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A Practical Guide to Composting

Pick the Best Option for You

by TRACY FERNANDEZ RYSAVY

Pick the Best Option for You

Yard and food waste make up 25 percent of the garbage destined for municipal landfills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pick the right composter and this organic waste will easily...

The New Healthy Cuisine

Good-to-Go Eats

by JUDITH FERTIG

Good-to-Go Eats

Katie Newell, a blogging Kansas City mother of two who fights inflammation from several autoimmune diseases, is rigorous about the fresh, unprocessed food she buys. After noticing adverse symptoms from dining at a restaurant, Newel....

Mind Gardening

It Pays to Watch What Is Planted

by DENNIS MERRITT JONES

It Pays to Watch What Is Planted

An unattended mind is like a neglected garden. Potting soil is incredibly receptive to any seeds introduced to it. It has absolutely no discretion when it comes to playing host to seeds; it says, “Yes” to ...

The Earth Diet

Liana Werner-Gray on Simple Eating

by LANE VAIL

Liana Werner-Gray on Simple Eating

Liana Werner-Gray, an Australian-born beauty queen, actress and environmentalist, lectures worldwide on healthy eating and is supported by a corps of nutrition coaches. Her book, The Earth Diet, describes a...

Fitness Finds

Locate the Best Workout Space for You

by BY DEBRA MELANI

Locate the Best Workout Space for You

Six years ago, Sherry Salmons, of Oak Ridge, Illinois, was perplexed by her “glowing, smiling, energetic” neighbor that worked full time while raising three young children, yet never seemed drained. Finally, she asked: “What’s your secret?” The answer was a life-changing visit by Salmons to a nearby...

What’s in Your Way?

Obstacles Point the Path to Wholeness and Healing

by DEBORAH SHOUSE

Obstacles Point the Path to Wholeness and Healing

Since childhood, Mary O’Malley always thought that something bad was about to happen and experienced a continuous dread that gnawed her insides. Over the years, she tried to eat, drink and medicate away the anxious feelings plaguing her, and sought help from...

When Your Pet Passes

A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing

by JULIANNE HALE

A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing

A pet’s love is extraordinary because it is unconditional. It doesn’t have expectations, pass judgment or try to leverage guilt. It is rich in loyalty, trust and adoration. Domestic pets provide warmth, companionship and love, as well as ...

Eco-Feng Shui

Tips to Bring More Positive Energy into Your Home

by SARAH TARVER-WAHLQUIST

Tips to Bring More Positive Energy into Your Home

When we’re hungry for change, we may feel the impulse to spruce up our living spaces. Rooms that feel cluttered, drab and unappealing drag on our energy. Applying the basic inspired tenets of the ancient Chinese art and science of feng shui can transform and re-energize any space, improving...

Regenerative Agriculture

Developing Ecologically Regenerative and Economically Viable Landscapes

by LESLEY TARSI

Developing Ecologically Regenerative and Economically Viable Landscapes

When we think about it, our world is made up of a variety of systems. One example is the human body. This is a complex system with its own set of smaller systems such as the nervous system, skeletal system, circulatory system, muscular system, organs and mind. Its many different parts and elements then...

Happy Meals

Eating Healthy Foods Fights Off Depression

by LANE VAIL

Eating Healthy Foods Fights Off Depression

Advertisements for antidepressants abound, yet a recent analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the benefits of treating mildly or moderately depressed individuals with these drugs “may be minimal or nonexistent” compared with...

Gentling Grief

Remedies to Heal the Heart

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Remedies to Heal the Heart

Grief can arrive suddenly with the death of a loved one, serious illness, loss of a job, parental dementia or decaying relationship. In any case, it ...

Ease ADHD Naturally

Nine Ways to Help Restore Calm and Focus

by JENNA BLUMENFELD

Nine Ways to Help Restore Calm and Focus

Although experts aren’t certain why it occurs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3 to 5 percent of school-age children, causing symptoms such as inattentiveness, frenetic activity, anxiety and forgetfulness. Kids with ADHD typically respond to drug prescriptions designed to provide calm and focus, but some carry...

Pet Anesthesia

How to Make it Safe and Easier on Everyone

by Shawn Messonnier

How to Make it Safe and Easier on Everyone

Many pet parents and some veterinarians have an unnecessary fear of animal anesthesia. Addressing some misconceptions about this common medical procedure can be helpful, particularly in regard to...

Eco-Friendly Floors

Sustainable Beauty Underfoot

by AVERY MACK

Sustainable Beauty Underfoot

Truly good flooring is beautiful, practical and eco-friendly. The best choices may change from room-to-room, as well as with geography, depending on family needs. Here are some key factors to consider for ...

Hormone-Happy Foods

The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum

by LINDA SECHRIST

The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum

Our body’s hormones work like an orchestra. When one instrument is out of tune, the entire production struggles to maintain harmony. Each plays a part in influencing the others and ...

Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective

by LISA MARLENE

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective

Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), interval or burst-style training, recent research proves that this form of exercise improves...

Energy Boosters

Four Ways to Recharge

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Four Ways to Recharge

Stress saps energy, and Americans feel stressed more than ever, with 20 percent of us experiencing “extreme stress” at least weekly, according to the American Institute of Stress. Could late-night TV and the ubiquitous presence of electronic devices be...

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