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The Healing Power of Story
How Telling Our Truths Can Set Us Free
by JUDITH FERTIG
After his deployment in Iraq, U.S. Marine Captain Tyler Boudreau returned home in 2004 with post-traumatic stress syndrome and an emotional war wound that experts now call a “moral injury.” He could only...
Musician with a Cause
Jack Johnson Plans Shows with the Planet in Mind
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s touring concerts have almost always doubled as fundraisers for local environmental nonprofits. “Early on, we recognized that we could not only fill a room, but also raise funds and awareness for nonprofit groups we believe in,” says Johnson. Then...
The Bionic Coach
High-Tech Boosts Healthy Routines
by LINDA SECHRIST
When President John F. Kennedy said in 1961 that the U.S. should commit to sending a man to the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade, few suspected the bounty of technological spinoffs that...
How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life
by LANE VAIL
Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. The Foundation for Chronic Disease Prevention reveals that...
Living Off the Land
Low- and No-Cost Ways to Feed a Family
by AVERY MACK
Whether it’s membership in a food co-op, tending a backyard garden or balcony tomato plant or foraging in the woods for edibles, living off the land means cleaner, fresher and more nutritious food on the table...
It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3
The Nutritional Supplement Pyramid
by Lee Rossano, C.N.C.
Have you ever been in a store and looked at all the Multi vitamins and wondered which one was right for you? It’s important to have a strong foundation in life and this is true for your...
Fluid, Flexible Movement Can Be Ours
by SARAH TODD
Bad habits are hard to break—and it’s even harder to eliminate those we are unaware of. Many people experience pain from unconscious physical patterns such as hunching over a computer keyboard or holding a musical instrument at an uncomfortable angle, but don’t know how to identify and change limiting positions. This calls for body movement re-education...
Whoa! to Limitations
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids
by CYNDEE WOOLLEY
Zach “Zachman” Aldridge was born healthy, but at just 10 weeks, he was hospitalized at the hands of his birth father. Suffering from a brain aneurism, partial paralysis and multiple broken bones from shaken baby syndrome, Zach’s mother, Rebekah, was told that ...
Contraceptive Pill Chill
Dangers Include Cancer, Strokes and Fatigue
by KATHLEEN BARNES
For more than 50 years, women have appreciated the freedom that birth control pills offer. They simply take a little pill every day and rest easy, fairly assured that an unplanned pregnancy won’t occur. However, there’s actually a lot not to love...
Trust Your Intuition
Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You
by LINDA SECHRIST
What if you could consistently tap into answers to life’s problems when you need them, knowing deep down that you are on the right track and that the decisions and choices you are making are...
Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act
by CHRISTINE MACDONALD
Gabrielle Reece has been called one of the world’s most influential women in sports and one of its most beautiful athletes. In her 20s, she built a career as both a fiercely competitive pro volleyball player and a fashion model. Since then, she’s...
The Healing Power of Massage
From Body Repair to Reversing the Blues
by CASE ADAMS
In 1886, Dr. William Murrell stated in the British Medical Journal, “Massage is of such inestimable value in the treatment of many intractable diseases that it is regretted that so little is known about it in this country, and that it is so rarely employed as...