Medical caregiving brings with it a high risk of burnout. More than half of U.S. physicians experience substantial symptoms of burnout, according to a 2017 paper. The Western Carolina Medical Society has made physician burnout a priority in its strategic plan and is taking steps to prevent and treat it.
Three local musicians share an interest in helping people in the community explore the healing power of sound and music in workshops and retreats.
Though the holiday season is meant to be joyful, this time of the year can be trying and raw for some people. In recognition of that reality, several local churches and groups are holding events aimed at creating a welcoming space for grief and depression during the holidays.
Local professionals within the Western North Carolina healing arts and music circuits — Jeff Schmitt, River Guerguerian and Caroline Padgett — will join together to hold an immersive sacred music-making retreat. The three-day event takes place Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10, at Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Gerton. “About a year ago, I started a conversation with the three […]
Support in Western North Carolina is growing for those with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder as nonprofits, mental health organizations and neighborhood businesses strive to provide sensory-friendly environments. “Children can have sensory processing disorder or sensory integration issues all by themselves and not have autistic behaviors, but it does flip. If a child has […]
A number of Asheville restaurants take pains to make sure their menus offer above-average transparency so customers know what they’re getting and can make informed choices when ordering.
The high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutrition plan is gaining traction as a weight-loss tactic and a means of coping with certain health issues. Local experts say the diet works well for some but not all.
In Mission’s NICU, the youngest patients in the hospital system and their parents receive extraordinary levels of care and support that help these babies through their roughest moments and then go on to thrive. These stories will break your heart and open it at the same time.
Eliminating sugar from your diet can be a drastic improvement to your health, say local experts. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the major culprit, they add, representing half of Americans’ sugar intake.
Timothy Riesz is taking it into his own hands, and handlebars, to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research in an event he has dubbed Pedaling the Parkway for Parkinson’s. Over six consecutive days, from Tuesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 25, Riesz will tackle 469.1 miles of the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, and 48,601 feet […]
Creating a subculture around symbiotic cultures? That’s precisely what is happening in Western North Carolina’s fast-growing fermented food and beverage industries. Cultivating beneficial microorganisms to yield tasty drinks and foods that benefit the mind, body and spirit is being embraced as a business opportunity by an ever-increasing number of locals. A trend that started quietly in […]
Dobra Tea will host two tasting and slideshow events this month focused on tea production and culture in Japan. The presentations draw from the recent travels of Miles Cramer, general manager for Dobra Tea’s Asheville-area operations. Cramer spent two weeks in May exploring tea regions in Japan along with other members of the Dobra Tea Collective, which […]
Seven area restaurants will support women’s health organization Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, May 16, through the third annual Chow for Choice initiative.
This year’s Asheville Food Truck Showdown sports a larger venue and more competition.
Asheville Distilling Co. will celebrate the launch of owner Troy Ball’s new book with a whiskey-tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 11.
A few Western North Carolina Valentine’s Day events will offer a unique experience in addition to dinner and dessert — including opportunities to give from the heart.
The Black Mountain organization provides the free boxes of nutritious holiday cheer with its upcoming food markets.
Even though the weather is getting chilly, many local tour companies continue to schedule trips to Western North Carolina farms and restaurants throughout the holiday season.
Owner Jessie Dean is partnering with Western North Carolina farmers and regional tea growers to create her hand-blended teas.
In Vegan Curious, local writer and blogger Aisha Adams offers practical suggestions for those interested in transitioning to a vegan diet.
The book includes listings for restaurants along interstate highways 26, 40, 73, 74, 77, 85 and 95, including numerous Western North Carolina favorites.