Feature Stories

A Global Wake-Up Call

By Linda Sechrist | November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on A Global Wake-Up Call

Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point Call it enlightenment, awakening, transcendence, self-realization or any of the myriad terms used to describe the ultimate higher state of consciousness. People have been seeking it for millennia, but beyond peak experiences of heightened awareness, only a few spiritual figures, Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha among them, are known…

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Supercharge Your Immune System

By Kathleen Barnes | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Supercharge Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Stay Healthy Like many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is…

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Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge

By Linda Sechrist | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge

Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet by Linda Sechrist Recognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics. Initiatives include creating solutions…

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Supplementing Suppleness

By Lisa Marshall | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Supplementing Suppleness

by Lisa marshall Curcumin: Derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa), this bright yellow culinary spice has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in Asia for centuries. Today, it’s used as an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), which can wreak havoc on the stomach and kidneys if taken long term, according to Naturopath Casey Seenauth. One…

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YOGA GLOSSARY

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on YOGA GLOSSARY

Yoga, a holistic art and practice that originated some 5,000 years ago in India, aims to integrate mind, body and spirit. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to yoke or unite, and refers to the joining of body with mind and mind with soul to achieve health, balance, tranquility and enlightenment.…

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Forever Flexible

By Lisa Marshall | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Forever Flexible

Keep Joints Naturally Healthy by Lisa Marshall Creaky knees, sore hips, shoulder pain or a stiff neck can be a thing of the past. Thirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis—a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two…

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Top Yoga Trends

By Marlaina Donato | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Top Yoga Trends

Fusion Styles Offer Fresh Choices by Marlaina Donato While interest in traditional yoga remains strong, a groundswell of new styles looks to accommodate our changing times. With approaches ranging from yoga designed for curvy women to paddle board yoga, there is something for everyone. “I can see a definite trend of mixing yoga with all…

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Simplified Parenting

By Deborah Shouse | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Simplified Parenting

Why Less Means More Happiness by Deborah Shouse Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence. For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family…

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Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

By Melinda Hemmelgarn | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn When we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment…

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LIVABLE COMMUNITIES WE LOVE

By John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on LIVABLE COMMUNITIES WE LOVE

Good for People and the Planet by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist Many people define a livable city as one that is easy to get around in by foot, bike or public transportation. Many also prioritize ready access to fresh, local, organic food via farmers’ markets and community gardens. Others champion affordable housing and…

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