Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

Staff Review:
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
by Stephanie Selene Anderson

Hi and welcome to Selene River Press Staff Reviews, a series of short videos highlighting some of our favorite products. I’m Danielle, managing editor at Selene River Press for the last five years. Today I want to talk to you about Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! Guide to Healthy Food Shopping by Stephanie […]

The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy and How It Works

Cold laser therapy uses a low-temperature laser to help relieve pain and restore mobility in joints. It is commonly used in rehabilitation programs and by osteopaths to improve the functionality of the muscles, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. This treatment is best for people with back or neck pain because it effectively relieves discomfort caused by […]

Cost of Organic Versus Nonorganic Food

As we become more health conscious, organic food is more popular than ever. At least according to conventional consensus, there are no proven health benefits to eating organic. But common sense prevails: there are many reasons to think that organic foods are better for you and the planet. For example, if animals are raised on […]

How Whole Food Supplements Helped Save My Rescue Dog’s Life

I adopted Snuggles, my Redtick Coonhound-Labrador mix from a shelter run by the Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg, Texas. When he was brought in as a stray, he was only about 50 pounds, underweight, and facing the following issues: 1. A severely injured and infected right front paw. There was a diagonal slice running […]

Gardening Part III:
Growth (Figurative and Literal)

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my gardening adventures—and I have plenty to update! The theme of my last two gardening posts was about if gardening is worth it, in terms of effort, time, and money. My conclusion was a resounding yes! Now, a few years and one move later, my knowledge has […]

Food for a Happier Life:
3 Ways Eating Healthier Can Improve Your Mental Health

“You are what you eat.” We’ve heard this old saying many times throughout our lives. But did you know that eating well isn’t just about your physical health? It’s about your mental health as well. It’s true! Eating healthy food is a must for good mental wellbeing. A diet of unhealthy foods doesn’t fill you […]

How Yoga Can Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

At times, life can be chaotic or joyful. However, if the chaos seems never-ending and you are continuously nervous and worried, you may be experiencing early signs of anxiety. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a clear understanding into the exact causes of anxiety. It may be caused by traumatic life experiences, hereditary factors, other prevailing […]

Organic Lawn Fertilizer

Reprinted with permission from author, Sod Lawn.  Bat guano, liquid kelp, homemade compost, and chicken manure – what do these four things have in common? If you don’t already know, this guide to organic lawn fertilizer should help you learn. All of the ingredients listed above are things that are prized by organic gardeners the […]

5 Ways Eating Organic Can Improve Mental Wellness

We’ve all had those days when we feel down and don’t know why. More often than you might think, it’s due to your diet. Eating well, especially with organic food, can help improve your mental wellness and overall well-being. Read on to learn how and why eating organic can improve your state of mind. #1. […]

5 Tips to Defeating Depression with Better Sleep

No matter how tough we think we are, most of us will likely experience an event that triggers some form of depression during our lifetime. Fortunately, studies on the link between sleep and depression have shown that good sleep habits can greatly improve mood and brain chemistry, and I’m happy to say that you can […]

Thoughts on the Remarkable Vivian Rice

Wild Rice: The Biography of Vivian Lillie Rice tells the remarkable story of a woman who has led a remarkable life, both personally and professionally. Overcoming an itinerant childhood that instilled in her a fierce independence from a young age, Vivian went on to become a mother, a teacher, and a licensed practical nurse. Questioning […]

3 Fast and Healthy Seafood Salads

If you’re craving salad and want a truly healthy option, look to seafood. A major source of protein, nutrients, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a healthy choice for most people. Not to mention, it’s a great way to add a little pizzazz to your salad. I recently moved to an area that’s close […]

Right Under Your Nose:
How Fragrance May Be Affecting Your Health

Ah, the olfactory pleasures that the holidays bring! Sweet, spicy cinnamon and clove. Fresh, invigorating peppermint. Pungent, earthy pine. These are a few of my favorite things. I also love the aroma of freshly cut grass and the ocean’s briny perfume. Our sense of smell is primal and is strongly tied to memory and emotion. […]