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Opening Up To Miracles

Gabrielle Bernstein on Creating More Happiness

by APRIL THOMPSON

Gabrielle Bernstein on Creating More Happiness

Motivational speaker and bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein knows the gravitational pull of addiction firsthand. Although introduced to spiritual practices from an early age, she turned away from that upbringing in her 20s, pulled instead into a vortex of...

Sacred Activism

Love in Action Can Change the World

by JUDITH FERTIG

Love in Action Can Change the World

The butterfly, a universal symbol of transformation, reminds us that becoming our best selves is an ongoing process. Yet these delicate, fluttering creatures are suffering a decline, especially the vivid orange and black monarch butterflies that depend on milkweed flowers for sustenance during their migration to and from...

Happy Feasting to All

Tasty Rituals that Deepen the Holiday Spirit

by LANE VALI

Celebrate, reflect and feast

The holiday season is ripe with an array of spiritual, cultural and family rituals. We celebrate, reflect, give gifts and, of course, feast. Fortunately, the media also teems with tips on how to...

Cellulite Shrinkers

Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs

by E.C. LAMEAUX

Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs

Unsightly cellulite, which is comprised of fat deposits just beneath the skin, appears as lumps or dimples, usually near the buttocks and upper thighs, and is most common in women. Building muscle can make cellulite...

Practice Gratitude and Change Your Life

Cultivate a More Positive Outlook on Life

by APRIL THOMPSON

Cultivate a More Positive Outlook on Life

Middlesworth, Pine and Badyna are among thousands adopting a Gratitude Challenge to help develop their gratitude reflex and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. Gratitude can take many forms, but typically...

Midday Pick-Me-Up

Well-Planned Naps Boost Brainpower

by LANE VAIL

Well-Planned Naps Boost Brainpower

Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are...

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

Serena Dyer Reflects on Her Spiritual Upbringing

by LINDSAY MCGINTY

Serena Dyer Reflects on Her Spiritual Upbringing

Serena Dyer had a unique childhood being raised by spiritually progressive parents, including her bestselling celebrity dad, Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., who would write her notes on personal stationery printed with the motto, “Be realistic. Expect miracles!” It’s not a message her peers...

Playful Pet Gifts

Animals Love Interactive Toys and Games

by SANDRA MURPHY

Animals Love Interactive Toys and Games

What’s on the family pet’s wish list this year? Family members can have fun creating interactive toys and games that are easy on the holiday budget. According to a recent American Pet Association survey, three out of four...

Bring Back the Magic

Give Kids the True Gifts of the Season

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Give Kids the True Gifts of the Season

According to a poll by the Center for a New American Dream in 2005, three out of four Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic. Traditionally rooted in family, faith and joy, the season can be marred by...

Powerful You!

Six Ways to Create the Life You Want

by JUDITH FERTIG

Six Ways to Create the Life You Want

Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list more than once, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to...

Eco-Beauty

Homemade Shampoos, Lotions and Perfumes Make Great Gifts

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Natural Awakenings article Eco-Beauty

Many of us have grown disenchanted with expensive, commercial beauty products that include toxic and even cancer-causing ingredients. Fortunately, safe, natural and affordable alternatives—including homemade...

Beauty Foods

Kimberly Snyder Shows How to Eat for Radiant Skin, Eyes and Hair

by JUDITH FERTIG

Natural Awakenings article Beauty Foods

Wise food choices that optimize digestion and promote natural, ongoing detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, New York Times bestselling author...

Sustainable Cityscapes

Urban America is Going Green in a Big Way

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

Natural Awakenings - Urban America is Going Green in a Big Way

Today, buzzwords like “sustainability” and “green building” dominate discussions on how to overcome the unhealthful effects of climate change, extreme local weather events and pervasive pollution. Now, a growing body of...

Dr. Andrew Weil

America’s Evolution into Integrative Medicine

by ANDREA SCHENSKY WILLIAMS

Natural Awakenings October 2014 Article - America’s Evolution into Integrative Medicine

Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to pose progressive healthcare-related questions to Dr. Andrew Weil, world-renowned author, founder and director of...

Trick & Treat

Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious

by AVERY MACK

Natural Awakenings - Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious

Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing...

The Sun’s Electrifying Future

Solar Power is a Worldwide Eco-Goldmine

by LINDA SECHRIST

Natural Awakenings - Solar power enhancements

Humankind has sought for centuries to harness the sun because the cumulative energy of 15 minutes of its rays shining on Earth could power the world for a year. Following the invention of the ...

Breath-Taking Wisdom

Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress

by LANE VAIL

Natural Awakenings - Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress

We draw an astounding 22,000 breaths daily, but because breathing is involuntary, we often take it for granted. Transforming breathing into a conscious activity can provide amazing energy, awareness and...

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