Living

Aging with Passion and Purpose

Finding Fulfillment, Creativity and Meaning by Deborah Shouse Want to age well? The answer isn’t in your 401k. Self-acceptance, a positive attitude, creative expression, purposeful living and spiritual connections all anchor successful and meaningful aging. In fact, these kinds of preparations are just as important as saving money for retirement, according to Ron Pevny, director of the Center for Conscious ... Read More »

Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo on Joining Science to Spirituality

by Linda Sechrist In 2008, the Sebastopol, California filmmaking team of Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo created Science and Nonduality (SAND), which later became a nonprofit organization aimed at fostering a new relationship with spirituality that is free from religious dogma, based on timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science and grounded in direct experience. The next year, they organized the ... Read More »

Inviting Intimacy and Ease with Feng Shui

Have you ever felt boxed into a corner, up against a wall, drained or as if something is ‘hanging over you’? It’s amazing how our visual perspective affects the way our minds “see things!” Using feng shui’s ba-gua as a ‘map’, we can explore our homes in a new way, seeing how both the structure and the contents of our ... Read More »

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea by Lloyd Jenkins An estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred. The ... Read More »

Natural Ways to Cleanse Body and Mind

Take Toxins Out of Your Life by Meredith Montgomery The term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from the ancient Egyptians to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever—to rid our bodies of chemical overload ... Read More »

Cannabis: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

by Patricia C. Frye, M.D. Chronic pain is an enormous public health problem. Approximately 85 percent of American adults will experience it at some time in their lives. Medically defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is maladaptive, in that the pain far outlasts the precipitating injury. It is a burden that affects every aspect of the ... Read More »

Why Buy a Green Car

Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings by Jim Motavalli While some carmakers are filling showrooms with ever-larger gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUV) thanks to lower gas prices, some car-buyers want to do just the opposite and go greener with their wheels. Fortunately, more eco-friendly options exist than ever before—many of which come with surprising personal benefits in addition ... Read More »

Free, Live Webinar on Dealing Naturally with Hypothyroidism

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated naturally, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Sushma Hirani, M.D., for a free, live webinar from ... Read More »

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp is a fun, five-day program that empowers children to tune into their inner worlds. Humans are made up of mind, body and spirit, yet in our society, children’s minds and bodies are nurtured, and their spirits are often neglected.  This summer camp, designed for children ages 5 to 10, assists children to connect to their spirit—that ... Read More »

The Secret is Out – Abundant and Relaxed Living on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is beginning to capture national attention and for a great reason. A recent episode of HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt, which first aired last month, features a family looking for their dream home in Cape Charles, just one of the wonderful small towns along the 70-mile peninsula. This entire region, a true hidden gem that lies ... Read More »