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Journey to Wellness – A Healthy Path Through Personalized Medical Care

Each day, I woke up feeling like I had run a triathlon the day before. My joints hurt, my muscles burned. I was achy and tired. I experienced chronic pain every single day and every single night. What was going… Read More

Safe at Home Base – Memories of a Famous Umpire Grandfather

The scene: Fenway Park, Boston, circa 1955. The Red Sox, featuring the incomparable Ted Williams, are playing an afternoon game. A fan, incensed by a call made by the home-plate umpire, begins to berate the man in blue. The verbal… Read More

The Gift of Gal Time A Mother Daughter Trip in Litchfield Hills

Every year, my mother tells us the story of how I was her birthday present. What sounds like a sweet story could have been tragic, so I am glad she remembers my birth fondly. Her doctor insisted I was underweight,… Read More

Ten Minutes With an IVF specialist – Rachel A. Bennett, MD

Rachel A. Bennett, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist, or to put it more simply, an IVF specialist. She opened her private practice, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, in Mount Kisco in 2006 and has been practicing for 24 years. She trained with… Read More

Deep Roots – Digging in with Susan and Coleman Burke

Susan and Coleman Burke’s garden is alive with the sound of birds and insects: a pollinator’s paradise. Susan, sitting in the sunshine on her red brick patio, is debating the growth of the fig trees she has planted in pots—just… Read More

Weird Science – local innovative health & wellness advances

deep freeze Cryo-Arctic is a new cryotherapy studio in Mt. Kisco where they treat inflammation and pain by exposing the skin to temperatures between -150°C to -180°C for three minutes in a whole-body cryotherapy machine. The studio’s owner, Sean Dawson,… Read More

We’ve Got Answers – Where can I go for some self-care?

Let’s face it. In order to operate at our optimum level—it’s important to take care of ourselves emotionally, physically, and mentally. One could argue that a little self-pampering kills all three of those birds with one stone. Here in Litchfield… Read More

We’ve Got Answers – What’s the history of the Norfolk Music Shed?

Like a wooden siren, the Norfolk Music Shed on the grounds of the Yale Summer School of Music lures thousands of visitors each summer to hear music presented by various artists. The Music Shed was designed by famed architect E.… Read More

Summer White House – Washington, The Litchfield Hill’s Lifestyle Capital

Where else but Washington might you encounter two secretaries of state and two former presidents? Yes, Washington, D.C., but also Washington, CT, named after G.W., who visited during the Revolution. Hillary Clinton weekends at The Mayflower Inn with husband Bill,… Read More

Burning of Bedford

Just after dawn on the morning of July 11, 1779, four hundred British cavalry under the command of Lt. Col. Samuel Birch rode into Bedford and proceeded to plunder and set fire to the meeting house and, in turn, nearly… Read More
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