Transpersonal Hypnotherapy with Linda Thunberg

 by Lisa Moore Dedicated to helping individuals enrich their lives, Linda Thunberg, owner of Transpersonal Power in Cornelius, has had a sixth sense since childhood. After successful careers in banking and interior design she is  now putting her intuitive gifts to work helping others. Thunberg has honed her innate skills intense education  on intuition, metaphysics […]

Label Literacy: Five Tips Help Kids Choose Healthy Foods

by Elisa Bosley Families have three key weapons in combating America’s childhood obesity epidemic: keeping them active, reducing their soda and junk food intake and teaching youngsters how to read food labels. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, obesity more than doubled in children ages 6 to 11 and tripled in adolescents ages […]

Whole Food: Greater than the Sum of its Parts

by Margie King Western science is obsessed with deconstructing food, researching and analyzing its component parts, isolating the active ingredients, repackaging them in pills or powders and prescribing them in daily doses. But according to Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., author of Food and Healing, this chemistry-based theory of nutrition is upside-down. Colbin, founder and CEO of the […]

Soul-Full Goals: Feeling Our Way to Happiness

by Susie Ruth Many of us have our relationship to success inside-out. We busy ourselves so much with do-or-die goals we “should” achieve that we drown out the crucial signals life is sending our way—both from our own instincts and from others that can objectively see what we truly need. According to Danielle LaPorte, author […]

Meditation Helps Heal Traumatized Veterans

Natural Relief for Post-Traumatic Stress Transcendental Meditation (TM) has a dramatic healing effect on people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can also result in lower blood pressure, according to two new studies. TM—a technique to avoid distracting thoughts, decrease stress and promote a state of relaxed awareness—reduced PTSD symptoms in combat veterans by as […]

Family Games Generate Goodwill All Year

Entertainment with Meaningful Purpose Fun family games based on cards, trivia and charades are quintessential holiday activities. Now a new generation of games adds fresh dimensions of interest and goodwill. Online games—some are free—extend good tidings to people around the world, as well as our environment. Santa is thrilled. Eco games galore: From determining our family’s […]

‘Tis the Season to Be Wise

A Prime Time to Rejuvenate and Birth Creativity by Lane Vail For California acupuncturist Daniela Freda, counseling patients that grapple with low energy during winter is routine. “They’re often concerned something is wrong, since our society expects us to feel the same way year-round,” says Freda, who maintains a private practice in San Francisco. “But […]

Cocoa Calms Inflammation

A Winter Treat Has Holiday Benefits Few can say no to a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night. “Enjoy!” say Penn State researchers. They have found that a little bit of cocoa may be a powerful diet aid in helping to control inflammation and ameliorate related diseases, including diabetes. Numerous current studies […]

Too Much Togetherness? Exercise Helps Keep Family Holidays Merry

by SARAH TODD Given family hopes and often unrealistic expectations that everything will go perfectly, holiday gatherings can sometimes be a recipe for untoward stress. One of the best ways to keep potential ’tis-the-season tensions under control is to carve out some time for exercise, a move supported by research findings at Princeton University. Other […]

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 […]