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Practitioner Spotlight: Oasis of the Heart

Integrating Healing for Mind, Body and Spirit by Susan Post Many times just one course of treatment does not address the root of an issue or the total well-being of a patient. Increasingly, health and wellness are viewed holistically: several therapies coming together to promote the highest well-being, and that is exactly the approach at Oasis of the Heart. “The ... Read More »

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 »

Tired of Being Tired

The Search for Extra Energy by Dr. Julia Keiser Have Friday nights become a sofa marathon rather than a time to play? Have important and joyful events become too much to manage? Are friends and family being slighted because there is just no energy left to chat, catch up or even care about others? It seems like today we all ... Read More »

Planet Power

Scientists May Harvest Energy from Earth’s Infrared Emissions Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are developing a device described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that would harvest energy from Earth’s infrared emissions into outer space. The power is modest, but tangible. Steven J. Byrnes, a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS, points out, “The ... Read More »

Go for the Glow

Kimberly Snyder’s Detox Diet Creates Radiant Beauty by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says she once struggled with ... Read More »

The Energy Boosters and Energy Vampires in Our Daily Lives

Recognizing Those Who Give Energy from Those Who Drain It by Jenny Patton Electricians will install new outlets in the 1960-built building where I work to accommodate modern power needs. But how do we give ourselves more energy? And how do we reduce the drain of energy vampires in our daily lives? The first step is awareness of the energy ... Read More »

Our Daily Breaths

Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress by Lane Vail We daily draw an astounding 22,000 breaths, but because it’s an involuntary action we often take it for granted. When breathing becomes intentional, the accompanying energy, awareness and control dramatically improve our mental, physical and creative performances, according to Al Lee, co-author of Perfect Breathing: Transform Your Life One ... Read More »

Sustainable Cityscapes

Urban America is Going Green in a Big Way by Christine MacDonald Today, buzzwords like “sustainability” and “green building” dominate discussions on how to overcome the unhealthful effects of climate change, extreme local weather events and pervasive pollution. Now, a growing body of research indicates an unexpected upside of living greener; it not only makes us healthier, but happier, too. ... Read More »

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

Research from Columbia Maryland’s National Center for Healthy Housing suggests that adding insulation and more efficient heating systems can significantly increase the health of household residents. The researchers studied 248 households in New York City, Boston and Chicago that underwent energy conservation improvements by trained energy efficiency professionals including installations of insulation and heating equipment and improving ventilation. After the ... Read More »

Clever Collaborations

Renewables Gain Ground Worldwide Excess heat from London subway tunnels and an electric substation will soon be funneled into British homes, slashing energy costs and lowering pollution, according to the Islington Council. Germany’s renewable energy industry has broken a solar power record, prompting utility company RWE to close fossil fuel power plants that are no longer competitive. RWE says 3.1 ... Read More »

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