Volleying Life: Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act

Gabrielle Reece has been called one of the world’s most influential women in sports and one of its most beautiful athletes. In her 20s, she built a career as both a fiercely competitive pro volleyball player and a fashion model. Since then, she’s written books and become an expert on women’s peak fitness and overall well-being, […]

Trust Your Intuition: Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You

What if you could consistently tap into answers to life’s problems when you need them, knowing deep down that you are on the right track and that the decisions and choices you are making are the correct ones? Our body is a wellspring of priceless wisdom. Yet heeding our innate voice seems constantly tested as society […]

Homemade Eco-Cleaners: DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

by Lane Vail Americans use 35 million pounds of toxic household cleaning products annually. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, in Los Angeles, traces of cleaning chemicals can be found throughout the human body within seconds of exposure, posing risks like asthma, allergies, cancer, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, neurotoxicity and death. Equally sobering is […]

The Catawba Riverkeeper: Interview with Sam Perkins

by Lisa Moore The Catawba River, approximately 220 miles long, rises in the Appalachian Mountains and drains into Piedmont. It is the source for water, power and recreation to millions of people along its meandering path. But man and nature have both negatively impacted this important vessel of life. Population growth in the basin has […]

Electrosmog: The Invisible Pollution Hiding in Our Homes

by Kristina Carlet For the health conscious individual, cultivating a more beneficial electromagnetic environment is becoming an important key to wellness. While natural cosmic electromagnetic energy may be beneficial, the manmade variety is found by doctors and scientists to be increasingly harmful. Where does this manmade energy come from? Most of us are surrounded by […]

Backyard Birds and Butterflies: Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

by Avery Mack Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments. With planning and care, birds, bats, butterflies and bunnies can view yards as safe havens and sources for food, water and shelter, providing endless fascination. Josh Stasik, a father of three and owner of, in Syracuse, New York, sees firsthand how feeding […]

Live Green, Save Big

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money by Crissy Trask Every pivotal life decision, from choosing where we live to eating healthier, can support our best interests environmentally, as well. The good news is that it is possible to afford a sustainable way of life. Eco-friendly choices for housing, vehicles and food—generally […]

Astrological Timing for Success: April 2014

Moon Magic by Steve Nelson April is the month of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love. The first day each month sets the tone. April Fool’s Day is the original Aphrodite’s Day. Venus is good humor and the goddess of love, grace, beauty and higher truth. Everyone becomes a fool for love as Spring comes […]

Food Addiction Recovery: Through Education and Support

At 26 years old, “Rebecca” weighed 288 pounds and was in poor health. With a resting heart rate of 160, she couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without being winded or cross her legs without having to hold them in place. Successful in other areas of her life, she felt hopeless, helpless and ashamed, […]

Sowing the Seeds of Health with Urban Farmer Robin Emmons

In 2008, after helping her troubled brother settle into a mental health facility, Robin Emmons witnessed his physical health decline due to a diet consisting mainly of canned and sugary foods because the center couldn’t afford freshly grown produce. Having just left corporate America after 20 years in the finance sector, Emmons grabbed her shovel […]