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By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day Locally and Globally Earth Day, on April 22, will serve again as a galvanizing force on ways to save our planet. With the theme of End Plastic Pollution, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is setting a specific focus this year on the importance of reducing the use of plastics and finding more…

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Healthy Climate, Healthy People

By Lisa Marshall | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Samantha Ahdoot’s son Isaac was 9 years old when he collapsed from the heat while playing clarinet at band camp. It had been a record-hot summer following a mild winter and early spring, and Dr. Ahdoot, an Alexandria, Virginia, pediatrician, had already noticed a string of unusual cases: A toddler had contracted Lyme disease in…

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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

By Judith Fertig | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating Americans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish super-sized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they…

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By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ethnic Recipes Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups 1 cup yellow split peas 1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ tsp ground…

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By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Helpful Organizations OptionB.org provides a supportive space online for survivors of trauma and adversity to share stories, connect with others and get help from experts. LearningConnection.Stanford.edu/Resilience-Project normalizes setbacks and failures as part and parcel of professional and personal growth, and provides Stanford University students and faculty a platform to swap stories and coping strategies. Resilience.Education.UTexas.edu…

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By April Thompson | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle by April Thompson At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for…

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By Lisa Marshall | January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Stay Calm and Cool Whether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey. One in…

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Seven Ways to Banish Stress

By Lisa Marshall | January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

We can take charge and do even more things to keep stress at bay in the first place, says Christine Carter, Ph.D., a University of California, Berkeley, sociologist and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. “I’m all about prevention,” she says. “There are many ways to set up your…

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Peace on Earth

By Linda Sechrist | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conflict Resolutions that Work to Bridge Divides By Linda Sechrist Healing happens when we handle conflict in a healthy and transformative way. Call To Action Roughly 30 years ago, notable voices began urging Americans to embrace a sustainable worldview of unity in diversity, recognizing our core oneness as a solution to an increasingly out-of-balance society.…

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Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

By Linda Sechrist | November 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

More health practitioners today are recognizing both the mind-body connection, as well as energetic and metaphysical insights into preventing and reversing illnesses. As a result, those facing diabetes and other health challenges are accessing contemporary resources such as Louise L. Hay’s explanation of the emotional roots of disease in You Can Heal Your Life, and the…

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