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Volleying Life

with Gabrielle Reece by Christine MacDonald Gabrielle Reece has been called both 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 written books and become an expert on women’s peak fitness ... Read More »

Live Your Song

Each of Us Carries a Unique Inner Tune That Affirms Our True Nature by Jill Mattson 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 song of the child. They recognize that every soul has its ... Read More »

Body Ease

Three Paths to a More Flexible Body by Sarah Todd Bad habits are hard to break—and it’s even harder to eliminate the ones we are unaware of. Many people experience pain from unconscious physical patterns such as hunching over a computer keyboard or holding a musical instrument at an uncomfortable angle, but don’t know how to identify and change limiting ... 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 »

Fashion Feng Shui

Dressing with Conscious Intention by Gail Condrick Waking up on the morning of a big presentation to secure city funding for a new park, you’re confident that you’ve done your homework: You’ve prepared handouts, memorized key points of an environmental impact study and lined up community supporters. Opening the closet presents a different kind of challenge: What’s the most effective way ... Read More »

Pain-Free Pooch

Five Natural Pain Relievers for Dogs by Jennifer Kachnic Because dogs won’t always let us know when they’re hurting, some people assume they don’t experience pain the same way we do, but that’s not the case. Instincts retained from their wild heritage will generally prompt them to hide pain as a sign of weakness. The truth is that arthritis and ... Read More »

Horse Healers

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids by Cyndee Woolley 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 he might live for a year. Rebekah’s hope for a ... Read More »

Fix Your Gut

With Foods Naturally High in Probiotics by Kathleen Barnes Gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and constipation—each of these digestive issues indicates an imbalance of “good” and “bad” intestinal bacteria. Chronic digestive discomfort is distressingly common. More than 60 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), notes Dr. Mark Pimentel, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, in ... Read More »

Trust Your Intuition

Let Your Body’s Innate Intelligence Lead You by Linda Sechrist 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 the correct ones? Our body is a wellspring of priceless wisdom, yet heeding our innate ... Read More »

The Healing Power of Massage

From Body Repair to Reversing the Blues by Case Adams 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 a therapeutic agent.” A ... Read More »

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