just make you feel good: 1. Have one...

Special Events – Mark your calendars!

The Heartland Spa is your perfect destination for an all-inclusive spa package. Pamper, nourish, thrive, and relax all while treated like one of our family. January: Release and Reset for the New Year - Bring a Friend for Free January 29-February 4: WinterFest in Lake...

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Starting with Halloween

We all look forward to the holidays. They're an excuse to celebrate and break from the norm. While all of this celebrating is great and fun and joyful, it can also be hard to superimpose the pleasures of the season onto your clean living efforts, and this often means...

Charting Our Future

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present. The Heartland Spa didn't just arrive in Lake Geneva without a history. We came from hours away in southern Illinois. With many trials and errors along the way, we have...

More and More Passion

Since I was a young girl, passion has been an integral part of my life. My desires always included creating, dancing, music, and helping others. This zeal for everyday life has brought me into each moment with gratitude. It is a feeling that has not only pushed me...

Heartland Friendship

In 1994, I met Rita Kurzinski at the Heartland Spa in Gilman, IL. We spoke to each other on the morning walks and at meals, but since she is from Stevens Point, WI and I am from Schaumburg, IL, I never thought I'd see her again. In 1995, we just happened to choose the...