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Whoa! to Limitations

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids

by CYNDEE WOOLLEY

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids

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

Dangers Include Cancer, Strokes and Fatigue

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...

Live Your Song

It Keeps Us in Tune with Ourself

by JILL MATTSON

It Keeps Us in Tune with Ourself

Listen to a traditional West African Griot story: When a tribal woman knows she is pregnant, she goes into the wilderness with a few friends to pray and meditate until they hear the...

Feng Shui Fashionista

Dressing with Conscious Intention

by GAIL CONDRICK

Dressing with Conscious Intention

WWardrobe consultants that apply the principles of feng shui to clothing believe the jacket we choose to wear carries as much impact as...

Trust Your Intuition

Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You

by LINDA SECHRIST

Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You

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...

Volleying Life

Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act

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

From Body Repair to Reversing the Blues

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...

Enzymes Help With Digestion

There is a direct connection between digestion, enzyme activity and the aging process

by Joyce Oliveto

Enzymes Help With Digestion

The role of enzymes in maintaining optimum digestion and health is more wildly proclaimed than ever before, it is not a new discovery. Physicians and researchers were studying the relationship between digestion, enzymes and health as far back as the 1920s...

Wilderness in Sidewalk Cracks

Small Nature Reaches Out to City Kids

by GREG HANSCOM

Small Nature Reaches Out to City Kids

City kids are often taught that nature is out there beyond the city limits, but one science educator and photographer shows how everyday nature has the power to...

Homemade Eco-Cleaners

DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

by LANE VAIL

DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

Americans use 35 million pounds of toxic household cleaning products annually. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition...

Ice Chaser

James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change

National Geographic photographer James Balog says he was skeptical about climate change until he saw it happening firsthand. Watching once-towering glaciers falling into the sea inspired his...

Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

by AVERY MACK

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments. With planning and care, birds, bats, butterflies and bunnies can view yards as safe havens and...

Qi Whiz

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

A proven practice for supporting health and self-healing, qigong has been used in China for millennia to maintain and improve physical, mental and emotional well-being....

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

by CASE ADAMS

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

Mushrooms have played a remarkable role in human history. Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back 4,500 years linked mushrooms to...

Good Riddance to Bad Vibes

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure

by Priscilla Goudreau-Santos

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure

We crackle with energy. Natural electromagnetic fields within us regulate how our bodies work. Plus, we continually encounter many outside energy fields from...

LIVE GREEN, SAVE BIG

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money

by Crissy Trask

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money

Every pivotal life decision, from choosing where we live to eating healthier, can support our best interests environmentally, as well. The good news is that it is possible to...

Furry Friends are AffectedChemicals Harm Pets, Too

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