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In just 30 seconds of social media, radio, TV or even water cooler conversation, the energy around us is becoming more and more toxic. We are increasingly finding ourselves doing and saying things we likely never would have 10 years ago, and we’ve become deluded by convenience to the explicit destruction of our surroundings. What can we do to counter this downward spiral? Do you even want to…? As disturbing as it is, many are embracing this toxicity as a badge of honor, like they finally have a place to belong somehow....

Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., it is sophisticated, cultured and is a hugely popular tourist destination. However, for those of us that live here, we often get complacent with the abundance of opportunity is so readily available, we get habituated to our own edition of daily living within our 5-mile radius of everything we need and nearly hibernate during season because of the traffic. It’s season for a reason, the weather is perfection and we live in paradise. Why should the tourists be the only ones getting the benefit of this perfection? Right now, with the weather being perfect, it is time to get out and rediscover our beautiful area. To remind ourselves of why we live here, because it’s not just the weather, as the weather doesn’t matter if there is not something wonderful to experience while having it....

As the orchids and citrus trees begin to explode in glorious fragrant blossoms, we can’t help but be inspired by the intoxicating signs of spring. There are also the sporty signs of spring with the Masters, spring training and March Madness. In the pop culture realm look to the Oscars, the Grammys, and Spring Break- for those fortunate enough to still be in a dynamic that forces a vacation to be taken. Here in Florida our spring time is unique. It includes mass shark migration, the inability to secure a decent dinner reservation if not more than 24 hours out, Alligator mating season, music festivals like Tortuga and Ultra, Swallow-tail Kites and breathtakingly beautiful blooming trees like the Royal Poinciana, Golden Rain Tree and Illawarra Flame tree just to name a few....

Valentine’s Day is upon us and regardless if you think it’s contrived or you believe it should be celebrated daily- we don’t. If this calendar designation gets us to pay a little more attention, do something extra special, give you the courage to do something you’ve been considering, then it’s good for us acknowledge. If you’re still not buying it, use it to remind yourself to do these things a different day....

Life with Moxie has had the pleasure to sit down with Dr. Kyle Nevius, physician on staff at Physicians Regional Medical Center, expert medical advisor for the State of Florida and consultant to the Agency for Healthcare Administration. We discussed what CBD oil is, what it means to the medical community and more importantly, to those being cared for by the medical community. Dr. Nevius, is part of the Realm of Caring partnership- partnered with Johns Hopkins University, they work with hospitals, doctors, and researchers to stay at the forefront of cannabis science, constantly striving to find new and better treatments and applications for cannabinoid therapies....

Life with Moxie has had the pleasure to sit down with Dr. Kyle Nevius, physician on staff at Physicians Regional Medical Center, expert medical advisor for the State of Florida and consultant to the Agency for Healthcare Administration. We discussed what CBD oil is, what......

With all the talk about medical marijuana, fights over dispensary locations, medical marijuana cards, and legalization- one conversation, possibly the more important conversation, is getting lost. It’s the conversation about CBD, legal, over the counter, powerful cannabidiol....

“If you feel all damp and lonely like a mushroom, find the thick, creamy soup of joyfulness and just dive into it in order to make life tastier” ― Munia Khan Comfort food is often craved when we are feeling under the weather or the weather itself is less that appealing, from gray skies to the inability to real get warm and comfortable in freezing temperatures. Comfort food is also typically really unhealthy, think potato chips, macaroni and cheese or corn dogs. According to Shahram Heshmat with Psychology Today, there are five reasons we crave these foods....

We are in the midst of a terrible cold and flu season. Thankfully there are several things we can do to remain healthy and still be among humans, large and small, who are coughing and sneezing in our airspace. At the risk of sounding like......

So much of the stress that we experienced in the last year can be summed up in a few simple dynamics that we can, if we so choose, no longer have to suffer through. Simply letting go of a few simple things could make a huge difference in your life in 2018....

Clement Moore’s 1822 poemA Visit From Saint Nicholas— which is now more commonly referred to as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas— was first published anonymously in the Troy, N.Y., Sentinel on Dec. 23, 1823. The 56-line poem introduced andpopularizedmany of Santa’s defining characteristics — chiefly, that he drove......

After weeks of planning and trying our best to somehow craft and manage the perfect Christmas experience for our families, the magic of first waking up on Christmas morning lasts, say, 20 minutes and then often crash lands in a sad bowl of cold cereal.......

With family headed into town and season just around the corner, getting our homes entertainment-ready is on top of mind for many. One of the greatest things about living in Florida is the ability to entertain well in our outdoor spaces all through the winter. However, something that hurricane Irma made clear to many was that our outdoor spaces are left with much to be desired....

One of the greatest joys during the holiday season is the pleasure we take in the traditional foods associated with them. The home cooked meals from recipes created generations before, when ingredients were easily recognized and sourced and most often were grown from the earth.......

The holidays are upon us and there are very important people in our world that deserve thoughtful, inspired gifts that we are equally proud to be giving. Since we don’t all have time to be perusing every possible option, I’ve selected a few really amazing......

We are coming into a time of year when creating and sharing food in abundance is both a privilege and a joy, all part of the seasonal entertainment experience. It is also a time when those who are less fortune are highlighted as opportunities for giving......

“We’ve got another holiday to worry about. It seems Thanksgiving Day is upon us.” – Charlie Brown We are just 18 days away from the glorious holiday when the most comforting and wonderful cooking smells will be wafting from the kitchen and the childhood memories associated......

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration, protection and superstition. It is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of (Sowin) Samhain, one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, when people would......

The 9th Annual Naples International Film Festival is just around the corner. It’s the 9th annual, yet it’s the first year under the guardianship of Artis-Naples. This years program and packaging is decidedly less indie film and more artistic, rather a blending into the fold of the......

So many among us believe marijuana is a dangerous drug when in fact it’s quite the opposite. The healing benefits of medical marijuana are undeniable and widely witnessed, hence there are 29 states where it is medicinally legal. That’s well over half the country that......