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...

The World’s 12 Most Luxurious Lake Towns

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was recently ranked as one of the top 12 lake resort destinations in the world. Read the article below: Ever since Robin Leach spent the better part of the '80s screaming at us about the ridiculous homes of the rich and famous, we've all been a...

3 Day Walk Around Beautiful Geneva Lake June 3-5

Heartland Spa 3 Day walk around beautiful Geneva Lake! June 3-5 Your all-inclusive package includes: -Farm to table meals -2 night accommodations is our Parkview Suite -Spa service of your choice equal to a $99 value -Access to all other fitness classes $899 per...

Spring as a Season of Cleansing and Renewal

Many people know me as the "Doctor of the Seasons," mainly because my first book—Staying Healthy With the Seasons—focuses on the natural cycles in the Earth, Sun and Moon, and how we might align ourselves more with these cycles to achieve optimal health. I will never...

Yogi Tea

For 3 quarts of raw yogi tea: 3 quarts and 3 cups water 1 cup chopped ginger (unpeeled, washed) 2 heaping tsp of black peppercorns 1 level tsp cloves 1 level TBSP + 2 tsp cardamom pods crushed 5-6 cinnamon sticks Bring to boil, then turn low and keep at low boil for 1...

Start Your Spring Cleaning with Water

Drinking warm or hot water throughout the day is Ayurveda’s secret to better health, beauty, and balance. It strengthens digestion, aids weight loss, eases symptoms of colds, coughs, fevers, and detoxes the body. Start today, and you will notice a difference. Enjoy...