Be Happy Right Now: Top Five Regrets of the Dying

by BRONNIE WARE People grow a lot when faced with their own mortality. As a palliative caregiver for many years, I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for personal growth. After wrestling with a variety of intense emotions, every patient I saw found their peace before they departed. When questioned about regrets or what they would […]

Reiki: Spiritually Guided Life-Force Energy for Healing & Balance

A Conversation with Nancy Bunt of A Reiki Life by Lisa Moore Becoming increasingly popular in recent years, Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel life force energy by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body to restore physical and […]

Walking the Path of Earth-Based Spirituality

by Lisa Moore A Conversation with Otter Woman Standing, Robbie Warren Right after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Robbie Warren traveled to New York City to visit Ground Zero and pay homage to those who lost their lives. While there, she says she had an extraordinary spiritual experience.  “I felt […]

Moon Magic: Astrological Timing for Success – October 2013

by Steve Nelson The great cosmic events this month include the ringed giant Saturn moving beyond its retrograde shadow loop Oct 3 (out of darkness into light), the recreate-the-world 7th Moon lunar cycle beginning Oct 5, the Erato Muse Gate of Inspiration Oct 13 and the Atohuna Full Moon Oct 18. Saturn is known as […]

Relishing Raw Food: Supermodel Carol Alt on How Eating Raw Keeps Her Vibrant

by Beth Bader photo by Jimmy Bruch Carol Alt characterizes the latest stage of her 30-plus-year career as a “perfect storm of busy,” including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between physical appearance and the […]

Awakening to Your True Self and Living Beyond Limitation Course

Debby Plante, RM (Azera) and Autumn Austin MA, LPC, RM will offer the six-week course Awakening to Your True Self and Living Beyond Limitation. The course is designed to help participants begin to recognize the ego as well as discovering the authentic self, how to manifest through clarity of intention, and how to let go […]

Body Tuning Fork Training for Massage Therapists

SomaEnergetics Sound Therapies, based in Charlotte, will offer a new 12-hour course designed specifically for massage therapists to learn how to use specially calibrated body tuning forks on acupressure points and meridian pathways. In addition to lecture, this three-day course provides an instructor-supervised practicum opportunity for hands-on training and discussion to enable each student to […]

A Diet for Healthy Bones

A Reason to Go Mediterranean   Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affect both genders. Now, the first randomized study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil may be associated with increased serum levels of osteocalcin, a protein that plays […]

Turmeric Acts Against Cancer

One Powerful Spice Throughout history, the spice turmeric has been a favored seasoning for curries and other Indian dishes. Its pungent flavor is also known to offer medicinal qualities—turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses because its active ingredient, curcumin, can inhibit inflammation. A new study led by a research […]

Thrifty Threads: Levi’s Latest Sustainable Moves

World record holder and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt will soon model Puma boots that are “made for rotting,” and when the next Levi Strauss collection arrives, their new jingle will be, “These jeans are made of garbage.” Crushed brown and green half-liter plastic bottles will be on display at retail store displays, of which […]