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Fix It, Don’t Nix It Fix It, Don’t Nix It  
Repairing Can Prolong Life of Products  

With every Amazon delivery and late-night QVC purchase, the verdict is in: America is the Godzilla of consumerism, and far too many of the products we buy are disposable or designed to...

The Green Burial Revolution The Green Burial Revolution  
Sustainable End-of-Life Options  

There’s an emerging movement in the funeral industry, fueled by environmentalism and a yearning to accept mortality and reclaim a connection to...

Sherry MitchellSherry Mitchell on  
Indigenous Wisdom for Our Times  

Author of Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset) has been an attorney, spiritual teacher and indigenous rights activist for...

Giving Thanks Giving Thanks  
Meditation on Gratitude and Joy  

I offer this meditation that opens our hearts to gratitude and joy this holiday season. Let yourself sit quietly and at ease. Allow your body to be relaxed and...

Skin-Soothing Herbs for Dogs and Cats Skin-Soothing Herbs for Dogs and Cats  
Simple Ways to Reduce Itching  

From allergies to liver deficiency, many factors can itch, inflame and irritate the skin of our pets. A dog’s or cat’s skin can become damaged or compromised because the skin is the first line of defense against attacks from external substances. Skin problems in pets have...

Mindful Parenting Mindful Parenting  
The Conscious Path to Raising a Child  

Lo Bannerman, a Tucson nutritionist, was making homemade cookies with her toddler. “Or rather, making a mess while stirring cookies,” she recalls. “Something in me snapped. I wanted to take control, kick her out of the kitchen and...

Body Gratitude Body Gratitude  
Being Thankful Empowers Our Workouts  

Exercise is crucial to preventing and managing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and many other health conditions, but staying motivated to maintain a routine can sometimes be challenging, even for fitness devotees. Cultivating an appreciation for the way our bodies carry us through life can...

Giving Thanks for a Healthy Feast Giving Thanks for a Healthy Feast  
How to Lighten Up Thanksgiving Fare   

Due to travel restrictions, tighter budgets and concern for family members that may be older or have underlying health conditions, Thanksgiving might be a smaller affair this year, but that’s no reason to...

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Preventing Type 2 Diabetes  
Natural Lifestyle Choices to Curb the Disease  

Six decades ago, only one American in 100 had diabetes. Today, it’s almost one in 10, including rising numbers of youth and one in four people older than 65. More than 90 percent of the cases are Type 2, once known as adult-onset diabetes, which is linked to...

Cancer-Free Pets Cancer-Free Pets  
Five Ways to Help Keep Them Healthy  

Veterinarians are seeing cancer in more and younger pets these days than ever before. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately one in four dogs will develop cancer at some point in life, including almost...

Mark Nepo on: Mark Nepo on:  
Living a Wholehearted Life  

Bestselling author, poet, cancer survivor and inspirational spiritual teacher Mark Nepo has published 22 books and made numerous appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday program. His latest...

Stressed-Out Teens Stressed-Out Teens  
Ways to Help Them Chill  

Being a teenager is never easy, but it’s even harder these days, with the upheaval of the pandemic intensifying the normal academic, social and hormonal turmoil of these pivotal years. It’s no wonder teens are...

Wishful Recycling Wishful Recycling  
What Not to Put in the Bin  

F or those that have been putting recyclables in a plastic bag and placing it in a curbside bin, it’s likely going straight into a landfill. That bowling ball, those yard clippings and dirty pizza boxes are...

TAI CHI AND QIGONG TAI CHI AND QIGONG  
Life Force in Motion  

The flowing movement of tai chi mirrors the serenity of water, but still waters run deep. This ancient practice of gentle meditative movement is an offshoot of Chinese martial arts that offers a spectrum of surprising benefits, including...

Calm Down Calm Down  
Taming the Flames of Stress-Related Illness  

We are beings of neurochemical and hormonal intricacy, and within this mixed bag of biology lies our magic. Our human experience is visceral; we cry from sadness and joy, flush from embarrassment, laugh with amusement and exhibit...

A Better Breakfast A Better Breakfast  
Healthy Tips and Recipes to Start the Day  

Breakfast sets the stage for the day ahead, and it can either drain or energize us, depending on the what, when and how much aspects of the meal. While health experts agree that many traditional breakfast foods can do more harm than...

Strong and Supple Joints Strong and Supple Joints  
How to Keep Hips and Knees Happy  

Occasional knee or hip pain affects almost everyone, keeping us from daily tasks, making sitting painful and walking difficult. Causes can range from over-exercise to injuries, obesity and arthritis as we age. By the time we...