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I Tried “Nature’s Xanax” for a Hangover-Free Buzz

Ever since I cut back on my alcohol consumption earlier this year, I’ve found myself more willing to try alternative, booze-free forms of unwinding: glassblowing, […]

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Philly’s No More Secrets Just Launched a Mobile Menstrual Health Clinic

Since 2012, No More Secrets has been working to combat period poverty across Philadelphia. In order to increase access to menstrual products and education, the […]

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A New Acupuncture Practice Just Opened in Fishtown

When it comes to relieving chronic pain, stress, or insomnia, many people turn to the centuries-old practice of acupuncture. The super thin needles (that most […]

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9 Fitness and Wellness Activities to Check Out in Philly This Spring

Now that spring has seemed to *officially* sprung (goodbye, temps below 50 degrees!), it’s time to stop winter hibernation mode, put away that puffy down […]

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I Got My Aura Photographed and Left Feeling So Much More Self-Aware

After a pretty chaotic two years (COVID bride here), I knew that I needed to put more energy into my self-care routine. That’s why all […]

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How Philly Finally Embraced the Bidet. No Bullshit!

Until I was about 14 years old, I thought only two types of bathroom-goers existed: Those who use toilet paper and those who use wet […]

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This Philly Writer Was Super Burned Out, So She Took Two Years of “Radical Rest”

It’s no secret that much of the United States operates on full speed in practically every area of life. Americans work too much (leaving us […]

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Where to Book a Drop-In Sauna Session in and Around Philadelphia

Are you sick of freezing your butt off? Same! Nix layering three sweatshirts under a parka for a sauna, where 100-plus degree temps are ready […]

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Meet the Local Sisters Behind Rittenhouse’s New Herbal Wellness Shop

Like many other age-old practices, herbalism — or using organic and/or ethically foraged plants to treat ailments and improve overall wellness — has experienced a […]

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5 Wellness Resorts to Visit Near Philadelphia When You Seriously Need a Break

Look, life is stressful. And exhausting. And sometimes you just need a break. The good news is you don’t need to go far to find […]

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13 Fitness and Wellness Trends for 2022, as Predicted by Local Pros

Wellness as both a concept and an industry has certainly transformed since the start of the pandemic, leaving many folks wondering just what 2022 will […]

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This Local Healthcare Startup Is Bringing Community Wellness Into Neighborhood Laundromats

“Self-care” has seemingly become a buzz word in the wellness world, especially in these COVID times. It’s often talked about in terms of what you […]

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12 Wellness Gifts to Buy from Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Sure, you might *think* the fitness or self-care enthusiast in your life already has everything they need to make their workouts, meditation sessions, or general […]

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Where to Get Acupuncture in and Around Philadelphia

For centuries, acupuncture has been a popular practice for relieving an array of ailments — like migraines, tension headaches, chronic pain, and emotional stress — […]

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Walking Labyrinths Helps Calm My Nerves During Hard Times

Twenty years ago, I found myself in unfamiliar territory: I was about to relocate to a new city where I had no friends, move in […]