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Slow Fashion, Image: victoria strukovskay/Unsplash.comSlow Fashion  
Mending to Extend the Life of Clothing  

Globalization and cheap labor have lowered clothing prices so much that many people view garments as disposable—a phenomenon called “fast fashion”. Magazines and other influencers create demand for trendy items each season...

Climate Anxiety, Image: saray leal/AdobeStock.comClimate Anxiety  
Navigating Our Emotions as the Planet Changes  

Following a record-breaking hurricane season, out-of-control wildfires and a deadly prolonged pandemic, many of us are anxious and fearful, prompted by the growing realization of being in a state of...

House Blessings , Image: karolina grabowska/Pexels.comHouse Blessings   
for Clearing and Protecting Spaces  

Moving into a house, office or any new space prompts us to envision bright days ahead filled with hope and joy. Perhaps this is why, from first-century Christians praying to dissuade...

Healing the Whole Child, Image: nenetus/AdobeStock.comHealing the Whole Child
Holistic Pediatricians Go Beyond Meds

When Jackie Jones’ 4-year-old daughter had a persistent runny nose and cough, three visits to the pediatrician proved fruitless. “He would see us for two minutes, listen to her chest, saying she had 'a cold’, and yet still prescribe an antibiotic and steroid that would just trash her immune system,” the Atlanta mom says. “She ended up developing..."

Natural Beauty Natural Beauty  
Homemade Solutions for Glowing Skin  

Skin, our largest organ, plays an important role in supporting and protecting the rest of the body. That’s why it should be treated kindly by using natural, chemical-free ingredients. Many U.S. beauty products contain hidden chemicals, including dozens of ingredients that are...

The Gift of Yum The Gift of Yum  
Homemade Treats Spark Holiday Cheer  

Gift-givers seeking memorable presents while avoiding holiday shopping stress need look no further than the kitchen. Edible homemade gifts make special, welcome treats, help slow down the shopping frenzy of the season and increase creativity in the kitchen. While 79 percent of recipients...

Mind-Body Fitness Mind-Body Fitness  
How Mindfulness Benefits Workouts  

When mindfulness approaches are applied to fitness training—which can be as simple as breathing consciously and tuning into subtle body sensations—the results can be fewer injuries, improved immunity, a lowered stress response, a brighter mood and a deeper commitment to...

SING TO HEAL SING TO HEAL  
Using the Voice to Uplift Mind and Body  

According to growing research, singing along to a favorite musical or joining a local choir can be good for our health. From college students to patients with Parkinson’s disease, everyone can benefit, regardless of...

Holiday Treats for Pets Holiday Treats for Pets  
Homemade Recipes They Will Love   

Cooking for our pets is a great way to ensure they are eating wholesome, nutritional foods. It’s also a fun way to customize a pet treat recipe to meet specific dietary needs. These three festive holiday treats will...

Fresh Rituals for a New Year Fresh Rituals for a New Year  
Embrace the Promise of 2021  

The end of one year and the beginning of another marks a hopeful transition that many of us choose to celebrate with fireworks and glitzy parties. Here are several New Year’s rituals to help us connect more deeply to our loved ones, to ourselves and to a richer sense of purpose as we embrace...

Reinvent the Holidays Reinvent the Holidays  
More Meaning, Less Stuff  

Universe Always Has a Plan, as well as The Healing Mantra Card Deck, Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher and empathic healer with a global audience, guiding seekers through in-person events and popular ...

Matt Kahn Matt Kahn on:  
Transforming the Planet With Love  

Author of bestsellers Whatever Arises, Love That and The Universe Always Has a Plan, as well as The Healing Mantra Card Deck, Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher and empathic healer with a global audience, guiding seekers through in-person events and popular...

Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas  
’Tis the Season to Save the Planet  

When the holiday classic Jingle Bells starts playing in department stores, Americans deck the landfills with extra trash. According to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), garbage increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day—or about 1 million...

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...

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...

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...

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...