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ENOUGH FOR ALL ENOUGH FOR ALL
In Pursuit of Grateful Living

Grateful living is the awareness that we stand on holy ground—always—in touch with mystery. Jewish sages interpret the words of Genesis 3:5 in a way that is of great...

Paws to Consider Paws to Consider
Best Friends Waiting for Homes

Wade Breunig, of Buckeye, Arizona, had lost his marriage, his job and his house. To combat depression, he went to the local animal shelter to adopt the first cat that “talked” to him. As if on cue, a 2-year-old black cat...

MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Meditative Training Helps Kids Thrive

"When I feel like I really want to get angry and yell, I sometimes, like, take deep breaths. My brain slows down and I feel more calm and I’m ready to speak to that person.” Those self-aware words come from a 5-year-old...

The Art of the Nap The Art of the Nap
Unplugging From Life Without Apology

Children, four-legged family members, Thanksgiving overeaters and the occasional squirrel on a branch have mastered an art that eludes most of us, and they engage in it without...

ANIMAL ASANAS ANIMAL ASANAS
Goats on the Yoga Mat

When 50 to 60 strangers gather in a barn for their first goat yoga experience, it’s a bit awkward and there’s not much interaction—until the goats come in...

RETHINKING OUR STUFF RETHINKING OUR STUFF
Moving Toward a Circular Economy

When Yale researcher Reid Lifset began working on waste issues on a life cycle basis—from “cradle to grave”—it was mostly the world’s geeks and nerds that paid attention...

Jenny Odell  Jenny Odell
on the Importance of Doing Nothing

Jenny Odell, a visual artist and writer based in Oakland, California, is known for her creative use of second-hand imagery from Google Maps, YouTube, Craigslist and other online sources. Her work has been...

Slow Food Takes Root Slow Food Takes Root
Global Movement on Fast Track

The global Slow Food movement is fast gaining momentum, uniting more than 100,000 people in 150 countries with a shared passion for delicious food and a moral conviction about the people and places that sustain it. It satisfies foodies’ hunger for...

Spinal Solutions Spinal Solutions
Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results

Chiropractors are often perceived as back pain specialists, but optimal chiropractic care treats the whole person from the inside-out, starting with the nervous system. This means practitioners can...

Ayurvedic Cooking Ayurvedic Cooking
Ancient System Restores Balance

First developed in India some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It works to rebalance mental and physical health in coordination with mind-body energy types called...

Age-Defying Bodywork Age-Defying Bodywork
How to Turn Back the Clock

It has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and...

The Power of Yoga The Power of Yoga
Tapping Into the Life Force

Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch...

VENOUS RISING VENOUS RISING
Natural Help for Varicose Veins

The season for wearing shorts and swimsuits may be coming to an end, but the unsightly—and often painful—puffy, blue streaks caused by varicose veins will likely remain...

The Re-Use Revolution The Re-Use Revolution
Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies

Daily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as...

Digital Kids Digital Kids
How to Click With Young Techies

Many Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time. They know firsthand...

PET PEEVE PET PEEVE
Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends

Jessica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When their third daughter was born with...

Wild and Wonderful Wild and Wonderful
Foraging for Foodies

There is such a thing as a free lunch, and it awaits adventurous foragers in backyards, city parks, mountain meadows and even sidewalk cracks. From nutritious weeds and juicy berries to...