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GREEN THERAPY GREEN THERAPY
Ecopsychology and the Nature Cure

For clients of family therapist Christian Dymond, the path to wellness begins on his 10 acres of woods and meadows in Milton, Vermont, walking alongside him, sitting by a babbling brook, watching squirrels gather nuts or the sun slowly set, breathing in the piney air. There is a sense of...

TIDYING UP THAT BUCKET LIST TIDYING UP THAT BUCKET LIST
Deciding What We Really Want

Many people have a bucket list of things they want to make sure they experience in this life. Tidying up that bucket list when it no longer reflects a person’s values and deepest desires...

WHEN OLDER PETS GET QUIRKY WHEN OLDER PETS GET QUIRKY
Dealing With Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

As dogs and cats get older, they may slow down or have other physical issues. Some experience cognitive decline which resembles Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It presents differently in every pet and can include numerous symptoms that begin...

BEYOND CALCIUM BEYOND CALCIUM
Full-Spectrum Bone Health

Our bones are the foundation that supports our bodies and the quality of our lives. Unlike the brick and mortar and bedrock of a building, the human skeletal system is living tissue that breaks down and rebuilds; this constant remodeling demands...

THE MERRY VEGAN THE MERRY VEGAN
People-Pleasing Holiday Sweets

The holidays may send too many sugar plums and frosted gingerbread figures dancing in the heads of people with dietary restrictions. Anyone that chooses to ...

INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE
Conscious Breathwork

Our first breath is instinctual and belly-deep, but as we grow into life, everyday stress and trauma can bring us into the shallows. Mindful breathing can help guide our breath back to its original, healthy rhythm. Both the brain and organs...

Waste-Free Feasting Waste-Free Feasting
How to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

The heaping platters that cheerfully mark the holidays have an unfortunate downside: Americans increase their waste by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to...

Refresh Holiday Traditions Refresh Holiday Traditions
Making the Old New and Green

Celebrating classic holiday traditions the same way we always have—and maybe the way our parents and grandparents did—is part of the rich family heritage we...

The Generous Heart The Generous Heart
How Giving Transforms Us

One of the ways we come into balance and connection with each other and with life is by giving from the heart. When we give to others, whether it’s an act of kindness, generosity or compassion, it helps...

Surgeon Mary Neal on: Surgeon Mary Neal on:
Lessons From Heaven

In 1999, while kayaking on the Fuy River in Chile, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal became trapped beneath a waterfall and drowned. She was underwater for 30 minutes before the current pulled her out. During that time, Neal experienced...

Perfect Pet Presents Perfect Pet Presents
Safe and Eco-Smart Toys

The pet aisles are so full of squeaking, plush and colorful toys it can make a dog or cat parent’s head spin like a Frisbee. Add blinking lights, flavors, promises of higher intelligence or...

Kids With Gratitude Kids With Gratitude
Making Thankfulness Second Nature

This Thanksgiving, there’s something to be especially thankful for—gratitude itself. Emerging research shows gratitude to be one of the easiest, most effective ways to kickstart...

CHASING ZZZZZs CHASING ZZZZZs
How to Put Insomnia to Rest

Tossing and turning most of the night while obsessing about the need for sleep is a torture we all go through every now and then, but for the 40 percent of Americans dealing with current or chronic insomnia, it can be a regular...

ZENFUL EATING ZENFUL EATING
Mindful Meals in Quiet Gratitude

In Zen monasteries, the head cook (known as the tenzo) is one of the most important positions a monk can hold; Eihei Dogen, founder of Soto Zen, one of the longest-established sects of Buddhism, said this is “because the position requires wholehearted practice.” In the 13th-century...

ANTIQUES RISING ANTIQUES RISING
Discovering the Green in 'Brown’ Furniture

Fast food and fast fashion are common in this amped-up world. There’s also fast furniture—the kind that often comes in a box, assembly required. It’s made of...

Click and Sweat Click and Sweat
Virtual Workouts Change the Game

Welcome to the digital age, where budding gym rats, former couch potatoes and schedule-challenged fitness freaks are finding new ways to get in shape. These days, virtually anyone with...

URBAN CHICKENS URBAN CHICKENS
Coming Home to Roost

Locavores with a hankering for fresh, organic eggs produced close to home have sparked a resurgence in backyard chicken keeping; even people that don’t like omelets are...