Why do we feel so good on Ocracoke?

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By TL Grace West What is it about Ocracoke Island that contributes to what sometimes is called “Ocracoma,” feeling relaxed and “oh so good?” Growing scientific...

Some common island plants are toxic to pets

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Health & Wellness May  2015 By TL Grace West Dr. Mark Grossman of the Roanoke Island Animal Clinic in Manteo supplied the following information concerning some plants...

Pastoral and spiritual counseling resources

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Health & Wellness Part I in the October print edition addressed traditional medical resources on Ocracoke for depression and addiction. PART II: PASTORAL AND SPIRITUAL COUNSELING...

Feeling too blue? Professional help is available

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Part I of II October 2014 By T.L. Grace West Part of living on an island means tuning into the weather and to each other. There is a...

Gardening for health and wellness

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June 2014 By T.L. Grace Did you know that spending time in gar­dens can lift your mood and help you sleep bet­ter at night? Research by Dr....

Health and Wellness: Chocolate, a health food?

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October 2013 By TL Grace West Those of us who adore chocolate are pleased with more and more re­search showing health benefits of eating chocolate: especially...

Health and Wellness: Ways of feeding the ‘good wolf’ within

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August 2013 By TL Grace West You may be familiar with one of my favorite stories about a conversation between a Grandfather and his Grandson that...

Health and Wellness: Angie’s Gym

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 June 2013 By TL Grace West Do you have a fitness story? Why not be­gin or continue one while on Ocracoke? Many people I talked with...

Health & Wellness: Assembly of God Church

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May 2013 By Terrilynn Grace West This is the second in a series addressing spiritual wellness, fea­turing churches on Ocracoke. Last month I wrote about...

Health and Wellness: The United Methodist Church

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April 2013 By Terrilynn Grace West Churches have exist­ed over time on Oc­racoke and address spiritual wellness. If you attended the Easter Sunrise service on the...