Grateful For Everything

by Mary Lynn Ziemer The secret to happiness and finding the enduring joy we all seek is Thanksgiving—the simple act of continually giving thanks. To realize wonderful positive outcomes, up to and including seeming miracles, do one thing: Show gratitude all day long. Seeing everything in a new light, through a refreshing prism of love and appreciation, imparts a deep ... Read More »

Awakening the Global Heart

Compassionate Activists Unite to Write Earth’s New Story  by Linda Sechrist As individuals and in groups, more people today are expressing deep inner caring and compassion for fellow humans and all life on this planet by hitching their heartfelt energies to powerful actions that hold the promise of a sustainable future. In This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, author ... Read More »

Baggage? History? Diamonds?

by Sherry Dmytrewycz What you surround yourself with—even what you have stored away—has an impact on each person at the energetic level.  Some of the surrounding things are baggage, some are history and some are diamonds.  These terms reflect the relative impact the objects have on an individual’s happiness and peace of mind. Baggage represents items that have negative energy ... Read More »

Create a Thriving Local Herbal Community

Ten Ways to Get Started by Molly Meehan Farmers markets, CSA’s, and local foods restaurants have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity.  Consciousness around food justice, seasonal eating, and supporting our local farmers have become more common place. Yet herbalism, another a land-based profession that is central to our health, has remained fringe and poorly understood. Here are some ways you can ... Read More »

Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, and the Good Wolf

by Grace Ogden In a recent Reply All Lite cartoon, the lead character Lizzie throws her hands in the air and says, “All I know is I had my self-esteem with me when I left the house.” The sassy, single, public relations executive, who dates and meditates, talks about self-esteem like a wallet or sunglasses. It is an amusing take on the ... Read More »

Ageless Being

Staying Vibrant in Mind, Body and Spirit  by Kathleen Barnes In a nutshell, that’s the philosophy of visionary women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, of Yarmouth, Maine, as explored in her latest book, Goddesses Never Age. “We’re long overdue for a paradigm shift about how we feel about growing older,” says Northrup. “You can change your future by adopting a ... Read More »

Changing Epigenetic Expression

Empowering Parents to Make Their Children Turn Out Well by Dr. Chas Gant The bestselling book by Judith Rich Harris, The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, has been published in at least 20 languages and was a 1999 Pulitzer Prize finalist. This landmark book challenges the assumption that parenting matters very much, as long as overt ... Read More »

Think Before You Ink

How to Make Body Art Safe and Reversible by April Thompson Few things in life are more permanent than a tattoo. Yet those most likely to change their life course—in careers, relationships or fashion styles—are also most inclined to get inked. Nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 have at least one tattoo, according to ... Read More »

Pink Socks

by HawaH Right before the not guilty verdict was released in the Ferguson case, I was staring at a laundry basket filled with dirty clothes. Instinctively, I wanted to separate the coloreds from the whites. Somebody a long time ago told me I shouldn’t mix them together. Is that such a bad thing or am I overanalyzing? Should I mix the coloreds ... Read More »

Hidden Treasures

Neighbors Discover Their Wealth of Resources by John McKnight and Peter Block The essential promise consumerism states is that everything fulfilling or needed in life can be purchased—from happiness to healing, from love to laughter and from raising a child to caring for someone at the end of life. What was once the task of relatives and neighbors has been ... Read More »