Local Interest

Laser Acupuncture: The Healing Power of Light

Light has been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years in India, China, the Middle East and Mesoamerica. In ancient Greece it was called heliotherapy, from helios meaning the sun, and therapeutic solariums were common practice in the middle ages. By merging the ancient tradition of acupuncture with the latest Western technological developments, laser […]

Isha Yoga – Inner Engineering for Transformation

Can you be happy in hell? This is one of the questions that Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev addresses to seekers who come to him, looking for guidance on the path to enlightenment. Once we are free of our limitations, we can be happy anywhere, Sadhguru tells us. Sadhguru, whose name means “dispeller of darkness within,” is […]

Mothering Across Continents – Charlotte Women Unite to Help AIDS Orphans

By Lisa Moore It’s been said that a mother understands what a child does not say. A group of Charlotte women understand what millions of AIDS orphans in South Africa cannot say and are mobilizing efforts to meet their needs. With global projections of AIDS orphans reaching 25 million by 2010, the majority of these […]

Living for Giving – Charlotte Women Make Lasting Impressions

By Lisa Moore   Author Diane Mariechild once said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Five local women have proven they have the passion and tenacity to make dreams come true. Their altruistic efforts have changed lives and brought hope to countless people. We salute […]

Thermography a Vital Tool for Breast Disease

Thermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging, is a clinical imaging procedure that detects subtle temperature changes down to a hundredth of a degree. Tissue appearing cooler can represent compression of vascular or nerve supply. Areas appearing warm represent irritated or fast growing tissue. This non-invasive procedure is an aid for both diagnosis and […]

How Do You Metabolize Estrogen? EMI Test May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Women are exposed to excess estrogen every day in meat, poultry, pesticides and pollution as well as oral contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy. According to a 2006 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, an increased breast cancer risk is associated with elevated blood levels of endogenous estrogen, clinical indicators of persistently […]

Water Fowl or Foul Water? Sewage Spills Contaminate Local Waters

Bald eagles, great blue herons, mallards and many other wildlife species of the Catawba River rely on local streams and creeks for food and shelter. Though beautiful from above, what lurks beneath the surface of these important waters? Disturbingly, on average, more than 1,000 gallons a day of raw sewage entered a stream or creek […]

The Gleaning Network – Gathering local crops to end hunger

By: Lisa Moore Many of us will sit down to a healthy dinner tonight taking for granted that food is always readily available to us. We cannot see the faces of hunger here in Charlotte who don’t always have access to nutritious food:  kids who will go to school hungry, seniors that aren’t able to […]

Slow Food in Schools – Connecting Kids with Sustainable Food

At Shamrock Gardens Elementary in Charlotte students are learning more than the three R’s. They are well on their way to becoming master gardeners. By learning where their food comes from, how to prepare it and the importance of sharing it with friends and family, these youngsters are gaining knowledge in food tradition and sustainability. […]

Namaste – A Sacred Gesture of Honor

Before you roll up your mat and slip on your shoes to leave the yoga studio, you’ve probably noticed the pause at the end of class when the teacher unites the students to say, “Namaste.” Perhaps you are a seasoned yogi attuned to this word’s true meaning or a beginner that unwittingly mumbles it just […]