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Dealing With the Fear of Change

Having optimistic expectations when trying something new will help

by Melissa Gray

Focus on the Positive

DDid you know that one of the most common fears is the fear of change? As humans, we strive to connect with things that are...

A Green Night’s Sleep for Travelers

Pioneers Show the Way to Eco-Friendly Stays

by Avery Mack

True to Nature

W“When your company motto is 'true to nature’, you have to follow through,” says Tom Tabler, director of sales and marketing for the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. “We look at everything, from the biodegradable ink pens in the guest rooms to the...

Savor Summer

Revel in Blissful Indulgences

by APRIL THOMPSON

Savor Life's Simple Joys

From freshly picked cherries to moonlit hikes, summer offers endless free gifts. Its lingering daylight reminds us to step outside, take a deep breath and savor life’s simple...

Banish Acid Reflux

Eating Alkaline Can Cure the Burn

by LINDA SECHRIST

The Acidification of the American Diet

Nearly everyone has some reflux, the upward backflow of the stomach’s contents into the esophagus connecting the stomach with the throat, or even up into the throat itself. When it occurs more than twice a week, reflux can progress from a minor irritation causing heartburn to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or...

Health Rules

Crazy, Sexy, Savvy, Yummy

by JUDITH FERTIG

Kris Carr's Easy Summer Recipes

IIn summer, when many fruits, herbs and vegetables are at their peak, it makes sense to harness their power for the family’s benefit. “Some people flock to plant-empowered living for better health, others because of their spiritual beliefs, to support animal welfare, respect the environment or best of all, because it...

Letting Kids Just Be Kids

They Thrive on Natural, Unstructured Fun

by MADELINE LEVINE

The importance of play for kids

WWell-meaning attempts to fill a child’s summer with enriching activities may do more harm than good. Why not let kids just be kids...

Relishing Raw Food

Supermodel Carol Alt on How Eating Raw Keeps Her Vibrant

by BETH BADER

Relishing Raw Food

CCarol Alt characterizes the latest stage of her 30-plus-year career as a “perfect storm of busy,” including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between...

 

Six Ways to Eat Safe

The Latest Facts about Organics, Pesticides, Seeds and More

by MELINDA HEMMELGARN

Food facts that matter

Hot fun in the summertime begins with fresh, sweet and savory seasonal flavors brought to life in al fresco gatherings with family and friends. As the popularity of farmers’ markets and home gardening surges onward, it’s time to feast on the tastiest produce, picked ripe from America’s farms and gardens for...

Hypnosis and the Use of Neuroplasticity

Understanding the Brain's Amazing Abilities

by Frank Garfield and Cheryl Beshada

Strengthen neuro pathways

NNeuroplasticity is the latest flavor of the month in medical circles as science once declared that once brain cells were damaged they could not ever be repaired. We now know that the brain has an amazing ability to build bridges, bypasses and...

Detecting Disease

Liver and Adrenal Issues Share Symptoms

by DR. SHAWN MESSONNIER

Detecting Disease

Adrenal and liver diseases can commonly plague pets, with adrenal problems occurring more often in dogs but routinely misdiagnosed, and liver disease more frequently present in cats....

Dad & Daughter Dates

Making the Most of Cherished Time Together

by CLINT KELLY

Defining benchmarks

The ancient Greek playwright Euripides, renowned for his Greek tragedies portraying strong female characters, was likely a decent dad. He wrote...

Coloring Our World

How Hues Can Help and Heal

by JUDITH FERTIG

Color's influence

While humans have long appreciated nature’s chromatic displays, it wasn’t until 1666 that Sir Isaac Newton proved that white light from the sun refracted through a prism separates into the individual bandwidths we perceive as...

Traveling Volunteers

Doing Good During Time Away

by AVERY MACK

Learn to help others

Ken Budd, former executive director of AARP and current editorin-chief of Currents magazine, says, “I was approaching 40 when my dad died suddenly, and at the funeral, I heard people say how he’d...

Life Lift

Being Happy from the Inside Out

by JUDITH FERTIG

Secrets to happiness

“Happiness is the only true measure of personal success,” advises Geoffrey James, of Hollis, New Hampshire, author of How to Say It: Business to Business Selling....

Walk This Way

Step Up to Barefoot Benefits

by RANDY KAMBIC

Barefood walking

Barefoot walking conjures images of children playing in open fields and families strolling on a beach, yet it can also embrace many other settings as part of a...

The Fatherhood Factor

How Raising Children Changes Men

by ARMIN BROTT

Defining benchmarks

Becoming a father is one of the most defining benchmarks in a man’s life.

In their research, University of California-Berkeley Psychology Professors Phil Cowan, Ph.D., and Carolyn Cowan, Ph.D., found that...

Grow, Pick, Grill

Making the Most of Summer’s Bounty

by CLAIRE O’NEIL

Grilled & garden-fresh

In outdoor spaces from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Arch Cape, Oregon, produce is growing and grill embers are glowing. Growing a garden and grilling its bounty have ...