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Quiet Kids in a Noisy World

Bringing Out the Best in Introverts

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Empowering kids

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

Cardio mind-body connection

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

Plant-based superfood

“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

Inspired and Healthy

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...

Healing Hurt

A Hawaiian Mantra Lets Love Back In

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Healing the heart

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian huna, a secret to facilitating forgiveness within; or simply, the art of forgiveness. Four healing phrases are employed in a ...

Experiencing Joy, Peace and Abundance

6 Health-Habits that Will Transform Your Life

by Chris Sarris and Teresa Brown

Links between emotions and health

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...

Build Your Own Wellness Dream Team

Take Your Health to the Next Level

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Health Care for Optimal Wellness

Conventional doctors too often dispense vague, boilerplate health advice, urging their patients to eat a healthy diet, exercise and...

Catalyst for Change

Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 Years

by SHARON BRUCKMAN, CEO/FOUNDER

20 Years of Healthy Natural Living

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 ...

Fitness à la Carte

The Latest, Hottest Trends

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

Fresh Takes on Fitness

This year, many Americans are set to rock the charts by turning over a new leaf and morphing from more conventional workout modes to fresh takes on fitness....

Ever-More-Green in 2014

Easy Ways to Go Eco Right Now

by AVERY MACK

Avoid Unrealistic Expectations

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

Creating a Transformation

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...

Whole Food

Greater than the Sum of its Parts

by MARGIE KING

Eating What Nature Provides

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...

Money Myths

Filmmaker Katie Teague Uncovers Our Misperceptions

by LINDA SECHRIST

Improve Economic Models

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...

Soul-Ful Goals

Feeling Our Way to Happiness

by SUSIE RUTH

Seeing What We Truly Need

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

Beating the winter blues

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

Feel the true spirit

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

Carve out time for exercise

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...

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