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Quiet Kids in a Noisy World
Bringing Out the Best in Introverts
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
Gabrielle Perillo’s daughter, A’ngel, 11, is a deep thinker, compassionate for all beings (human and not), a defender of justice, spiritual and extremely creative. She pursues any subject she studies with focus and passion. Although other children are...
Cycles of Spin
Returning to its Heart-Healthy Origins
by JANET OSEN
Like many newly minted sports, “Spin” has at its center a near-mythical figure: its creator, Jonathan Goldstein—better known as Johnny G—by most accounts a unique eccentric with an unheralded passion for...
Chocolate as Health Food
Boosting Diets and Heart Health
by JUDITH FERTIG
“Research tells us that 14 out of any 10 individuals like chocolate,” quips cartoonist Sandra Boynton. American chocolate lovers buy 58 million-plus pounds around Valentine’s Day, according to Nielsen Research. Ideally, the dark treat would be as healthy as a...
Home Safe Home
Practical Pillars of Well-Being
by CHRISTA O’LEARY
Done right, our home serves as an empowering foundation for well-being. Aligning with four key pillars of harmony will facilitate an inspired, healthy and vibrant home that supports...
Experiencing Joy, Peace and Abundance
6 Health-Habits that Will Transform Your Life
by Chris Sarris and Teresa Brown
Though it is not yet fully understood, there is mounting evidence establishing a link between emotions and health, and that negative thoughts and emotions contribute to...
Catalyst for Change
Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 Years
by SHARON BRUCKMAN, CEO/FOUNDER
A heartfelt shout out goes to the 90 U.S. cities and metro areas across the country, plus Puerto Rico, where Natural Awakenings is effecting positive change in ...
Ever-More-Green in 2014
Easy Ways to Go Eco Right Now
by AVERY MACK
New Year resolutions can be a distant memory by mid-January, due to unrealistic expectations, slow results and distractions that sideline good intentions. Yet we may still reap the rewards of...
Caring, Steering, Cheering
A Health Coach Helps Us Change for Good
by LAURESSA NELSON
A health or wellness coach integrated into a personal healthcare team can be critical to catalyzing sustainable change. Many people understand they need to modify their self-care, yet fail to take the optimal steps to make such a transformation happen...
Greater than the Sum of its Parts
by MARGIE KING
Western science is obsessed with deconstructing food, researching and analyzing its component parts, isolating the active ingredients, repackaging them in pills or powders and prescribing them in...
Filmmaker Katie Teague Uncovers Our Misperceptions
by LINDA SECHRIST
Katie Teague’s inspiring documentary, Money and Life (MoneyAndLifeMovie.com), provocatively asks: Rather than disastrous, can we view economic crises as brimming with opportunities to...
Feeling Our Way to Happiness
by SUSIE RUTH
Many of us have our relationship to success inside-out. We busy ourselves so much with do-or-die goals we “should” achieve that we drown out the crucial signals life is sending our way—both from our own...
'Tis the Season to Be Wise
A Prime Time to Rejuvenate and Birth Creativity
by LANE VAIL
For California acupuncturist Daniela Freda, counseling patients that grapple with low energy during winter is routine. “They’re often concerned something is wrong, since our society expects us to...
Simplify the Season
Practical tips for family gift-giving to help avoid holiday anxiety and fatigue
by by Usha Mangrulkar
As Halloween recedes from our collective memories plans for the upcoming holidays begin to take shape in our minds. Over the years...
Too Much Togetherness?
Exercise Helps Keep Family Holidays Merry
by SARAH TODD
Given family hopes and often unrealistic expectations that everything will go perfectly, holiday gatherings can sometimes be a recipe for untoward stress. One of the best ways to...