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The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
Our Guide to Horseback Riding in Austin
September 1, 2022
Equine exercise is a great way to get both your mind and body active. A person of any age is a great candidate to start the ever-so-exciting horse riding experience, whether you’re 6 or...
The Benefits of Farm-Fresh, Pasture-Raised Eggs
September 1, 2022
You know the saying, “When Momma is happy, everyone is happy”? This lends itself to be true, whether that momma is a human or a chicken.  Is it true that free-range, pasture-raised hens produce...
My Experience Going Raw Vegan For a Year
September 1, 2022
Throughout my life, I’ve tried countless diets including, but not limited to, paleo, carnivore, keto, Whole30, bodybuilding, master cleanse, vegetarian, and vegan. But one of the greatest journeys was going raw vegan for an...
How AFS Provides Sanctuary for Farm Animals Across the Southern U.S.
September 1, 2022
Austin Farm Sanctuary has been providing at-risk animals a forever home since 2016, and it all started by accident.  Located on 40 acres of land, AFS is a nonprofit that rescues farm animals from...
Therapy Pet Pals of Texas Brings Pups to Institutionalized People
September 1, 2022
As a loving Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Daisy and a friendly, caring Goldendoodle named Lucy entered each room at the Longleaf Bee Cave assisted living facility, their warm demeanor and sweet disposition immediately lifted...
A Nutrition Guide For Alternative Pets in Texas
September 1, 2022
Everyone, for the most part, knows what dogs and cats eat. But what if you have a less common animal, like a ferret or chinchilla? Here are some nutritional tips to care for those...
KMB: Wade’s Waves
September 1, 2022
Is the phrase “lake rat” still viable in today’s lake language? I don’t have too many “lake” friends anymore and am not sure what the modern terms are for people who live and breathe...
Top 5 Zoo and Safari Experiences in Texas
September 1, 2022
The Fort Worth Zoo and Fossil Rim are the larger and more well-known zoos/safari experiences in Texas for a reason. However, the smaller, more hidden ones are still worth the visit. Here are some...
The Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Cat
September 1, 2022
Cats can get a bad rap from people who are not familiar with them, but cat owners realize just how special they are. Our feline friends are fun to have around and make excellent...
Featured Pet: Clef
September 1, 2022
Meet Clef, this month’s featured pet from Austin Pets Alive! Clef is currently in need of an active adopter. He is one of the most active and fun dogs available for adoption at APA....
Recipe of the Month: Savory Zucchini Breakfast Waffles
September 1, 2022
Makes 4 Servings 228 calories, 18.6g carbohydrates, 10g fat, 15.4g protein INGREDIENTS 1 medium zucchini, grated ¼ onion, grated 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp turmeric  ½ tsp salt ¾ cup oat flour 6...
Ambassador’s Corner: Dharma Yoga
September 1, 2022
When’s the last time you took a moment (or two) to slow down? I used to practice yoga regularly throughout college because I enjoyed learning new skills and taking a break from the hustle...
Fitness and Nutrition Tips For Those With Thyroid Problems
August 24, 2022
For those with thyroid issues, everything from menstrual cycles to hair texture can be affected While fitness and nutrition are vital in alleviating symptoms, there are unbeknownst secrets about them (i.e. fitness could possibly...
6 Organic Feminine Hygiene Brands You Must Try
August 21, 2022
Though there has recently been an uptick in our awareness of our impact on the environment, a major field has been neglected — feminine products.  Many new, organic brands have emerged and have probably...
Stay Active With Austin’s Free and Donation-Based Workouts
August 19, 2022
Staying active and healthy at an affordable price may not always be the easiest thing. With rising fitness class prices and costly gym studio memberships, it can be hard to find an affordable and...
Celebrate Austin’s Free Day of Yoga at Waterloo Park
August 18, 2022
Free Day of Yoga is making its grand return in Austin, and it’s bigger than ever!  The 20-year organization, now under new ownership of local gym and spa Castle Hill Fitness, brings together local...
Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Dr. Robert Joseph
August 18, 2022
Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Joseph, specializes in treating injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge solutions created by Anika that address issues such as...
How Does Cupping Work And Should Kids Use It?
August 18, 2022
You’ve probably seen a professional athlete who looks like they’ve been attacked by an octopus as they’re covered in circular-shaped bruises on their shoulders or back. If you were confused, don’t worry, you’re not...
Everything You Need to Know About the Pegan Diet
August 16, 2022
If you’ve been to a grocery store in the last 10 years, you’ve probably seen something about the newest fad diets, thanks to diet culture. Today’s food labels are filled with terms like “paleo-...
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