The Food Babe: Vani Hari Gets the Facts Out of Food Industry Giants

by Lisa Moore As the author of, a blog that investigates methods and ingredients used by the American food industry, Charlotte native Vani Hari has taken on some of the best-known names in the food industry. Armed with her Food Babe Army that signs petitions, calls company headquarters and share her investigations with the […]

Developing Money Consciousness: Meadlock Financial helps people take control of their finances

by Lisa Moore Meadlock Financial helps people  take control of their finances When Ashley Meadows set out to get some professional assistance with managing her finances, she found out that traditional financial planners wanted a minimum investment of few thousand dollars to give her advice. Later, after studying financial mathematics and acquiring an MBA, she […]

A Woman Following Her Own Heart: Claire Blocker founded HeartBright to offer preventive cardiology programs

by Lisa Moore At 47, Claire Blocker had a stroke and lost the use of her right side for a year. Four years later she had a heart attack in the middle of the night while she was resting in the hospital for an unrelated issue. With 40% of her heart muscle damaged and eight […]

Creating Affordable Solar Systems: Sustainability Entrepreneur Cynthia Redwine

by Lisa Moore Sustainability entrepreneur Cynthia Redwine has long felt the need to make the world a better place. From 2002-2005 she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small, indigenous community in Panama leading a community group through the process of acquiring clean, sustainable energy through solar panels to replace the diesel-powered generator […]

Feng Shui Fashionista: Dressing with Conscious Intention

by Gail Condrick Waking up on the morning of a big presentation to secure city funding for a new park, you’re confident that you’ve done your homework: You’ve prepared handouts, memorized key points of an environmental impact study and lined up community supporters. Opening the closet presents a different kind of challenge: What’s the most […]

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 […]