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Energy Boosters

Four Ways to Recharge by Kathleen Barnes 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 the culprits? Partly, according to information published by Harvard Medical School. While all ... Read More »

Singing the World Awake

The Healing Power of Sound by Tom Kenyon [Article adapted from the film, Song of the New Earth] When I was a youngster, I clearly remember reading a book, The Boy Who Sang to the World, although I later learned it doesn’t exist. I read it in some other realm of consciousness and that’s what I became. I sang to ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Short Snoozes

How to Get the Most out of a Nap by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a ... Read More »

Chiropractic Meets Acupuncture

Structural Fixes Complement Meridian Flows by Kathleen Barnes Chiropractic manipulation of the spine has long been a remedy for structural malfunctions such as aching backs and recurring headaches. Today, chiropractors are also treating neck pain from stress, plus tight shoulders and numb fingers from long hours of computer use. An increasing number of them are now incorporating acupuncture into their ... Read More »

Sparking Creativity in Elders with Dementia

Re-Engaging Through Art, Music and Dance by Deborah Shouse Is there a way to upend the limits of Alzheimer’s disease? Expressive therapies focus on what people can do and their successes. Cultural programs offer creative opportunities for those with dementia and their care partners. Artful Imagination Prompts Participation “Looking at art and making observations gives people living with dementia a ... Read More »

Close-By Getaways

We Don’t Have to Go Far to Relax Deeply by April Thompson Carving out time from crammed calendars for a week or more away from home can pose such a hurdle that more than half of all American workers forfeit hard-earned vacation days every year.  Sometimes a long weekend in an inspired locale is all we need to recharge our ... Read More »

Essential Oils for Summer

Healing Fragrances for Bites, Allergies and Sunburn by Kathleen Barnes A breath of sweet lavender oil can quickly reduce stress. A whiff of lemon oil can energize us. “Essential oils are not magic or folklore. There is solid science behind them,” says Elizabeth Jones, founder of the College of Botanical Healing Arts, in Santa Cruz, California. Here’s what happens after ... Read More »

Personal Bio-Tech

The Latest Devices to Aid Wellness by Linda Sechrist When President John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that the U.S. could send a man to the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade, few suspected the bounty of technological spinoffs that such National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space missions would yield. Today, many of NASA’s ... Read More »

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 about “The Pill”, especially its long-term side effects. “The ... Read More »

Good Riddance to Bad Vibes

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure by Priscilla Goudreau-Santos We crackle with energy. Natural electromagnetic fields within us regulate how our bodies work. Plus, we continually encounter many outside energy fields from Wi-Fi, cell phones and towers, power lines, microwave ovens, computer and TV screens, security devices and radar. A growing number of experts see these surrounding frequencies as a growing danger to ... Read More »

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