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Power Switch

By Jim Motavalli | March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid by Jim Motavalli Jesse Stafford and Alyssa Craft quit their jobs in 2015, bought five acres of remote land far away from utilities and began building their 36-foot-by-36-foot timber frame home from scratch. Next up was a septic system, then a clean water source and, of course, alternative energy.…

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By Melinda Hemmelgarn | February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on NUTRITION UPGRADES

Five Strategies for Better Health by Melinda Hemmelgarn Springtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a…

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Heart of a Woman

By Lisa Marshall | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall Sometime between the salad and themain course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently…

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By Ronica A. O’Hara | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Energy for the New Year by Ronica A. O’Hara With the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and…

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Silver Thread and Golden Opportunities

By Jan Hollingsworth | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

25 Years of Natural Awakenings by Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A…

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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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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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