• A Playlist for Spring Dreaming

    A Playlist for Spring Dreaming

    To see you through the in-between, treat your ears to a playlist fit for deep cleaning the house, hot soaking your bod, garden planning, finishing that knitting project before spring, or lounging about in your fleece pants.
  • A look back at 2019... & BIG things ahead in 2020!

    A look back at 2019... & BIG things ahead in 2020!

    A new year, a new decade, a fresh start for things ahead, and a beautiful time to pause and reflect on all the footsteps, tumbles, leaps, and plunges into the unknown that brought us here. Read on for exciting news of what's to come in 2020!
  • Cultivating Light - Self Care for the Winter Solstice

    Cultivating Light - Self Care for the Winter Solstice

    (From the Journal archives:) These darker days afford us the opportunity to slow our pace and shift our focus inward. When we embrace the cyclical change in season – the dark, the cozy, the heavier days – we can learn to find and connect more with our own light. The darkness can be a great teacher, helping to uncover strengths and parts of ourselves...
  • A Gift Guide For Wild Adventurers

    A Gift Guide For Wild Adventurers

    Our curated list for the explorers, the nature-lovers, the outdoor enthusiasts; featuring goods from small businesses, fellow Alaskans, independent artists and writers.
  • Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    The practice of immersing oneself in the world of the woods is well known and regularly practiced for good health in Japan, where it is beautifully referred to as shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing’. Tap into the mind-body benefits of spending time among the trees.
  • Field notes: Gathering Labrador Tea

    Field notes: Gathering Labrador Tea

    Slip on your xtratuffs and take a hike into the rain-soaked muskeg in search of mid-fall magic and aromatic Labrador Tea.
  • How to use a dry brush for radiant skin

    How to use a dry brush for radiant skin

    Enjoy smoother, softer, naturally glowing skin and a tender loving relationship with your body.  Here’s a quick intro on the why, what, and how of the delicious practice of dry brushing.
  • Fall Feelings Playlist

    Fall Feelings Playlist

    Whatever your pleasure for easing into the changing season, I've created a playlist to match the mood of grey skies, bright foliage, and cozy feels. The perfect soundtrack for knitting your new winter hat, playing spades with friends, or a hot date with the bathtub, wine, and face mask. 
  • From sea to skin: Why we use Alaskan bull kelp in our natural skincare

    From sea to skin: Why we use Alaskan bull kelp in our natural skincare

    From the cold blue Pacific Ocean to the warm soothing waters of your bathtub – we incorporate wild harvested bull kelp into several of our products to celebrate Alaska’s rugged coastline and infuse the healing magic of the big blue ocean into your body care routine.
  • Canning the Harvest: Preserving food, memories, and love in a jar.

    With the warm smell of alder smoke in the air and the steady gurgle of the pressure canner bubbling away on the stovetop, I spent the last weekend salting, smoking, and canning this summer’s catch of king, coho, and sockeye salmon. Like processing any food you’ve caught or grown yourself, smoking and canning fish is truly a labor of love.
  • Community Give Back Program Update: Exploring the Outdoors with Wrangell’s Summer Rec Program!

    Community Give Back Program Update: Exploring the Outdoors with Wrangell’s Summer Rec Program!

    This spring Waterbody initiated our Community Give Back Program: 2% of all profits are donated quarterly to our local Parks and Recreation Department to maintain green spaces and help kiddos access outdoor programming.  With your support, this spring and summer’s Community Give Back Program donations funded scholarships for the WPR Summer Recreation Program!
  • The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    When a close friend first approached and floated the idea of a big, extended wilderness paddling trip to me, my eyes widened and my mouth blurted, “yes, absolutely!” while the little voice of self-doubt in my brain quietly whispered, “hey, um, you do know you’re not really an expedition paddler, right? A few long weekend trips doesn’t exactly mean you’re prepared for an undertaking of...
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